We're renting a 21' boat from Anchorage and bringing it to Valdez for 4 days starting the 21st. I've got several questions since I've never really boated out of Valdez (been boating plenty in general, just not Valdez).
First question is regarding salmon trolling. This boat has no down-riggers, so anyone with techniques/setups that work and are willing to share, feel free to chime in. I usually only troll to locate, then mooch.
Also, since we're there with a boat for several days, if anyone has a shrimping spot or two they don't mind sharing that'd be great. My wife would love to get some fresh shrimp. Second part of that question is what's the easiest way to deal with fresh shrimp when you have no option of boiling immediately? Pop heads off and ice??
And, if the weather allows, we might try for some halibut/lings. This is where I really have no idea where to go or how far out you need to go. It'd need to be a pretty flat day for me to venture too far out, but it's a fast boat so if it is calm we can cover ground in a hurry.
Does Fish Central rent shrimp pots and halibut gear??
I know some of this of this info can be found on here, but figured I'd just do a general "this is what I need to know about Valdez" thread.....