My brother in law is coming up the first week of August. We'll be lookin for butts. I've only been on one charter, Reel Pleasure Charters No Excuses out of Valdez 3 years ago. He is booked, no surprise there and so is Orion. I know nothing about anyone else and info they provide is vague, SO to my point.
I have a 23' Bell Boy and I estimate it's range is about 70 - 80 miles so 45 - 50 miles round trip is most I would want to go. I don't know it's exact range because I never have ran it that far in one trip at crusin speed.
I fish for Silvers in Valdez and I'm familiar with PWS,but only fished for butts there once in my boat, with no luck. I have no idea where they are within my range. I'm not necessarily looking for huge ones so size isn't a factor as much, 30#-80# will work, as staying within my range.
If I can't get any within my range at Valdez, I am open to Seward or Whittier.
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated, more so for my brother in laws enjoyment than mine, cause I can always go back later.