Las Vegas Couple Gambles on Early Halibut Bite
When Jim first contacted me regarding Halibut fishing in Mission Bay, I was jazzed. I knew it was early yet, but I always say when you read a great report, you most likely missed the bite. Therefore I was hoping Jim, his wife Lisa, and I would be the ones writing the first great “Mission Bay Halibut Bite Wide Open” report of the season.
We got started early enough in the morning, and we could tell the weather would be great for what we were doing. I don’t know what it is, but gloomy skies always seem to yield more Halibut for me than sunny days do. This is especially true in the shallow waters of Mission Bay.
It wasn’t long after pulling away from the bait tank, and dropping the small sardine down, ‘til Lisa got it started. The fist catch wasn’t flat however, but a Spotted Bay Bass. We let it go, and tried again. A few short strikes, and another bass or two, and it was time to make a change.
Gambling a bit, I decided to take these two from Vegas to what I call Halibut Alley. A spot that normally gets good later in the season, I was crossing my fingers the whole time we idled back there. Luckily enough, there were some flatfish there. It took no time at all for Jim and Lisa both to get bit. Some of the bites, unfortunately, came an inch short of catching the Halibut we were looking for. And, some of the Halibut caught came an inch short of being put on ice. Either way, Jim and Lisa seemed to have a good time, and Halibut Alley should be full of flat wonders within the next few weeks. I can’t wait.
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