Monday, March 2, 2015

Yes Bay Lodge Winter Report-March 2, 2015

The winter snow storms seems they have ceased and with Spring season weather moving in as the temperatures rise and the sun shining more and more. Blessed with gorgeous weather we were able to get out of the lodge this past weekend and do some fishing. The first fishing trip of the 2015 year proved very successful which also made for a delicious fresh seafood feast that evening of fried shrimp, rock cod, and fresh crab. The fisherman is usually the superstitious type so we will consider the first adventure a good sign for the fishing to come this summer!

We wanted to update everyone that we will start back up our marketing circuit this Wednesday in Long Beach, CA. We will wrap things up in Salt Lake City, UT so be sure to stop by the booth and take advantage of our Show Special packages. The summer is right around the corner so get your spot reserved before it's too late!!

March 4-8 / Long Beach, CA Fred Hall Fish & Game Show @ Long Beach Convention Center

March 12-15 / Salt Lake City, UT International Sportsman Expo @ the Sandy, UT Convention Center

This will be your last chance to take advantage of our "show special" rates so be sure to visit us at your nearest show! Check out the pics and be sure to stay tuned for more updates on the lodge!

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Foggy sunrise at Yes Bay Lodge



Valentine's Day Dinner celebration



The last winter storm produced up to near 2' of snow! Lots of shoveling!!

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There is always time to play in the snow

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An eerie photo of a Mink treed by the dogs

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A group of sea lions sunbathing off of Chin Point

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Luckily snapped this photo before he jumped into the water. This is 'The King' of them all!!

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Nicky and her first catch of the year!!





A winters day catch!



Ryan Martinez
Marketing/Reservations Manager

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Yes Bay Lodge Winter Report-January 27, 2015

Winter update from Yes Bay Lodge!!

We recently finished up our Sacramento & Denver Sportsman show and the turn out was spectacular!! We met a lot of new guests that will be joining us this upcoming summer along with many our past guests paying us a visit at the booth. With the shows having such a good outcome space has been filling up rapidly for us which is always a great thing to look forward to this summer. Space has become very limited in June and September so if you haven't already reserved your spot for this 2015 summer the time is now to book your prime time slot!! We have been experiencing some abnormal weather here for the month of January with record rainfall of over 5 inches in a two day span. You combine the amount of rain and flooding, warm temperatures melting the snow for excessive runoff, and also extreme tides of 19 plus feet you have what we call a "Perfect Storm". Everything remained in tact and good shape here at the lodge but Ketchikan nearly floated away!! The storm has since passed and are now back in a normal weather pattern of low 30's and high cloud cover. In other news, we will pick back up with our marketing circuit in Long Beach, Ca and end in Salt Lake City, UT so there have been some changes with our schedule:

March 5-9 / Long Beach, CA Fred Hall Fish & Game Show @ Long Beach Convention Center

March 12-15 / Salt Lake City, UT International Sportsman Expo @ the Sandy, UT Convention Center

**schedule subject to change**

This will be your last chance to take advantage of our "show special" rates so be sure to visit us at your nearest show! Be sure to check back for more updates on the lodge!

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The future marketing team of Yes Bay, Michaela & Saylor Hack!!



Thanks for stopping by the booth Norm & Patty! See you in September!!

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Check out that High Tide!!



SPACE IS BECOMING LIMITED FOR THE 2015 SUMMER SO BOOK YOUR SOUTHEAST ALASKA ADVENTURE TODAY!!!



Ryan Martinez
Marketing/Reservations Manager

Friday, December 26, 2014

Yes Bay Lodge Winter Report - December 26, 2014

2015 IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER...

We hope that everyone had a joyous and blessed Christmas Holiday and that Santa brought them what they wanted!! With the New Year right around the corner we wanted to give everyone a update on the lodge and the upcoming Sportsman show circuit. We had a wonderful holiday ourselves and it wasn't the usual 'White Christmas' but instead a wet and soggy one. We have been actually graced with what we consider warm weather for the winter time with consistent temperatures in the low 40's. I am sure January and February will have something different in store for us but for now we are soaking it up! We have had some changes in our marketing circuit and below is the official schedule for our 2015 Sportsman Expo's:

January 8-11 / Sacramento, CA International Sportsman's Expo @ Cal Expo

January 15-18 / Denver, CO International Sportsman's Expo @ Denver Convention Center

February 4-8 / Portland, OR Northwest Sportman's Show @ Portland Expo Center (Portland Meadows locale)

February 19-22 / Phoenix, AZ International Sportsman's Expo @ University of Phoenix Stadium

February 25-March 1 / Houston, TX Sportfishing Show @ George R. Brown Convention Center

March 5-9 / Long Beach, CA Fred Hall Fish & Game Show @ Long Beach Convention Center
**schedule subject to change**

Be sure to pay us a visit at the booth when we come to your nearest city, we always enjoy seeing you and it's always a great time to spend your day! Be sure to check out the pics!!

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Winter sunrise at Yes Bay

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We were blessed with a gorgeous day on Christmas Eve; Our cabin basking in the sun



The clouds moved in on Christmas Day which made for a rainy holiday



Our little X-Mas tree before Santa's visit



Cinder, the vigilant guard of Yes Bay Lodge



Snow packed mountains in the Back Bay



Santa even visits Yes Bay!!



Now we want to present a special video produced by one of our guests during their visit. Nick Mancini shot this video this last summer during the last week of July with a GoPro Drone here at Yes Bay Lodge, pretty amazing stuff!!



We are currently holding Holiday Specials so be sure to take advantage and secure your prime time slot before we begin our Sportsman's Tour!!



Ryan Martinez
Marketing/Reservations Manager

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Yes Bay Lodge Winter Report-December 4, 2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!!

We have been having a great holiday season so far here at Yes Bay Lodge and we wanted to give everybody a update on what is going around here and also the upcoming 2015 summer. We had a very blessed Thanksgiving holiday with gorgeous weather and of course great food! There is usually a "Thanksgiving Storm" that rears it's ugly head but not this year, just blue skies and sunshine. With those clear days comes very cold temperatures with a low of 15 degrees here in the Bay! Over the last couple of days we have been weathering a recent storm from the North which brought our first snow of about a 8-12 inches. No major winds to cause damage but you can bet there was definitely a healthy amount of shoveling going on!

The 2015 summer is looking like it is going to be another barn burner of a season!! It is projected that are official start up and close dates will be from June 8th to September 17th for 2015. Forecasting next year based on this last summer, this will give our guests the ability to experience the peak of the King's and Coho's. As you all know we are gearing up for our annual marketing circuit down South and we always enjoy seeing all of you in your nearest city. So far, our circuit will consist of the following Sportsman Shows:

January 8-11 / Sacramento, CA International Sportsman's Expo @ Cal Expo

January 15-18 / Denver, CO International Sportsman's Expo @ Denver Convention Center

February 25-March 1 / Houston, TX Sportfishing Show @ George R. Brown Convention Center

March 5-9 / Long Beach, CA Fred Hall Fish & Game Show @ Long Beach Convention Center

March 26-29 San Diego, CA Fred Hall Fish & Game Show @ Del Mar Fair Grounds
**schedule subject to change**

Be sure to stay tuned to future Winter updates here at Yes Bay Lodge and we hope that everyone has been enjoying their holiday season so far!! Check out the pics...

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Front view of Yes Bay Lodge on a clear & crisp Thanksgiving Day



Almost Done...

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Dig in everybody!! Not you Niko...





First snow of the winter. Pictures were taken in natural color, not black & white



Happy Holidays to everyone!!

GET YOUR SLOT RESERVED TODAY AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SPECIAL HOLIDAY RATES!!!



Ryan Martinez
Marketing/Reservations Manager

Monday, October 27, 2014

Yes Bay Lodge Winter Report-October 27, 2014

We are officially in 'Winter Mode' here at Yes Bay Lodge and have been holding down the hatches for the past couple weeks or so due to sustained 20+ mph winds, heavy rainfall, and a lightning/thunderstorm here and there. This past week has been the nicest it has been for awhile so we were able to get out and check our shrimp pots which proved successful and always provides a good time during the fall. We are gearing up for Halloween and had got ourselves a couple of pumpkins on our last grocery run into town to say hello to the upcoming holiday season. Nicky and I decided to carve them up with our own special design and I have to say they turned out quite well for some amateurs!! The 2015 show circuit will be starting soon for Nicky and I on January 5th, 2015 in Sacramento so be sure to check if we will be in your nearest city and pay us a visit to take advantage of our Show Special Rates on our fishing packages. We hope that everyone has a great Halloween and be sure to check back frequently for our Winter Report updates here at Yes Bay Lodge...Check out the Pics!!!

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A flashback pic from this past September during our Silver season and how loaded our freezer was...

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...And now winter time!!



Towing of the sawmill back to Yes Bay Lodge from the Back Bay



Towing of the fuel barge back to Yes Bay Lodge from the Back Bay

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Ryan checking the shrimp pot hoping for a good haul...



...And not to bad!!



Nicky and her Octopi from the Shrimp pot



The total haul for the day will make for a great dinner



A rare winter time sunrise through the windows of the lodge



There was a gorgeous day above all that fog!!



HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL!!!



RESERVE YOUR SLOT TODAY AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR 2015 EARLY BIRD BOOKING SPECIAL!!! ALASKA IS WAITING...



Ryan Martinez
Marketing/Reservations Manager

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Yes Bay Lodge Fishing Report- September 18, 2014

ANOTHER GREAT END TO AN AWESOME SUMMER...

The time has come to close our doors for the summer! The breaking down of boats, putting away all the dishes and food, the heavy scrubbing and cleaning, and the exiting of the YBL crew. It is always an awkward time of the season as people are excited to move on to their next adventure but at the same time sad leave the place and people they have grown to love for the past four months. The season was a very successful summer with the help of a hard working and dedicated staff along with some memorable and epic fishing. As we say 'goodbye' to the 2014 summer, we can reflect on all the great memories that were made and the great times that were had. Be sure to stay tuned to the Fall/Winter updates on the lodge and the time is now to start reserving your slot for the 2015 year! We hope that everyone has a blessed remaining 2014 year with the upcoming holiday season and that we see ALL of you in the not so distant future...

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THANK YOU TO ALL!!!

THE TIME IS NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SLOT FOR THE UPCOMING 2015 SUMMER HERE AT YES BAY LODGE!!!



Ryan Martinez
Marketing/Reservations Manager

Yes Bay Lodge Fishing Report-September 17, 2014

**BLOG HAS BEEN DOWN DUE TO WEATHER AND TECHNICAL ISSUES**

The group woke up to a beautiful morning but it is definitely the calm before the storm. The forecast is calling for heavy rain with 20 to 30 MPH winds with gusts up to 40. We decided to have the group go out for a regular day of fishing and sight seeing before the storm hits.. Dealing with this situation which is very similar to last year, the group will fly-out this evening so they can be safe and sound in Ketchikan and not risk any possible missed flights due to being stuck at the lodge. Check out the pictures from the last adventure here at Yes Bay Lodge for the summer of 2014!!!!

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START MAKING YOUR 2015 RESERVATIONS NOW!!!



Ryan Martinez
Marketing/Reservations Manager