So I'm fishing the ocean Monday, first time in a couple of years. We're taking a 21' 350 jet, with about a 25 mile range (each way). I know it's late in the season, but I have got to get out there, so long as the weather is decent. From what I've read, here are the pros/cons of Whittier/Seward/Homer:
Pros - Deer, I really would love to shoot a deer. Protection if the weather turns.
Cons - Mediocre fishing.
Pros - Good prospects for rockfish and ling cod.
Cons - No deer. Halibut unlikely within our range. Less protection than Whittier.
Pros - Halibut.
Cons - No deer. Further drive. Fewer bottomfish.
The guy I'm going with doesn't hunt, but isn't opposed to me hopping out on an island in PWS to chase deer for part of the day. Anyone have any advice/experience this late in the season regarding where we ought to fish?