Considerations

Tides

Alaskan tides are the 2nd largest and fastest in the World. There can be as much as 28 feet of water moving through the Kachemak Bay and the Cook Inlet waters in a 6-hour period. We have 2 complete sets of tides in a 24-hour period. We have 2 flood and 2 ebb tides. The transition time between the end of the flood and the start of the ebb tide is called the slack tide.

One thing to consider when planning a fishing trip in the saltwater is the amount of water moving on the day you’ve chosen. These minus tides can sometimes produce some of our biggest fish if fished right. The best thing to do is listen to your captain, he is out there every day and knows how to fish the big tides, the fish move more on the bigger tides you just have less fishing time so pay close attention to every thing he tells you. This makes for a great trip!

Winter Weather Advisory

Issued:
11:14 AM AKST on November 19, 2017
Expires:
4:00 PM AKST on November 19, 2017
Snow
Sunday 11/19 80%
Snow
Snow this morning will transition to snow showers this afternoon. High 24F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
Clear
Monday 11/20 0%
Clear
Sunny. High 23F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.
Overcast
Tuesday 11/21 20%
Overcast
Cloudy skies. High 21F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 11/22 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 16F. Winds light and variable.
Snow Showers
Thursday 11/23 60%
Snow Showers
Mainly cloudy with snow showers around in the morning. High 23F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 11/24 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High near 20F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Processing Your Catch

After a successful day of fishing, we bring your fish back to the docks and fillet your fish (free of charge) Gratuities are appreciated. We will bag your fish and you can take it with you back to the lodge where it will processed by means of vacuum packing and freezing. When you are ready to head back to the States the fish will then be put in a airport approved box and you can put it on the airlines with you or you can choose to have it ship directly to your door steps on the day that you choose to have it shipped.

NoteA halibut fillets out at approximately 50% of its live weight and salmon at around 60% of its live weight.

The following is pricing from the company we highly recommend in Homer, Coal Point Seafood’s. We also use processing companies in Anchor point when we fish our clients out of there or you can bring your fish back to the lodging in Kenai unless you choose to stay in Homer or Seward while fishing for Halibut.

Processing Your Catch at the Lodge

Vacuum Pack & Freezing

1.00/lb

 

Federal Express Shipping
Overnight Boxed Weight Anwhere in the USA, Right to Your Door
20 LBS (FedEx prices subject to change)

$91.45

30 LBS (FedEx prices subject to change)

$114.51

40 LBS (FedEx prices subject to change)

$140.67

50 LBS (FedEx prices subject to change)

$165.00

100 LBS (FedEx prices subject to change)

$327.95

EXAMPLE
50 lbs (X $.80Ea #) Vacuum Pack & Freeze

$52.50

1 Large Box

$22.00

3 Gel Ice

$5.25

Fed Ex Shipping (Total Boxed Weight 59 lbs)

$198.46

Insurance

$10.48

Total (With Tax)

$288.69

Approximately

$5.77/lb

SEAFOOD BOXES
Small 12# $15.00
Mini Medium 20# $20.00
Medium 35# $20.00
Large 50#
$22.00

 

Fishing License Fees
Resident: Annual License $15.00 King Salmon Stamp $10.00
Non Resident: 1 Day License $20.00
3 Day License $35.00
7 Day License $55.00
14 Day License $80.00
Annual License $145.00
King Salmon Stamp $10.00
King Salmon Stamp $20.00
King Salmon Stamp $30.00
King Salmon Stamp $50.00
King Salmon Stamp $100.00
Under 16 years old: A harvest card is required instead of a fishing license and is free.