First I want to thank the folks that have been taking the time to PM me and relay along some advice already. it is greatly appreciated.
So there will be 6 of us headed to Kodiak Sunday. We are staying at a rented apt/house on Mill Bay. Staying one week.
We all have Ocean capable kayaks and our primary target is Shallow water halibut. But frankly anything that is fishing related will do! I plan to cruise the shallows with an ultralight or a 6wt seeing what resides in the kelp beds every bit as much as trying for that barndoor. We also plan on trying for cohos and kings in the salt as well.
We typically like to keep the one way distance out to fishing spots under 5 miles. So a lot of driving and checking out launch possibilities. We also plan on taking fly gear for weather days if we can't get out. We will have several vehicles and plan to stay on the road system.
Fishing from a kayak requires a little different mentality since our range is limited, yet we are able to handle just abut any conditions a 24 foot power boat can handle. The team is highly experienced in offshore fishing. In fact I and another fellow Alaskan will be the two clear novices on this trip. Three of the members have landed salmon sharks off of kayaks near Cordova.
We expect a lot of the fishing will simply be dictated by weather.
So for those with Kodiak experience, what would you do? Got any suggestion? Thanks in advance!!