Bought a different boat in late September. Have had it on a lake twice, but never the ocean (winter showed up too early). Plan to take it out of Seward or Whittier as soon as Spring shows up. Would like to cruise around and get the feel of the boat, but not get out too far until I know the boat better. I would plan to stay within 10 to 15 miles from Whittier/Seward. Would there be any sense bringing along some fishing gear? I know that isn't far enough to get halibut and the salmon won't be around yet. What are the odds of picking up some Rockfish close in to Seward or Whittier in late April or early May? Any other good ideas? My family loves to fish and it might be hard to tell them we're going cruising with no plans to wet a line.