Planning on a couple trips to Bligh Is. this summer for my first time. I am making the trip in my 22' Jet boat and I feel pretty confident it will be a safe trip if I plan my days right. So on to my questions concerning this trip. I will be stayin the night i a cove/ bay around the island somewhere. I have researched it a bit and it appears that Cloudman Bay looks promising. My other option is West bay but from what I can gather it appears that West bay is pretty shallow. I am looking for safe anchorage for n overnighter out of the storm that is likley to roll up at some point. Have any of you got any experience with either bay? If I must I will run back across the narrows twards Bidarka pt. and find anchorage there. I would like to stay really close to Bligh due to my fuel sitiation. My boat is equiped with a Chevy 350 and I only have 55 gallons of fuel on board my main tank. I am considering hauling a barrel of gas along if need be. i have a flow scan so I should be able to monitor my fuel consumption pretty close.
Another question is what about shrimping out around bligh? Any luck? I have fished Valdez for 2 years now out of this boat, I have never ventured past Galena Bay yet though. I am in need of some Butt's though this year and I am committed to find a few.
Please share any usefull information you might have about this area.
Thanks in advance boys!