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On again, off again

By August 28, 2012No Comments

The silver run continues to baffle. It can seem pretty good some days and pretty slow others. It can actually be good for one boat and bad for another on the same day based on a little luck and timing. Yesterday, the Nordland party fishing with Captain David found silvers in four locations – just enough in each to end up with a limit along with a nice king. Other boats fished the same locations at slightly different times and came in short of limits. It has been hard to find a lights out bite where you catch a bunch of silvers in a short time. Limits have been coming to groups who forego the offshore halibut trip and spend their time grinding away on the salmon grounds. In the process, they catch a limit of smaller halibut, some rockfish, and salmon. For the groups who opt for the offshore run, the halibut fishing, along with some blackcod, pacific cod, lingcod, and yelloweye, has been very good. Also, three salmon sharks have been brought in this year. Rumor has it another fairly good body of silvers is just north of Sitka. We’ll be out there fishing for them for a couple more weeks. It would be nice of them to school up a little more densely and put on the expected ¬†silver show.

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