Huge Halibut

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…

Prime Time June

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…

Salmon Shark

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…

Sitka Shines

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…

Aika

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,…