Friday the 13th started out slow with us landing only 3 Kings early on and Joel only needing one King to tag out his guests went north while we were south. Many boats ended up off Sumez island but after several hours of few fish being landed boats started looking off shore as the seas had layed down after the previous days of westerlies. It wasn’t long before chatter on the radio was the Kings were there so off we went and as soon as the baits hit the bottom salmon were on and all boats were limiting in a few hours on King salmon. Friday the 13th ended great for the fishermen and not so good for the fish.
This morning fishing was incredible as both boats limited in King salmon by early morning landing 24 Kings. The largest King was 29 pounds but all fish were respectable size and with the 2 fish limit the guests were content with all fish landed. Weather and water conditions were very nice with sunny skies and moderate winds. Alaska salmon fishing is for now proving to be very productive in the Craig area.
Today fishing was tough for most boats as chatter on the radio was tough fishing, but Captaing Joel did well catching his limit of 12 King salmon and us coming in second catching only 6 on our boat. Being in the right spot at the right time makes all the difference in the world and if you are not were the fish are you will end up short which is what we did. We did get a few nice halibut though while salmon fishing which helped out a bunch. We put in a long day trying for those remaining 6 Kings but to no avail.
June 10th fishing report for Kingfisher Lodge on Prince of Wales Island, Craig Alaska. On this day we had one boat out with six anglers on Captain Joel Steenstra’s boat with the McIntyre group. They came in with a great catch of 11 King salmon limits of Halibut, yellow eye and a few Ling cod. Good job since word was many boats struggled for their King salmon today.
June 4th thru June 9th 2014 fishing report for Kingfisher Lodge in Craig Alaska on Prince of Wales island Alaska. This week also produced limits of Kings with lots of fish in many areas of the islands. Boats that were out limiited easily and weather continued to be very nice but the last day we did get wind and some rain. I will post pictures later as I have misplaced my camera.
Alaska Kingfisher Lodge fishing report for the last week of May. The week of May 26th thru the 29th was very good for King salmon in the Craig area with limits of Kings easily had and with the two fish per day limit and possession limit of 6 per non resident it was still very easy to land those limits this week of May. The largest fish of our groups was 32 pounds (note some of the fish below). We had both boats out this week with outstanding weather and incredible fishing landing limits of Kings in record time!