2016 in Review

Written by Ken Brough on December 26th, 2016 | Leave A Comment »

We find ourselves in the last days of another year. We had a very busy season at our lodge at Whale Pass. The year started off with a very mild winter and summer weather came early with temperatures reaching in the 70’s in May. We started our season with some construction projects and black bear hunts in May. The first of our Summer Silvers showed up in the bay in front of the lodge right on schedule on June 15th. It was, however, an overall down year for Silvers all over Southeast Alaska. We had some days of very good Silver fishing but some days of not so good fishing as well. The number of the Neck Lake Outlet Silvers returning this year was the lowest we have ever seen. Last time we had a down year like this, the following year was a record run. So we will hope history repeats itself and that 2017 is a banner year. Guests caught a lot of Sockeye in July and Pinks in August. The fall Silver runs on the Island saw the least fish that old timers could ever remember. We heard the same sentiments about the fall run from all over Alaska. Bottom fishing was overall very good all summer however. We caught halibut from early May right up through the middle of September. The quality and number of Sitka Blacktail Deer seen and taken this year was above normal both early and during the rut hunt. We appreciate all the guests who chose our lodge for their visit to Alaska. We had a lot of repeat guests in 2016 as well as first time ones. We enjoyed renewing friendships and creating new ones. As the calendar turns to another new year we wish a truly Happy New Year to all our family and friends!

 

Outdoor Sportsmen’s Shows Begin

Written by Ken Brough on January 5th, 2015 | Leave A Comment »

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The 2015 Outdoor Sportsmen’s Shows begin this coming weekend. We will be hitting the road tomorrow to attend the International Sportsmen’s Show in Sacramento, California. The show runs from January 8th through the 11th. We will be at booth #3401. So for those of you in that part of the world, be sure and stop by and talk with us. We would love to talk “Alaska” with you. Following is the list of other shows that we will be attending:

  • International Sportsmen’s Show in Denver, Colorado on January 15-18th
  • Washington Sportsmen’s Show in Puyallup, Washington on January 21-25th
  • Central Valley Sportsmen’s Show in Bakersfield, California on February 27-March 1st
  • International Sportsmen’s Show in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 12-15th
  • Great Rockies Sport Show in Missoula, Montana on March 21st and 22nd
  • Great Rockies Sport Show in Bozeman, Montana on March 27-29th

We will be back in Alaska most of February and not attending shows during that month. We would enjoy visiting with you at one of the shows and reserving a time for you to come up to Prince of Wales for a fantastic visit with us. We still have prime dates available for 2015 as well as 2016. Hope to see you soon!