Amen to that, my hope is that there are still a few left when I get up there. Fishing in Alaska is still one of the best trips for many reasons, variety, size, scenery to mention a few. Problem is that most of their fisheries are in a downward decline. Last I checked non-residents are only allowed two halibut per year and most charters now only fish for the smaller variety vs targeting the big ones. They wont tell you this but most of these trips are an assembly line get your limit and go home in a few hours. King Salmon is in much worse shape. Shorter or closed seasons in many rivers. I have several friends who have fished in Alaska for decades and according to them every trip is a little more disappointing. Their last trip was a total bust for the Kings and the Halibut were just legal size and the captain wouldn't work with them to find the larger ones. After booking this trip a year ahead of time and being assured that they would target the larger fish. They spent two weeks and $15,000 a piece to catch the lesser species of salmon and dink halibut and rock fish. The guides and outfitter keep telling them that you should have been here last week but after hearing that the last few years they aren't buying it. Kind of depressing when I have heard these guys rave about these trips for years.Hope to Halibut fish in Alaska in the next few years.