WHITTIER, Alaska — Our summer fishing reports are fast coming to an end. Over the course of the season we've caught a lot of fish: king salmon, silver salmon, red salmon, pike and halibut.
So this week we headed out to Whittier and Prince William Sound for a species of fish we definitely don't want to leave off our list.
An hour south of Anchorage, Whittier is a gate to Prince William Sound. Mother Nature rarely disappoints here, displaying her handiwork for those of us lucky enough to find ourselves in her backyard.
The beauty on this day is a bonus. We're here with Jody Mason of Alaskan Four Star Charters looking for ling cod.
Jigging is our method du jour -- a monotonous task broken up by a sighting of humpback whales.
The whale watching distracts us momentarily from our task at hand -- at least it does until the fish start biting.