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Old 12-03-2019, 07:14 PM
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I’ve always wanted to do this and may get the time next summer. Would want to do some halibut and salmon/salmon shark fishing. Maybe 3 fishing days. Any thoughts, recommendations, etc? Trying to start planning for next summer. I’ve seen elfin cove mentioned before but not sure where that is in the range of things. It will be 2 guys going.
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:34 PM
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I went with a group out of Seward. Long runs to catch but was a blast.
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I have a ton of feedback for you on this. Been to AK 6 times and went to many different places ranging from Juneau to Homer to Kodiak Island.
My suggestion is that you start down south and work your way north. The fishing and waves get more extreme as you work your way north. Kodiak was awesome, huge halibut but but wicked big waves, bad weather and many days we couldn't even fish. Looking back, I probably enjoyed the Juneau area the most. Less crowds, Less waves and Lower cost for sure. Take a look at Pybus Point Lodge in Juneau. Caught a ton of great salmon, halibut, ling cod and yellow eyes. The only place we went to twice Hope that helps.
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Thanks for the info. I have no idea what they cost, maybe 3-5k per person
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$3k would be a short trip and a bargain. I would plan to spend $4-5k for a lodge that includes 3-4 days fishing, room, meals, fish cleaning, etc. Will need tips for captain and staff.
Also, Juneau is cheaper to fly to. I would stay away from Vancouver. That was cheapest but was our least favorite trip as the halibut were little chickens, lodging was meh and the captains struggled to find the fish.

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there is a member here that runs a charter in Alaska. I have seen a lot of positive reviews.
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there is a member here that runs a charter in Alaska. I have seen a lot of positive reviews.
rbhankins001 on THT is the go to guy.
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Originally Posted by VesselCalling View Post
rbhankins001 on THT is the go to guy.
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Elfin Cove is just a little west of Glacier Bay.
The west end of Icy Strait.
Would expect it to be good for Halibut and has reasonable close open ocean acess
I never fished from there but did fish out of Hoonah (a little east) and halibut were expected and Salmon caught but just depends.
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I fished out of Seward with CrackerJack. Awesome trip
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I fished with rbhankin001 this past August. Rob can be a bit cranky , but he knows his stuff. Halibut limits are a given, but salmon depends on the time of year and water conditions. He and his wife have a nice low-stress (not too many people) lodge and she is a great cook. They take good care of you.

Gustavus is an interesting place with very few people. But you get to take the day boat to see Glacier Bay National Park. This is a much better experience than seeing it from a cruise ship. We had a great time up there.

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Kingfisher Lodge, Sitka.
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Elfin cove is in a great location but I would HIGHLY recommend checking out Highliner lodge in Pelican. They Fish the same waters, have all the right permits to fish BOTH areas 3A and 2C, and the guys are willing to make long runs for great halibut fishing is the weather is right. Check out the website and you may be impressed. At the very least, check out the website and read about the fishing in the area.

https://highlinerlodge.com/
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3 days of fishing isnt enough. First time to Alaska I'd recommend the Kenai Peninsula. Between Coopers Landing, Soldotna,Homer, and Seward you'll be able to experience a lot of different types of fishing and scenery. I won't go unless I can do at least 7 days, last time I did 14 and still wasn't ready to come home.
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Prince of Whales Sportfishing. Craig, Alaska. Great folks and trip
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Look into Elfin Cove. Incredible lodges and great fishing.
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If you are interested in directed fishing for salmon sharks, Valdez Alaska is probably your best bet,
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Several charters out of Homer....caught alot, delicious halibut....
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Originally Posted by Kenner21 View Post
3 days of fishing isnt enough. First time to Alaska I'd recommend the Kenai Peninsula. Between Coopers Landing, Soldotna,Homer, and Seward you'll be able to experience a lot of different types of fishing and scenery. I won't go unless I can do at least 7 days, last time I did 14 and still wasn't ready to come home.
what he said.. did that exact trip two years ago. I've been fortunate enough to fish from Maine to Kew West, there is no place that even comes close top the scenery in Alaska. Fly into Anchorage and make your way to Homer gonna be the best 2 weeks of your life
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