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  1. STANWOOD BOB

    07/12/20 Muir to Stinson report

    Best time of the year down there! July 4th off Duxbury down to Rocky Pt and Muir beach on the 60' line! Jealous as living in WA state and it SUCKS up here :-/
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    Sitka in June

    Glad to hear a nice report! Man those are sure some nice CHEAP fares to Sitka these days! Normally fish 4-6 days in early June each year and late August too but wavering this year. What is the protocol while out fishing and lodge time? Masks required? Just curious! Thanks!
  3. STANWOOD BOB

    June 9 Eureka Pacific Halibuts

    Great video! Question: What's the average drop for fishing the area you are in?
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    Get tested people

    Should be there up right now for Chinook! FYI I've been tested twice here in WA state (negative) in drive thru test units about 5 weeks apart and it really is no big deal! Email response in two days and a text on the test results in less than 24 hours too!! Loved going up the last week of August...
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    Get tested people

    Thanks for posting the link although it's about as clear as mud :oops: Been fishing SE for about 13 years twice a year recently and after rotator cuff surgery in late Jan 2020 this just might be the year to sit out...Damn I hate the thought of even typing this today....
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    First time fishing Alaska

    September is a long way off and restrictions are relaxing but coming from the "outside" right now 2 week quarantine is still in effect! I'm bummed myself as I'd be packing right now for one of my two trips to SE AK.......
  7. STANWOOD BOB

    First time fishing Alaska

    I love fishing the 800' line at the shelf drop off in Sitka! Always felt it was a "character building experience!"
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    Need fishing buddies in Homer this Summer

    Status of getting up at the moment? Normally go 2 trips a year to SE in Sitka and looks rather bleak this year! Fished up there for 12 or13 years now and not getting any younger.....SAD!
  9. STANWOOD BOB

    Seward/Homer Charters?

    Brooks Alaskan Adventures! Check him out on Face Book!
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    New Rayanne

    FWIW I left California for greener pastures in Washington state close to 20 years ago and if I ever do a Nor Cal trip again it would be with Johnny! Remember John being Ray's deckhand a looooong time ago and I could see he had "it" then! Fished the New Rayann for 13+ years and some weeks 1-2...
  11. STANWOOD BOB

    Dream trip or just dreaming???

    Totally agree with this! Consult your attorney before you plan that big cross country trip! Fished it when it was any size off charters then dropped to was it 28" (?) then it went back up to 44" then back down to 38" and of course the 80" fish too.........Oh Man........ Plan on one thing it...
  12. STANWOOD BOB

    Sitka -- Great Fishing Great Place -- weird size limits (slots) suck

    IMHO the fishing has gotten better! ADFG as stated before has done a fine job in managing their fisheries. IPHC and NOAA are doing their best to protect the halibut resource too! Seen TONS more small fish the last few years in the areas we fish (maybe just the spots we fish) so I believe there...
  13. STANWOOD BOB

    Sitka -- Great Fishing Great Place -- weird size limits (slots) suck

    Been fishing North now for about 14 years and I have seen the ebb and flow of the fisheries! AI numbers on Chinook were great a few years ago hence 6 Chinook for non residents for maybe two years was quite generous IMHO! "The Blob" arrived and water temps went from 48 to 54 degrees and it took a...
  14. STANWOOD BOB

    Advice on Catching H & S from Sitka Point Lodge/Charters June 22nd >

    Eat your Wheaties! Fished Sitka for 11 years now. Started going once and year and now twice (early June and late August) You will have a great time! Rolled back into town last Thursday after 4 days of fishing. Kings were tough the first 2 days but finally got them going good! Four fisherman and...
  15. STANWOOD BOB

    Fishing in Alaska during April

    +3 on Brooks! Checkout his FB postings! Never really get up that way as I stick to SE and SC but if I do he's on my list! Good Luck!
  16. STANWOOD BOB

    Prince of Wales early kings question

    Might be a few around as I normally head North around the last week in May and do quite well! Good Luck!
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    king Advice

    Might want to wait a bit on trip planning as meetings are coming up in Sitka the middle of January Jan 11-23) regarding SE fishing for Kings this year. A few years back the AI numbers were darn good and it was a 2 King a day limit ( 6 a year total) for non-resident fishermen but numbers have...
  18. STANWOOD BOB

    Anyone Fishing Salmon Off the Gate?

    2 hour wait? Launch from Alameda CA
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    Salmon Limits Out of the gate - 4/18

    Get back to me on how you did! Living in WA state now never knew how good I had it ocean fishing off the GG with John on the New Rayann! 3-4 hour car ride to get to ocean points to fish and those 35 minute 4:30 AM rides to Sausalito look REAL good right now! Fishing should be great as July 4th...
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    Salmon Limits Out of the gate - 4/18

    When I lived in Nor Cal I fished with the New Rayann and from when Johnny was a deckhand! Fished that boat sometimes 2-3 times a week and no one works harder for your business! No BS on John's reports!
  21. STANWOOD BOB

    Any reports from Waterfall or general area?

    Sounds like a "bum" trip especially the slow boat to China routine! PM me and I'll put you onto one of my favorite outfits I've fished regularly (tried a few in 15 years fishing north) and their 32' boats are loaded with 225-250 4 stroke tandems and they are not afraid to "waste" fuel > Trust me...
  22. STANWOOD BOB

    Port San Luis Salmon 4-30

    Thought he stuck at least twice! Damn........Swing and a miss!
  23. STANWOOD BOB

    Fresh comercial caught CoHo salmon $4.00 lb in Ballard

    Thanks for keeping us informed! Will be looking forward to any updates!
  24. STANWOOD BOB

    Great White or Salmon Shark?

    Nat Geo special had a tagged Farallon Island shark venturing up above Nor Cal all the way to Columbia River area in Oregon! All makes sense to me!
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    Great White or Salmon Shark?

    You Tube SF Bay Oct 10th 2015 GW Attack on seal off Pier 39! Great video and if that's not a GW on that Columbia River video it must be as Tiger Musky.................
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    Great White or Salmon Shark?

    Fished salmon off the Marin County coastline in Nor Cal for 28+ years and saw 4 hits on seals and a few just cruising looking for dinner! That is a Great White don't tell me any different... About time one showed up here! BTW Google search GW Attack off Pier 39 in SF Bay it happened in front of...
  27. STANWOOD BOB

    Kenai/Homer trip

    drifter23> Great report and Alaska is truly a SPECIAL place! Can't wait to get back myself! 11 years and I'm already counting the days till I return!
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    Hard work pays off!

    Great post! WOW! BTW $1200 taxidermy bill? Well worth the $$$ :-)
  29. STANWOOD BOB

    Labor Day Weekend Report

    Was thinkin' about a pick me up cup of coffee this afternoon :eek: but that woke me right up! GREAT video :-)
  30. STANWOOD BOB

    Winter Harbour long fins!!!

    Nice work and a FANTASTIC report!
  31. STANWOOD BOB

    Swordfish RAW

    Broke into a sweat this morning watching this great video!
  32. STANWOOD BOB

    Late Sunday August 14, 2016 Salmon Report

    Be patient as those fish start staging at channel buoys about now and you'll get another shot of here soon! Know some really great fisherman that have been scratchin' here recently too... September was always my favorite time of year off the Marin county coastline!
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    Some help pls-salmon re(newbie)

    ^^^^ All good info here! Fished off SF for 20+ years sometimes 2-3 times a week during June/July/August/September before relocating in retirement to Washington state and with the dismal fishing here close to home I might think about moving back!
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    Angling Unlimited, Sitka, Ak

    Yes Sitka has always been FUN!
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    Sitka Kingfisher Charters / Let's Talk Hookup Report

    Nice report! Fished June 15th through the 19th and Sitka never has failed me! Limits of kings (6 total) a few Coho, nice 40-42" halibut all days with a few 70-90# fish released with assortment of rockfish and a Yelloweye for the year! Can't wait to get back up unfortunately my late August return...
  36. STANWOOD BOB

    Fished salmon way too long and although good find rockfish better eating now! Weird! Brother was...

    Fished salmon way too long and although good find rockfish better eating now! Weird! Brother was a commercial salmon fisher and just love fresh not vac pac'd fish! Send me photos and have a FUN trip! Tight Lines!
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    PNW Greetings! A lot of lodges on the north end of town off Halibut Point Rd. I know of both of...

    PNW Greetings! A lot of lodges on the north end of town off Halibut Point Rd. I know of both of them but unfortunately have never fished with them. Question: First trip to Sitka? Fished many places in AK but found Sitka easiest to get too. July is a GREAT month to go as large Kings moving South...
  38. STANWOOD BOB

    Pacific Halibut on the chew

    Killin' me tonight with a "FAT" pot like that> AMAZING!
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    Salmon Limits Out of the gate - 4/18

    Fished with John when he was a deckhand a long time ago then he bought the boat from Ray! Fished 2 times a week for 13 years before moving to WA state! Best skipper and really works hard to get em' The way WA state salmon seasons and lack of fish lately I might plan an early September trip off...
  40. STANWOOD BOB

    Chasing Mr. Pinchy

    Drooling looking at that ice chest! Beauties!
  41. STANWOOD BOB

    Salmon Season 2016 - Looks like may not happen

    Washington or Oregon? Guess again sad to say... I retired up here about 20 years ago from "The Golden State" and sure miss it now! River fishing is great normally but never went offshore as it was too far to travel for salmon and small restrictive limits and way too many closures. Miss those...
  42. STANWOOD BOB

    Live in WA state myself and fished many places in AK but favorite hands down is Kain's Fishing...

    Live in WA state myself and fished many places in AK but favorite hands down is Kain's Fishing Adventures! Do a search for them just as reference! Never heard of the lodge you'll be fishing from but there are a "few" in town! Headed out the door but if time permits I'll write you later! PS Not...
  43. STANWOOD BOB

    Any Sitka Reports ?

    Rarely check into BD but with a bit of free time thought I'd shoot you a report from this year. Been all up and down SE AK from POW, Ketchikan, Pelican, Sitka and always enjoyed the Sitka area so it's an annual trip or two for me each year. Fished it in early June this year and fish were a bit...
  44. STANWOOD BOB

    Stone Sheep - Northern British Columbia

    Hunt of a lifetime that's for sure! Always wondered what that country was like flying back from Alaska and now I know! Video was SPECTACULAR and felt like I was there!
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    Monster 466 pound Sitka halibut

    Arrived 1 day after this fish was caught and it was a crew off the same dock I leave from! Big buzz, BIG fish but I've always felt let the big wormy cows go...
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    Sitka report

    Rolled back in late yesterday afternoon to North of Seattle at the home base! Laid up for a day on a four day trip due to a bad tooth but it all ended well! Strange year in Sitka! Fished there 6 out of the last 8 years. Water temp 4 degrees above normal and fish not in usual places with plankton...
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    Sitka report

    Saw your post recently and was a bit surprised! I know each year is different and have had remarkable luck in recent years during the timeframe you fished. Last year in Sitka at the end of May it was pretty much WFO. Headed to 750' line for halibut at about 10AM each day with 2 Kings apiece (5...
  48. STANWOOD BOB

    Epic!!! Norcal fishing in Monterey Bay!!!!!

    Extra nice haul of "groceries" there! You can keep all the salmon as I'll take rockfish as table fare any day and I fish Alaska regularly!
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    Skagit river on 11/17/14

    Fished from Rockport down on the 17th too! Great day and yes those "Green Meanies" can put a hurt on you! A few Coho that day too but tough to compete for jigs with those aggressive Chum!