After much contemplation, I have made the commitment to keep a weekly journal as to the goings on in Whale Pass, and more specifically here at Alaska’s Fish Tales Lodge and the Cook family. For the guests past and future I hope this archive helps to answer questions for clients and help in planning your next Alaska adventure.
The last day of July 2012, where has time gone. Though Alaska has had its share of fishing woes this season, with many salmon returns being less than average, and in some cases warranting emergency closures of both sport and commercial fishing.
The Coho return here on the Neck Lake Outlet has once again proven to be the exception. As of this writing the run is still strong with bright silvers moving in with every tide. With fish being harder to come by on most of the streams here on POW, there has been an increase in local traffic here. With that said, the numbers of fish have satisfied the daily limits of most anglers. Certainly being privy, to witness such a sight is counted a blessing in and of itself. With the ever-present eagles, and the occasional black bear, slipping along the creek bank, there is never a dull moment.
The halibut fishing has been good, I think better than last year. There has been a constant chatter among the regulars at the WP dock, about successful halibut trips.
The photo is of Hans, a friend of mine from Wydenstr, Switzerland. I was fortunate enough to spend a day with this guy earlier this month, and I am satisfied this Swiss guy is no stranger to tight lines.
Until next time.
God bless you, God bless your family, and God bless America