How Do They Know? – Part II with Humpback Whales

Feeding whales are generally a very good sign for catching salmon during the summer and early fall. In the spring, it can be a different story. It appears that humpbacks quickly figure out the release timing of juvenile salmon from hatcheries in Southeast Alaska. As the magic release date arrives, the whales show up. This is forcing hatchery managers to rethink their timing and how many wee salmon they release at one time. If a humpback is hanging out front of the hatchery when the entire brood year is released, it could very easily eat almost all of them in a few mouthfuls.

Angling Unlimited’s Fishing Style – Mooching

Each day on the water our guests experience the thrill and productivity of mooching. We take pride in ensuring our method is hands-on for our clients. With nearly zero involvement from us, our anglers experience the excitement of casting, feeling the bite, hooking the fish, fighting the fish, and reeling it to the boat. It’s a style based on finesse and it’s easy to learn. 

In our latest video, Captain Tom shares his thoughts on mooching and the satisfaction our anglers experience with this method. As many will attest, mooching delivers a unique experience compared to other salmon techniques. Do you agree/disagree? We’d love to hear it!