I'm in the daydreaming/planning stages for our annual trip this August and am curious. Are sea conditions in the late August time frame generally better out of one port over the other? I realize that this is going to depend on the weather systems and that there are lots of variables like distance from port but I'm just curious whether one area is a better bet for fair seas on any given day?
We have a pretty marginal boat for saltwater use (17' Alumaweld Stryker/50 hp.) that is kept in the Soldotna area on the Kenai and I am just trying to figure whether it might be worth it to trailer it down to one place or the other to fish, it is about the same distance either way. From what I have gathered so far, it sounds like the best bet for good fishing in an area reachable in a boat like ours in late August may be Seward for silvers as it sounds like they can often be found in good numbers fairly close to port that time of year. Decent Halibut fishing sounds like it might be out of reach (safely) in a boat this size at either place.