I used to work at said lodge on malcolm island with sam n joe's son I beleive! The go to spot in the morning was called the "slide" which is half way between lizard and donegal. Look for a slide or missing patch of trees I always did my first couple of first light passes in 50 to 60 feet of water with lines at 30 and 50 and then worked my way out to 80-100. Chartreuse glow hoochies, and chovies in glow green, bloody nose seemed to work well since a lot of the water up there is glaciated from the mainland inlets. As for halibut george bank is good, we also fished another one out there that looked like a peanut. Good luck and tight lines.
Got back from Hardy on Saturday, 4 of us were up there for 6 days.
Limits of springs to 26 lb, coho to 11 lb, hali to 70 lb, ling to 38 lb and a good mix of snapper and other cod. Put 120 lb of filets in the freezer. 4.5 and 6" 50/50 and chrome spoons and purple haze squirts were the ticket.
We were at duval at 6 am and by 7:15 we had 4 springs and a coho. went around the corner on the inside and had 4 more springs we let go. home and cleaned up by 10. Wade from bearcove was spotted headed for castle pt. oh ya 40 to 50 ftDammit! LOL..Was slow for us at Duval when we were up there... Always happens a few days after a trip. Did you pick them up shallow? A lot of our springs were only 20 to 30 off rigger.