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Sloppy Summer

By June 25, 2012No Comments

The cool gray pattern ceased for a few days and temperatures on shore reached the mid-70’s under bluebird skies.  The on-the-water experience was quited different as a brisk northwest wind blew down the outer coast making it chilly and a bit foggy with sloppy tight seas. The fishing amidst the slop was good as the fleet sat on anchor catching king limits and varying numbers of silvers. The highest silver score so far has been 12 on Captain Greg Mohs’ boat. It does appear the silver run is beginning to build. Halibut fishing remains excellent when weather permits the long run offshore. Smaller chicken halibut have been mixed in with the mooching catch on the salmon grounds. All-in-all June has come up a little short of the normal king salmon lights out action we expect, but limits still remain the rule. Rumors up and down the Southeast coast suggest that Sitka’s experience has been shared by other ports. Also, information coming from local hatcheries indicates that run may be a bit late, which makes sense given the unusually cold winter and spring. The ocean remains very productive with larges amounts of bait, krill, and whales.

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