Wednesday, June 6, 2012

#23 - Fishing Kalinin Point then Sitka

Last year we fished just off Kalinin Point in Salisbury Sound with good results.  Today we exited Piper Island at 8 and were fishing at 9am.  Several other boats had the same idea and we ran into two other Selenes, Spirit and Serena, fishing the same Point.  We trolled with lures as there was no bait aboard.  After a couple hours, Spirit had their first King salmon and despite a couple bottom fish hookups, we had none in the box.  We did however manage hook the downrigger on the bottom, which required us to cut the cable and leave behind a nice 12 pound lead ball.  Oh well.  We soon set a course for Sitka with Spirit and Serena following.  We docked at Eliason Harbor by 3pm.

Our route to the fishing zone off Kalinin Point.

Protected route to Sitka.

Selene 55 Serena trolling at Kalinin.

Selene 55 Spirit trolling at Kalinin.  

The route to Sitka leaves this reminder of what can happen if one doesn't pay attention.

This Alaska Ferry does 38 knots!

Sitka is a clean town.
The Holland America Cruise Line visits Sitka.

Mount Edgecomb looms large in Sitka's northwest skyline.

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