This was the last week of the season for 2012. The weather remained great for fishing on most days and good for ducks on one day—lots of rain. Temperatures remained mild.
Halibut were still present, though in some cases it took more effort to find the bigger fish. As the tides became smaller, later in the week, the number of hours fishing for halibut increased as did the average size of the fish retained. This has been a wonderful summer for halibut fishing.
Finally, on Wednesday, the 5th of September, the silvers arrived in good numbers. After weeks of hearing they were still in outside waters and would be coming soon they finally arrived. As expected they were big and full of fight. The late run was text-book for years when the water temperatures remain colder than normal, but the good late run bodes well for a nice return in future years.
One of the strong evidences of the successes of those who fished at Doc Warner’s in 2012 is the large numbers who have already booked for the next couple of seasons. We often have guests tell us, “We just feel like part of the family, the facilities are much nicer than anywhere else we have fished in Alaska, and the food has been wonderful.”
We look forward to seeing and talking with many of you in the near future.