The king bite was wide open for hours today with all Angling Unlimited boats catching limits, along with ample catch and release opportunity. The 2010 king salmon run continues to rate as one of the best. Today the seas were nearly flat, the sun was out most of the day, the wind barely blew. Captain Ryan Refshaw…Details
An ordinary day of halibut fishing turned extaordinary on May 20, 2010. With three very respectable halibut in the boat, the weather began deteriorating offshore. Seas were ranging from six to eight feet with wind continuing to build on top of it. A decision was made to keep the next halibut to the boat when…Details
Kings are busting out all over with the Angling Unlimited fleet finding fish in excellent numbers in many locations. All 0ur boats limited on kings with some excellent catch and release action to add to the fun. Halibut action was steady, again with all boats limiting. The Sitka Trailblazers party fishing with the Captain Greg Mohs brought…Details
Captain David Gross with the Ron Behrens party experienced the first salmon shark encounter of the 2010 season for Angling Unlimited today. Hooked while halibut fishing on a circle hook, the five foot long shark was near the boat when it made a final run and broke off. All 7 Angling Unlimited boats limited on kings and…Details
Gale warnings, 12 foot seas, it was the kind of forecast that would have you thinking fishing is out of the question. Not in Sitka where good fishing on lee shores give us a shot to make a bad weather day into a great fishing day. The Angling Unlimited fleet stayed in protected waters and…Details
Despite the first bout of rough water in the past few weeks, nice kings in large numbers were found on calm protected waters. Excellent size kings from 25 to 35 pounds were caught with limits on all Angling Unlimited boats, plus some excellent catch and release action. Rough water on the ocean made halibut fishing challenging but…Details
When Ted first began fishing with Angling Unlimited in Sitka, AK, I was Captain Tom’s deckhand, a mere sixteen years ago. Ted has fished with me every year since, and always during Memorial Day weekend. I like to think of each year as another chapter in a novel. We have had some amazing trips over…Details
This dead humpback whale was seen floating miles off shore by several of the AU captains on Friday, May 28. The photos that captain Chuck and Matt took of the fluke (tail) allowed Sitka biologists to identify the whale as 952 or Aika (ah-ee-ka). The fluke of a humpback whale is unique to each individual,…Details
Long term customer Ernie Saurland celebrated his 75th birthday today with a personal best halibut of 150 pounds and his king salmon limit aboard the 7th Sun with Captain Chuck. Happy Birthday Ernie and many more.
The Jones group – Geoff Jones, Eric Dull, Tor Kristian Berg, and Matt Goodrich – released 8 kings and kept four on their first morning out on May 17. Weather was sunny and calm so Captain Ryan Refshaw dedicated late morning and afternoon to catching nice halibut including a 50 and an 80 pounder. The…Details
The Jaquette Party consisted of George Jaquette, Tom Carter, Mark DeRegt, and Chad Hoke.
The 2010 Commercial Herring fishery happened last month. This is always an entertaining, dangerous, exciting thing to watch and this year was no exception. There is big money to be made for the boats that can make the big set. With the clock ticking, money on the line, and huge schools of herring being pointed…Details
Nobody really knows exactly why Humpback whales breach, but everyone agrees that it is an Awesome sight! This photo was taken by a fisherman that was fishing with me a few years ago that just happened to have his camera ready. Sometimes a whale will breach several times in row, this particular breach was the one…Details
Fish species of salmon swim the North American side of the Pacific. All five are members of the genus Oncorhynchus. The American Fisheries Societies recognizes the following common names for the five species: chinook, coho, sockeye, chum, and pink. The list of common names for salmon is considerably longer. Here’s the short list: Chinook: kings,…Details
The Finnegan Group experienced a big day of fishing near Sitka, Alaska.
Rick Lawerence and his party caught the first limit of silvers for the year at Bjorka. Rick’s favorite fishing grounds.
Joel was very exicted to catch this 100 pound halibut in June
Hunter Tate caught this silver in late August while fishing with his Grandpa Roy, Dad, and Uncle Mark.
Erica Lorentz caught this nice King with her family in mid-July on Captain Phil’s boat – Larus.