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* June 12th Craig, Alaska Fishing Report

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!

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

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* New Alaskan Fishing Video Posted

Posted on February 5th, 2013 by . Filed under Uncategorized .


Those of you that saw me monkey’ing around with my new Contour video cameras last summer can now see some of the results in our latest Prince of Wales Sportfishing video that I posted to YouTube about a month ago. I use the Contour Roam cameras, which are waterproof right out of the box and are super easy to use. They have an easy On/Off switch on top of the camera  so there’s no more guessing as to whether the camera is on, or not.

Click on the image below to check out our latest alaskan fishing video and let us know what you think.

We’ve still got a few openings for the 2013 fishing season in Craig, Alaska. These are all great dates during some of the best fishing in Craig:

June 12-16

June 24-28

July 6-10

August 16-20 (2 seats)

Give us a call at 888-943-4746 for reservations or questions. We’re looking forward to another great fishing season in 2013!

Rob Endsley
Prince of Wales Sportfishing
888-943-4746
www.princeofwalessportfishing.com


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* June 23, 2012 Craig, Alaska Fishing Report

Posted on June 24th, 2012 by . Filed under Uncategorized .


We just came off three days of stunning weather here in Craig with high’s in the 70’s and 80’s the last couple of days. The warm weather heated up the fishing also as more king salmon and silver salmon poured into some of the ocean drifts. We haven’t seen all that many large kings yet…most of them so far have been in the 15 to 25 pound range.

Here’s Bruce Stevenson and Barry Browns with B’s 25 pound chrome king salmon he caught a few days back off the west side of Baker Island.

Barry again with a 44 1/2 inch halibut that just made it under the legal 45″ slot limit. Halibut fishing has been lights out for nice chicken halibut at a couple of the offshore halibut haunts as long as we can get there.

The coho seemed to like the hot weather here also, as a bunch of them showed up offshore today. Pauly, Bruce, Barry, and Bon landed 15 cohos today between catching kings and halibut. That’s a welcome sight this early in the season!

Capt. Kim McCarthy on the Sea Hunt took his crew offshore a few days back in search of toothy critters and man did they find them. His crew caught and released lingcod all morning on salmon gear until they had four hogzilla lings very close to the 45″ limit.

Looks like rain is on the way again here, but we’re used to that. I’ll post some more fishing photos in a few days. Fish on!

Capt. Rob Endsley
Prince of Wales Sportfishing
Craig, Alaska Salmon and Halibut Charters
888-943-4746
www.princeofwalessportfishing.com

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* King Salmon Fishing Remains Strong!

Posted on June 19th, 2011 by . Filed under Uncategorized .


The numbers of king salmon seem to have fallen slightly here this past week from the wide open action we had in early June. Overall the king salmon fishing remains very strong here now though and fish are spread out in quite a few areas.  The weather and ocean conditions has been nothing short of spectacular!

Mike Campbell from Lowrance electronics scored this 44 pound Chinook a few days ago aboard the Polar Bear. It’s the biggest king we’ve seen so far, though we’ve heard of at least king larger. Nice work Mike!

Bob DeLong and gang experienced flat calm seas and great fishing the last three days. We got on some good king bites and picked up easy limits of legal chicken halibut offshore every day. Looking forward to seeing Mike, Jeff, Jim, and Bob again next year!

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

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* Strong King Salmon Run Forecast for SE Alaska!

Posted on April 26th, 2011 by . Filed under Uncategorized .


We should see more days like this in 2011!

We should see more days like this in 2011!

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game just released a Chinook Abundance Index for Southeast Alaska of 1.69, the highest Chinook forecast since 2007. What exactly does that mean? It means there’s going to be plenty of king salmon around this summer for us to catch!

With this high forecast comes a higher possession limit for non-resident anglers of 5 Chinook for the year in Southeast Alaska. Non-resident anglers can retain two Chinook per day in the month of May until the possession limit is reached and one per day from June thru September.

This is great news and while we’ve had pretty darned good king salmon fishing the last couple of years, we’re excited to see the return of some “good-old-days” king salmon fishing to Craig and Southeast Alaska. Will someone catch a 70 plus pounder this year in Craig? That lucky angler could be you!

Captain Rob Endsley
Prince of Wales Sportfishing
Craig, Alaska
www.princeofwalessportfishing.com
888-943-4746

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* Ocean Provides Best Action

Posted on June 16th, 2010 by . Filed under Uncategorized .


Last week we were seeing consistent action for king salmon in the open ocean with most days in the double digits for hookups. With heavy seas this past week, however, that action has been curtailed considerably. The fish really haven’t moved into the islands in any great numbers and the coastal spots, if you can get to them, have been the producers. We’ve already caught some silvers here recently and by the looks of things we should have a great year for coho.

Scott Sypher with a 26 pound king salmon he caught last week in the Chicken Hole

Scott Sypher with a 26 pound king salmon he caught last week in the Chicken Hole

Scott Sypher, Mike Parker, Jim Heins, and Steve Maris with limits of king salmon from 22-26 pounds

Scott Sypher, Mike Parker, Jim Heins, and Steve Maris with limits of king salmon from 22-26 pounds

A humpback whales slaps the water offshore

A humpback whales slaps the water offshore

The boys enjoy a double header at one of the highway holes offshore

The boys enjoy a double header at one of the highway holes offshore

Here’s a couple pics from fishing the last couple of days. The guys from Griffin Maclean Insurance in Bellevue worked thru some very difficult conditions to catch fish with us these last few days. With 18 foot seas on the ocean the first day of their trip we spent all of our time in the islands looking for king salmon and managed to hook several nice king salmon to 24 pounds on the foul weather day. We’re hoping a few more fish file into the islands soon to give us some options when the ocean kicks up.

Here’s a couple pics from yesterdays trip to the ocean, which proved successful.

Rob Tobeck shows off the 30 pound king salmon he grabbed outside of Noyes Island.

Rob Tobeck shows off the 30 pound king salmon he grabbed outside of Noyes Island.

Paul Dent with his 28 pound king salmon, also caught on the outside of Noyes.

Paul Dent with his 28 pound king salmon, also caught on the outside of Noyes.

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* The Saltwater Experience!

Posted on October 2nd, 2009 by . Filed under Uncategorized .


A saltwater angling adventure in Southeast Alaska is perhaps is one of the most dynamic experiences one can enjoy in the outdoors. Five species of salmon, halibut, ling cod, and over 30 species of rockfish make the west side of Prince of Wales Island a very special place for wetting a line, but the experience doesn’t stop there. The fishing alone isn’t what makes this place so special, it’s the scenery, marine wildlife, the North Pacific’s rugged coastline, and the ever-changing tide and currents that swirl around hundreds of islands that really make Prince of Wales Island an exciting place to fish. Sharing this dynamic experience with close friends and family is what life in the outdoors is all about!

A picture is worth a thousand words! I can describe this experience a hundred different ways, but nothing highlights the saltwater experience better than a photo.  These photos and more are available on the Prince of Wales Sportfishing Photo Gallery page.

We’re hosting all of our Southeast Alaska fishing videos over on The Outdoor Line video page. Check’em out when you get a chance!

Preseason scouting turned up this mid-30’s Chinook for Jim “Bucket” Heins. A better king salmon run than 2008??? You bet it was!

Pre-season scouting turned up this mid-30's Chinook for Jim "Bucket" Heins. A better king salmon run than 2008, you bet it was!

The sweetest lady on Planet Earth, Diana Rumley, bags her first Chinook ever. After a 30 minute battle-royale she landed this 42 pound Chinook!

From the sweetest lady ever to salmon slayer extraordinaire. Tim Linderman with a mid-30’s King on one of those mornings at Cape Ulitka.

You’ve heard that women catch more fish. Well, they do! Bob Say snaps a few photos of Danielle’s 37 pound beauty over on Capt. Kims boat.

A double on a king and silver, both in the upper teens, made this rodeo-bite a memorable experience for all of us! Lots of fun with Al and Julie again this year.

Mac’n Cheese, Top Ramen, and king salmon with a side of halibut. Food for college! I just found this pic from 2008 and couldn’t resist.

Tim “Slice and Dice” Koentopp prepares to slice and dice a thousand pounds of halibut. If you’re into halibut check out these great halibut fishing vids, “Al Sloka’s Halibut” & “Pipe Jig Hammers Halibut”

Those big halibut aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Deb Adams lifts this great-eating chicken halibut for a quick photo off St. Johns Island. We catch plenty of these halibut throughout the summer!

The Marshall gang shows us how to have some fun back at the pier. Chris Miles, owner of Cookin’ on Wood in Phoenix, Arizona (and a POW Sportfishing pro-staffer) whips up a mean mess of grub every night on the dock.

Just another day in paradise! Robert Aguilera lands another fat coho while a humpback whale breaches in the background.

“Quck, everybody grab a fish for a picture before the rain hits!” The Hine gang from Bakersfield with a very quick dock shot before heading for cover. Yes, it rains in Southeast Alaska!

Pete Rathwell with our biggest silver of the summer on the last trip of the summer. A 17 pound brute from Black Rock near Warren Island.

Rick shows some variety with a yelloweye rockfish from an offshore ocean pinnacle.

Ling cod numbers continue to build off the coast providing some pretty wide-open action in 2009. Here’s Robert with a keeper-sized ling caught on a pipe jig. A couple of ling cod videos worth checking out, “No Mas!” & “Ling bites it’s own tail”

A massive school of baitfish slides under the Polar Bear with a wide open coho bite following shortly thereafter.

Capt. Troy hauls a nice halibut aboard the Makai for the Preddy gang from Texas.

A little silver chaos for the Beaudry gang over on Capt. Kims boat. These guys brought 30 pounds of Kobe beef for our evening barbecues on the pier!

One bite of burrito, one chug of salsa! Nothing like a little hair of the dog in the morning.

It wouldn’t be a Southeast Alaskan experience without the humpback whales. A few photos from Rob Endsley’s collection.

From Capt. Rob Endsley, Nicole Huggins, and the great people we work with in Craig, Alaska we sincerely hope you’ll join Prince of Wales Sportfishing for another great summer of fishing and adventure in 2010!

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