Greetings Alaskans, fisherpeople, and others
I'm coming up from Michigan the week of July 1st, and bringing a friend who's never been to Alaska. Want to show him a good time! We'll be in Valdez for about 3 days, and I have a couple questions:
1) I had a great time a few years ago fishing pinks from Allision Point. Should the pinks be in close enough to shore to fish by July 1st? What's the run expected to be since it's an "odd" year?
2) I've halibut fished a couple times on charters, and think I have the hang of it . We plan to rent a boat (18') and go out around Jacks or Galena Bay. I've poured over charts and think I've found some potential spots, but ANY advice on where to catch some halibut would be greatly appreciated. I'm targeting 100-200 ft of water (flats especially), off islands, reefs, points and so on. We're not looking for your 100# top secret hole, if we can get on some 25-35 chicken type halibut we'll be pretty amused. Of course, I won't object if you send me GPS coordinates to your secret location!!
3) Grayling - Any local streams, or is Thompson Pass the best area? We're not afraid to hike a few miles.......never caught one and would love to!
TIA and good luck out there!