Game fishing is progressively getting better in quality and numbers! White Seabass have been doing their usual, here one day and gone the next, but have been hitting throughout the island chain. The dropper loop has been a preference recently, whether fishing a live bait or a white plastic. You can also get them on the short shank lead heads, 1-2 ounces, with the white flukes. The plastic has even been seen in the mouths of halibut and even a nice Yellowtail this week aboard the Graylight.
Another large Yellowtail was captured aboard the Seabiscuit during their early morning drops for White Seabass. A good sign, especially with everyone talking about el Nino conditions this year, maybe we will get a better shot at the home guards (Yellowtail) or some new inbound schools this summer.
The Ranger 85 also had great rockfishing on the outside with a good showing of Lingcod. The Cobra and the Aloha Spirt have also been adding to the dock totals for both the White Seabass and Halibut. The flatties have been ranging from the just legal size to over twenty pounds.
The Island Fox and the larger boats like the Gentleman and Speed Twin, have also been able to take advantage of the awesome Halibut bite in the shallows on some of their lighter load trips. The Island Fox has also started their weekly surface trips on Wednesdays if you want to stay close to the islands or coastal spots for varieties of bass and game fish.
As always give us a call at the landing ahead of your trip, to get the latest tackle recommendations and we hope you all catch your next personal best! To see the recent fish counts or to book your spot, visit www.CISCOS.com