Being fairly new to salt water boating in South Central, I hear folks talking all the time about boating in PWS, Resurection Bay, and Katchemak Bay. Seems like folks boat very little in the Upper Cook Inlet. I especially hear very little about fishing and hunting over on the western side of Upper Cook Inlet, around Beluga, Ladd, and Tyonek. I understand that area is plumb full of bears. Also, you never hear folks talking about going over to the western side of Cook Inlet, west from Kenai and Nikiski.
Why don't more folks boat and fish and hunt over there?
Tides? Shoals? Distance? Sorry if it's a dumb question.