Sportfishing Adventures with Capt. Jerry McGrath

Capt. Jerry with fish


Alaskan Excursions

In June of 2000, Capt. Jerry ventured to Elfin Cove, Alaska for what he called "The Once in a Lifetime Trip." But because Elfin Cove was such a wildly exciting locale for catching big fish and an unbelievably majestic place inhabited by wildlife beyond belief, that trip transpired into "The Annual Trip of a Lifetime." After his initial visit, Capt. Jerry became a spokesperson for the Tanaku Lodge, a world class fishing operation that caters to the needs of every type of angler, whether they be novices or experts. During his visits, Capt. McGrath has managed to catch lingcod, rock fish, sculpin, gray cod, dolly varden trout, chum salmon, pink salmon, cohos, chinooks, and even octopus. However, the fish that captures everyone's attention is the halibut, especially those monsters known as the barndoors. Some behemoth halibut caught by Tanaku patrons have been recorded beyond 360 lbs. From first hand experience (including his personal best of 214 lbs.), Capt. Jerry says, "Landing one of these monsters is something that you never forget."

Tanaku Lodge


If you would like to learn more about the fishing paradise described above, contact Capt. Jerry by phone at:

(631) 929-8337

or e-mail him at:

For additional info, you may also view the Tanaku website at:

You can also read articles written by Capt. Jerry for Nor'east Saltwater, The Journal of Northeast Sportfishing:

"The Quest for Barndoors," Nor'east Saltwater, Volume 14, Number 01 - January 6, 2003.

"The Logisitics of Visiting Alaska," Nor'east Saltwater, Volume 14, Number 01 - January 6, 2003.

View photos of Jerry's Alaskan Excursions


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