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    Default Fishing in April

    Is there any good fishing in april? Im looking for saltwater charter or good trout fishing.

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    theres halibut... Nothing really in SC for freshwater though...
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimreinecke View Post
    Is there any good fishing in april? Im looking for saltwater charter or good trout fishing.
    What part of the State? April can be decent for ocean king fishing with an occasional halibut or ling - in SouthEast. Good luck finding any charters though. Very few folks even put into the water until late April or early May.

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    Default Any good shore spots in juneau?

    I'm leaning towards Juneau, but finding a charter is impossible... like you said. Any recommendations?

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    Don't even bother trying for trout till about June. They will not, I mean WILL NOT touch anything till the water warms up. I fished Lalen and Seymour lakes consecutively for 4 hours each day and didn't get a hit. There were many other boats out there and they said the same thing. Once that water warms up though.... unbelievable fishing
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    Default Steelhead! POW (wait I mean Juneau!)

    According to my log I caught 27 steelhead in the 4 days I got out to the river last April. From 6 to 14lbs (in two rivers/streams). Also caught 7 halibut, 2ling over 36" and 3 kings in April. Fished all day Sat. and Sun. all month. If you have the cash you could get a charter here (POW) in April. Its an extra flight or ferry ride from Ketchikan. It is hit and miss though. I can find the steel that time of year but for my ocean fish I ran a LONG ways for and fished HARD!

    DID catch 2 kings today though Jan 24!

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    Default Kodiak?

    Bright fresh Giant kings, rockfish, Pcod? 62 pound king landed in April 08

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    I would love to go for steelhead. Are the rivers accessible without a rental car?... never been to juneau.

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    Default oops forgot pic

    fish box from april
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    Default Im on POW!

    I'm on Prince of Wales Island catching steelhead. I'm sure there are bigger fish (and probably more of them) up on the Situk that time of year. A 62lber in April! Kick A....... My biggest is only around 44lbs. (Around.... right! It was 43.9 on the nose!!!) I guess I'm moving to Kodiak! I interviewed for a football coaching/ biology teaching job a few years back but was only offered the football job. Do u suppose it is open again??? Can't put gas in the boat on $5,000 a year anyway!

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    Default Cod??

    U guys keep those cod? We used to hang them on the front door in Golovin and eat them freeze dried (raw kind of?!?!?). Down here they are a trash fish we toss back. Do u fillet them? How do you cook them?? R they yummy?

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    Default work non stop but...

    Work is fishing and hunting, so its good right? Price for cod is down and diesel is still up, so I have to take it easy on the gear and hope I dont need to replace or repair anything. Living the dream!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakcombo View Post
    fish box from april
    Kodiakcombo.....that king looks good enough to make me want to leave my wife this time of year............. ok I lied, she does things a king can't but on the other hand a king does things she can't!!!!!!!!! God help me if she reads this and thank God for beer.
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    Default lol

    It is a hog, a bear hunter landed it. He shot a bear and had a couple of days to fish. Some guys have all the luck!

    Cod is good food, halibut is also good...if its the same size of the cod(I dont like to freeze fish..lazy) I like to catch what I'm going to fillet and cook.

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    I hear ya....straight from the water to the pan is the best way to go
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    Hard to beat Kodiak, but Yakutat has steelhead heaven, and saltwater is good in April too. Don't know a lot about POW, but these are the two I'd toss around.
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    Default i bet

    that if you put a hook in your wife's mouth and threw her in the salt that she would do things that even a King can't do! LOL...........

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    Raptor 1. That was hilarious. I don't know how many times I have said the same things over the last few months. I told my wife just last week that you can't fish on a house but you can live on a boat. You can imagine the look I got. Then again, the beer thought it was hilarious.

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    Yea I'm just glad she doesn't come on here. I'd be a dead man for sure. I think this time of year we would all do some "suspicious" things to catch a few fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slimreinecke View Post
    I would love to go for steelhead. Are the rivers accessible without a rental car?... never been to juneau.
    not in Juneau... Been here 3 April's now, haven't seen a steely yet.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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