Troutinator, ifn ya are of a mind to hit the Islands of S.E., and Ifn' ya wanna do a fair bit of stream and lake fishin', even tho I have lived on Baronoff, at Sitka for many years, IMO, Prince of Wales Is. would be the best
consideration. More road systems, there for, better axcess to more streams and lakes.
As far as time of the year, the cuts and bows start into the creeks about the first of June, however, if ya want to go out, dureing the same trip, and do some salt water fishin', I'd wait a month. Ya can still pick up a few Chinook in July, and the Coho are starting in. Them prehistorical monsters, the Ling, ya can catch year around!
A very interseting fish! Depending on the time of the year, feed available, depth, ya can find them stinkers anywere from a red to a tourquoise green in color!
August, ya can figure that the Chinooks are about gone. Still pickin' up a few, but not like May, June. Cohos are hot and heavy. Lotsa halibut, and ling still comeing in! Sept., Not much of a chance for Chinook, but, we have had years that they have stayed around untill Oct.. This does not appear to be one of those years.
Sept., is a durn good time for streams for Coho and Pinks. A real kick in the hinney on light gear!!
When I was fly fishin' a lot, I used a embrio emerging, from egg pattern almost intirley. I'd just use a differant size hook, depending on what I was after. On my lite spin casting, I use a 1 1/2" tube, pink with pearl skirt, 1/16 oz wieghted tube hook, size of hook dependeing on what I was after. #6 or 8 for trout, # 1 for steelhead or salmon!
I really think that ya would have a durn good time, a real kick in the hinney, if ya had a chance to fish up here!
I know I do!
Big problem for the tourist is cost!! These durn islands are spendy!! Ifn' I was you, I'd throw all my campin' gear into my PU, and head north, figurein' on ruffin' it! Drivein' up, IMO, is cheaper then flyin' or takein' the ferry! Besides, ya getta see alotta beautifull country as ya drive thru Canada!
If ya are a mind to such, drop me a line, firstname.lastname@example.org
and I'll be tickled to death to help ya do what ever it is that ya wanna do!