A couple of buddies from Outside are coming up next week (beginning June 27). We'll be heading out of Whittier in my 28' Bayliner for three or four nights. The guys are looking for good scenery and the opportunity to hook a couple of decent 'buts.
My total range is about 215 miles. Setting aside 1/3 of my fuel for emergencies, I'm left with about 140-150 miles to get out and back, as well as make three or four runs from anchorages to the fishing grounds.
I am considering running out to the Knight Island area. If the weather agrees with our plans, we would probably fish near Seal Island, Smith Island, and/or Channel Rock. In the evenings, we would anchor somewhere near northern Knight Island.
I am looking for advice regarding hazards and good anchorages. I'd also be grateful for any general recommendations about where to hunt the 'buts and how deep to fish, although I'm not asking for the coordinates of anybody's honey hole. And if someone would like to recommend another trip, I'm certainly interested.
Thanks in advance to those who take the time respond.