Icy Bay Lodge 2022

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Icy Bay Lodge gives special discount on the short notice. for the dates as below.

July 9 - 16 and July 16 - 23

Please let me know if any angler can go on a short notice.
Besides, we fish 6 days instead of normal 5 days without extra charge.
 
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Finally arrived at Icy Bay Lodge, AK.
They say a lot of nice halibut are showing inshore spots this year.
I am looking forward to another 200 plus lb halibut on ijgs.
Stay tuned.
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Ready to join you in a week. Save a few 200# for us!
Weather is very nice this morning with sunny skies and light wind.
We are going to try inshore rockpile as there are leftover waves. I expect to catch and release lots of small halibut on jigs and catch a few nice halibut as they say many nice halibut were caught there this year.

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unbelievable halibut jigging out of Icy Bay Lodge, AK today.
I released 92 small halibut on 5 oz Al Gag jigs and I got 100 lb halibut for 93rd catch. Rego never fished Pacific halibut before and he nailed 140 lb - 150 lb halibut.
It was so much fun to use Black Hole Kayaker rod which I use for fluking.
My whole body is aching after 5 hours nonstop jigging.
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We have one - two spot open due to cancellation on July 16 - 23 trip. If anyone can go on a short notice, don't hesitate as you can expect the best halibut jigging in shallow water ( 60'- 100').

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Fabulous ling cod jigging out of Icy Bay Lodge, AK
We went to legendary offshore spot where I got 270 lb halibut on a jig a few years ago.
Sadly there are no more big halibut, but big ling cod are plentiful.
I got 54 nice ling cod on jigs in 4 hours fishing.
Rego and Bob never fished ling cod before and they are very happy to land big ling cod on jigs.

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Wed is non-halibut day. It means you can not target halibut on Wed.
So we went black bass fishing and did sightseeing after we limited out black bass.


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Kil, thanks for posting pictures. Are Michael and Kate York working at the lodge this year? Last I heard they were living in Palmer, Ak. I remember Mike saying the ling cod moved into the rock pile and chased all the halibut out. Good luck, Ken
 
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Kil, thanks for posting pictures. Are Michael and Kate York working at the lodge this year? Last I heard they were living in Palmer, Ak. I remember Mike saying the ling cod moved into the rock pile and chased all the halibut out. Good luck, Ken
Hi Ken, I miss you. Michael is planning to come next week to help them. But he is working elsewhere.
 
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Halibut jigging again today.
We went to same spot as we got lots of halibut a few days ago.
Fishing was a little slow by their standard, but I caught 44 haliibut on jigs and released 42 and other anglers did as well. :)
No big halibut this time. We will try halibut on jigs tomorrow.

Relaxed jiggiing on a chair. :)

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Today was the final day for the first group at Icy Bay Lodge, AK. We fished halibut closer to the lodge. After we caught many dogfish and halibut fishing slowed down, we moved to the spot where we fished yesterday.
I released 33 halibut and kept two. We didn't land a monster halibut and the biggest was about 40 lb.
I used only 5 oz Al Gag jigs with 6'8" Black Hole Kayaker rod and IRT 500 DD reel. It was so much fun to catch 10 - 40 lb halibut with such light takcle in 60' water.

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Today was the final day for the first group at Icy Bay Lodge, AK. We fished halibut closer to the lodge. After we caught many dogfish and halibut fishing slowed down, we moved to the spot where we fished yesterday.
I released 33 halibut and kept two. We didn't land a monster halibut and the biggest was about 40 lb.
I used only 5 oz Al Gag jigs with 6'8" Black Hole Kayaker rod and IRT 500 DD reel. It was so much fun to catch 10 - 40 lb halibut with such light takcle in 60' water.

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Nice repot and 40# fish are PERFECT! :-)
 
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I landed 175 halibut on jigs for 4 days and 54 big ling cod on jigs for one day at Icy Bay Lodge, AK and the biggest one is about 100 lb.
That is quite a lot of halibut and ling cod
First group of anglers just left the lodge and second group of anglers will be here soon.
I hope they catch as many halibut as the first group did, but weather is quetionable.

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good halibut jigging out of Icy Bay Lodge, Ak today.
My daughter Jumee got the biggest halibut in 160 lb - 170 lb using light 6'8" Black Hole Kayaker rod and JM Pe7 reel filled with 80 lb braid and 130 lb leader line.

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Kil, Are they no longer using the other boat for fishing? I prefer the landing craft. More rail space and everyone can fish one side of the boat.
 
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we are using the landing craft this time as we have 6 anglers. We used the small boat last week as we had 3 anglers. The small boat is good upto 4 anglers. It runs better.
 
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Today (Wed) is non-halibut day. That means you can not target halibut on Wed.
They say they do some sightseeing in the bay and go out for rock fish (black bass),
I opted to stay at the lodge as it is raining and I am not excited to catch small rodk fish.
:)


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