Heading to Yakutat in July

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  1. fishtride

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    I am heading to Yakutat in mid July.
    Any recommendations on what fishing options and guide boat options.
    Is it self guiding friendly or do you need a boat?
    Looking forward to the trip, just don't know much about it.
     
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    Call Mark Sappington at The Yakutat Charter Boat Company

    fresh water you can do self guided easily. You can do a guided drift trip one day or drift it on your own.

    Saltwater I would do a day with Mark, and then you can rent a skiff and fish solo if you have the skill and Know how.

    if you have time, do a Glacier trip with him. Its amazing

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    All above info solid.
    If you've never been do yourself a favor and go check out Harlequin Lake at the end of the road. Lots of ice burgs floating close to shore and sometimes you can even hear the glacier calving.
     
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    Harlequin is pretty cool!

    fun place to hike or kayak
     
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    Sure is, one of the guys I go up with bought an inflatable kevlar 2 man kayak, only weighs 7 pounds and fits in his backpack.
    Brought it to Harlequin and paddled around the iceburgs, the sound of the water dripping off all of them was pretty cool.
     
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    You should check out Mark Sappington's set up. He is a South Bay Native, great guy and no frills places to stay. He has an apartment that he built over his shop that we stay in. inexpensive and a cool area. processing facility and freezers in the shop.

    I leave a bunch of stuff there so that I don't have to transport it every year.
     
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    Best place in Alaska for us! We bought a piece of property last year, have plans to be there 60-80 % of the time, Surfing, great halibut fishing, the river is awesome, the town is quiet and people are nice! Go check the fly shop! go to the hardware store for your saltwater tackle, check out Icy Waves surf shop!

    All of the guys gave great advice

    You can keep 2 halibut any size if you fish by yourself!
    Get a tide book, slack tides are the best for drifting in a small skiff, we killed it off borrowed stand up paddle boards.
     
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    Check Leonard's Landing Lodge.
    You can rent a small boat to fish in the bay for king salmon and halibut as well as they arrange all trips.
     
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    I want to thank folks for their replies! It sounds like it will be very fishing friendly with lots of options. Look for my report in July.
     
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    We most likely will be there in july!
     

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