Monthly Archives: June 2014

Releasing BIG Halibut at Whaler’s Cove Lodge

Today five guests joined me on the JIL. Three of them, Lee & Candyce Johnson and Randy Spencer fished with me last year. This year they brought two friends to enjoy Alaska’s wealth of fishing, scenery and wildlife. The group … Continue reading

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Fishing For Halibut At Whaler’s Cove Lodge

Today I finally got the JIL on the water and ready to begin fishing. Three of us from the lodge, Capt. Malcolm and Betsy from the front desk joined me on the shakedown fishing trip for the 32-foot JIL. The … Continue reading

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How to Bait Circle Hooks

Today I went fishing with Whaler’s Cove Lodge Master Guide, Garfield George. Garfield is the chief of his house in Angoon, home of the Tlingit people. On the way fishing Captain Garfield shared his people’s local history, his family history … Continue reading

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Captain Albert Finds Monster Halibut For Guest

Whaler’s Cove Lodge opened today. Captain Albert, locally known as one of the best trophy halibut hunters, did it again. After leaving the dock he has his guests took off for one of Albert’s favorite halibut holes. David Jacobs is … Continue reading

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Eagle Swimming in Saltwater

Two days ago I watched two eagles lock talons from about 300 feet above the water. Were they mating or fighting? I don’t know the answer to that question. As I watched in awe they plummeted to the water and … Continue reading

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Whaler’s Cove Lodge Opens Saturday June 14th

Whaler’s Cove Lodge Open Saturday June 14th.

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Pillar Point Halibut Fishing Map

Click to enlarge map Last weekend Pillar Point produced lots of halibut for the two to three dozen boats fishing the area. Everyone here drifts along, dragging their gear just on or above bottom. Anchoring just won’t work here because … Continue reading

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