Just looking for people's experiences and thoughts on this one. Next year my dad is planning on coming up to Alaska and would like to do a brown bear/deer hunt and was thinking of hitting up Hinchinbrook and staying in one of the Forest Service cabins. I have never been to Hinchinbrook, but see it all the time from a distance and everyone I talked to has their little hot spot for deer and nobody has stayed at the cabins. They say for bear, just go up the rivers in Cordova. Anyway, I was thinking about trying to do both on the island. My dad really wants a bear and I would rather shoot some deer for the freezer but would gladly help out dad on what he wants to do. I have my own boat that is very sea worthy and doesn't draw a lot of water. Could I get some information on Double Bay and Shelter Bay like is it is deep enough to anchor and tie off to a tree or something on the beach? Rocky bottom vs. soft bottom. I looked at the tides for the middle of October next year and see they'll be getting bigger as the hunt progresses. I have all the gear needed, but have not been to these bays yet...this summer I'll try to check them out. I've done a search and haven't found much about the bays. I looked at some charts, but local knowledge is important also, which I am looking for. Any info or experiences would be appreciated. Thanks.