Originally posted by: silversalmon on 5/13/2005 10:42:24 AM
Â· Fishing for halibut is steadily improving, and the average size is increasing as well. Anglers are having success in the usual locations offshore, and in the waters beyond Flat Island.
Â· This time of year, many halibut are moving into shallow waters and anglers would be wise to give the nearshore areas some effort.
Â· Trolling for feeder kings off Bluff Point would be rated as good, with fish weighing 22-27 lbs. brought in.
Â· Trolling for feeder kings from Anchor Point to Stariski is fair to good
Â· A few spawners are being picked up.
Â· King salmon are beginning to arrive at the Homer Spit Fishing Hole. Several kings averaging 15-20 lbs have been caught on the outside of the Hole, and a few are circulating inside.
Â· By this weekend, fishing will improve as more kings move in.
Other salt water fishing
Â· Dolly Varden are available off the end of the Homer Spit. Try fishing small silvery or orange spinners for best results.
Â· Anglers trolling for king salmon may catch rockfish incidentally, and these fish can usually be released successfully if caught in less than 60 feet of water.