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Seiku halibut
« on: May 17, 2021, 07:38:46 PM »
Got it done on our halibut and lings last Saturday, but took a beating doing it. Went on out offshore to find em and while it was fishable it was a long ride out and back coming out of Seiku.  Pipe jigs were the top producer but spreader with a rainbow was working on the butts but not the lings.

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Re: Seiku halibut
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2021, 08:00:56 PM »
Nice! Offshore like all the way to the ocean? How many did ya drive over to get there. Heh heh. been itching to get up in a friends new boat.
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Re: Seiku halibut
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2021, 08:07:52 PM »
Went out to the corner of the closed area, yes that's the ocean. Tried a couple of drifts closer in but no good. The inshore guys got their bass and small lings,but had very little luck on halibut. Better off to wait for better weather and the fish to move in. My sore rear end kinda wishes I'd waited. LOL

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Re: Seiku halibut
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2021, 08:16:51 PM »
Too far out for me
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Iíd bet itís at least a 25 out and 25 back to seiku
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Re: Seiku halibut
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2021, 08:28:33 PM »
It's 14 just to neah and about another 25-30 from there. Wouldn't recommend a smaller boat trying until the conditions are better. There were only 4 or 5 boats out there and all were 25' or bigger

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Re: Seiku halibut
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2021, 08:31:12 PM »
Ya 14-15 to tatoosh and 35 to the SW corner.

Not a bad run once you get used to it .

I'm buying my time we won't start fishing till June .. better wx and better fish.

Glad you found some...wx has been iffy at best.

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Re: Seiku halibut
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2021, 08:36:13 PM »
Any size to them? I almost went, but weather was questionable.

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Re: Seiku halibut
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2021, 08:41:10 PM »
Keep an eye on the quota, charters in area 1 have a big push on trying to get part of the 3-4 quota transferred over to them. They claim with the covid closures quota won't get caught in the north areas

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Re: Seiku halibut
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2021, 05:53:39 AM »
How was launching at Seiku? Busy and crowded? Also, are you legit to catch MA4 rockfish and land back at Sekiu? Bottomfish rules have become difficult to decipher for the occasional user.

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Re: Seiku halibut
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2021, 06:01:45 AM »
Went in buddys boat outa westport, got our halibut but lings no show.  Halibut smaller at 20#.

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Re: Seiku halibut
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2021, 07:33:49 AM »
How was launching at Seiku? Busy and crowded? Also, are you legit to catch MA4 rockfish and land back at Sekiu? Bottomfish rules have become difficult to decipher for the occasional user.

Cq is always crowded these days . It's manageable just gotta get there early if you don't have moorage.

Yes you can land rockfish caught in 3/4. Just don't stop and fish inside tatoosh if you have certain legal fish from the outside.

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Re: Seiku halibut
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2021, 07:45:57 AM »
I have been launching at 4:30 am. Normally it is a 1-2 boat wait.

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Re: Seiku halibut
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2021, 07:56:36 AM »
Last two weeks have been surprisingly quiet. Moorage not hard to find at Olson's and virtually no launch wait time. Not sure if it's the so-so fishing reports or the weather that's keeping the crowds down. It will drastically change when salmon opens up

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Re: Seiku halibut
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2021, 09:28:13 AM »
The fishing on the outside has been pretty good.  We've managed to limit the boat every day for butts and lings.  Definitely have to pick thru the butts.  Theres lots of really small fish out there.  The biggest problem with masons is getting fuel if you have moorage.  It took me until 10pm one night to get fuel.  I watched one guy pull his boat to fill it up and relaunch that night.  The weather has been better then forcast from noaa. 

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Re: Seiku halibut
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2021, 10:19:58 AM »
Where are you guys getting your mileages from? It's 60 miles from Sekiu to the SW corner :chuckle: 23 miles just to Tatoosh! The lines have been short and moorage was not hard to find on the opener, which was different than last year. Definitely more than 5 boats at SW corner on the opener though. Good to hear that it has thinned out. Size wasn't great for halibut, but keeping rockfish offshore was pretty cool and resulted in huge rockfish fillets instead of seagulls pecking out the eyes :tup: I'm thinking Westport might be the better option this weekend due to saving 40 miles round trip...
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