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As Good as it Gets

By August 2, 2011One Comment

For the past week we’ve seen spectacular fishing with limits of silvers many days and kings at levels of abundance normally reserved for mid-June. The comments from the our anglers say it all. Dick Glassburn, who has fished with AU for well over a decade said Sunday’s action was the best he’d ever seen. Not a surprising evaluation given that his group (and those on all the other boats) limited on kings in the first hour of the morning and had silver limits by 9 AM. Add to that some specatacular catch and release king fishing, quick halibut limits, and a dead calm ocean – it just doesn’t get better. The hot silver bite has been reaching a boil for about a week. The silvers are a little smaller than what we usually see in August, but some really high quality fish up to 15 pounds are entering the mix. By late August the average size silver will be on the high side of 10 pounds with a chance for the exluxive 20 pounder. Tuesday the silver action slowed a little but the kings were still gangbusters. And, to make it all the better, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game opened lingcod season two weeks early on August 1.

Scott Agnew and deckhand Bo with a lingcod they were able to keep thanks to the early reopening of lingcod season.

One Comment

  • Harry Gorstayn says:

    Seems like a GREAT year for fisherman and NOt good for fish .hahahah
    Looking forward to see you all next year .
    I keep watching the videos of the passed years that we were there .
    Be well,

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