I have the opportunity to get a 22' boat for the weekend and am debating between Seward or Whittier.. I am leaning towards Seward, but haven't heard much about Whittier fishing.. Also, it is only a 22' boat, any chance I could catch halibut rather close in at either place this weekend? A few buddies and myself would really like to halibut fish, but from what I have read the halibut are out a little further than what I should probably attempt in the boat.. It will be my first time to run a boat in AK. I have done it plenty of times in the Gulf of Mexico out of Galveston, TX, but I am sure it is quite different up here... Also, any advice on rigs for halibut? Or should I just give up the halibut all together and try to focus on silvers?
Thanks in advance!