I'm not new to AK fishing but am new to dipnetting. We want to give it a shot this weekend. I've been studying up on what to bring and what to watch for, thanks in large part to some of the great posts on here.
Does anyone have any advice or rules of thumb on what to watch for with the sonar numbers. For instance, is it not worth the time if the sonar falls below 30,000 fish or something. We're not looking to pick up a permit full but would be happy to pick up 10 or 15. But looking at the charts it seems like the sonar usually takes a sharp dip after the 7/16 peak.
Also, is there a baseline on the OTF reading? It looks like it has been in the 40s-60s the last several days, but there is also a SW wind predicted for the next few days. Tides also look promising with a high tide at 5:00 p.m.
All that said do any of you seasoned dippers have any prognostications for Saturday? THANKS for any help here.