Great Alaska Adventure Blog 12.11
Great Alaska Adventure Blog 12.11
Great Alaska Adventure Blog 12.11
 
 
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December 2011 newsletter stories

Sawyer came to Alaska (cont.d)

Sawyer came to Alaska after watching his big brother, Spencer, come with his dad a few years earlier.  It was all Sawyer could do to wait his turn, but finally the time was right and he and his dad made the trip from Bremerton, WA. to Alaska last summer.   and his trip.  Says Sawyer.."My very favorite day was the Halibut fishing.  It seems like such a big deal to catch those fish from way down there on the bottom of the ocean...but I know if I have any trouble catching a big fish Dad will be there to help me!"

He was right!  Jim helped him land his limit of Halibut and lots of other fish besides.  Sawyer was a real trooper in the boats and was an excellent, patient fisherman.  He was also lucky, besides! 

But fishing was far from the only item on the agenda..Sawyer and his dad enjoyed Bear viewing, Kenai Fjords National Park,  Chugach Mountain and Kenai National Wildlife hiking and upper Kenai River scenic and whitewater rafting were all on the agenda.

If you'd like to bring your son or daughter (or the whole family)  Be sure to check out our new family trip, the Alaska Family Fishing Adventure.    or contact our office ...   If you'd like to hear more about our unique and amazing Alaska Family Adventures, call Andrew, Toby or Sean in the office at 800 544 2261 or email them us at greatalaska@greatalaska.com 

 

Great Alaska 2011 Fishing Report (cont'd)

Rainbow Trout fishing was also superb with more big fish this year than any of us can remember. From the very beginning of the season in May until the end of September we had lots of options for great fishing for our guests. 

EARLY SEASON:  Offshore halibut in Cook Inlet began the season strong with good numbers of limits in shallow water, and the occasional 100 pound fish to keep everyone excited.  Kings began strong in the Kenai with the best early season returns we’d seen in quite some time, and in Seward, we were catching big numbers of Kings in the saltwater on our halibut combo trips as well.

MIDDLE SEASON:  as the first run of Kings on the Kenai reached it’s end, the long wait for the second run began- unfortunately that run never really materialized and we had one of the poorest returns on record, culminating in a limited fishery for the Kings, and eventually a closure, the first we’d seen in decades.   Fortunately, the Kasilof river continues strong and produced nice fish, and at the same time a record Sockeye Salmon run literally exploded up the Kenai and made for some of the most amazing fishing we have seen in years.  In addition to the Sockeye teeming in the river, the Rainbow trout fishing began to really improve with some of our largest trophies in years.  Weather stayed excellent in both Cook Inlet and Seward, and we caught limits of Halibut through the end of July and into August

LATE SEASON: August was exceptional this year, with a great return of early Silver salmon to the Kenai, a strong late run of Sockeye salmon and better and better rainbow trout.  As the offshore fishery continued strong with a great run of Silvers in resurrection bay, the Silver Salmon and Sockeye Salmon in the Kenai and a pretty fair return of Silvers to the Kasilof made for happy clients and heavy fish boxes for the trip home.  Finally, in September the second run of Silver salmon to the Kenai was very large, with the best Rainbow trout of the season making for a great, great finish to another great year in Alaska.  Thanks to all our guests and guides who made it all possible!

Great Alaska Photo Contest (cont.d)

....and you'll find our page.  Become a fan and you'll see all the information beginning December 15th and running until January 1st.  The winner will receive a 3 day fishing trip to Alaska for two, so join the community soon and share your favorite Great Alaska photo with us.  Contest details will be listed on our website.