The Southeast Expedition – Day 2
- Chris Baldwin
From Kake we hightailed it over the Baranof Warm Springs to pick up our fishermen. It was a stunning landscape as we pulled in and tied up. Once everyone was on board we went to the front of the bay and immediately started catching fish, lots of rockfish, one halibut and one massive Yellow Eye. After an hour we got the trolling gear out and immediately got three strikes. Lost one and boated a silver and a pink. One more hour of trolling produced one 26” King and one large Coho. The guests were happy, and it was lunch time so we headed back to the yacht. After AJ and I ate lunch, we shot over to Sitka. The amount of sea otters along the way was amazing, we saw one raft of otters 15 strong. Hard to imagine the biomass required to sustain such a large number of these animals.
In Sitka, we had a nice dinner and a nice bed. Now its day three, and we are waiting to hear if the guests want to fish today.