I've lived and fished in Alaska for 6 years now and have had great results, but I have never really focused on a tidally influenced area such as Ship or Bird Creek. My main reason has been the crowds and that stupid mud. This year, I want to King fish in Ship Creek. Can some experienced Ship Creek slayer give me the how to advice that I need? Some questions that come to mind are:
1. Do I need to fish the incoming, outgoing, or slack tide and does it matter if high tide is earlier or later in the day?
2. How large of a tide do I need to fish? Does a larger tide like a 20-30 foot tide push more fish into the creek?
3. What presentation do I need to use? Roe and a bobber, roe and a spin and glow, big Vibrax, Fly?
4. What area of the creek is my best bet for a fresh king? I know where the honey holes further upstream are from watching and listening to people talk.
5. Historically, when do the Kings start entering the creek?
Not trying to overwhelm anyone with my thirst for knowledge and I appreciate in advance any advice I can get. Here's hoping for good runs and tight lines this season!