Prince of Wales Sportfishing report and S.E. Alaska fishing report for Kingfisher Lodge in Craig Alaska for July 5th 2012. Today was a half day for us leaving the dock around 9 am we decided to get some bottom fishing done before the forcasted winds come in the next few days. We landed our Yellow Eye, Ling cod, and a couple halibut one measuring in at just under 70″ caught by Biff McIntyre of Santa Barbara California. His wife Barb landed a nice 45″ Ling cod as well so both were pretty happy. After bottom fishing we decided to try a little salmon fishing in which we landed one King salmon and one Silver salmon for the afternoon, but word was pretty good King salmon bite early on in the morning so off we go tomorrow for our luck at King salmon.
Leaving the dock at Kingfisher Lodge we had a choppy wind to buck to the fishing grounds that was a bit uncomfortable but only in the sense that drinking coffee was impossible. Once we got to our fishing spot we found it a bit different than we yesterday afternoon when we left. The fish were not as many for sure but we were able to get our limit within a few hours landing 5 kings. From there we went on to get our halibut which we did fairly quickly or at least within a hour or more. As our group is leaving this afternoon we had to get back to the lodge to process and box up the fish for their departure.
Weather seemed to get better as the day went on with winds lightening up a bit.