Catch up with what's happening at Alaska Sportfishing Expeditions in Ketchikan, Alaska. Week of July 4, 2021.
Welcome back to this week's edition of the Ketchikan fishing minute for the week of July 4th, 2021.
We would be remiss if we didn't give an Independence day shout-out to all of our fishermen and women and particularly express our thanks to our military members, veterans, and their families for their service to our country.
We hope you all had a fun and safe 4th of July celebrating our freedom family and of course fishing.
We do have to say that the 4th of July this year felt a lot like it has in many years of the past with little talk of covid.
People are able to get together in a parade full of floats and busy streets full of spectators and most of all Celebrating.
Ketchikan has continued to enjoy hot weather and although too much sunshine can often affect fishing, so far we haven't seen a negative effect.
That is unless you want to count the countless numbers of guests and crew, who have paid the price for forgetting the sunscreen.
Two of the clover pass crew Cody and Braxton were able to spend a little time off fishing close to the lodge and were able to land a nice 61 pound halibut from a 14-foot skiff.
Talk about a nice day off.
Jealous about having to work while Cody and Braxton were outplaying the rest of the crew, made them clean their own catch.
Our content intern Nick who is responsible for editing and producing the weekly fishing minute, also had the chance to get out on a charter with captain Dawson this last week.
Nick spent the day with guests Twig, Morris, and Gabe catching both salmon and halibut.
Nick is a bit of a landlubber and thought he might be down for the count when he felt a little queasy, but his pride kicked in and he rallied back, picking up his pull and reeling in his first fish ever.
We know what you're thinking, how does a guy who has never fished, produced the fishing minute?
But hey, Nick's a professional, and now in addition to knowing a lot about video production.
He's also an accomplished fisherman.
Needless to say, Nick was a bit excited about his catch.
Charter captains that were fishing south of Ketchikan reported nice catches of salmon this week, including some summer coho that started to show up in good numbers.
Maurice Alsup with pacific geosource brought a group of clients and co-workers to the cedars lodge this last week, and spent the time not only catching some sunshine and a lot of fish but building the relationships that make their company successful.
Many of our guests find the entire Alaskan experience to be a perfect opportunity to problem solve, strategize and plan for the success of their businesses.
When they get back to the dock and claim they were working all day out on the boat, we get a little suspect when we see all the fish and the smiles.
You know, what they say is the best day at work can't compare to the worst day on the water.
But from the looks of things, a lot of our guests find it pretty easy to do both.
Whether you're working or playing, if you're doing it in Ketchikan at an ASE Resort, Chances are we'll be there to capture it and to tell you all about it on the next Ketchikan fishing minute.