The feed is arriving in Chignik and so are we. The king salmon, whales and wildlife will share our playground. Looking forward to another great summer. Hope you all enjoy a wonderful summer as well.
We have had an outstanding couple of weeks since our last post! Kings have been absolute dynamite in the river. We continue to see 20+ hook ups a day with new fish continuing to enter the river even this late in the season. We have enjoyed the company of people from all over the country these past weeks. Our group hosted by Toby Wyatt of Reel Time Fishing came from around the Pacific Northwest and were all seasoned Alaskan travelers and said that the Chignik area was by far the most beautiful and most pristine fishing areas they have ever been. Last week we had a large group composed primarily of guys from the south east - most of these guys had never experienced Alaska and were completely blown away with the King and Halibut fishing. Limits of Kings and Halibut were enjoyed by all. They were a great group to host, we had a blast!!
We have finished up our first two weeks of the 2015 King and Halibut Season. Our first week was filled with the Oldfield family, and this past week we hosted a father and 2 sons from Switzerland and a father and son from Maine. Both boats have been spending a lot of time in the river and coming home with limits of nice 22-25 pound Kings with a few 30-40 pounders thrown in the mix. The kings are hitting the river hard and it looks like this year is going to pump out some big fish with a nice average. Out at Castle Bay we have been hooking into some nice coho's and king's, some days even seeing limits of both. We are excited and looking forward for the weeks to come.
Thanks for the cool cap and looking forward to more Chignik Salmon adventures like we had in the 1990's !! ;))
Had great fishing on a first class operation with these guys while we were there two weeks ago. Great gear and "knowhow". Haleiwa, Oahu. Chupu Charters. Capt Chris Parker guided and worked with us in Chignik, Alaska and does a great job in Hawaii.
John, Kylie and family from Utah had a great time yesterday aboard The Seeker with Captains Chris and Freed, nice haul of Mahi Mahi and Ono (Wahoo) and hooked up on a 400lb Sunfish which was released. Exciting trip, glad you all had a great time, and thanks for fishing with us, aloha!
2014 was a great season for us in Chignik Bay, Alaska filled with blue skies and countless fish. Thank you to all of you who made this past season one of the best on record, and for those who have yet to experience what true, remote and rugged Alaska is, we still have a couple weeks available for our 2015 season. Take a look at our attached 2014 season recap and feel free to pass it along to family and friends! http://www.chignikbayadventures.com/merry-christmas/
We ran our first Chignik River Coho trips this week with Scott and Mark from Michigan. Coho's have been swarming the river in thousands everyday, providing for spectacular fishing every trip. Scott opted to swing flies, and Mark casted spinners. Both guys were lit up with screaming line peels, arial acrobatics, and furious takedowns. Our average size is up this year, with most fish weighing between 12 & 15 pounds with a few 17-18 pounders thrown in the mix. Fishing for Coho's is a blast, especially when you are able to sight fish them and have 20-100 fish laying just feet from where you are standing. It is a fishery that all fisherman should experience, when you are ready to book your trip to Chignik Bay, send us a note or give us a call!
Castle Bay is still going strong for Silvers. The guys went out today and came back with 7 halibut and a rack of Silvers. They started fishing Silvers at 1:30 and had 22 fish in the box by 3:00. A quad, triples, and multiple doubles were all apart of the action.
Our guide Travis brought up two of his uncles and a cousin this week. Today was their second day of fishing and Travis took them out to Castle Bay, where they ran into a large school of ferocious Silver Salmon. They ended up hooking close to 40 salmon, boating 23, and losing a nice 25-30 pound King! Most of the action happened in a two hour time period, there literally were salmon on somebody's hook every few minutes! They also landed 2 ling cod in 15 minutes. What a day!
Daryl Pope, a good friend of John and MaryAnn's flew in from King Salmon this week after finishing up the commercial Sockeye fishery in Bristol Bay. Daryl brought his son Stuart with him who reeled in over 35 salmon on his own, many of which were nice, big ocean fresh chromers fresh off the morning's tide.
Victoria from Vancouver, BC who has been helping Mary this summer finally got to tag along on a fishing trip today. She caught this nice chrome bright King on the first troll of the day. She ended the day with 6 Kings landed, with a couple of them over 20 pounds!
Had four guys from West Texas this week trying to escape the hot, southern summer sun but ended up bringing the heat with them. The weather was nice and the fishing was great. Kings are still going hard in the river with 15-20 fish being boated a day. These guys loved to give each other a hard time and weren't afraid of a good laugh. We all learned about some "southern culture." Can't wait to have them back next summer!
Second week finished up today, what a week! Kings were hot and heavy in the river with each boat landing double digits every trip, with a triple successfully landed the last hour of the last day. Great fun and lots of laughs, thank you to the Fish brothers for bringing up such a fun crew!
Just finished up with our first week of guests. The river fished well with each boat getting limits of nice, bright 22-32 pound Kings. Castle Cape provided us with a nice rack of Coho's and Helen Goldberg from Florida landed a nice 80 pound Halibut!
Kings are still hitting well in our bay! Here is Big John with a 40 pound hog caught this afternoon.
Slammin' Salmon in Chignik! Fished 3 hours this afternoon a few hundred yards from the boat ramp and came home with 8 nice saltwater Kings in the fish box!
First king of the summer! 43 pound saltwater King. Fish are starting to enter the river and we have been catching a few passing by our local bays. Good start to the 2014 season!
Connor Reffitt, Uncle Carl,and Grandpa Oldfield all caught nice fish last season in Chignik, Clicl on link to see other highlites!Summer 2012 Highlights
Chiginik Bay Adventures is excited to announce the addition of our brand new, custom built 25' Jet Sled that just rolled out of the factory doors on Saturday. Our boat was designed and built with our clients in mind and will suit every type of fishery and weather condition that Chignik can throw at us. The new boat has higher sides, more deck space, and a welded frame top with Lexan windows to keep people dry and safe out on the water. Thank you to WyattWater Boats in Clarkston, Washington for producing this fine boat! Can't wait to break it in this summer!