July 28th Fishing Update

What a summer we are having! Record temps are being set in Juneau. As a result of the warm weather in Juneau, we are seeing major amounts of fog developing on the outer coast. Sunday we had to do a water transfer on the other side of the pass. We had one rain storm that lasted an afternoon was all. The open ocean was very very nice this week, very calm fishing conditions. Silvers were much better this week, and were a bit bigger sized. The boats that focused on Silvers got their limits. On Friday Joe and Chris had their limit by 10:00am. They were down the coast just a bit past Yakobi Rock. They ranged in depths of 80' down to some being caught on the surface. We are seeing lots an

July 21 Fishing Update

Another week is complete at Waters Edge Lodge. The big news this week is again the salmon, but this time in a good way!!! Pinks and Silvers finally showed up on the coast. Thursday was the big day, lots of salmon hitting the fillet table. There was a pod of Orcas that seemed to show up with the salmon also feeding like crazy. Very fun to see the fishermen come in and give reports of salmon everywhere! 154 lbs was the biggest halibut for this week. It was caught out in front of George Island. To make it more of a challenge Larry and Lee decided to catch a 98 lb halibut at the same time. Halibut has remained steady again this week. We had a 103 lb halibut caught on a 20lb test line sa

July 14th Fishing Update

Well another week at Waters Edge Lodge in Elfin Cove is in the books. Its amazing how much we prepare and plan and get ready for fishing in hopes that the fish will show up on their appointed time. And then when it happens its almost magical. This year so far has been very different. We still have very low numbers of Pink Salmon. On Monday we had two boats with 11 silvers. When I heard that report on the radio, I took a big deep breath. The week ended with below average numbers for Silvers. Halibut was not red hot this week. We did have three over 100 lbs, the biggest hit the scales at 163 lbs. Weather started out not great at all. Big swells in the open ocean. Towards the end of

July 6 2018 Fishing Update

The big story this week is the salmon. Not sure what is going on. Normally we see Silvers/Coho by mid June. They are late. Not sure why, we are seeing no Pinks and no Silvers. We also had no Kings Salmon this week. Halibut was much slower than last week, the biggest one was 100 lbs. It was caught on the inside waters just inside South Pass. The other hot spot was the halibut highway just on the other side of George Island. The other big story this week was the weather. The 4th of July was amazing, over 70 degree temps with blue sky. We had fog as a result of the warm weather. It was really amazing to watch as it would roll over the mountains and go away as soon as it went through t

June 30 Fishing Update

Wow what a week! I must commend the fishermen this week. They were outstanding! Kings were much much better this week. Many guests limited on King Salmon this week. We had one pink brought in, and a few silvers and I think one chum. The weather was more on the dry side, Thursday and Friday were the wettest days. Monday was the windiest day, we had pretty much light winds the entire week. Ryan now has the biggest halibut for the year at 214 lbs! He and Devin were able to get it to the boat and somehow pulled it in. With Yellow Eye and Ling Cod and King Salmon in made for a great photo. The catamaran ride in was a lot of fun listening to all of the stories and see the fishermen just e

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