I had the opportunity to take a trip to Southeast Alaska this spring with my Dad, Brother, and a family friend, on a black bear hunt. But we did manage to get a little fishing in, so I figured I would throw a report together.
This trip happened in may, so I hope you can forgive me for waiting so long to post it.
The bear hunting was decent, we ended up filling 3 out of 4 tags, but the fishing was probably better. Thanks to our friends over at Lands End Lodge, we got a good day of fishing in an area we would have been hard pressed to fish in the skiff. We tried out a couple of spots, being a little early in the spring we weren’t sure if the halibut would be moved in yet. The halibut fishing was not fast and furious but we did manage 2 fish, about 130 lbs worth.
The rest of the day was filled with our limits of Ling Cod and Yellow-eye. One Ling would have been upwards of 60″ but the hook pulled right at the boat. I have never seen ling fishing like it was that day. It was incredible. Here are a few more pictures of the days catch.
Dad with a slot keeper Ling Cod:
Dinner was good that evening, with full bellies we were ready to brave the rain and scenery for a few more days chasing big black bruins on the gravel beaches.
Fishing or hunting in Alaska is hard to beat. I feel very blessed and fortunate to have been able to share this adventure with such good company. It will be a trip I will never forget.
If you are interested in the story of the Bear hunt (and upcoming video) head over to My Hunting Blog @ HuntAddicts.com.