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Quite a successful day out with Blue Wolf Charters from Oak Bay Marina near Victoria BC.

55#








Turns out a Sea Lion liked the look of those fish in the water and while our backs were turned he chomped on the biggest one luckily all the stomping around we were doing aboard the boat must have scared him off.


A beautiful day in the neighbourhood



Mount Baker in the distance all dressed up in snow




Once the Halibut were done we started on the Salmon


Seals like Salmon too though




Mmmm Good!




The end of the day
 

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Some cracking pics there, and thanks for sharing. Damned fine dining combo, Salmon and Halibut, who wouldn't want to catch either.

Cheers Gregor
 

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Great report and photo's - love that combination of big flatfish in the form of halibut plus the Pacific salmon species - makes for a great day on the water..!

Out of curiousity, where in North America -and here I am referring to the continent so thus Canada is included, would you choose to go for the biggest halibut - 100lb plus fish...? I see some great looking fly in lodges, plus operations like Crackerjack charters - but, do you know of any better..?

Tight lines, Marc.
 

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The biggest Halibut are caught on the Aleutian Islands specifically Dutch Harbour.

Weather is a real concern though it's generally awful to worse and it's an expensive flight out there-Homer Alaska is probably second.

Limits are being reduced though-go now if you want a large dead fish .
 

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Hey Carl, been doing any game fishing lately?

Those dungeness (?) crabs look fantastic. Crab and halibut - meal fit for a king.
 

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The biggest Halibut are caught on the Aleutian Islands specifically Dutch Harbour.

Weather is a real concern though it's generally awful to worse and it's an expensive flight out there-Homer Alaska is probably second.

Limits are being reduced though-go now if you want a large dead fish .
Thanks very much for the advice.

Any thoughts on Yakutat and Seward...?

I looked into Homer - plenty of boats - looking to maybe a more remote type of operation - yes, I know it will cost more - but that's the price you pay for potentially better fishing I guess.

Those long range charters out of crackerjack look decent - do you know of anyone who has been on them...?

Thanks in advance, Marc.
 

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Hey Carl, been doing any game fishing lately? Those dungeness (?) crabs look fantastic. Crab and halibut - meal fit for a king.
Hi Dustin!

No I haven't been anywhere for a while-quite tied up in the workaday world-but have managed to participate in our nascent Albacore sport fishery all kinds of fun and quite different from what we normally do.


Thanks very much for the advice.

Any thoughts on Yakutat and Seward...?

I looked into Homer - plenty of boats - looking to maybe a more remote type of operation - yes, I know it will cost more - but that's the price you pay for potentially better fishing I guess.

Those long range charters out of crackerjack look decent - do you know of anyone who has been on them...?

Thanks in advance, Marc
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You're quite Welcome.

People from BC don't generally travel to Alaska we consider we have better facilities and a more user friendly fishery-the logistics of extracting boxes of Halibut from the Alaskan wilderness are daunting-not to mention expensive.
 
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