I have a friend whose parents live in Cordova Alaska. I am pretty good buddies with him and was thinking of a trip to visit the area next year. I have had a fly in guided trip up clear creek/Talkeetna last year and LOVED IT.
I live in Montana near Billings and work for a major oil company. My dream is to have a summer cabin or a piece of ground in Alaska to fish the summer months – June through October (on and off while working) and probably spending the winter in Montana. Pease don’t hate me for this idea; I believe many are doing the same thing.
Does anyone have any ideas or experiences with Cordova? I have read quite a bit about Valdez on this board and the salt fishing for salmon sounds pretty good. I was born and raised in western Washington State so I have salmon running in my blood and I don’t mind rain.
It’s tough in Montana without much Kings and Silvers in season…like ZERO. I miss it allot. How about the river fishing near Cordova? The only reason I am asking about Cordova is because I know no one in AK except MY buddy’s parents in Cordova and my nephew in Anchorage but he is not a FISHERMAN.
I have not done any Halibut fishing but I have caught allot of large ling cod in the San Juan Islands years ago, I’m a salmon nut though, and currently have a jet boat and drift boat for Bass, Cats and Trout here in Montana, believe you me, I know how to drift a bead to catch a trout on the BigHorn – ANYONE’S WELCOME ANYTIME, I MEAN THAT. I live about 45mins from the BigHorn River.
I’m coming up on 49 years old and am thinking more everyday about a small summer place in Alaska I can go to fish heaven before I die… I am just not sure that the “other side with Saint Peter” has salmon fishing so I need to make the best of the time I have left here on the planet earth with all you wonderful fisherman.
Thoughts and comments welcome – thanks for letting me speak what’s on my mind.
John H. – Montana