No matter what people say about "Size doesn't matter", it matters.
I am a first tome poster but long time lurker so please forgive me if there was a better subforum for this question.
I am planning a trip from Texas to Ak this summer. Plan to drive upthrough BC to Skagway and board the ferry. Will have my wife and two sons (7&9) in my crewcab with cabover. I have a heavy built flatbottom / jon boat with a 40 hp prop motor I want to bring. It is a 1660 with 24" sides and a 20" transom and 7' across the top. We plan to hit Skagway and over a months time ferry hop the ports down to Prince Rupert giving us appx 4+ weeks in Ak. My wife and I had lived in Girdwood for a while in 2001 and don't think the shoulder to shoulder creek/river bank fishing would be enoyable for my sons despite them both being avid bass & catfisherman. Anyway, we've never been to SE and really want to check it out.
I have run this style of boat for nearly 25 years, mostly in rivers and lakes, large and small. Spent a fair amt of time fishing galveston bay here as well...enough to know when it is no fun/ not safe. I thought alot about renting skiffs but cost and convenience (wanna fish while traveling outside) brought me to post here.
Where can I fish with my boat in SE in July? Do the protected waters give many fairweather fishimg days for this sized craft? Any recommendations or advice about fishing along this route would be appreciated. Thank you so much.