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Species: Halibut

Size: 15-400lbs/average 20-40lbs.
Season: Feb. 1-Dec. 31
Peak Season:  May-Oct
Run Time: ¾-1 ½ hrs
Limit: 2pp per day
Captains Comments: I prefer fishing as shallow of water as the tide allows.  This could be anywhere from 20 to 200 feet of water.  I'm also not afraid of those bigger tides.  They push fish around and release more scent into the water so those big fish can follow the scent trail to your hook. Click here for more information about Halibut.  

Species: King Salmon

Size: 10-85lbs./average 10-25lbs.
Season: April 1-Oct 1
Peak Season: Feeders: year round
Spawners: May 15-July 15
Run Time: ¾-1 ½ hrs
Limit: 2pp per day, 5 fish total
Captains Comments: Salmon fishing is one of my specialties and I have been catching these fish since I was a kid.  In the summer we are catching Feeder Kings (immature fish that are feeding) and Spawners, those fish that are returning to their rivers.  I troll for King Salmon using down riggers and divers to achieve various depths.   Click here for more information about King Salmon.


Species: Silver Salmon

Size: 4-30lbs/6-8lbs average
Season: July 15-Sept 1
Peak Season: Aug 10-25
Run Time: ¾-1 ½ hrs
Limit: 3 per day
Captains Comments:  These fish are fun and feisty fish to catch.   Because they are schooled up looking for their rivers there’s usually a lot of action when fishing for Silvers.  They are fished in the same manner as fishing for King Salmon.  Click here for more information about Silver Salmon.


Species: Combination  Salmon/Halibut

Run Time: ¾-1 ½ hrs
Limit: 2pp per day each
Captains Comments: It’s a great trip if you’re short on time and want to try both.  With the limited time given to each species it’s harder to target larger halibut and usually we’re satisfied with the good eating Halibut.  There’s than a change of gear and run to the Salmon grounds where you troll for Kings or Silvers depending on the time of year.  Click here for more information about Combination trips.


Species: Ling Cod

Size: 30-80lbs/30-50lb average
Season: July 1-Sept 15
Run Time: 2½-3 hrs
Limit: 2 pp per day
Captains Comments: You need to go around the corner for these fish into the Gulf of Alaska (about a 55 mile run). I target the trophy Ling Cod and Yellow-eye Rockfish.  30-50 pounders are common.  The world record was caught in these waters at 77lbs.  Click here for more information about Ling Cod.


Species: Winter King Salmon

Size: 10-45lbs/average 10-20lbs
Season: Oct 1-April 1
Run Time: ¾-1 ½ hrs
Limit: 2pp per day
Captains Comments: I fish for Salmon year round. Winter Kings (Feeder Kings) are up in Kachemak Bay feeding and will go back to Canada and the Pacific Northwest to spawn.  They are by far the best eating Salmon you’ll ever taste (due to being immature they haven’t lost any of their fat content).  I also catch Halibut incidentally while trolling. It’s a great cabin fever reliever.  Click here for more information about Winter King fishing.


Species:  Clams

Season:  any minus tide
Run time: ½ hour
Limit: 50 pp per day
Captains Comments: The Clamming/Beach Cookout trip is great if you’re looking for a change of pace from fishing.  I will take you to fertile clam beds where steamers and butter clams await harvesting then take them and other delicious treats to a remote beach and cook them up for you.  The scenery in these coves and islands is spectacular. Click here for more information about the Clamming/Beach Cookout trip.

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