The 2016 version of our annual dream fishing trip to Angoon, Alaska at Whalers Cove Lodge. This year's trip was noteworthy for two reasons. The first being that the fishing was terrible for salmon. The kings never came in and the Silvers were running a little late. Top it off with terrible herring crashes and there wasn't a great food chain to attract the numbers of whales we've seen in years past. I'd chalk all of hte problems up to abnormally warm waters influenced by both El Nino and global warming.
The second notable part of the trip was that I caught a 77.5-inch, 244lb (est) halibut that was the biggest of the season at Whalers Cove! Fifty minutes of fighting and a good measurement won us a free trip back to Whalers Cove Lodge Next Year! And the fish was released unharmed. Everyone wins!
Ryan J Hollister - Geoscience & EnviroSci Educator, Avid hiker, Landscape photographer, WildLink Club Advisor, Central Valley Advocate.