Posts Tagged ‘ alaska king salmon ’
Posted on June 11th, 2014 by . Filed under Uncategorized .
The king salmon fishing has gotten off to a pretty good start here in Craig. We’ve been getting limits of king salmon every day using a combination of mooching and trolling with Cannon downriggers. The downriggers have enabled us to cover a ton of water on days when the fish are spread out a bit and it’s payed off big time. I love mooching cut plug herring for these beautiful kings, but for the early part of the season the downriggers are tough to beat.
Here’s Mike Hammes with a nice king that he caught while he was here last week.
And Wally Gibbons with a chrome beauty from Pineapple Rock on a stunning, flat calm day in Southeast Alaska.
It’s been awful nice having a two-king limit for the month of June. Here’s Wally, Bill, and Don with their limits of king salmon from one of the days they were here. Good times!
In addition to the kings we’ve already seen a few silvers in the mix too, which is a pleasant surprise this time of year. I’ll post some more pics up in the coming days. Thanks for stopping by!
Posted on November 15th, 2013 by . Filed under Uncategorized .
I constantly monitor the fishery data that comes out of Southeast Alaska as it pertains to our fishery in Craig and this totally awesome piece of news just landed in my email inbox about the winter commercial troll fishery that’s underway right now.
One of the many indicators that ADF&G uses to determine Chinook abundance in Southeast Alaska is the winter troll fishery that started about a month ago. So far in the troll season it’s the best fishing the commercial troll fleet has seen in the last 20 years. As of right now the catch is three times greater than the 10 year average for this fishery and that spells good news for the summer of 2014. The data from ADF&G points towards the best winter troll fishery in over 20 years!
The Chinook the trollers are catching right now are the “feeders” that make up the bulk of our Chinook fishery in Craig in the early part of the summer. Of course by the time they reach us in Craig, Alaska they aren’t feeders anymore but full-fledged adult king salmon.
If you were with us in 2013 you got to witness some of the most amazing king salmon fishing most of us have ever seen. Many of the salty old veterans that have fished our waters for close to 30 years say it was by far the best they had ever seen. I don’t want to jinx us…but the summer of 2014 could be just as good!
In between chasing mule deer, duck hunting, and river trips here in Washington this fall I’m already pining to be back on the water in Craig soaking a herring for king salmon. It just doesn’t get much better than that!
We’ve still got some prime June dates open for 2014 if you’re interested in a trip like this. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll keep you posted when we get some more news. Ciao!
Posted on June 13th, 2013 by . Filed under Uncategorized .
We’re seeing really good numbers of king salmon already and with any luck fishing should get better as the month goes on. So far we’ve been catching our kings with a combination of both trolling and mooching. Once we find good numbers of fish we’ll tuck away the trolling gear and pull out the mooching rods. It’s been combo that’s brought a lot of fish to the boat the past week and a half.
Most of the kings right now are in the 15 to 25 pound range. There’s been a few big kings around, however, including 34, 43, and 50 pound kings caught this past week by other boats in the charter fleet here in Craig.
That’s all for now…off and running again tomorrow. We’ll have some more pics up here soon and thanks for stopping by!