Just got back home from my trip to the Juneau area. Pinks, chums, kings and an early silver were caught by our group. I targeted halibut exclusively since I have plenty of silver and sockeye in the freezer already. I was not disappointed with my first time visit to the area. On the contrary it was a solid 10 of an experience. Tons of trollers around Homeshore. First day out 2 minutes from the dock my buddy hooks into a 150# hali in 114 feet of water. WHAT an explosive fish fight. We shark hooked it to subdue it and it was like psycho rinse on a washing machine while cleated to the hull before batting practice stunned it. After bonking it I said to my partner. "this is like the movie Jaws, except instead of needing a bigger boat, we needed a bigger bat!"
I limited daily and brought home plenty of meat for the family and friends to share. Caught a couple of quillbacks and dozens and dozens of throwback rockfish in water up to 200 feet. Didn't need to go deeper for good size chicken keepers. Mine ranged from 20s to 60 pounds.
Lots of whales seen and one unexpected VERY close encounter that I would not want to repeat. Water was glass many days with pleasant weather.