I normally do day trips east out of Seward to the Johnstone Bay area to fish halibut and silvers and have done so for about 18 years. I know what to expect out there and know there isn't much for hidy holes if things turn sour on you.
I spent the last three days out in Aialik and Harrison Bays and spent one night in Thunder Bay next to Cloudy Cape. I didn't fish but know that is a pretty good halibut area. The military boats like to go out there. I'm thinking that if the weather is right, I could make the trip to Cloudy Cape and fish two days and reduce the amount of fuel it costs making day trips out to Johnstone.
My question is whether the weather is similar to the paterns you find going east from Reserection Bay. There was a pretty good wind and a 4 to 5 ft chop that made the crossing from Cloudy Cloudy Cape pretty slow in what would have been flat seas without the chop. This didn't seem to be happening in the open water east of Cape Aialik. Just wondering if the frequency and magnetude of bad days are similar in both areas.