Author Archives: Fred Cooper

About Fred Cooper

Alaska resident at the time of statehood and returns annually; professional civil engineer and for 35 years owner of an engineering company; skipper of the Nordic Quest; author, avid fisherman and world traveler. Lives with his wife and their water-loving standard schnauzer in Portland, Oregon.

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Oh what a good day of halibut fishing!

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Picking keepers from a Tanner Crab pot, Excursion Inlet, Alaska.

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The Chilkat Range from Southern Lynn Canal

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108# Pacific Halibut Caught at Strawberry Island in Glacier Bay

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2018 Southeast Alaska Halibut Fishing

Preliminary results based on word-of-mouth from charter skippers and sport fishermen indicate that 2018 has been a pretty good year so far for catching decent size halibut. In the Icy Strait/Glacier Bay area, guided boats are releasing a lot of … Continue reading

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Dock at El Capitan Cave, Prince of Wales Island

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Entering El Capitan Passage, Prince of Wales Island

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Frederick Sound Fog Bank

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A Day of Remembrance

This Memorial Day I have someone special to remember–the grandfather I never met. In fact, I had never known much of anything about Fred Harmon Cooper, the person after whom I am named. He was presumably divorced from my grandmother … Continue reading

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2018 Halibut Fishing Regulations Issued for SE Alaska

Well, the halibut regulations for SE Alaska waters are finally available and after some rather historic deliberations are pretty much the same as 2017. That is, if you are a non-guided sport fisherman. You are not so lucky if you … Continue reading

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