August 2011

by greenwater on August 15, 2011

We’re in the middle of one of the best salmon bites in years with the numbers and size growing by the day. It’s been early limits for over a week now fishing 4 to 10 miles south of Trinidad depending on the day. I put 14 kings to 26 pounds on our 26 foot Parker "Fishy Business" by 11:00 this morning and then we rounded off the day with 3 nice pacific halibut with the biggest going 60 pounds. A flat ocean and wide open fishing. It doesn’t get much better.

The picture is of a tiger rockfish caught north of Trinidad. While they aren’t terribly common anywhere, we had 3 others the same day to go with our limits of blacks, quillbacks, blues, reds, chinas and lingcod.


by greenwater on August 8, 2011

For the past week the fishing has been all across the board with things changing on a daily basis. The salmon bite has ranged from red hot, to a steady pick depending on the day. There are still some 20 to 30 pound fish around but the average has gotten smaller and we’ve had hoards of shakers attacking anything that hits the water. There have been days that I’ve gone through over 40 of the little guys which is a great sign for next year. The halibut bite has improved and while it’s rarely a wide open affair, it has been really consistent. I’ve been hooking them every time I’ve tried and there are some real good ones in the mix.