The Brabec group had a very unique experience. As you may know, early June can be a challenge to find Kings. Our guide Sarah knew where to go but it turned out our June 1 journey was rough seas for landlubbers from Ne and KS. My wife Esther was a trooper but it was simply just too rough. So we asked Sarah to return after reaching our destination only a few minutes later. She was great in responding and we returned to the marina and Esther headed home for some calm and rest.
Meanwhile, Sarah agreed to take us to a calmer spot for rockfish. She is so good at finding fish! We fished for about hours and caught our 9 limit in nice sized rock bass and also 3 ling cod. 31″, 36″ and 37″ which was our limit for the year. We caught dozens of other rockfish we released and also lingcod it was a very enjoyable experience. She is truly a professional Captain and we consider her and Angling Unlimited to be a great example of a sport fishing business who truly takes care of their clients.
The next day June 2 we ask Sarah to take us again to calmer waters but we would like to try for kings. She agrees to take us north to Salisbury Sound although it is much less likely to find kings. After about a 50 minute boat ride she nestles us in behind an island protected from rough water and searches out a bait ball. In a matter of minutes we are mooching for kings and we are able to catch 3 kings in by 8:10 a.m.. One of which caught by Jeff measured 40″+ and weighed in at 30 to 35 lbs by measurement conversion. He hooked it at 180 ft and it took nearly a half hour to land. (5 times around the boat). Sarah had to get a “bigger” net.
We finished out with catching our limit in black bass rockfish and headed home… back in the marina by 10 a.m. with a great time fishing.