Posts Tagged ‘ salmon fishing charters ’
Posted on June 5th, 2015 by . Filed under Uncategorized .
The king salmon fishing has been fantastic here this past week. We’ve been splitting time between mooching and trolling and both techniques have been producing plenty of hookups on kings in the 15 to 25 pound range.
Here’s our new customer service rep Margaret Carey with a nice king salmon she caught on the Polar Bear yesterday. Margaret has worked at both El Capitan Lodge and Island Air Express here on the island and she will do a great job of handling the shoreside duties while the rest of us are out fishing. Welcome aboard Margaret!
Thanks for stopping by and if you’re fishing with us this summer we’ll be seeing you real soon!
Posted on May 13th, 2015 by . Filed under Uncategorized .
Bill, Wally, and Don with limits of king salmon from early June last year. The summer ahead looks just as promising.
The outlook for king salmon fishing in Southeast Alaska once again looks great for the coming charter fishing season. So great, in fact, that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released the king salmon limits a couple of weeks ago and they include a two king per day limit for non-resident anglers in the months of May and June with a yearly bag limit of six.
It’s the second year in a row we’ve seen a liberal king limit early in the season and the guests that have fishing dates with us in June couldn’t be more ecstatic. We’re pretty darned excited too!
After July 1st the king salmon limit drops down to one per day with six in possession. Resident Alaskan’s have a daily limit of three Chinook per day. If you haven’t fished in Craig the months of July and August are typically when the big bruisers show up.
We have a very busy fishing season ahead but there are some last minute openings if you want to get in on some of this fantastic king salmon fishing. Those dates are…
June 15-19 – 4 seats
July 4-8 – 2 seats
Call us at 888-943-4746 for more details. Thanks for stopping by and best of fishing to you!
Posted on April 8th, 2014 by . Filed under Uncategorized .
Early last week the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced a Chinook Abundance Index for Southeast Alaska for 2014 that literally took our breath away. Last year we fished under an A.I. of 1.2 and this summer that number has jumped to astounding 2.57!
What exactly does that mean?
That abundance index translates to limits of two Chinook per day for non-resident anglers for the months of May and June with an annual limit of 6. In the months of July and August we’ll be at the usual limit of one Chinook per day. This is the highest forecast for king salmon in Southeast Alaska in over 20 years folks!
We usually see great king salmon fishing in Craig with a forecast of just half that. This summer the king salmon fishing should be incredible.
I haven’t seen the silver salmon forecast yet but I would imagine it will be very close to what it was last year. The leaders are tied, the bait is on order, and we’re ready for another great summer of fishing in Craig, Alaska.
Lets go fishing!
Prince of Wales Sportfishing
Posted on July 9th, 2013 by . Filed under Uncategorized .
Check out the shoulders on the 31 pound king salmon that Jeff June caught today while fishing on the Polar Bear. The big king was as long as another king salmon that weighed about 17 pounds, but the freakish girth blew it up to an amazing 31 pounds. We were all amazed that it weighed that much given it’s short length. Either way…we’ll take it!
In addition to a few nice kings there has been a tremendous amount of coho in the waters around Craig recently. Coho fishing has been downright awesome!
We’ve got some foul weather here for a couple of days that will keep us off the ocean. Hopefully we’ll be back out there again after tomorrow. Until the next report…good fishing to you!