Hello from Seward Alaska. I spent the morning hunting in Thumb Cove in Resurrection Bay in South Central Alaska. Thumb Cove is known for giant halibut coming in shallow to feed on salmon entering the river. We left the cabin at 0600 and rode the Kawasaki Ultra Jet Skis accross the Bay. We arrived just as the sun came up over the mountains and set up the gear in the shallow water near the river mouth.
I brought my new Riffe 130 Euro and my 42" Biller. I was testing my new Cressi 7mm wet suite and it worked great. I barely got wet. The water temperature was 43 deg f and the vis was about 10 to 15'. I spent a couple of hours searching the sand bars and weed beds for a Butt and was not blessed with a shot on this fine day. The good news is I tested the updated gear and worked out the weight bugs. I am in shock that I need 39 lbs of weight to get negitive? I don't use that much with my DUI dry suite. I hope to pick up my boat this week and get back out on the big water for some ling cod.
Regards, Alaska Sea Hunter