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King salmon fishing continues to be decent here in Craig and the silver numbers continue to build here. The begginning of last week we were seeing 6 to 10 cohos a day and now the numbers are double that and we've had two full boat limits hit our dock the last two days. The two biggest kings to hit our dock this week are a 36 pounder by Paul Becker of Victoria, BC and a 34 pounder by Dan Shaw of Chimacum, WA. I'd post some pics of these great fish, but my camera went kapute a few days ago and erased all the pics off of my disk. Moisture and technology just don't mix!
The bay we're fishing is absolutely loaded with bait and with that come the whales. A couple of days ago we had two big humpback whales come up next to the boat as we were landing a king salmon in the ocean. Best part is that Dave Allan got it all on video!
Halibut fishing remains strong for chicken halibut and we've been hammering the salmon program so hard all day that none of us have spent much time poking around looking for big halibut. Yesterday we limited the boat on chicken halibut in less than ten minutes and then went back to salmon fishing…fast action! The new pipe jigs dad made up for me this summer have been lights out. Two pounds of copper and lead with a 12/0 Mustad treble and a hoochie skirt over the hook. Ling cod, yelloweye, and halibut can't leave'em alone!
A couple of pics courtesy of Kevin Kent, who just departed on this mornings float plane out of Craig.
Kevin with a typical 18 pound feeder king
A great days catch for mid June!