During the summer season, I use this page to provide
regular updates of highlights of current trips. If you're thinking
of a trip with us, here's a way to see what it's like. Since we
cruise wilderness waters, it is not economically feasible to provide daily
updates, but when I get back to port after each trip, you'll see the report!
We keep this in a password protected area, but we would
be happy to share the userid and password with old friends and new.
Please fill out our contact
form today for the password! Once you have the password, you
enter the trip
reports area [password required] of the website as often as you like.
Here's an example of a recent
This has been edited; you will see more information in the actual trip
J-H family from Texas up
for their first time with CAC.
Another great weather start for a trip. We headed south towards
<spot> and spent the first day “practicing” and
getting acclimated to the gear. Wasn’t long and they were
catching some nice fish. With great technique they “boxed”
just one short of their limits for Lings and Halibut on the first
day! Halibut up to 40 pounds and the Lings 19-25 lbs.....nice. Kim
showed the guys her fishing prowess and was consistently landing
the biggest fish......and more than all the rest too! Always a great
idea to bring the wives fishing, fellas! By later in the week we
caught our limit of BIG yelloweye! Kim was consistently hot with
fishing and lands a 70 pound Halibut while Ken reels in keeper Kings.
Kurt and Milburn caught their fair share of big fish too! We were
blessed to see Killer Whales and watched them for awhile. Our Brown
Bear friends were out feeding on the tide flats again......same
as last week. Ken went for kayak ride early in am and spied a big
Brown Bear and got pics. We had the unique pleasure of an uncommon
thunderstorm over us for a couple hours in the eve of the second
day and next morning found where one of the bolts of lightning hit
it’s mark.....a tree on a hillside around the corner from
our anchor spot was on fire. It was a smoldering smoky deal and
was out with the following days rain. Went freshwater fishing thinking
might not be any fish in yet.....but there was and a lot too! Caught
several salmon and a good mess of Dollies too. Found otter and wolf
tracks along with the standard bear tracks. Found the salmon berries
too! Got crab! Got Shrimp! Millburn's B-Day we spent in <another
great spot>........where it was spectacular as usual. Early in
the morning Ken went for another kayak ride with his son Kurt and
got close to a Brown Bear sow and cub......maybe a little too close.......but
got some awesome photos. Overall a nice trip with a good mix of
activities and enough fish to feed the family for a few months.
Wildlife was a definite highlight on this trip and Ken's equipment
and talent for shooting pictures is incredible. When he sends the
promised disc of his trip with us we'll post his excellent photos
on a page of our website here at CAC. The other highlight was undoubtedly
the fabulous meals by Chef Mandy. More on that next weekend.