Alaska Premier Charters Inc. Wild Strawberry Lodge Sitka Alaska

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Alaska Department of Fish and Game - Sportfish Division, Commercial Fish Division

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association Weather buoy information - Cape Decision to Cape Edgecumbe and Cape Edgecumbe to Cape Fairweather.

International Pacific Halibut Commission - Dedicated to the preservation of Pacific halibut in waters off Canada and the United States of America.

North Pacific Fisheries Management Council - National Marine Fisheries Service information about Halibut Management.

Recreational Fishing Alliance - Grassroots political action organization with a mission to safeguard the rights of saltwater anglers and protect the future of U.S. saltwater fisheries.

Alaska Charter Association - The Alaska Charter Association represents businesses in the Halibut Charter Industry that have united to voice their opposition to the proposed Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) for halibut charter businesses and the existing Guideline Harvest Level (GHL).

The Charter Log for Alaska - A quarterly newsletter for fishing guides and charter boat operators.

National Association of Charter Operators - NACO is a national association of charterboat owners and operators that was formed in 1991 and represents over 3,600 individuals all across the United States.

Coastal Conservation Association - Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) is a non-profit organization comprises 17 coastal state chapters spanning the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

Alaska Tourism Industry Association - The AlaskaTIA will be the leading industry organization promoting Alaska as a top visitor destination, communicating and promoting the Alaskan tourism industry as one of the state’s major economic forces, and will be the respected voice of the industry for the growth of the industry, while remaining attentive to care for the environment, recognition of cultures and Alaska’s unique quality of life.

[For several reasons, our] whole trip, from the lodge Sunday morning to our condo in Cincinnati last night, was about 32 hours long. Fortunately, the luggage and fish boxes arrived with us. The fish was still frozen when we unpacked it after we got home. That extra care your fish packers took in wrapping the catch with that foil-bubble insulation material really did the trick. I really appreciate your seeing to that. We had a wonderful time in Sitka. The Checkmate is a terrific, well-built boat. Having the head on board sure makes for a far more comfortable and enjoyable experience out on the water. We were lucky to have Captain E.J. and deckhand Tom taking care of us out there. They were professional and friendly at the same time, a good combination of traits, and they made sure we had a good time. E.J. makes fantastic sandwiches, Tom made sure we kept our lines untangled, hooks baited and our bait in the water, and the girls made some absolutely addicting cookies for us. Your client coordinator took really good care of us. She helped the three ladies to have two super days exploring Sitka. All of us had an unforgettable experience. We enjoyed the camaraderie with everyone in the lodge. We met some neat people from all over. We loved the breakfast girls! As always, our accommodations were clean and comfortable. Well, anyway, thanks a million. I wish I could come back sooner and more often. In the meantime, I visit your website every day to look at the catch of the day and read Tom's blogs. I have the Sitka weather on my computer all the time. My heart is there. Best wishes for a successful season. Please extend our sincere thanks to all of your staff for a job well done. I couldn't recommend your operation highly enough. -Mark F. (June 2010)