Greasy Beaks Fishing Adventures

Greasy Beaks Fishing Adventures
Guided Fly Fishing with Capt. Eliot

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Halibut on the Fly!

Hooked up!

Nick Jackson with a Tennis Racket on the Clouser

Catch and Release

One Clouser tied on a 4/0 hook and fished on a type 7 sinking head kept up with the jigs in 70 ft of water. The 10wt picked up 7 Halibut and some Cod that afternoon in Halo Bay, Alaska.

Friday, June 25, 2010


I was fortunate to go to Halo Bay and do some Halibut fishing on my day off. Capt. Justin Harris put us on the fish less then 5 minutes from where we keep our boats. This was also the location of Grizzly Man Tim Treadwell's demise, who was killed by an Alaskan Brown Bear a few years back.

I tried fly fishing with my 10 wt. and a type 7 sinking head but was foiled by the 60-80 ft depths we were fishing in. I was able to throw at a couple of rolling Kings but they were never concentrated on bait so it made their whereabouts a mystery. Jigging splittails and Salmon bellies proved to be the ticket.

We caught a variety of species and saw numerous bears. I only wished we could have been fishing in a more shallow area because the fly rod and a clouser would have reigned supreme. I had a gear rod go flying out of my hands on a small ling cod shortly after lunch. Later on we made another drift and ended up hooking the rod with the fish still attached! I should have bought a lottery ticket that afternoon.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Newhalen River, AK

Work On Upper Talarik - Fishing Smolt patterns for Lake Iliamna Rainbows

After Work - Fishing Streamers on the Newhalen untill 12 am