You guys (and gals) on this forum have provided me with some excellent fishing advice in the past. I am looking for your help once again. We (me and Mrs.) are planning another fishing trip to Alaska in 2010. The time we can visit is pretty open, any time from early June thru' the end of August. Our primary target specie this time is Halibut. We would be happy if we caught nothing else. Although adding a rockfish or two or a lingcod to the box to bring home would be nice. We are not after a pile of fish and would be pleased if we could each bring home a 50lb box of delicious fish fillets. In the past we have fished primarily for Salmon and have had good luck doing that in late August and early September. And we have thoroughly enjoyed each minute that we have spent in your wonderful, friendly state. My thanks to all the locals who have offered their friendship and advice while on our visits there.
So, when should we plan to do our fishing and where should we go? What do you consider as the prime time and location for Halibut? We plan do some river/steram fishing on our own while there also. We fished Kodiak in 2008 and had a blast there, although the weather was bad and we only made it out fishing on the ocean one of the three days we had booked. We have not yet visited the Homer-Seward area, so should we consider that? Where ever we go, I'd like to again book at least 3 nonconsecutive days to hopefully avoid some bad weather. Good idea or not? Also, we want to stay away from the large party boats and fish on a boat with only the two of us or with a small group on board with us. If you have any suggestions on whom we should contact, please let me know. If you'd rather PM me, do so.
Thanks in advance for your help once again. I really do appreciate it. Looking forward to your suggestions.