I am heading to Sitka in early July with a group of 6 good friends of mine. We all went to Ketchikan last year, and are trying a different area this year.
Being from TX, it's obiously hard for me to keep an eye out on how the fishing is going other that forums such as this, or the AK fishing stats on the State website. I am honestly a little concerned about some of the threads talking about the "low" or "slow" #'s of kings that are talked about in some of these threads.
Last year, we showed up a week after the slot was raised to over 48", and thus we did get any keeper Kings in the boat. We did however enjoy our fair share of pink, chum, a few silver, and halibut, and rockfish!
Should I be getting worried about possible major changes on the horizon due to early dismal #'s, or be excited about the potential of a later run? I may be fretitng over nothing, but to be honest, it's gonna cost us approx $3500 (all in) for the whole trip, and that's not chump change in my opinion.
I appreciate any thoughts that you might be able to share with someone so far away from the action.