September 20, 2013 – We have just completed, what has been, the biggest and best season in our eight year history. There were three big fish records set and close seconds and we hosted our largest number of guests ever.
Tom Bubar got things started in the record setting department by catching two huge yelloweye rockfish in late June. He took a 28 pounder on June 28 and came back the very next day with an even larger 29 pounder. This was not a lodge record but a close second to the 31 pound yelloweye caught by Jan Alexander in 2007.
In July Sherry Marsh set our Alaska fishing lodge record with a massive 351 pound halibut. Sherry’s fish eclipsed the previous record of 289 pounds caught by Phil Whidman in 2009.
Only one month later Bob Arnold of Ann Arbor, Michigan surpassed Sherry’s recently set record with a whopping 360 pound monster halibut.
Between Bob and Sherry’s big halibut Neil Kaiser caught a mammoth 74 pound ling cod on a jig in 75 feet of water while halibut fishing. Neil and his brother Mike Kaiser caught several ling cod in excess of 40 pounds during their five night visit.
Overall we had a great summer and everyone caught lots of fish. The weather has been good and we can’t wait to get going in 2014! Thanks to everyone that visited our Alaska fishing lodge for their vacation this summer.