Alaska salmon fishing report for Kingfisher Lodge, Prince of Wales Island, Craig, Alaska, August 11th brought us flat water and sunny skies with highs in the upper 70’s, what a day. We started out by hitting some of the spots in closer to the lodge but the fish had moved on. The Silvers we had done so well the previous afternoon at flood tide were not to be found in our “great spot” the previous day even though we were at a flood tide so by now we had been fishing one hour and only landed 2 silvers and one nice 38 inch Halibut. Now we went and checked out another hopeful and it also appeared pretty dead so after a few minutes fishing we again moved on and by now I am getting a bit nervous about going out on a limb and looking for new fish in areas that no one was fishing. So nothing ventured nothing gained we went forward and after arriving at my 4th or 5th spot at first appearance looked pretty dead with no birds and little on the sounder, but since we traveled there might as well give it a go. Dropping the baits down as we had 6 anglers on board it wasn’t too long in landing the first few Coho’s and they were “hogs”. Still though the screen looked awful blue but what the heck keep at it I said. Soon I saw another boat from another lodge coming in towards us. They came dropped in and after 10 minutes left as they thought it was too dead or didn’t like our company. When they were leaving we hit the mother load and soon we were landing 5 and 6 at a time and within an hour we landed over 40 Coho keeping only the nicest 36 of those fish. What a score so then we still needed 6 King salmon so we went got our Halibut then after that spent the next 2 hours looking for King salmon and in the end landed our limits of Kings and then off to the lodge to enjoy our great day fishing. John Dye landed the largest Silver salmon of the season up to now at our lodge at just over 15 pounds as you can see in the photo above, and John is 6’3″ and somewhere in the 260 pound and up range. Great job John!
Sport fishing report for Kingfisher Lodge, Craig, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. August 9th we were greeted with light south winds with forecast of switching to NW 20 in the afternoon so we were anxious to land our limits of Silvers and get out to get our bottom fish at the tide change and then back for Kings or the remainder of our Silvers if need be. Since Joel had done so well the previous day we had high hopes of following in his
footsteps but that isn’t how it worked out. As it went we landed half our Silvers by the tide change (Joel had his limit by then) then we went off shore and landed our Halibut and 4 nice Ling cod. After that we went in and eventually landed our limits of Silvers but landed no King salmon. Joel landed a nice King but had to release it due to his group landed theirs the day before. Sounded like most boats had a off day where most boats got their limits but had to work harder the we have been used to for the Coho’s.