Aug 22, 2013 – Tom Howatt and his party flew into Alaska’s Kodiak island Resort on Sunday 8/18/13 aboard a private charter PC-12 Pilatus owned by Ryan Air based in Anchorage. They will be departing this afternoon 8/22/13 on the same aircraft but considerably heavier. These guys inspired and mentored by trip Guru Jeff Verdoom have caught lots of halibut and ling cod all four days they have been here.
Group members Curt Schmidt and Terry Howatt took their ques from Jeff and limited on nice halibut each and every day. Group rookie Boyd Tubbs on his first Alaska fishing trip to an full service Alaska Fishing Lodge did fantastic as well, catching all sorts of fish.
On Thursday, the group’s last day of fishing in Alaska, Brandon caught the biggest ling cod of the trip a 65 pound bruser on a 16 ounce Crippled Herring. This fish was taken in a 185 feet of water along a rocky ledge.
While not all trips to Alaska fishing lodges are as productive as the Howatt party’s, it is not uncommon either. This was a great group of people enjoying a great Alaska fishing vacation!!!