Kodiak Island Salmon & Halibut -Alaska #9

Kodiak Island Salmon & Halibut -Alaska #9

This is a magnificent fishing experience. We have personally fished with this outfitter and can attest to the quality of not just the fishing experience but everything involved here is top notch all the way around. Everything from the food and accommodations right down to the outfitter provided rain gear is top of the line and spot on. Nothing here is overlooked. It’s the kind of relaxing trip that leaves you highly satisfied and wanting to come back for more!

The lodge accommodates 16 guests. There are six double rooms with double beds and four single rooms with queen beds. A roll away bed can be added to your room for an additional guest if needed. Each room has a private bath and daily maid service is provided. Look forward to enjoying delicious meals in the spacious dining room. Their outstanding Alaskan chefs prepare a wide variety of local cuisine for you to sample. They also have an upstairs lounge with satellite television and wireless internet. After a fantastic day of fishing you can download your photos and swap stories with other anglers while enjoying a cocktail in front of the fireplace.

The staff at the lodge will greet you at the local airport upon your arrival. We will transport you to the lodge, check you in, purchase fishing licenses, listen to a quick orientation and then enjoy a wonderful dinner. For your convenience, the lodge provides a shuttle service to and from the boat harbor although you may choose to walk, as the boat harbor is just a short distance from the lodge.

May through June is the “Trophy King” season. Thirty to 90-pound Kings feed in these waters. You will troll for Kings using downriggers and herring bait but don’t be surprised if you land a big halibut, ling cod, black bass or grey cod while trolling. They call this the Trophy King Season because people come to catch the 50 pound plus Kings that are chrome bright and caught in the saltwater.

July is one of the best months to catch a variety of fish: King salmon, halibut, ling cod, gray cod, yelloweye, black bass and silver salmon. Along with some of the best weather in July, you will also have stunning wildlife viewing opportunities.

In August the silver salmon are running with an average weight of 15 pounds. Some of the largest silvers in Alaska are caught within 15 minutes of the lodge. The best method is trolling with the downriggers. After you catch your limit of salmon, get ready to catch some halibut, ling cod, gray cod, yelloweye and black bass.

September is a great month to end the summer. Not only are the silvers hot in the salt water but the rivers have some great action with the fly or spin rod. Again, you always have the bottom fish to load up your fish boxes.

Halibut are available all year, although best from June 1st through mid-September. They are so plentiful that they often get them while trolling in 30 feet of water for Kings. The Sitkalidak area has some of Alaska’s best halibut fishing, with all sizes available in shallow (30’ to 140’) waters with very light currents. No deep-water fishing in heavy currents, with pounds of weight to get to the bottom.

The outfitter’s area is also abundant in bottom fish such as snapper, black rockfish, bass and the biggest ling cod you’ve ever seen. In addition, their freshwater creeks start receiving Dolly Varden in June, pink salmon in late July, chum salmon in mid-August, and silver salmon in late August. Mid-August through the end of September will provide you with more action than you have ever imagined both for fly fishermen and spin anglers.

Please note that Wednesdays are closed for halibut fishing. The limit on halibut is 2/day per person, and the 2nd has to be 32” or smaller. Kings are 2/day per person. Black sea bass is 5/day per person per day. Yelloweye is 1/day per person (if caught, then 4 black bass) . Ling cod (opens July 1) is 2/day per person. Grey cod is no limit.

The outfitter utilizes four custom-built aluminum catamarans 25’ and 28’ long by 10’ wide. Each boat is 5-star Coast Guard rated, with full walk around cabins, fitted with twin engines, full marine heads, complete enclosed seating, complete electronics, top-of-the line Loomis and Lamiglas graphite fishing rods, Shimano reels and all lures and bait. They have a few spinning outfits for the river fishermen, as well as a few fly fishing outfits available for use, but do not provide flies and generally recommend that you bring your own fly fishing gear. They fish 4 people per boat, with four individual downriggers and at least 100 square feet of fishing cockpit. They also have jet boats for fishing their streams. Anglers will fish at least 8 hours per day, weather permitting, and all of their captains are coast guard licensed. Goretex rainwear up to size 3x and 18” knee boots up to size 14 are also provided at the lodge.

2023 PRICES (all prices subject to change without notice until deposit received)

3-Day Package: $3,750 per person
4-Day Package: $4,500 per person
5-Day Package: $5,250 per person
6-Day Package: $6,000 per person

• Round-trip airfare Kodiak City to lodge
• Shuttle service to the lodge
• Lodging
• All meals and snacks
• Soda, juices and bottled water
• All bait, tackle, rods and reels
• Rain jacket and pants, rubber boots
• Fish processing (2-50# boxes included. Extra charge for additional fish boxes)
• At least 8 hours fishing per day, last day fish for ¾ day
• Fishing Licenses
• Local Taxes

Does Not Include:
• Commercial round-trip airfare to Kodiak
• Gratuities to the staff and guides (typically 10%15% of the package price total)

The modern and beautiful lodge is located on the south side of Kodiak Island near the remote native village of Old Harbor. Old Harbor boasts some of the best Sitka blacktail deer populations in Alaska. The Sitka blacktail is one of the smallest species of the deer family, and it thrives on Kodiak Island.

Although the Kodiak deer hunting season opens August 1, this operation does not start hunting until November, when both bucks and does are legal. The temperature begins to drop, the snow begins to fall in the higher elevations, and the deer begin to move down to the lower elevation. Bucks are beginning to gather their does and go into rut. These combined conditions make this time of year ideal for deer hunting.

There is very little deer hunting pressure in the area, which is very remote, but the terrain will provide you with a challenging and rewarding hunt.

The self-guided hunts are based out of the lodge. Each morning you will be transported to your hunting location for the day’s hunt. You will be picked up at a pre-determined location and returned to the lodge for a hot shower and a fantastic Alaskan meal, where you can relax and share your Kodiak deer hunting stories. After you harvest your buck, you can add to your Alaskan experience by hunting fox, waterfowl, or fishing for winter King salmon and halibut.

6 Days/7 Nights hunting trip: $4,500 per person
• Deer hunting, duck hunting and fishing (deer hunting being the first priority)
• Lodging
• Meals
• Snacks
• Beverages
• Transportation to and from hunt grounds
• Transportation to and from lodge via private charter

Price does not include:
• Hunting or fishing license, tags or stamps
• Gratuities to the staff and guides (typically 10%15% of the package price total)

2022 LICENSE FEES (approx.)
Hunting License $160
Deer Tags $300 per deer (up to 3 deer can be taken)
Land Use Fee $150 (only if you hunt native land)
7-Day fishing License $70
7-Day King Stamp $45

307-637-549; info@hunt-nation.com; www.hunt-nation.com

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