FAQs - Kodiak Sportsman's Lodge


Frequently Asked Questions

Some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions that have no been addressed here, you can always contact us directly.

How many boats will be out with us fishing?

There are a total of seven guide boats in the whole area, four of them belong to Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge. It is unlikely that you will see other boats when you are out fishing.

How many people fish on a boat?

There are up to four adults on a boat.

What are the fishing limits?

Daily per person limits are as follows:

  • 2 King Salmon (May – September)
  • 2 Halibut – total of 5 per person per year (May – September)
  • 2 Ling Cod (July 1 – September)
  • 5 Silver Salmon (August – September)
  • 1 Yellow Eye (May – September)
  • 4 Black Sea Bass (May – September)

What is the best time to fish?

May through June is the “Trophy King” season. Thirty to ninety pound Kings feed in these waters. We will troll for Kings using down- riggers and herring bait but don’t be surprised if you land a big Halibut, Ling Cod, Black Bass or Grey Cod while trolling. We call this the Trophy King Season because people come to catch the 50 pound plus King that’s chrome bright and caught in the salt water.

July is one of the best months to catch a variety of fish; King Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod, Gray Cod, Yellow Eye, and Black Bass. 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 fifteen pounds. Some of the largest Silvers in Alaska are caught within 15 minutes of the lodge. The best method is trolling with the down riggers. After you catch your limit of salmon, get ready to catch some Halibut, Ling Cod, Gray Cod, Yellow Eye, 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.

What kind of fish will I catch?

  • King Salmon (May – September)
  • Halibut – total of 5 per person per year (May – September)
  • Ling Cod (July 1 – September)
  • Silver Salmon (August – September)
  • Yellow Eye (May – September)
  • Black Sea Bass (May – September)

What makes your lodge different or special?

Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge is a sought out destination in Alaska known for abundant sport fishinghunting, and wildlife viewing opportunities. Of all our wildlife, the Kodiak Bear is the most popular. Kodiak bears can be found all over and have an all-time high population of over 3,500.

While fishing you are surrounded by Humpback whales and Orcas. You will also see sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, and porpoises. Magpies and puffins can be found all summer long. There are also Sitka deer, red foxes, and mountain goats, just to name a few.

This location is truly special, unlike any other place on earth!

Where do we buy our fishing licenses?

Fishing licenses are included with your booking!

Who decides the fishing limits?

All fishing limits are decided on by the state of Alaska.

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