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

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Yes Bay Lodge Fishing Report-September 16, 2014

The group is still experiencing great Alaskan fishing and the weather is still beautiful as ever! Counting down the last couple of day here before we end our season here at Yes Bay Lodge and we are pleased to say that it has been an awesome summer. The fishing has been memorable, the guests happy, great weather...what more could you ask for!! Here is today's catch!!

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START MAKING YOUR 2015 RESERVATIONS NOW!!!



Ryan Martinez
Marketing/Reservations Manager

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Yes Bay Lodge Fishing Report- September 15, 2014

THE BEGINNING OF THE END...

Our annual buy-out group just arrived last night and boy were they ready to fish!! The fishing is still going off with limits of Silver's being caught and small but consistent Halibut fishing. This is a very fun group to end our summer with along with a overall succesful season thanks to groups like this and a hard working staff. The mornings have been starting off with a dense fog bank and burning off to blue skies and shining sun which is unheard of during September. Be sure to stay tuned for the end of summer update and the last of the exciting fishing pics...Check It Out!!!

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START MAKING YOUR 2015 RESERVATIONS FOR YOUR UNFORGETTABLE ALASKAN FISHING EXPERIENCE NOW!!!!



Ryan Martinez
Marketing/Reservations Manager