Does low king abundance equate to bad fishing for kings? In a word – no. We’ve said this before and we’ll say it again, the predictions of abundance are the best thing we have for properly regulating the catch, but they don’t always predict the quality of the fishing. We’ve seen great action in years with low forecast abundance and we’ve seen so-so fishing in years of high abundance. The only way to find out is to go out – which is what we’ll be doing in just over a month.
What we will we find, fishing-wise remains a mystery and that’s what makes it all so very interesting. What can be said with some certainty is there will be salmon, halibut, lingcod, rockfish, and an assortment of other species in numbers that rival anywhere on the North Pacific. The scenery and wild-life will dazzle, our crew will be finely tuned and taking advantage of all opportunities afforded. Our boats, our gear, our suites, and everything else that makes a trip with AU special will be in top form.
With 30 years of experience, we understand clearly there are things outside of our control – the weather, the migration of fish, the cycles of abundance. Then there are all the things within our control – expertise, equipment, attitude, lodging, and a lot more. We’ve found that when we take care of our end of this equation, the rest seems to turn out splendidly. We’re looking forward to 2018 and expect another great season of catching fish and making memories.