Hey good people....I just stumbled upon this site a couple days ago and am seeking advice. Last month my father in law surprised me with the opportunity to go on a fishing trip at Port Lions Lodge, Kodiak Island. I love fishing and have never been to Alaska before, so I could not pass it up. I live in Charleston, SC so this type of fishing and weather is new to me. I just purchased a set of chest waders and gloves. I'm still looking for a rain suit, and from what I've read...I will need a good one. Any recommendations for a good rain suit? I've read that the Helly Hansen Impertech II is a good one, but wasn't sure if a zip up jacket would be better than that pullover jacket. Again, this is all new to me so if you all can pass along some gear, packing, and overall general tips....I would be very thankful.
Also, does anyone have any experience with Port Lions Lodge or the general area? Just trying to get an idea on what to expect. Again, I'm a ROOKIE to Alaska and am looking for any advice you all are willing to share. We will be in Kodiak on 8/29, Port Lions from 8/30 - 9/05 with one more day to spend in Kodiak on 9/06. Really excited about this trip and appreciate any tips, advice, suggestions, etc you all are willing to share. Thanks!