Since we're no strangers to combat fishing, I was wondering if silvers will be in catchable numbers mid-july into August? We usually take a few road trips to Anchorage from our home base in Sterling to shop, etc. and I'd like to try Ship. What type/weight of fishing gear is best? We've got Ambassadeurs, flyrods, spinning stuff and all kinds of lures (pixies, vibrax's, etc.)
Any help on lure sizes, colors or how to use bait would be really appreciated. Also, since I've never actually seen Ship creek, I'm sure it's easy to find and is fishing pretty good anywhere there's people?
PS---also during that time frame, I always see people fishing just outside Anchorage towards Girdwood; I think that's Bird creek? What are they fishing for and how does it compare to Ship creek? We fished Hope last year and had a blast, the pinks weren't as easy to catch as everyone told us! This year I've got a 6 wt. flyrod and I'll try that instead of the 8wt, since I'm not a flyfishing guy (don't know how to do anything but catch reds with it) can I use the same coho flies as reds or is there a better lure/technique? One guy next to me was catching pinks at will. I watched him for a while but couldn't see what he was doing different, except catching 25 fish to my 1 or 2!!!!