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    Default Port of Valdez

    Does anyone fish in the port for anything other than salmon? I troll for silvers and I just started shrimpin last year. I have a 20' Sprint semi-v, so i really don't want to travel outside of the port. But i would like try fishing for other species too. From looking at Google Earth all winter, it looks like Anderson Bay would be a good place to fish. Comments anyone?

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    I caught some small rock fish in Anderson last week. In the past I have also caught bottom fish in the Narrows. Halibut have been taken in the Port but it is not very fast fishing.

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    Default Thanks freeze...

    I have heard that peopple used to take quite a bit of halibut near anderson and over around entrance island. I would love to find a place to fish for halibut in the port. I just don't know the port all that well and I really don't have the boat for going out too far. It is a good setup for silvers and and shrimp....but not the big water boat.

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    20' Semi-V? Thats plenty of boat! We have made SEVERAL trips out to Sawmill and Jack bay in our 17' semi-V, you just have to be cautious about the weather. Our boat cruises at ~30mph and we can make it to Sawmill in about 45 minutes on a good calm day.

    Last year we came back from our bear hunt in 4' seas and convinced ourselves we needed a bigger boat (Father in law graciously bought it...).

    As far as fishing goes, we were usually hunting and haven't explored it much. We have caught small greenling and rockfish in the mouth of Sawmill. When I was commercial fishing (seining), we brought up an 80# halibut in a set toward the mouth of Jack bay so they are out there.

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    Many a time it is rougher in the port than outside the Narrows. Yesterday was like that. Tough getting out but once past Entrance Island it was fine. Everything depends on the weather.

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    Default My ride

    Thanks Mud...here is a pic of my ride...
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    Oh WOW!! You have a windshield and a top!! Our skiff is WIDE open and makes for a rather exhilarating/refreshing (AKA WET) ride. I wouldn't be afraid to take that rig to Jack, Galena, or Sawmill bays at all. Just stay on top of the weather and pull the hook if things start working up.
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