The 2013 Halibut season is in full swing and Island Seafoods has been receiving regular deliveries since the opener in mid-March. This morning we were proud to have the F/V Melanie back at our dock with a load of Halibut.
Captain Tary Middlesworth delivered this load from area 3B. Known as the “Boneyard” by local fishermen, 3B can be a very difficult area to fish. Area 3B starts on the south end of Kodiak Island and extends south down the Alaska Peninsula, towards the Aleutian Chain.
Capt. Tary plans on heading right back out to make a 3A trip. 3A is the fishing area right out in front of the city of Kodiak, fishing is much easier and closer. After the next few halibut trips, the Melanie and her crew will head out west to tender salmon in the Port Moller and the Bristol Bay area.