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Fishing on Kodiak Island: What Can You Catch?

Fishing in the waters off of Kodiak Island, Alaska, is an experience that you’ll never forget. Booking an all-inclusive fishing package with Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge is an easy way to get the experience of a lifetime. Here is what you need to know about fishing with us. 

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What Kind of Fish Can You Catch on Kodiak Island?

Fishing on Kodiak Island will allow you reel in big King Salmon trophies and giant Alaska Halibut. Although Trophy Kings typically rule the waters ranging anywhere from 30 to 90 pounds, there are other fish you could catch. 

You can expect a variety of fish in July, such as King Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod, Gray Cod, Yellow Eye, and Black Bass. The Silver Salmon can average about 15 pounds, some of the largest caught within only 15 minutes of the lodge. After you catch your limit of salmon, you can get ready to catch the other variety of fish that run in the waters of Kodiak Island.

The rivers see some great action with the fly or spin rod. But the best method is trolling with the downriggers. 

When is the Best Time to Fish?

May through June is known as the “Trophy King” season. However, July is an excellent time to see the variety of fish that will give you more stories to talk about. You can also come in August, when the Silver Salmon are bigger, or even in September to end your summer right. 

Trophy King season’s peak runs from May 1st to July 15th but can be caught all year long. Halibut is always available, but the best time is June 1st through mid-September. 

What to Wear

While you’re here, we recommend wearing layered clothing, a rain hat, Thermax underwear, turtlenecks or shirts, sweater and polar fleece jackets, and Polar fleece neck gaiters. Although it’s summer, rain or windy days are still prevalent, so layers are suggested. We do provide rain gear and boots during your stay. 

We also recommend only bringing a carry-on with your clothes to be washed in our washers and dryers. That way, you can have your two boxes of fish as the only luggage on your return flight. 

What Fishing Packages Do We Offer?

Our Salmon and Halibut Fishing Packages allow you to catch all the fish in the waters surrounding the island. We also have boats and equipment for the fishing packages. At Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge, we utilize four custom-built aluminum catamarans – 26′ and 28′ long by 10′ wide.

Each boat is five-star Coast Guard rated, with full walk-around cabins, fitted with twin engines, full marine heads, full enclosed seating, complete electronics, top-of-the-line Loomis and Lamiglas graphite fishing rods, Shimano reels, and all lures and bait. We fish four people per boat, with four individual downriggers at least 100 square feet of fishing cockpit. 

What is Included

  • Round-trip airfare from Kodiak City to Old Harbor
  • Shuttle service in Old Harbor
  • Lodging
  • All meals and snacks
  • Soda, juices, and bottled water
  • All bait, tackle, rods, and reels
  • Rain jacket and pants, rubber boots
  • Fish processing (Up to 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

What is Not Included

  • Commercial round-trip airfare to Kodiak
  • Gratuities to the staff and guides: typically, 10 – 15% of the package price total.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Hard liquor, canned or bottled beer

Why Should You Choose Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge?

Kodiak Island is a beautiful place for your game expeditions. We offer unique experiences like Sitka Blacktail Deer hunting and great fishing experiences that can have you leaving with more than expected. 

You can leave for the day then come back to a cozy lodge where you can share your experiences of the day with other people. We know the best places to go and will help you with any questions. You can have the best fishing experience in a unique location that will make for a great story. And you’ll always end your night with a great meal waiting for you. 

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