Tag: Halibut

Dale Jacobson Brings in the Catch of the Season!

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus, photos by Marina Chissus

Dale and 180 pound halibut

Dale and 180 pound halibut

On Thursday, South Dakota resident, Dale Jacobson, enjoyed his first time to Seldovia, and his first time halibut fishing!   Fishing with their family on board the Peggy -n- Me with Seldovia Fishing Adventures, Dale brought in a beautiful halibut.  The last fish of the day, weighed in at 180 pounds!  He exclaimed enthusiastically: “This was the biggest fish I’ve ever caught, and I am sure this is the biggest one I ever will!”

Dale and Paul, fishing with Seldovia Fishing Adventures bring in 180 and 115 pound halibut!

Dale and Paul, fishing with Seldovia Fishing Adventures bring in a 180 and a 115 pound halibut!

Dale’s brother-in-law, Paul Herman, also from South Dakota, had a lucky fishing day as well since he came in with a 115 pound halibut! “We had a really really good day!  Though the weather was a bit rough going out, it evened out and was a truly a fantastic day!”  This was Paul’s second time fishing with Seldovia Fishing Adventures.   “This has been a fabulous vacation, we’ve enjoyed it immensely.  It has been a great family trip, with my wife, parents and my sister and brother-in-law.  We will certainly let folks know about the great fishing in Seldovia!”

In speaking with Raewyn Weyer of Seldovia Fishing Adventures, she let me know that this 180 pound fish was their biggest fish caught this summer!  Congratulations gentlemen!  Obviously, your freezers will be well stocked for winter with more than Alaska memories!  Hope Raewyn sent you home with some great recipes!

Seldovia – Halibut Capital of the WORLD!

| July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus, photos by Peggy Cloninger

Joe Wright 245#

July 15, 2013Another great day of fishing in Seldovia, Alaska!

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Thanks to the fabulous direction and fish finding abilities of Captain Dave Cloninger, with Seldovia Fishing Adventures, Inc., Joe from Simi Valley reeled in this amazing 245 pound halibut!  That is ONE BIG fish!

Everyone on the boat came in with their limit (as always) and smiles miles wide!

Just another day in fishing paradise!


4th Annual Human-Powered Fishing Derby – A Great Success!

| June 4, 2012 | 3 Comments

by Tim Dillon

The 4th annual Human- Powered Fishing Derby was held in Seldovia last weekend over the Memorial Day holiday. It was a great success with 32 boats registered carrying 39 anglers.  The weather was very cooperative with a few drizzles on Saturday, and then sunshine and fair weather prevailed on Sunday long enough to make it through the fish fry without getting wet.

When I first initiated this derby, my goal was to get local folks turning their engines off for a day or two, dragging their rowboats and kayaks out of the shed and launching them for a some quiet fishing and enjoying the bay right in our backyard. If this year is any indication, that goal was reached and surpassed. We saw both young and old Seldovian’s join in and cast their luck from a wide variety of vessels. Next time you see young three-year-old Duna or perhaps Nancy Opheim, ask them how they enjoyed their first derby. The whole mouth of Seldovia Bay and into Kachemak Bay was spotted with human-powered craft. It was a great sight.

This year’s grand prize was won by local Kirby Corwin. We have gotten away from the big fish big prize syndrome, and Kirby’s name was pulled from a hat Continue Reading