The Fishing in 2018

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…

The Blob

  In 2013 we enjoyed an unprecedented stretch of warm sunny days during mid-summer in Southeast Alaska. Fishing in t-shirts at 8 AM is not common on the North Pacific, but it was in 2013. We also had a spectacular summer of fishing. The initial meteorological description was the “ridiculously resilient ridge” (RRR), a large…

2018 Halibut Regulations Update

The Halibut regulations for 2018 are set: Daily Limit: One per angler Size: Under 38 inches or over 80 inches No annual limit Halibut fishing has been on a steady upswing for nearly a decade off Sitka. That’s why the recommendation to significantly decrease the harvest for 2018 from the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC)…