Re: halibut fishing 08
You are correct it has been a wierd this year, the left over quota from the spring was because in part from fuel costs but weather had a bigger role.
We are all tagged out this year and seemed to find some good days but most nice days were in the middle of the week it seemed.
we caught a lot of fish this year, I am sure we released well over one hundred and fifty(truth) but not many real big ones, the biggest was like 90 pounds.
What was sad this year was the awesome silver fishing that started just before the season closed. The boats were getting limits in an hour or less and almost all clipped fish, and nice size.
The crabbing was generally pretty good, (had 6 commercial pots out all spring and summer) I was keeping a record but quit in late June, but we had kept almost 200 by that time and probably kept another 150 after that. Kind of a early molt and the season closed when they were getting into good shape again.... that is the reason to seperate the sports from the commercials.
I was hoping for a good Sept tuna thing.... fingers crossed.