Fishing for the bottom dwellers around Dundas Island seems to keep getting better and better. Several new halibut and lingcod spots were discovered and explored last season. Some of these new holes consistently held large halibut and massive lingcod. Often the moment your bait hit bottom and was within eyesight of these behemoths, it would be engulfed. We are very interested to see if fishing in these areas will remain as good in 2016 – the true test of a secret fishing hole.
All of our regular spots produced well again last season. Most anglers that put the time in pursuing these tasty creatures were rewarded. Our staple “chicken” halibut (<25lbs) fishing was great throughout the season. Several flats are within mere minutes of the lodge – these local hot spots can be fished under almost any weather conditions and always seem to produce well.
One technique that has been very productive over the last several years has been the ‘drop mooch’ or ‘dangle’ as it is known. While anchored halibut fishing we fish a deep running salmon rod rigged with a cut plugged herring. Depths range from 40-90 pulls down. While you wait patiently for the flatties to grab your hali-sticks you have a great opportunity to hook chinook and coho on the salmon pole. Chaos often ensues when you “double up” on both a salmon and halibut. If you are up for a new challenge then give it a try! Ask any of our knowledgeable, friendly guides and they will set you up and direct you to a deep-water combo flat.