I am planning on a fishing trip to the Ketchikan area in 07 or 08. Have heard more about the salmon than the halibut fishing in this area. Have fished Juneau and Homer for halibut in the past and was wondering how this area is for halibut. Would be coming in late july or august. Plan to rent a boat and do self guided fishing with maybe one day of chartered fishing just to get started. Also how would the new proposed halibut regulations affect self guided fisherman.