Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: good days vs bad days

  1. #1
    Member akriverrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Chugiak, Alaska, United States, United States
    Posts
    754

    Default good days vs bad days

    deep creek kinda scares the crap outta me because theres nowhere duck into if the weather comes up. and im not real exited about landing on my trailer with 5 footers pushing me along. a buddy of mine says no problem and the fishing for meat is rather appealing. anyone fish this area in there inboard jetboat on a regular basis?

  2. #2
    Member JOAT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Soldotna, ALASKA since '78
    Posts
    3,720

    Default

    Good luck getting the tractors to even try to get you out if the seas are too bad. You can end up waiting for quite awhile. But they do require you to have full side boards on your trailer for a reason. Pulling out of typical Inlet chop isn't a big deal. You can usually see things getting bad and head in before you can no longer get out. The tractors can pull quite a ways out and you avoid the breakers.

    Personally, I prefer the Anchor Point launch over Deep Creek, because it's closer to the fish. (I shouldn't have said that...)

    Your worst case seek shelter plan if you can't load the trailer is to go into Homer and seek refuge at the spit, so you should make sure you've got plenty of fuel on board. (Another good reason for Anchor Point)

    Don't do jets myself, but the hull makes all the difference in the Inlet. Your chosen power source doesn't matter as much.
    Winter is Coming...

    Go GeocacheAlaska!

  3. #3
    Member ACBMAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Anchorage only because that's where the work is
    Posts
    160

    Default No problem

    Don't you just love it when a buddy will said no problem when he has no money in your equipment.

  4. #4

    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by JOAT View Post
    Good luck getting the tractors to even try to get you out if the seas are too bad. You can end up waiting for quite awhile. But they do require you to have full side boards on your trailer for a reason. Pulling out of typical Inlet chop isn't a big deal. You can usually see things getting bad and head in before you can no longer get out. The tractors can pull quite a ways out and you avoid the breakers.

    Personally, I prefer the Anchor Point launch over Deep Creek, because it's closer to the fish. (I shouldn't have said that...)

    Your worst case seek shelter plan if you can't load the trailer is to go into Homer and seek refuge at the spit, so you should make sure you've got plenty of fuel on board. (Another good reason for Anchor Point)

    Don't do jets myself, but the hull makes all the difference in the Inlet. Your chosen power source doesn't matter as much.
    I suppose that if not everybody didn't already know that Anchor is better it would make a difference. I like deep creek ok I just a run a c-dory 22. Heck I'd beach the boat if would keep it from sinking. There are some really soft beaches at the tractor launch. I may have other problems by doing this, but sinking is no longer one of them

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •