If you’re looking for a truly great sportsman’s lodge and an Alaska salmon fishing package, whether it is saltwater or freshwater, you’ve got to see Kodiak Island. Most of the outfitter’s packages are combo bottom fishing/salmon fishing trips.
Remote Alaskan Fishing for Salmon- Kodiak Island, Alaska is truly a sportsman’s paradise. The outfitter is never more than a 10 to 30 minute boat ride away from Kodiak Island’s best fishing. The outfitter operates out of a remote, fly-in lodge accessible by a scenic 30 minute float plane flight with Island Air Service from Kodiak City. If you are looking for a truly remote Alaskan wilderness lodge, this is it. The outfitter fishes both saltwater and freshwater for salmon in protected Kiliuda Bay. There are several streams available to fish either with a fly rod or spin-casting rod and you’ll never see another fisherman. The outfitter offers full-day trips on the saltwater from a comfortable boat with a maximum of six people per boat. For an even better experience, if you have your own group and book a minimum of four fishermen, you will get exclusive use of the lodge and boat.
Trolling for King Salmon Fishing on Kodiak Island
With fishing so close to the lodge and short boat rides you will optimize your time fishing. The outfitter trolls several miles off the shoreline in Kiliuda Bay for Alaskan King Salmon (also called Chinook), Coho Salmon (also called Silver), Pink Salmon (also called Humpies) and Chum Salmon (also called Keta or Dog Salmon) depending on the time of the year. The outfitter uses quality Lamiglas rods, Abu Garcia reels and Cannon downriggers. The tackle box is full of several different types of baits and lures. The outfitter is always working to find the hot bait/lure of the week that the fish want. Salmon can be very fussy and a good charter captain must always have a variety of secret up his sleeve just for those times. Kiliuda Bay, 26 miles to the north of Old Harbor, has some of the biggest saltwater Kings on Kodiak Island. Kiliuda Bay has great bottom structure with lots of feed to hold salmon all year. The outfitter fishes for King Salmon all season, but late May through early July is the best time for hooking into one of these trophies. If you have never had a “big one” on the line, this is a thrill you will never forget and will make you a diehard King fisherman.
Stream and Saltwater Fishing for Other Salmon
Pinks and Chums come into the bay from offshore later in July and slowly enter the stream system in early August. Coho enter the bay around the last week of August and start entering into the streams around September. Early in this process, the outfitter trolls in the saltwater for these species. As the season progresses (around the first week of August) you can also walk in and do some stream fishing with either spinning gear and/or fly rods. You do not need to be an expert at either style of fishing.
While trolling or jigging out of the salmon charter boat in Alaska, the outfitter offers guests the opportunity to view many of the different species of wildlife Kodiak has to offer. Black-tailed deer, seals, sea otters, river otters, sea lions, orcas, dolphins, and the occasional breaching Humpback whale along with many different sea birds are just a few of the abundant wildlife in and around Kodiak Island. Kodiak Brown bears tours are always on the agenda while fishing. Bears are seen quite frequently along the shore, hunting for washed up morsels. This is a great way to safely view these giants for those that are timid about brown bears. Walking along the stream banks headed out to fish for Salmon and Dolly Varden with eagles flying above and bears looking for salmon in the streams will be more than exhilarating. Photography can actually distract you from your real purpose- fishing. Pinks, Chums, Dolly Varden and Coho are typical catches, but picture taking is always around the next corner.
Salmon and Halibut Fishing Charter Packages: 2023
May 25 through Sept 25
3 days fishing/4 nights $3,700
4 days fishing/5 nights $4,100
5 days fishing/6 nights $4,500
6 days fishing/7 nights $4,900
If you would like to fish the day you arrive, it can be added on to any of the packages listed above. $325 per person for fishing a 1/2 day on your arrival day.
25% discount for children under 16 if they fish.
Non-fishing companion $5225/day
Non-fishing children under 12 $375/day
($400 additional floatplane charge for non- fishing guests)
Includes: Round trip floatplane from Kodiak City to the lodge, remote ocean front lodging, meals, fishing tackle/gear, rubber boots/hip boots, quality rain gear and all fish processing/vacuum packing ( up to 2 – 50# waxed fish boxes for your fish) fishing license and king salmon stamp (filled out after your arrival).
Additional fish processed at $1/pound over 100 lb. per person
Commercial Airfare to Kodiak City, lodging in Kodiak City (if you decide to stay a night in town) and alcoholic beverages (can be purchased in town before your arrival).
Current Daily Fishing Limits
2 Halibut ( one of any size/ one 28 inches or smaller)
2 King Salmon
5 other Salmon (includes Coho, Pinks and Chums)
5 Black Rockfish
1 Yelloweye Rockfish
2 Lingcod (Starting July 1st)
10 Dolly Varden
All the above limits are per person/per day.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Trip deposits and balances paid are nonrefundable. We therefore strongly advise you to purchase trip insurance immediately after booking a trip. In the event that you must cancel your trip due to illness, family crisis or other emergency, this insurance should reimburse you for non-refundable trip costs, including limited accident and baggage coverage. FURTHERMORE- We strongly urge clients traveling to remote areas , to also purchase a medical evacuation insurance policy as well. The evacuation policy we sell will evacuate you directly from wherever you are. WE suggest the Signature plan as the more comprehensive coverage- as it provides both trip and evacuation coverage. Click the link below for more info. https://globalrescue.com/huntnation/index.html