As I mentioned in a couple previous threads, my dad's coming up this Thursday for almost a week and I'm desperate to give him a great Alaskan fishing experience. The guy has done so much for me in my life that I finally feel like I can pay him back in a small way this coming weekend. To change it up from Ship Creek, I'm thinking of taking him to Whittier or Seward and trying for halibut (or kings) from the shore one day. I've only been to each place twice and am mostly unfamiliar with both. Since I'm sick this weekend I've taken the opportunity to pour through "The Alaskan Angler's Roadside Guide" and read through a lot of the threads on this forum. With my internet connection as slow as it's been the past few days, it's been tedious to wait for posts to load. Both have been helpful to an extent, but I'm thinking we could use some direct, insider information to have any success in the short amount of time we have. Can anyone take the time to point me specifically where to go and what to use (I'm thinking herring) in either place? Any insight would be appreciated since I'm starting to stress myself out with this and stressed is the last thing I should be when fishing with my old man for a couple days amongst some of the greatest scenery on the planet is coming up next weekend.
Thanks a ton.