Found this forum, lurked for a few hours reading lots of great info. Thought I would ask for your .02
Planning 1st trip to AK. First 10 days of Aug. 2008, Our goal is fishing and exploring.
Our plan is out of Petersburg, NFS Cabins, renting boats from Mr. Doyle( I see Mr. Doyle posts here!).... a few days at Breiland Cabin in Duncan Canal, castle is. area....then back by P'burg to re-beer and gas, and up to West Point Cabin at the mouth of Portage Bay. We will be fishing, not for trophy or filling our freezers but something to eat while we are there and would like to find variety.
On Duncan Canal.....I have looked at charts which show deep areas in canal from 150' to 200'. Is there fishing for Chickens in the Canal, (Beecher Pass area or middle deep canal) or should we go south into the sraights around Level Is. or deeper??
Coho In? will they be schooling up in the area at this time? How To find them? In SoCal, fish will be feeding and pushing the baitfish to the surface, and the birds will be on it from the top. How can I spot feeding salmon schools in AK? Are there any creeks, streams that would be worth hiking up around Duncan Canal or Portage Bay, to find trout, greyling, char etc.??
At Portage Bay, I would quess the outer mouth of the bay would be a good spot for for butts,? I see 1/2 mile creek to the East and Big Creek? to the west, are they worth fishing for trout? others?
Anyway, lots of questions and any comments or replys on how to locate fish in these areas is appreciated. thanks jim