Packing for a trip to Port Loins Lodge in Kodiak Alaska. First off I will start with a bear viewing seaplane fly in trip and sit close to view the bears as they fatten up eating Salmon before the winter months arrive. Next I will be fishing the ocean off Kodiak Island where we hope to find Salmon ( Kings &Silvers )-Halibut rock fish and Ling Cod. I know how to fish Long Range but as to this kind of fishing I am clueless in fact I went on my friends boat a few years back for some salmon fishing and the first thing I ask him do you fish circle hooks or J hooks. Because if you know about Long Range fishing a circle hook you point and wind and your hooked up. Using a J hook it's best to set the hook. Well when I was Salmon fishing and a big Salmon hit the trolling rod I set the hook with all I had.... needless to say I got schooled from my friend about setting a hook on a soft mouth Salmon. My response was you told me it was a J hook....see he understood that because we fish 16 day trips and if fishing a Skipjack you always set the hook.. maybe more than once. As far as ling Cod I have cought a few in my life but all under 15 pounds. So I am excited to take this journey up north with my friends and maybe learn how to fish for some different species however I don't like the rain and I don't like the cold so I bought some rain gear with bibs and some cold weather clothing with gloves to make it somewhat bearable. Maybe will get lucky and I won't see any rain and it won't be in the 40's in the mornings. After I get back I am heading to PV to warm up a bit and some more fishing.