Two big Butts
Halibut tend to migrate out to the deep water in the winter and return in the spring. While halibut can be found almost year around, they are best fished in the spring and summer months. These mighty fish range in size anywhere from 5 to 400 pounds. The bulk of the fish caught are within the 30 pound range, however, there is always a good chance of the very large version. If one is somewhat patient, there are places to go and methods to use for hooking into a monster. This usually involves big tides and shallow water.
Lingcod caught out of Homer
Lingcod tend to have coloration ranging from dark gray to a brown or greenish color on top, with varying degrees of spotting present along the upper back. Their long body begins with a large mouth and large head, narrowing on top and continuing towards the tail. The Lingcod is known among locals as the best tasting fish of the sea. Perhaps it’s the potbelly or extremely ugly head that sway most people from thinking this isn’t a good eating fish. The world record for Lingcod was caught in the Gulf of Alaska, weighing 76 pounds and nine ounces. Next time you catch one that’s a keeper, think twice about letting this table delicacy go.
Notice the Reflection?
Catching a Salmon in the Ocean will show you the power of the fish in its true prime. Most often dime bright, you can almost guarantee that you can see your reflection off of ocean caught Salmon. Depending on the time of year, you can catch just about every salmon while fishing salt waters. Trolling and Mooching tend to be the most popular options for sport fishing ocean salmon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t catch them with traditional gear or fly rods while out on the seas. There are many places in Alaska you can catch salmon in the saltwater, even during the cold winter months.
Prince William Sound caught Copper RockFish
There are over 30 species of Rockfish in Alaska. They are an easy species of marine fish to target and the younger fish have a low survival rate. They are divide in two groups, Pelagic and Non-Pelagic, for management purposes. The fish have swim bladders and most will not survive a release after they have been brought up from deep depths. Rockfish are often misnamed as sea bass. We catch these fish in areas of near underwater structure, in deeper depths which are close to the shore line, fishing in all coastal waters from Valdez to Homer.