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    Default Best cabin for sockeye fishing???

    We go to Alaska every summer for a weeklong sockeye fishing trip in a Forest Service cabin.

    We have been to Kah Sheets Lake (great cabin, great fishing), Shrode Lake (Great view, lots of moskitos) and Coghill (fishing weir not great...).

    We would like to explore something else, any recomendations?

    We want
    - Great sockeye fishing
    - Remote but accessible by Float Plane with reasonable distance (< 1 hour)
    - Float Plane access from a city with Major airline carrier (e.g. Petersburg, Sitka, Ankorage)
    - Quiet: We prefer to not see anyone during the whole stay at the cabin
    - Good view is a +
    - Acceptable moskito situation is also a +

    We are currently 4, but might be 6. We go Mid July.

    We are considering Eva lake or Kook lake, as we have never been to Sitka.

    Any recomendations or ideas?

    Thank you!

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    all depends on timing, early july, late june, Coghill, Early-mid august Eshamay, personnally I'd choose eshamay
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    We are going July 16th to 21st.

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    Where can I find information on "Eshamay"

    I googled it and did not find anything.

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    Eshamy Bay, Eshamy Lagoon, Eshamy Lake.

    They are all tied together.

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    Well, I found where it is, but I do not find a cabin for rent.

    Are there cabin available where you can walk to go fishing in a river/creek in Eshamy?

    Is their a cabin on the lake?

    Thank you

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    There is a cabin there but I believe it belongs to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. I do not know if it is rentable. The state nor USFS do not list any as there for rent. The closest cabin is Curloss Passage.

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    Is there a red run to the Martin Lake cabin? That would have all the requirements if the reds make the run. Beautiful area too.

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    This is just a guess:

    McDonald Lake (earlier than I went, in late August, cuz I caught no fresh sockeyes then). I saw nobody except 2 fish and game people monitoring a fish trap. There's a lodge down by Yes Bay but no one came in from there when I went (they might at other times of year, but I think this is too far from ketch to get other company). You will hear the fish and game boat for a few minutes each day; that's the way it is.

    Very good trout fishing makes nice plan B if the sox aren't biting.

    Yes, there is a red run to Martin Lake (do not know if they bite). Good dolly/rainbow fishing there too. There is some day-tripping from Cordova and occasional hunters but not much company.

    Either of these cabins is probably better for 4 people than 6, the McDonald being a bit more accomodating due to the large covered deck and skylites.

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    Wondering whether flafonta picked something:

    If not, it maybe worth looking into either Redoubt or Hugh Smith Lakes? good sockeye #'s I hear - whether you can catch them with hook and line is another matter. Hughsmith is in middle of no-where and hardly ever booked. People have asked about it but I can't recall any report. It does have a wier, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    There is a cabin there but I believe it belongs to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. I do not know if it is rentable. The state nor USFS do not list any as there for rent. The closest cabin is Curloss Passage.
    I coulda sworn there was a FS cabin there, maybe my brochure from 1990 was wrong.

    Given your timing it might be a tad late for Coghill fish as the run peaks in early july.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Default Cabin

    There is a cabin there but it is not rentable. It is for the workers there during the salmon runs to use.

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