My son and I fished the area off of Salt Creek (80-140feet deep) on Saturday, where lots of boats are hammering the area for halibut. Last week, Max got two, a 22lber and a 13lber. This weekend it was my turn, and I ended up with two between 8-10lbs. Both last weekend, and this weekend, I hooked several big fish that felt like halibut on the way up. My 40lb line was bitten through about halfway to the boat several times. Other times, we got just a mackerel head, with a fairly clean bite that looked like it could have been a halibut (other baits demonstrated the usual signature halibut teeth marks on the macks, not all the way through). I was fairly confident that I had lost some big halibut, but someone commented that there are a number of soupfin sharks in the area. I did see one boated on the halibut derby trip on Sunday in the same area (also, a nice 32lb hali was caught on this trip, but not by me). Could there really be that many in the area? I may try some heavier line next weekend so I can find out.