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* Whale Video Just Posted

Posted on December 13th, 2013 by . Filed under Uncategorized .


One of the sights that we all enjoy while we’re fishing in the many islands near Craig is the sight of the whales. A biologist once told me that there are around 1300 humpback whales in Southeast Alaska and many of them spend the summer months feeding in the waters around Prince of Wales Island. We see the humpbacks on a daily basis while we’re fishing.

In addition we also see transient killer whales in our waters on a regular basis. The sight of these amazing creatures never gets old!

I mashed some of the better whale video clips I’ve gotten over the last couple of years into a short video that I thought ya’all might enjoy. Here’s the link to that video:

Southeast Alaska Killer Whales and Humpbacks

I’ll be working on another fishing video that I’ll post up in the next couple of months. In the meantime enjoy the whale action and Happy Holidays to you!

Rob Endsley
Prince of Wales Sportfishing
Craig, Alaska Salmon and Halibut Charters
888-943-4746

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* Craig, Alaska Fishing Report

Posted on July 24th, 2009 by . Filed under Uncategorized .


 

I’ve been sitting here for the last ten minutes trying to come up with something snappy for a title and it just isn’t coming to me.  All I could come up with is “Craig, Alaska Report”, which will work just fine.  Two months of sleep deprivation and long days on the ocean have pretty much eliminated all the fluff.  Fish, eat, sleep…in that order!

In this business people always ask “how’s the fishing?”  My response lately has been “pretty good”, which translates to not slow, not white hot, but somewhere in the middle.  “Somewhere in the middle” is darned good by many people standards.  Our guests have been in some white hot coho bites this past week and there have been days where we’ve had to scratch around to find them, getting limits on most days and close to it on the other days.  There continues to be some enormous king salmon around and if guests want to sacrifice a few silvers to target these fish I’m all for it!  Most of the action lately has been occurring on the north end of Noyes Island at places like the “Tree Hole”, Cape Ulitka, St. Joseph Island, and down the outside coast of Noyes.  The inside fishery is starting to pick up, as well, and with an afternoon charter today we plan on scoping many of the areas close to town.

Halibut fishing has remained solid and we’ve had halibut to 135 pounds this past week and several more in the 90 pound range.  And the “Semi” drift kicks out chicken halibut in short order whenever the need arises.  Dad just hand delivered another case of 16 oz. pipe jigs that will be put to good use here shortly now that we’re coming down off these huge tides.  

Jim Murphy joined the Bakersfield gang this year for the first time and walked away with their group halibut jackpot with this 92 pounder.  After buying drinks for the group with the prize money, however, I’m pretty sure he ended up in the red : )

Frank Reed, Mr. Perma-Grin, with his 135 pound halibut.

Joe, Frank, “Tuna”, and dad with a limit of fat silver salmon, chicken halibut, and a nice king salmon.  “Tuna” will be sending us some interesting downloads for our Icom radios.  You all thought our scramblers were annoying : )

I’m sure TSA had a field day with this box of pipe jigs

Humpback whales have been in our waters in big numbers and the killer whales have also been making an almost daily appearance. 

Capt. Rob Endsley

www.princeofwalessportfishing.com

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