So in a couple of months (first week of Sept.) we are about to head to POW for a backpacking trip. Afterwards, we are going to relax and rest up in Ketchikan for a couple days before catching our flight back to the lower 48.
We were talking about taking one of those days and doing some salt water salmon fishing. We have been looking at charters as an option but we are not quite sold on the idea of dropping $1000 for a 6 hour trip. I'm sure it would be fun and we would get on some fish but for us as experienced anglers it just might not be for us.
So the question I'm looking to really get answered is this: Would renting a fully rigged boat for the day be worth it? Now what is considered "worth it". Well putting a fish in the boat would count but so would just spending a day on the water with fairly calm seas (less than 3 feet) and getting to see some wildlife.
Just some background that I feel is relevant to help answer my inquiry: I live in Wisconsin and fish hard on Lake Michigan for salmon. I own a boat and we troll out there once or twice a week with pretty good success (catching two fish is my worse trip this year with some trips topping 10). Trolling for salmon is something I have been doing all my life and if there are salmon in the area where we are going, I'm confident I can probably get one to bite. If we go this route, I'll probably pack some of my best baits and make do with what rods are provided by the rental place. So.....how hard will it be to find and get into an area where there are fish?