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Re: Alaska/BC fishing trip
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2021, 03:16:18 PM »
Bump for an update. Looks like options will be limited this year again... Our Canada trip is getting postponed again, the lodge is nearly positive US fisherpeople wont be allowed in country this summer. So that suxÖ.




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Re: Alaska/BC fishing trip
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2021, 04:01:00 PM »
I just emailed the lodge we are supposed to go to in hopes of at least figuring out whether we'll be allowed in.  Not sure I'll book something different but it sure would be nice to know so I have the option.

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Re: Alaska/BC fishing trip
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2021, 04:10:01 PM »
I just emailed the lodge we are supposed to go to in hopes of at least figuring out whether we'll be allowed in.  Not sure I'll book something different but it sure would be nice to know so I have the option.

We are just rolling over to 2022....so two years of rolling over reservations... But it sux cause I really enjoy fishing nootka sound...and enjoy the people up there.. :'(


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Re: Alaska/BC fishing trip
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2021, 04:31:57 PM »
Canada is going full nazi up there.

Just implemented stay at home essential travel only, restricted to your zones, no house groups and curfews.

They ain't opening anytime soon, I think they're enjoying all that casino money staying home, and costco.

Back east there was a big push to open it, USA tried to have talks, Canada responded with "it's too early to talk about opening"

So fish Alaska.

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Re: Alaska/BC fishing trip
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2021, 05:26:44 PM »
Thatís the word I am Hearing as well.  No entry unless you quarantine for 14 days then, you would be allowed to travel to your destination.  Second year of a postponed Alberta Moose Hunt.  It really sucks but...what can you do? 

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Re: Alaska/BC fishing trip
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2021, 06:54:53 PM »
Canada isn't in a good spot COVID wise for sure, it is what it is.  Regulations don't look pretty either if that's a consolation prize.

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Re: Alaska/BC fishing trip
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2021, 07:02:35 PM »
I spent 22 years guiding in S.E. AK, 5 years out of Ketchikan and 17 on POW Is near Craig, both resorts I worked for were upper end and not cheap so I probably wouldn't recommend them for the average Joe. That being said, if you could get in with Rob Endsley I would also highly recommend him, fished around him for 10+ years and he runs a first class operation but prime time spots with him might be tough to get.
After 1 season I went up to Yakutat and spent a month helping out a lodge that was short a guide. I guided on the salt but you can do either there, salt or fresh water and both fisheries are world class. A couple things I liked about the area is you don't have to run as far to the fishing grounds, the bottom fishing, especially halibut was better, and you rarely fished over 150' of water, around Craig you rarely bottom fish in less the 150' and 200-400 being more common, Sitka fishes even deeper from what I've been told. The lodges were nothing fancy but that also kept the prices down.
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Re: Alaska/BC fishing trip
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2021, 07:59:59 PM »
If you get the urge to fish for bright red Kamloops Rainbows,
The Rock Island Lake Resort, is about as good as it gets.
http://www.rockislandfishingcamp.com/

Best tasting rainbow trout I have ever had. And they butterfly your catch, and package it up for travel.
Just north of Kamloops.

PS bring you Skeeter Spray, lol
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Re: Alaska/BC fishing trip
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2021, 09:49:46 PM »
Check out Hakai lodge up in BC, top notch accommodations, seaplane picks you up in Renton and the moment you get off the plane lunch is waiting at a floating fishing lodge, excellent food, comfortable beds, great crew, guided and unguided trips, fish as much as you want, 16 foot Boston whalers with newer reliable Yamaha outboards, whiskey bottles and cigars for purchase, not a party spot, nice laid back and mellow, fish all you want dawn to dusk

My only complaint is that the guys processing your fish arenít the best with a knife, definitely b-grade in that department but thatís my only complaint and Iím sure it depends on what crews working when and tend they to keep a little extra for the soup pot for the lodge (best seafood chowder Iíve ever had in my
life btw) imho, then again I prefer to take the whole fish in the round and cut it myself but the food and service is top notch

Overall itís a world class lodge

Northwest seaplanes is also a world class airline flying fully restored DeHaviland Beavers and Turbo Otters


Winter harbor in BC is another spot Iíd look into

Leave Alaska for the tourists  :twocents: :twocents:

UNLESS..... you can find any info on the float house lodge up in prince William sound, donít know what itís called but itís up by Knight Island I think..... if I could go anywhere in the world to fish (the aforementioned fish) Iíd look into this float house Iím talking about. Biggest lingcod and yellow eye in the world up there
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Re: Alaska/BC fishing trip
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2021, 05:48:48 AM »
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Re: Alaska/BC fishing trip
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2021, 06:04:52 AM »
Old Harbor on Kodiak.

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Re: Alaska/BC fishing trip
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2021, 12:10:07 PM »
If you get the urge to fish for bright red Kamloops Rainbows,
The Rock Island Lake Resort, is about as good as it gets.
http://www.rockislandfishingcamp.com/

Best tasting rainbow trout I have ever had. And they butterfly your catch, and package it up for travel.
Just north of Kamloops.

PS bring you Skeeter Spray, lol

@Alchase, would love to hear more about this one.  Have been thinking that type of trip would be easy once my kids are a little older.  I know the trout fishing up there is a totally different ballgame but haven't really hear much about it because most folks around here head east rather than north for trout.  Seems like a good way to get a bit of adventure, but without much logistical complication or expense.

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Re: Alaska/BC fishing trip
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2021, 03:55:22 PM »
We are always on a budget, so we just go up to Petersburg, stay with friends, and I rent a boat for a couple days, rent a car for the week, and have fun.  Personally, I like being self guided, as we can keep more halibut, and be on our own schedule.  A guided trip will limit the client to one fish, and nothing real big unless you pay extra.  I longlined for 12 years, so I can usually find fish.  Going to be looking for real estate  this time, as I'm about done with this state.  Pretty good salmon/trout fishing up there too.

As far as shipping it all home, I put all our clothes in coolers with a duffle bag to bring them home in as my carry-on.  I don't bother bringing a "good" cooler, as it only has to stay frozen for a few hours, and with a 50lb limit on baggage, I don't want the empty cooler to be over half of the weight.  We came home last time with 118lbs. of vacuum packed fillets (between 3 of us), and paid no extra bag fees.  Like I said, it's a budget thing.
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