Sitka Fishing Report: July 17, 2018
Are The Silvers Here Yet?
Perhaps! Most of the past week continued the pattern we’ve seen all spring. Very challenging salmon fishing, good fishing for rockfish and halibut. The ocean remained wonderfully calm, as it has much of the season, but the king salmon were evasive. We haven’t seen many coho, which isn’t super unusual. They typically show by the first week of July, but you can’t set your watch by it. Thankfully, on July 8 we saw what might be the vanguard of the run. Captain Spencer, fishing with the Hannula group caught 10 silvers at the Cape. The other boats found a few further north and Captain Ryan fishing with the Overland party caught 4 kings. One day doesn’t prove that things are on the up and up, but it provides hope. Stay tuned – we’ll update in mid-week.