MANITOBA PIKE, WALLEYE AND LAKE TROUT $1490
This fishing operation located 450 miles northwest of Winnipeg offers guides and lodging out of their 5 star lodge or fly-in unguided packages to one of their outpost cabins with access to many different catch and release lakes. Fishermen have been taking some monster pike weighing over 25 pounds in the 40 to 50-inch class, with some days producing 100 plus walleyes and lake trout averaging over 10 pounds. These lakes produce quality fishing that has been achieved by practicing catch and release for the past 20 years. The only exception to this rule is all fishermen can enjoy daily shore lunches on some morning keepers.
They offer the full service American plan out of the lodge, including airport shuttle, lodging, meals, guide, boat, motor, gas, fish cleaning and prepared shore lunch. 4 days and 5 nights are priced at only $1,820, on up to 7 days and 8 nights for $2,590 per man. Special 3 day package with 4 nights is $1,925 and include 2 days on the main lake and a day y-out to a remote lake, 2 person minimum. There is an 8 1/2 percent tax to be added.
Unguided outpost cabins for groups of 4 to 10 people are priced from $1,490 for 5 days to $1,680 for 7 days. These packages include the use of their 16’ boats with 15 horsepower motors, unlimited gas, cooking utensils, showers, hot and cold running water and airport shuttle. They can also purchase your groceries ahead of time for your group. To save money on airfare for a group we would suggest renting a van and make the 6 1/2 hour drive from Winnepeg to Flin Flon. HCU’s Cliff Graham has fished with this outfit more than 10 times. Fish MB358. MB358 Fishing Photos.
KETCHIKAN ALASKA SALMON/HALIBUT/LINGCOD/SNAPPER FISHING PACKAGES
This operation is only a 90 minute flight from Seattle and the charter captain consistently catches the biggest salmon and halibut in Ketchikan in both size and quantity every year. Most fishermen take home about 150 pounds each of llets for a 3 day trip. He takes 4 to 6 fishermen on his 30 foot boat with twin 250 Yamaha motors. The best fishing is June 20 to mid-August. Kings come in first and about July 4 silvers and some pink show up and by July 15 the kings are tapering off and the silver and pink shing is best. Halibut fishing is always good. Average halibut are 15 to 25 pound sh and he also shes other areas where the numbers are less, but size will average 40 to 60 pounds with the occasional monster. Depending on the fishermen for halibut he can go for large sh or large numbers. They also fish for cod and chum salmon. He finishes up early September.
3 days and 4 nights is $2,975 or 4 days and 5 nights is $3,450 and 5 days and 6 nights is $4,250. Trip includes lodge accommodations, meals, appetizers at the bar in the 24’ x 35’ trophy room, big screen plasma TV, fully guided charter fishing, bait, tackle, custom fish processing, vacuum packaging, transport boxes, round trip airport transfers, daily room service, phone/fax/wireless internet and all taxes. Fishermen take a 90 minute ight from Seattle to Ketchikan, where they are met and driven 14 miles to the lodge. Serious fishermen should book early to get the dates they prefer. This skipper has the reputation and books early. Fish AK247.AK247 Fishing Photos.
ALASKA’S PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND 57 FOOT YACHT W/18 SPECIES OF FISH 4 DAYS ONLY $2500 NO CHARTER FEES
HCU also works with a fishing operation in Prince William Sound that utilizes a 57 foot yacht with a full time captain for eating and sleeping quarters. The actual shing is done off a 28 foot boat with enclosed cabin. They fish for halibut, lingcod, snapper, salmon and many more species. Fishermen are picked up in Anchorage, driven to Whittier where they boat into Prince William Sound. 4 days and 3 nights is only $2,500 and each sherman should expect to take home at least 50 to 75 pounds of fillets if not more. They start June 10 and run to August 31. Fish AK242. AK242 Fishing Photos.