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    Default Where is Eshamy Creek?

    Probably a dumb question for those who have lived here for awhile, but as a still relative newby, I see the "Creek" listed on the Fish count web site, and it is grouped under PWS, but I can't find it on my GPS database, Google earth, or on a plain web search. I am wanting to make a run down to Valdez and I thought I would give Eshamy a try as well if it is in the area. Can I get a point out and any suggestions? Anyone fished there lately? Are the sockeye still good to eat. The dumb questions of a Newbie.... Thanks, Rob

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    Default Eshamy

    It flows into Eshamy Bay.

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    Default Eshamy Creek

    Quote Originally Posted by robf15e View Post
    Probably a dumb question for those who have lived here for awhile, but as a still relative newby, I see the "Creek" listed on the Fish count web site, and it is grouped under PWS, but I can't find it on my GPS database, Google earth, or on a plain web search. I am wanting to make a run down to Valdez and I thought I would give Eshamy a try as well if it is in the area. Can I get a point out and any suggestions? Anyone fished there lately? Are the sockeye still good to eat. The dumb questions of a Newbie.... Thanks, Rob
    It is in Eshamy Bay, which is just south of Crafton Island, which is just south of Main Bay. Of course the reds are still good to eat. They're fresh from the saltwater.
    I'll post some pics sunday nite.

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    watch out for them big rocks goin' in there

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    Fishing for reds at Eshamy has been closed by emergency order this year. The return is way low.

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    Talking Thanks Rick

    I was headed that way.

    Hey Rob, can't you do a fly by and see the creek? hehehe

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    Eshamy Creek is a long haul from valdez. Only about a 2 hour boat ride from Whittier though. Forget the sockeyes, it's silver time. There should be plenty of those around Valdez.

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    Thanks guys. A torn calf muscle in a Flag Football game last night may have ended my fishing season prematurely. I am hoping to make a quick recovery and still get out on Labor day, but if not there is always next year....

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    Thanks LS for the talk on. I found it and you are correct, about 75 miles from Valdez and only 40 from Whittier. I wish I was still flying jets, but those days are behind me. I do buzz around in private planes now and then. I have not gotten checked out here in AK yet though. It has been a busy 1st year.

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    as potbuilder says, lots of big rocks in that area, they sneak up on you too!
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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