Now that winter is winding down I thought I'd make a post about last summers trip to CC just to nudge anyone that's on the fence about a trip there off of it. My Father in Law, Brother in Law, buddy, and I spent a week at Salmon Shores and had about as much fun as is possible with your pants on. I really didn't know where to place this post because we were able to fish the fresh and salt water as well as use our fly rods a bit. I had previously been there in 2009, and this won't be my last trip.
We fished the first day with Lee Harper and the first order of business was making bait.
With a few dozen fresh herring in the hold, we got to the business of halibut fishing, and the bite was fast and furious.
in short order the limit of halibut was on board and we could turn our attention to salmon
We were just shy of a salmon limit on day one, but we still had a lot of meat in the freezer and things were just getting started.
The rest of the week we were on our own, and what followed was a whole lot of wacking and stacking. The bottom fishing was phenominal, and the salmon fishing kept us busy throughout the week.
My buddy had these white foam boots he brought from Florida. Everyone in town gave him hell for them but he stuck to his guns and wore them all week.
My favorite thing about POW is the variety of opportunity. We were able to fish the salt in the morning/early afternoon, and then hit a creek or lake with the bug rod after an early supper. The dollies, cutts, and rainbows kept our rods bent almost non stop. The dollies are pretty darn good eating as well. One limit on the first night took care of all the trout needs for our party. In a first for me, I had a coho jack take an elk hair caddis dead drifted on the surface.
As our week drew to an end, we found ourselves with plenty of white meat, but lacking a bit in red meat. But as luck would have it on our last day, while exploring, we found a place loaded with coho that had no one fishing in it. We limited the boat in 1 1/2 hours and named it the coho dope spot.
Our mission accomplished we were able to sight see a bit, and say goodbye to the neighbors.
And take in one last SE Alaska sunset.
It truly is an enchanted place. I can't wait to return.