Monday, August 13, 2012

Fishing Abroad

In the video below, you'll begin to understand, if not already, why boats, reels, hooks, and fishing lines were created. Could you imagine doing this Alaskan style? What an amazing feat this man did. Well, you can rest assured that we will not be asking you to do what he did. But if you did, we'd expect you to be bring us up some King Crabs as well as any Halibut or Salmon you might have encountered!
Lastly, you can count on one things we at Petersburg Sportfishing we will never ask of you: Wear little to nothing when fishing. Happy Fishing!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Bill Dance Bloopers

With every fishing trip, there is a chance for something to go wrong. When you've been fishing as long as this guy has, it's no wonder that things haven't always turned out the way he planned.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hook and Tie: Getting down the basics

In fishing, there are two basic things you need to know: how to set the hook and how to tie knots. Setting the hook is easy in deep sea fishing. Even if you have never fished before, catching a fabulous Halibut or Salmon can happen to you. With little effort on your part. What you need to do is show up, set the bait, and let the line out. The fish does all the work. Once you see the rod dip toward the ocean, tug the pole in an upward motion and if the fish is hooked, the pole will bend down again. Easy peasy.
Tying knots on the other hand can leave you feeling a bit stupid. Well, perhaps I should say, it leaves me feeling that way. If you've never or rarely gone fishing, losing a hook or having your line break can be the end of your fishing trip (luckily, with Petersburg Sport Fishing we'll redo your hook and tie your knots when fishing so you don't have to worry!).
But having a little knot tying know how always makes for a better fishing trip. A few blogs back we posted some of the more common knots. Upon browsing the web, I came across this fantastic knot tying website: Net Knots.
Improved Clinch Knot
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If you ever wanted to know anything about knots, you'll find it here. On the left, you'll find a picture of an improved clinch knot. For every knot they have, they show you two things. First, a picture (as shown here) and directions on how to tie the know.
The really cool thing about this site is, the second thing they show: an animation of how to tie the knot. I'd say this site is totally worth checking out.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fame Hits Hayes Family: An Alaskan Adventure

Previous to the June issue of Fish Alaska Magazine, Contributing Editor Andrew Cremata sought a guide and local in Petersburg, Alaska. His internet and networking skills brought a familiar name to those who have joined Petersburg Sport Fishing during the past two seasons: Donn Hayes the Second.

We'd call a meeting of these two good fortune or luck. But the real luck came in Donn getting the chance to spend the day fishing on the lake and making a friend. Donn and Andrew meandered in, around, and on Sand, Hill, and Crane lakes.

"Most of the trout we caught over the following couple of hours were the same size (16 inches) or smaller, but no matter as there is a lot to be said for fishing with a partner on a secluded lake in the middle of nowhere. In between moments of quiet and the occasional calls from birds hidden along the shoreline was quality, unhurried conversation." said Andrew, from his Wandering Petersburg article.

Meggan, Donn's wife made an appearance too! It seems it was Asian food night at their house when Andrew joined them. What a way to end the day, good eats, good company, and good sights!

You can see the whole article of Andrew's stay in Petersburg in the June issue of Fish Alaska Magazine. Donn even got his picture in there too!