Sendero Group Travel Blog

Follow Sendero travelers on their adventures using accessible GPS.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Fishing in Resurrection Bay near Seward

We were up at 5 AM in preparation for a fishing charter. The forecast was for rain so we spent a good deal of time tracking down rain gear. There is a whole vibrant world around people going fishing at this hour. I had no experience so it was all new to me and mostly for the boys.

The Aurora Charter boat had a cabin that seated 10. It was full for the 25 mile roller coaster ride out into the ocean in search of salmon as we all tried to stay dry. It was really rough, even by Captain Kevin’s standard. We plowed into the waves at 26 miles per hour and would slam down with bone jarring regularity on the far side of the wave.

Lined in our yellow slickers, we stood in the wind and rain fishing. The alternative was to be bouncing around the ocean in something that felt and sounded like a bus on the water. I rather preferred rain blown fishing, thank you very much.

I actually found myself day dreaming, staying surprisingly dry in my yello cocoon. I was the first to snag a live one. Deck-hand Justin took my poll when the salmon got tangled with other lines, a problem when you have 10 poles in lines off one boat. The fish eventually broke loose and it was my last live one.

Wyndham caught a pink salmon and Carson caught a black rock fish. I was happy about that.
Mike and Wyndham with the fish that Wyndham caught
We tried 3 or 4 other fishing spots without much action. One of the other people pulled in a Silver Salmon. Back at the dock, we dropped off our fish to be vacuum packed and frozen. We called the hotel shuttle which picked us up and brought us back to a patient Miguel. I am so glad I left him in the room as he would have really gotten bounced around the boat. Nobody warned me about that problem. It was a fun adventure and we were happy to be back.

I was surprised that my GPS told me we were in Resurrection Bay for a good 10 to 15 miles offshore. Eventually, I got an unknown position report. I mostly looked at the heading as I tracked Captain Kevin’s efforts to avoid big waves and debris. I marked the rock islands where we stopped to fish although I can’t say they are spots worth marking in terms of the fish activity.

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home


August 1997   January 1998   August 1999   December 1999   January 2000   September 2004   October 2004   November 2004   December 2004   March 2005   May 2005   July 2005   August 2005   September 2005   November 2005   May 2006   June 2006   August 2006   September 2006   October 2006   November 2006   December 2006   February 2007   March 2007   April 2007   May 2007   July 2007   August 2007   September 2007   October 2007   November 2007   December 2007   January 2008   February 2008   March 2008   May 2008   June 2008   July 2008   August 2008   October 2008   January 2009   June 2009   July 2009   August 2009   September 2009   October 2009   November 2009   December 2009   January 2010   March 2010   April 2010   July 2010   October 2010   December 2010   February 2011   May 2011   July 2011   September 2011   October 2011   November 2011   January 2012   February 2012   March 2012   April 2012   May 2012   July 2012   August 2012   October 2012   November 2012   December 2012   January 2013   March 2013   June 2013   July 2013   August 2013   September 2013   October 2013   November 2013   December 2013   January 2014   March 2014   April 2014   August 2014   September 2014   October 2014   November 2014   December 2014   February 2015   July 2015   August 2015   September 2015   November 2015   December 2015   January 2016   January 2017   September 2018   November 2018  

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?