Well, things have settled down a little and I thought that I would share a little bit of our trip to Kodiak. This was my first trip to the emerald isle and I wasn't disappointed. Mike had suggested it a year ago and I jumped at the idea. We took the morning flight on the 24th of july from anchorage to Kodiak which was uneventful. I was slightly disappointed at the low cloud base which really limited my view of our upcoming adventure. We had reservations for a rental with avis using a corporate membership and got a good discount.
Staying at the Russian Heritage Inn was convenient and the cheapest available at 90.. a night. The staff there were very friendly and helpful throughout our trip. The only thing is that it is older and has thin walls so I might suggest staying on the end and the second floor to help with noise. They even had freezer space for guests.
Our first 3 days were spent with Ultimate Island Adventure owned and operated by Shawn Gornall and his wife. They are a smaller operation and offer a very personal experience. They went was above and beyond to ensure that we had a good time and boy did we. Our first day we limited out without any problems throwing many back. We caught halibut, salmon, lingcod, cod and rock fish.
75lbs on the halibut
At the end of the day we pulled up to Kodiak Smoking and off loaded our bounty. Man way a long day and I was whooped!