Communication at Doc Warner’s is best accomplished with a cell phone. Texting is most reliable and seems to reach most of the area. Every year the cell towers seem to improve their reach.
Main Point of Contact
At the lodge I am the main point of contact. Text me at anytime and then will I pass the information to the safety boats or to whoever needs to receive it.
There is one area of where we fish that is a little difficult on communication; Mary’s Flat. We will still have safety boats patrolling the area. Just be aware of this limitation while fishing around Mary’s Flat.
What You Can and Can’t Text
Under the guide restrictions for halibut and because we are a self-guided operation, we are limited on the information we can provide you while you are fishing for halibut. Once you have deployed your halibut lines, we can’t talk to you about fishing reports or help you with issues about broken or lost fishing equipment. You will have to come back to the dock to have those serviced.
The restrictions are not as limiting for salmon fishing. If you are fishing for salmon, we can and will share with you lots of information.
One of the nice things about Doc’s is that we have so many boats out on the water, we kind of get a feeling for where things are going well. Along the same lines, if you fish in a group of 3 or 4 boats, staying in communication with them will also let you have a good idea of what’s going on.
Be sure to bring your cell phone with you to the lodge. Keep it dry, don’t tell your office that you have cell service, and you should be okay.