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Bad Forecast/Great Fishing

By September 6, 2011No Comments

The marine forecast for Labor Day was daunting to say the least – gale winds, 12 foot seas. Three boats left the dock with expectations for staying on the inside waters – which have been productive. But, to our surprise, the storm hadn’t hit and the boats got around the corner to the ocean where they found spectacular late season silver fishing. The McArthur party, here from New Jersey and fishing with Captains David Gross and Greg Mohs, brought in limits of silvers on both boats. Robert Ross landed a 42 pound king salmon. Halibut and rockfish were in good supply, too. Joe Outlaw, Pete Ritch, and Randy Sheparhad enjoyed a second day in a row of silver and halibut limits, plus two late season kings with Captain Ryan. The forecast for today includes 20 foot seas and south wind, so the ocean will be out of the question, but the inside waters have been very good for the past few weeks. A report on the fishing will come tonight or tomorrow. What we’re realizing more and more each year is that closing our doors just after Labor Day is too soon. Still plenty of fish up in Sitka with the biggest surprise that the kings keep coming. Stay tuned.

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