Finding the Hot Spots

When someone catches a big halibut and brings it to the dock everyone wants to know where the fish was caught. The fortunate anglers who caught the big fish love to share their secrets and give out location information. For the next few days multiple boats are often seen in the general proximity of where the big fish was caught.

Stabi Craft Boat Doc Warners

This phenomenon has always interested me for several reasons. One line of reasoning would question why someone would hurry out and fish where someone had already caught the big fish? Wouldn’t that reduce the chances of catching another big one? If the big fish was already harvested, the chances of you catching that specific fish are zero.

One-the-other-hand it may be that the fish was part of a school of larger fish and by going back to that location it would increase the chances of catching another big one. Certainly the smaller halibut are found in schools but at what size to they discontinue schooling in larger numbers?

I hope this concise information helps you select where you will fish next time you come to Doc Warner’s.

King Salmon Doc Warners

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Mark Warner
Mark H. Warner was raised in Juneau and he has been fishing the waters of Alaska for more than 30 years. He grew up working with his father developing Doc Warner’s from its earliest days. After getting his Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering, he went to work in the industry where he later completed an Executive MBA. Then in 2010, his father, Doc, offered Mark and his wife, Kristina, the opportunity to move back to Alaska and operate the lodge full-time. Today, Mark has over 25 years of experience with Doc Warner’s. His knowledge and experience teaching people about self-guided fishing in Alaska are now used to create lasting memories for Doc Warner’s guests.
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