Alaska Day 1 Halibut Fishing Cook Inlet — 21 Comments

  1. Trip of a lifetime? You looked quite excited while reeling in your halibut. Looks like you were a bit winded as well. 😃
    Enough…on to the next post.

    • The next post was the earlier post Duh 😂!
      I was just anxious to continue reading about your trip. Don’t make us wait too long!

    • I’d like to go back . . . . I WAS winded!!! That’s why I said I can’t imagine how anyone lands one 50 pounds or more!! Not only are you pulling a heavy weight, but against the current and a flat fish that wants to hug the bottom!!!

  2. I love fresh fish. My favorite, (not including local catfish), is Salmon, Cod and Halibut!! I have a recipe for Halibut and Cod using garlic butter and parmesan in my air fryer!! Yummy.
    Loved the video and thank you for taking us with you!! Hope your tail bone straightens back out. 🙂 I think it took a few months for mine after a white water rafting experience in the 90s! But it was worth it.
    I’ll be watching for the next installment. Don’t hold us in suspense too long.

    • A fryer recipe? I think you’d best be sharing the one for halibut, girlfriend!!! Thanks so much for hanging with me. Things have been crazy around here for the past year, but I’m slowly getting back in the groove . . . so I promise not to hold you in suspense too long. However, just after I posted the story, lightning and thunder struck close to my house and blew out my internet which has just been fixed . . . only to now learn that my router is no longer compatible with the faster speeds. Good grief! It’s always something, so I’m off to town to purchase a newer, faster router so I can stay connected!!!

      • About four 6 oz fillets, 1/2″ to 3/4″ thick. Pat completely dry.
        4 tablespoons butter, very soft
        1/4 teaspoon well minced garlic or more if you love garlic
        1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon minced parsley if wanted
        A dash of lemon juice if wanted. (I add it after they are cooked)
        Mix above in a bowl and set aside.

        In another bowl or a brown paper lunch bag (I buy them especially for breading items), mix the following
        3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
        3/4 cup grated parmesan

        Heat oven to 425. Salt & pepper fillets to your taste or use a cajun seasoning.
        Using a basting brush, brush the fillets all over with the butter mixture.
        Drop in the breading mix and shake well.

        If baking, place on lightly oiled bake sheet and bake 8-10 min. Then put in broiler for 2 or 3 min to brown crust.

        If using an air fryer, place a layer in basket. Set temp for 400 and time for 7-8 min. After 4 minutes, check fillets to see if they are flaky. If needed add another 2 minutes and check again. You can turn them over at that time if you want the bottom crispy too.

        I don’t do a deep fryer fish but, you could cook them probably as you would other fish in the fryer.

          • You are welcome. I was tired tonight and fixed fresh ahi tuna steaks. I didn’t put them under the broiler to crisp them. They were good but not crisp. I’ll stick them under the broiler next time! 🙂

  3. One of my greatest memories of pulling into Glacier Bay at low tide was looking up at the top of the pilings — maybe 20′ above us — and thinking, “That’s a TIDE, baby!” And I’ve got a photo of two guys with a halibut hanging between them — it was as tall as they were, and still had some tail laying on the dock! I think I’d have been happy with one like yours. I don’t know if the guys I saw were commercial fishermen, or what the rules were back then. That was in 1990, so limits could have changed.

    Anyway: what fun you had! Here’s an odd fact for you. One of the best hurricane forecasters in the business — Levi Cowan, aka Tropical Tidbits — went to high school in Homer, and developed his love for tropical weather there!

    • Someone from Homer developed a love for tropical weather while living in Alaska? Well, I can’t say I blame him, although August was beautiful for our trip! I think I’d like to guide a little boat to go flossing on the Kenai River for three months of the year. How does that sound? 🙂 I really did not want to come back, but I know I don’t want to be there past the end of August! I’m not a cold-weather bird at all! Great hearing from you, Linda. Life has indeed taken some twists and turns since last we spoke.

    • Hi my Texas Cuz, and thanks so very much for taking the time, but I know you are an avid fisherman, and I enjoy seeing your pics on Facebook, as well! I’ll get on it this weekend when time allows!

  4. I am so bummed we got weathered on this trip, because I still haven’t done the tractor launch yet! Reading your blog makes me really excited for next year! Great writing.

    • Yeah, I know, and I was even looking forward to the tractor launch again on that Monday and hoping that Capt. Amos would let me stand up and film the ride up onto the trailer during the take-out!!! Hey, by the way, Steffi wants to know if our guides were “carrying” when we were on the sandbar at Kustatan? Do you know??? Oh, and thanks for the nice words!!

    • Hi Tony and welcome. Just keep in touch with me via email, Facebook, or messenger and I’ll be happy to help if we have this in 2021. Thanks again for stopping by. BW

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