What Our Guests Saying About Big Blue Charters
Good afternoon Karen.
Just a quick note to tell you how much we enjoyed our fishing trip. My parents (66 and 70) caught their first Alaska King Salmon and Halibut… My mom just keeps raving about how special the trip was Ben and Bobby were excellent. At one point my dad was reeling in a huge Halibut and Ben was right there with him and Bobby was spotting him from behind, My dad had no idea but I did. My mom caught a King and it ran to the front of the boat I was amazed to see how agile my mother can be when a fish is involved. The weather wasnt the greatest but no matter fish were caught and my parents were absolutly thrilled.
This is a memory I will always cherish watching my dad catching fish in Alaska always was a dream of his. When mom caught her’s Bobby was right there to sit her on the cooler bring out a rain jacket for her lap and put that fish in her lap and made sure she got a picture with it, just super I am getting teared up thinking about it. I am enclosing a few pictures I hope you can feel the excitement that was ever present..
Thanks again so very much!!!
Halibut and Salmon Paradise
Shawn Arnold of Fish Taco Magazine
makes a pilgrimage
to Sitka and finds the fishing
much to his liking.
Just a quick note to thank you for the great trip, we had a great time.,I will be bringing up some customers next year for another trip.
Much appreciated … Also I noticed a few extra pcs of fish in my box, thank you for that as well.
On a side note, your wife Karen does a great job and that position fits her well, she represents you in a great way.
Jim Stice … (part of the Hirst group)
Specialty Metals Corp
Dear Mike and Karen,
What an excellent and wonderful time we had fishing in Sitka —– skipper Gary was great — we caught 4 King Salmon and one Coho — I called it a good day of fishing, Gary said it was a great day of fishing – the kids agree!!!!
My youngest grandson (a child who was born to fish) Bobby (12 years old) caught a 30 plus pound King Salmon (3 feet long) and was ecstatic about it —– told everyone on the cruise ship about Big Blue, the big fight he had to catch the King Salmon and when he was finished talking about it, the fish had grown to almost 40 pounds (and is continuing to grow as I write this email)!!!!
My oldest grandson Tommy (13 years old) caught a 25 pound King salmon — Also very excited about the catch ….he wasn’t into fishing before Sitka but now he is.
My oldest son Bobby, another one that loves to fish, caught a 20 to 25 King salmon and talked about the excitement of the catch – he impressed his wife (they were married in September last year) …. His wife Julie caught a Coho, somewhat small, but she and big Bobby hooked into a very (very, very) large King Salmon but it broke the line and got away (now we’ll hear about the one that got away every time we talk about Sitka fishing!!!)
My youngest son Johnny, made the first catch of the day a half hour into fishing – a 20 to 25 pond King salmon — he is my quiet one but this day he was talking a mile a minute about fishing ………. And wants to go out again …………
Fishing is truly a wonderful thing to do as a family and what a great person skipper Gary was with all my family …. Please Thank him personally for me again
We promised Gary that we would send our fishing pictures to you – once the kids get organized we’ll send them to you ….. right now they are talking to Grandma Lill (my wife) about going to Alaska again next year …. Specifically Sitka ….. Grandma Lill wants to fish next year in Sitka!!!
Please know this from the bottom of my heart – as their father and grandfather I was overjoyed with the happiness that abounded on this fishing trip. This was a wonderful time together, fishing in Sitka ….. we’re already planning a Sitka trip for next year !!!! Thank You
God bless you, your family and your business ………
“Mike, during the fishing trip (IN HARMS WAY ALASKA FISHING TRIP), I wanted again to Thank You for a wonderful time that you showed us on your boat.
Not only was that the best vacation that I have in a lot of years, but it put the fire back into me for the Job that I do for the Wound Warrior Battalion, here at Fort Lewis.
Again, Mike Thank You So Much for the Great Time that the Four of Us had on Your Boat.
Mike, could you please send me the cost of your Tee Shirt and Sweat Shirt, I would love to order the Tie die shirts.”
Stephen D. Killian
“ We wanted to say thank you for the wonderful experience of Alaska. The Cascade Inn was super and we could not have asked for better fellowship than what we found in your Inn and Charter service. Brian was great and we will book again for sure.
Please tell Little John thank you for all of the effort he put in to making our trip good and once again to you and Mike, you are the greatest. We would be honored to be used as a reference for your service, feel free to give our name and e-rnail out.
Bye and we wish we could have stayed longer.”
France and Rick O.
” This is as good as it gets! I am getting on in years but I will fish with you as long as I am able.
As usual I had a great time and the way you treat my catch is second to none I wish you and Mike all the best.”
” We would just like to thank you again for a wonderful trip. You guys sure make everything you do ” look” easy. We were never once uncomfortable with the arrangements or felt ” left in the dark” as to what was next.
All of the great fish made it home fine. Merodie wants to extend an extra thank you to Mike. She has wanted a new freezer for years and now has one. Of course it is full of fish, hut we have lots of friends and family that are all fish lovers. None will go wanting.
Thanks again for a wonderful experience! Hope to see you again. Please feel free to use us a reference anytime. “
Doug and Merodie A
” Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time on our trip July 3rd and 4th. My Dad loved catching the king. Also would like to let you know that if it wasn’t for your excellent packaging we would have lost the fish on the return trip due to airline screw ups. My Dad received his fish in Denver 1 1/2 days later and it was still frozen thanks for the good job all around. Also your crew was very very good.“
” Thank you very much for your recent arrangements for the Monroe clan. The fish arrived in splendid shape and everyone had a great time I congratulate you on a smooth operation and will give you a call in the event we return.“
Lee M. MD