"Yakutat remains a TWO Halibut per day limit fishing destination!"
Yakutat is the northernmost community in "southeast Alaska."
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are the first community
north of the guided fishing bag limit reduction area 2C. We are located in (3A) a unique area with very little charter pressure.Situated along the outer gulf and have for years been the little secret of fishing enthusiast looking for a authentic fishing destination.
Aerial view of Yakutat Bay and St. Elias Mt. Range
Yakutat Bay has an 18 mile wide reef moraine across the mouth creating some of the best natural fishing structure on the whole coast. The fishing grounds are only minutes out of the harbor targeting Halibut, Ling Cod, King Salmon, Silver Salmon, Red Snapper, Black Bass, numerous rock fish and of course the infamous Sand Shark! Whether it is a saltwater fishing trip of a lifetime or simply enjoying the scenic splendor in and around Yakutat and Disenchantment Bay, YAKUTAT CHARTER will deliver memories of Yakutat to cherish forever.
With the fishing grounds close to the harbor (20 - 40 min. boat run) and abundance of reef structure, short trips and good catches are common. The Yakutat fishing grounds
are typically fished in the 80 - 180 ft (or less) depths, and often on the outside coastal waters. Usually light to minimal current allows for set-ups using 24 - 32 oz. weights. As a result, fishing retreivals are simpler and not as punishing an event as in some other deep water fishing ports. Also this year, YAKUTAT CHARTER will featuring some electric reels for when we decide to go deep or just feel like taking it easy...
The "Sea Wolf" was desgned and built in Yakutat for this area and this style of fishing. Years of experience and study have found its way into the design and character of the hull and cabin to make it a very stable, very spacious, very comfortable, and extremely sea-worthy vessel
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Captain Scott Chadwick
With over twenty years of history in the Yakutat area, your captain, Scott Chadwick is knowledgeable and passionate about the rich waters of the Pacific and fishing. He spends part of the non-chartering season commercial trolling and exporting fish. Quality handling of your catch is second nature.
Captain Scott Chadwick is a year-round local fisherman - both commercial and sport fish
guiding. Fishing the Yakutat grounds year-round, he provides you with the inside "real-time" local knowledge and experience to
One bite-one kill.
Showtine at the Hubbard
Allen on a nice ocean.
Allen's second halibut.
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get you to the most productive spots. The only thing you need to bring is some rain gear, a lunch or snacks, and of course a lucky smile!
Although Yakutat's saltwater fishing is
well known as a productive ocean destination,
many of our clients come here (via daly jet service) to fish the famous Situk (see-tuk) River, known world-wide for our famous steelhead, king, sockeye, pink, and silver
salmon runs. This association allows for the best of both ocean and river fishing in one destination, allowing a full week to be filled with fishing adventures of all kinds!
Beyond fishing, one might consider a whale watching
excursion or Hubbard Glacier Tour. The Yakutat area has some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable. Everything from the majestic St. Elias Mountain Range, fantastic sunsets, wildlife viewing as well as the awesome sites and sounds of the Hubbard Glacier are only minutes from Yakutat. You can enjoy the solitude of remote Alaska as Scott takes you on an inland tour of the many islands and small sheltered harbors unique to the Yakutat area.
**NEWS FOR 2014**
Charter Catch Limits Set by IPHC
Seattle, Jan. 17, 2014. Commercial and Charter catch limits were announced today at the annual IPHC (International Pacific Halibut Commission) meeting..
Based on the charter allocations under the new Catch Sharing Plan, Area 3A will be managed under a two fish bag limit, with the first being unlimited size and second fish having to be equal to or less than 29 inches in length.
Only one trip per vessel, per day, will be allowed and there will be no skipper and crew retention of halibut.