ELFIN COVE RE­SORT

Sport Fishing - - ELECTRONICS -

907-239-2209 Elfin Cove, with a pic­turesque pro­tected har­bor, pro­vides di­rect ac­cess to the Gulf of Alaska and is also close to the fishy wa­ters of Icy Strait and Glacier Bay. AC­CESS: From Juneau, Elfin Cove is about 100 miles to the west and reach­able only by float­plane or boat. AC­COM­MO­DA­TIONS: Six­teen rooms hold up to 32 guests; Fish­mas­ter’s Inn next door is also owned by Mike Le­gowski. SPORT-FISH­ING FLEET: Six boats (five are cata­ma­rans) from 30 to 36 feet, with the 34- and 36-foot­ers pow­ered by Yan­mar diesel en­gines. TACKLE AND BAITS: Shake­speare Ugly Stik rods, Shi­mano TR200 and Tekota 500 reels for salmon, and Shi­mano Tekota 700 reels for hal­ibut. Mainly fish­ing cut her­ring for hal­ibut, ling­cod and rock­fish; for sil­vers, a flasher in front of a hoochie lure; and for kings, yel­low spoons with pink polka dots. PRI­MARY FISH­ING GROUNDS: It’s usu­ally a run of 10 min­utes for sil­ver salmon, a max of 35 min­utes for kings, and varies from 10 to 40 min­utes for hal­ibut, rock­fish and ling­cod. TAR­GETED SPECIES: Salmon, hal­ibut, ling­cod and yel­low­eye rock­fish. SEA­SON: Kings best May to June; sil­vers mid-July to Septem­ber; ling­cod and yel­low­eye rock­fish mid­sum­mer. RATES: Three days, two nights with one day of fish­ing, $1,695; four days, three nights for $3,695 pro­vides two and a half days of fish­ing; five days, four nights with three fish­ing days for $4,095; six days, five nights and four days of fish­ing for $4,695; all rates per per­son, dou­ble oc­cu­pancy, and in­cludes float­plane from Juneau. COM­MENTS: Elfin Cove, on the north­ern sec­tion of Chichagof Is­land, pos­sesses the largest pop­u­la­tion of bears per square mile in the world. The view from the lodge of Brady Glacier and the Fair­weather Range is cap­ti­vat­ing.

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