Most charter services are already done for the season. The fishing grounds are delightfully vacant of boats and wonderfully fishy. The Earl Parrish group fishing with Captain Chuck McNamee landed 22 silvers up to 16 pounds, two kings in over 20 pounds, and a limit of halibut including a 155 pounder on September 2. They also released a halibut estimated to weigh 250 pounds. The 155 pound and 250 pound halibut bit at the same time making what was the biggest halibut double header in Angling Unlimited’s 16 year history. The Tim Thompson groups, fishing with yours truly Captain Tom, came back from a slow start due to a little mal de mer and landed 16 silvers plus two kings in the last three hours of the day. Almost all the silvers are over 10 pounds and 15 pounders are getting to be relatively common. The past week has delivered some of the best action of the season for big silvers and big halibut, plus kings. Weather has been good except for a short blow yesterday morning, but by afternoon the seas were calm again. Outlook for the Labor Day weekend is good weather and great fishing. We wrap up fishing operations on Sunday, but stay tuned for Captain’s blogs throughout the off season updating you on what’s happening at AU, what to expect for 2011, and how you might help get involved in helping the cause of sportfishing in Alaska.
Hats off to you at AU for another successful and safe season! Looking forward to seeing you back home in Minnesota. Elaine