Cedros in July

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  • Apr 17, 2013
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    Has anyone fished Cedros in late July?
    Got permission from the wife to go for my 40th birthday, but not sure it's worth $3000 for fishing 4 days.
    Also, I've never flown in a small Cessna plane before and kinda nervous.
    Is fishing Cedros worth it going through all that to get there?

    Thanks for your input.
     

    GClev

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    Grumman Widgeon many times (amphibian), Grumman Goose landing in remote Alaskan bays, de Havilland Beaver on tundra tires that landed on the beach at low tide with a couple of touch and gos to test the mud, Beaver on floats many times on the Nushagak and others, de Havilland Otter on floats at Brooks Lodge and elsewhere, but the best ever has to be riding three people in a Piper Supercub on skis that landed on a frozen section of the Kuskokwim River in February for a trapping trip in minus 33˚ weather. A Supercub is a two-seat cloth airplane 150 horsepower, and we were stacked inside like a bobsled. A Cessna 150 or 172 on an asphalt runway, in the summer, is pure luxury.

    Fishing is fishing, but starting every great trip with small plane ride is priceless.
     
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    Crowman

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    Has anyone fished Cedros in late July?
    Got permission from the wife to go for my 40th birthday, but not sure it's worth $3000 for fishing 4 days.
    Also, I've never flown in a small Cessna plane before and kinda nervous.
    Is fishing Cedros worth it going through all that to get there?

    Thanks for your input.
    Been there twice and going again in Sept. If your going with Cedros Sportfishing that's run by Rosie it's worth every penny. They take care of EVERYTHING including all paperwork including fishing licenses. Food is great, they filet and vacuum pack all your fish to take home. The Captains on the pangas are great and work hard to get you on fish. The town is a little rough (read poor) but all the people have been fine and friendly. You're in a lodge so your environment is controlled by the staff to meet your needs. If you call Rosie she will tell you how the fishing is in July. Rosie (619) 772-7570.
     
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    watersdeep

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    Best plane ride I've ever had, had my nose slammed to the window the whole flight there and back.
    It was a 12 seat plane so a bit larger than a Cessna.

    And only go if your into 30lb plus YT.
     
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  • Nov 28, 2006
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    I'm heading there in July with Cedros Outdoors Adventure. Looked specifically for a 4 day trip since it's our first time there and I'm going with some beginners so not sure how long they'll last. I don't think there should be any concerns about getting there as it seems they do a lot of trips at both resorts throughout the year. The only thing that concerns us is the weight limit. Hard to take the kitchen sink when they limit you to 35lbs.
     
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    hucklongfin

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    Those Cessna Grand Caravans don’t set any world speed records but they’ve got me there and back 6 times so far! Late July should be good. I was there twice in early August and did well.
     
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    Kos

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  • Aug 16, 2018
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    Oh snap! 3k for a 4 day trip? I like big yella but damn. A 3 day on the Vagabond sets me back $1,300...
    Cedros is over priced and over rated imo. Hot as hell, uncomfortable panga's and low quality food. Tim, you and I fished on a 3 day on the Vagabond and caught 100lb+ bft and 35lb+ yt for half the price. Cedros use to be the spot to hit on the way back up the line to break up the trip and fill in the gaps in the fish holds. Not anymore and good luck if there's any weather.
     
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    Crowman

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    Cedros is over priced and over rated imo. Hot as hell, uncomfortable panga's and low quality food. Tim, you and I fished on a 3 day on the Vagabond and caught 100lb+ bft and 35lb+ yt for half the price. Cedros use to be the spot to hit on the way back up the line to break up the trip and fill in the gaps in the fish holds. Not anymore and good luck if there's any weather.
    Well Princess I guess Cedros is for men.
     
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    GClev

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    January-April are Mexico. June and July make me think of Alaska. Am I wrong? Looking at camps and lodges on the Nushagak (King Salmon) or at Old Harbor (Kings, Lings, Halibut), currently 4 days fishing is about the same price. $3000-$3500, but you fly Alaska Airlines to Dillingham or Kodiak and take the small plane to the fish. My best single day at Jake's Tent Camp was 53 Kings, biggest 54#. Take limits are low, but we're all subject to weight limits when flying. And Old Harbor has a rare subspecies of King Salmon with white flesh that are particularly tasty. For ling cod and bigger halibut, which are too tough to eat, the 90-400# kind, you need the boat, but the little ones 30-40# you can catch from the dock or the beach with little spinning lures. The last time I was in Old Harbor, a small Russian crab boat was at the dock and sold me a dozen big Dungeness for $50. The food was great at both locations, Nushagak or Old Harbor, but I'm not a big fan of Caribou and Moose meat gives me gas. I took a varmint call, and called a big sow brown bear and three cubs at the creek between the lodge and the docks almost in the middle of town. The Sitka Blacktail hunting is decent too, if you want a break from fishing. Alaska is still an adventure, every time. Some other guests walked up the creek and caught a bunch of Silvers on flyrods. Alaska offers a lot on a short trip in July. I think I'd spend a little more, go for a week, and plan 6 days fishing.
     
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    Well Princess I guess Cedros is for men.
    So a differing opinion means you go strait to insults? What a cocksucker.

    I think it isn’t remotely worth it either. The yellows l have seen caught there recently are all less than 20# with maybe one standout for an entire group for a week. Panga fishing means you are staying at the dock if the winds blow and they don’t fish the backside anyways. You could do 4 multi day trips for the same price. That doesn't pencil out very well
     
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    Kos

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  • Aug 16, 2018
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    Well Princess I guess Cedros is for men.
    Yes, this "princess" likes to pay for two 3 day trips and fish 5-6 days offshore instead of paying the same price for 1 cedros 5 day trip where you fish 3 1/2 days. I would rather pull on big fish and I'm not afraid to fish "shoulder to shoulder" at 3am to land triple digit fish while the "men" at cedros are sleeping. Cedros is a beautiful place that pumps out decent yt fishing but let's be real and not make it something it really isn't. We were catching 30+lb on paddy's offshore last season.
     
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    Rubberhook2

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    Cedros is over priced and over rated imo. Hot as hell, uncomfortable panga's and low quality food. Tim, you and I fished on a 3 day on the Vagabond and caught 100lb+ bft and 35lb+ yt for half the price. Cedros use to be the spot to hit on the way back up the line to break up the trip and fill in the gaps in the fish holds. Not anymore and good luck if there's any weather.
    I don't remember all the fish we caught but I do remember laughing so hard my stomach hurt...fun times for sure. Pulling on big BFT in the bow laughing my ass off the whole time...

    Miles and I have 4 Vag trips booked this season starting late May.

    Hope to fish with you again brother....
     
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    MikeC.

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    Has anyone fished Cedros in late July?
    Got permission from the wife to go for my 40th birthday, but not sure it's worth $3000 for fishing 4 days.
    Also, I've never flown in a small Cessna plane before and kinda nervous.
    Is fishing Cedros worth it going through all that to get there?

    Thanks for your input.

    At least everyone is working equally hard to outprice their business. Sometimes its great Yt, great bass, and sometimes not (its fishing) but for 3k, doesnt get my vote
     
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    hucklongfin

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    I always have a great time at Cedros. Last year it was a couple of days after I retired… don’t drink with a Canuck who provides the 130 proof, 18 yr old Canadian and does the pouring. I still don’t know how I ended up in bed with my clothes still on but there was laughing involved when I asked. I fished all the next day so still not a princess!
     
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    Hawgboy

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    Its about fishing Cedros and if that is what a guy whats to do thats the cost cost of admission to do so. Not sure why it got all twisted into bang for your buck or the cost comparrison againest a 3 day trip, have fun if the BFT go by by or dont bite. What the hell does Alaska have to do with it . If a person wants to fish Cedros thats what it is and may not be everyones thing to do
    Sometimes you pay for the experience
     
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    DOGHOUSE26

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    My 72 year old brother and I went on a 4 day week of July 24 a couple of years ago and we had a great time @ Cedros Outdoor Adventures. We caught 8-10 yellows from 15-30+ pounds each day, a few calicos and Black Sea Bass, and a couple of small halibut. The only problem we had was the wind which shut down the north and west side of the island and we only had 1 day where we could fish the west side kelp beds which kicked out a ton of bass on iron. Food was great and plenty of it. Pangas were clean and our Captain was great. Can't wait to go again!
     
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    lazyfisherman

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  • Nov 28, 2006
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    It's really up to what you're looking for. If you're only a trophy hunter and really like to be stuck on a boat for days catching triple digit tuna, than this isn't for you. Sometimes you want to fish inshore. Sometimes you just want to throw the iron all day and actually catch fish, regardless of size. It's not for everyone. We all have our preferences. But doesn't mean that it's not worth it. I'm going because I want to catch yellowtail and calico bass until my arms fall off. $2500 for 4 days of catching seems worth it to me. Hell, I dropped $700 on a 2 day and didn't hook 1 fish, so this seems like a great deal.
     
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    Hawgboy

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    Being closed it will only get better in years, decades to come Cedros will be the trophy Calico Bass fishery of the entire west coast. If we release all of them it’s a given 6-12 lb bass will be common
     
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