Spent this AM out in English Bay with Kevin, from Bonnie Lee Charters. He has been telling me how great the winter fishing has been,so I finally made it out. Left Granville Island at 7:30, wow, more seals than I have ever seen! 9:00 AM, bang, rod straight up! With seals within 50 ft, thought I'd muscle it a bit. No way, fish ran 2 or 3 times, felt like a big fish, and then nothing. I kept reeling like mad, figuring that I'd see only the head, and then the flasher comes up 30 ft. behind the boat, then I see the fish . What a beauty, water was so calm that you could see it 10 ft. deep, 30 ft. behind the boat. Makes a run straight under the boat,rod actually bent far enough to hit the back of the boat. Couple more runs, and then straight into the net. 18 lbs. of winter beauty! Caught 2 more about 8-9 lbs. each. one within 30 ft. of the biggest sea lion that I've ever seen. Not much time to play each fish, but they were all landed intact. Oh yeah, can't forget about the crab, gotta get the water boiling!