We continue to fish the Cape when it allows, but with a consistent south wind, it hasn’t been easy. August has been a month of wind and rain. If the Cape allows, it’s the most productive area for salmon. If the wind blows us off the Cape, we’ve heading north, fishing Beaver Point, Shelikof Bay, and others along the northern path. Long drifts at those spots are productive for silvers. We’re also finding large bait balls, which are typically accompanied by monster rockfish. The kings are generally down deep, so depending on the drift speed, it can be difficult to get down to them unless it’s slow or we are on anchor. Halibut fishing continues to be excellent offshore. A very reliable bite is happening in deep water 600-700 feet for fish just under the slot ceiling.
Groups are still finding a few kings here and there, which is a nice bonus to the beefy silvers this time of year. The silvers are surely taking advantage of the abundant bait offshore. They have bulked up quickly this year with fish in the high teens coming in regularly. Jason Barlow caught one of the bigger ones last week with Captain Cobra weighing nearly 20 pounds. Captain Chuck saw his boat’s largest king of the season this week, too. It was a beautiful 37 pound late-season king caught by Tom Tate.
We still have over two weeks left of our season! There’s still plenty of fish to catch and memories to share. Stay tuned for the reports from the final stretch and in the meantime check out the highlights from the last week.