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Alaska Halibut Fishing 

alaska halibut fishing kodiak alaska As one of the largest fish in the sea, wild Alaskan halibut can grow to as big as eight feet long and weigh as much as 700 pounds. Alaskan halibut is highly sought after because of its mild flavor and firm, flaky texture, and it is quickly becoming one of America’s favorite seafood dishes. To date, the largest Alaska halibut ever caught was 533 pounds. Due to the high concentration of halibut in the Gulf of Alaska, the waters off Kodiak Island provide some of the best halibut fishing available.

Halibut Fishing Season in Alaska

Halibut are available all year, although fishing is best from the first of June through mid-September. They are so plentiful that we often get them while trolling in thirty feet of water for king salmon. 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. There is no deep-water fishing in heavy currents, with pounds of weight needed to get to the bottom.

After a day out on the water, our fish processor will meet you at the dock and track your catch so you are assured of bringing home what you caught. The fish will be filleted, cleaned, and then vacuum-sealed and frozen. They are then packaged, labeled, and banded in a fifty pound insulated, airline-approved box for your trip back home. Old Harbor also has a commercial fish smoker. More information as well as pricing is available at the lodge.

Alaskan Halibut - Daily Per Person Limits

Daily per person limits are two halibut (May – September). There is a four halibut per person limit per calendar year. If catching two halibut in one day, one must be under 28" and the other can be any size. There is no fishing for halibut on Wednesday.

Start Planning Your Alaska Halibut Fishing Trip

Alaska halibut fishing packages are not all alike! Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge offers some of the best halibut fishing trips out there with expert fishing guides, ample wildlife viewing opportunities, and quiet waters. In fact, sometimes you can be out all day and never see another boat! Kick back and relax in our cozy, rustic lodge, enjoy freshly prepared meals, and venture out to experience all that Kodiak Island has to offer. Need help planning your amazing Alaska fishing trip? Call (844) 575-3474 or contact us online with questions or to book your adventure today!

What Our Guests Are Saying

"Old Harbor is one of my favorite places in Alaska. The people are so warm, and the fishing is exceptional. KSL nailed it. They give 5 star service with some of the best, gourmet meals I've had anywhere. My room was right on the beach and was very clean and well kept. Our fishing guide was a lot of fun and made sure that everyone caught their fill of fish. KSL took care of everything. I just showed up in Kodiak and the rest was handled."

Ron U., Chapel Hill, NC

"An A+ fishing experience. Have booked with them more than once. Fished with friends & family. Without question one of the best experiences I have ever had. Wide variety of fish. First rate equipment. Experienced guides. Custom built boats protect you from the weather. Most liberal fishing regulations in Alaska. Off the beaten path. Great scenery. Not Crowded."

Harvey P., Greater Cincinnati

"The sportsman's lodge is a great place! The guides know the water and work to put you on the fish. You won't starve for sure are the food rivals most fine dining establishments I've been too. I have been there twice on business and someday would love to take my family. One of my Clients also has mentioned he would love to bring his wife up for a visit.Stayed September 2014, traveled on business."

Dennisgroom, Middleton, Idaho

"For a great time fishing in Alaska, look no further than the Kodiak Sportsman Lodge. Gary and his professional crew put you on the fish! The food is great and the staff at the lodge make you feel like you're a part of the family. All this and the scenic beauty of Kodiak."

Susan Harvey, OR Medical Director at Medical University of South Carolina

"Gary and the crew at the Sportsmans Lodge in Old Harbor, AK are wonderful hosts. The fishing in Old Harbor can't be beat!"

Dave Jarrett, COO & Executive VP, Old Harbor Native Corporation

"Gary assisted us very professionally and gave us the best time and adventure throughout the trip."

Adrian Gaspar & Scandia Romana

"This will not be a usual sort of recommendation...instead it is the sort of recommendation of a service, that is, guided fishing and hunting at Old Harbor, Kodiak Island, Alaska. I recommend him and the Kodiak Sportsman Lodge highly. You wil catch some very fine fish (King and Silver Salmon in season, Ling Cod in season, and Halibut are the primary game fish, with a good assortment of other varieties of fish if you wish.) in the Sitkadalek sound and will be witness to some of the finest scenery available. The chef is superb at the lodge and the accomodations are much better than most you will see in Alaskan lodges in the mid-price range. I recommend Gary and the Lodge to you highly. Try him, you'll like it, I guarantee."

Willis Starnes, CEO of Shepherds' Outreach Network

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  • 3 Day Package: $3,165.00
  • 4 Day Package: $4,195.00
  • 5 Day Package: $5,195.00
  • 6 Day Package: $6,050.00

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