At Alaska Outdoor adventures, we take our salmon fishing seriously. Salmon fishing in Kodiak and Larsen Bay is year around, with large runs of King salmon, coho (silver) salmon, pink salmon, chum salmon, and sockeye salmon.
These fish all migrate through the waters surrounding the lodge on an annual basis. At Alaska Outdoor Adventures, your Alaska fishing adventure will target, halibut, silver and king salmon. Depending on the time of year, guests can target multiple species in a single day of fishing.
Alaska King Salmon Fishing
Alaska King Salmon fishing heats up in May as bright feeder king salmon enter the waters surrounding the lodge. June is our peak month and limits are secured on almost a daily basis. King salmon can still be targeted in August, just as the silver salmon season is at its pinnacle. The average size king salmon caught on our Alaska salmon fishing trips ranges from 25 to 30-pounds.
The king salmon run overlaps the start of the silver salmon run in late July to take advantage of the abundance of food. The silvers caught on our Alaska salmon fishing charters this time of year average 8-12 pounds. Anglers soon discover the voracious feeding habits of silver salmon when the feel the sturdy hit on the end of their line. The ravenous appetites of silver salmon cause them to gain up to a pound in weight per week! When August rolls around silver salmon caught average 12 to 16 -pounds, with some trophy fish topping the 20-pound mark.
Alaska Salmon Fishing Lodge
Alaska Outdoor Adventures is located on the west side of Kodiak Island directly in the middle of the path along which millions of migratory salmon return to streams and rivers along the coastline. Our silvers feed and mature in the pristine waters of the Shelikoff Straights and Uyak Bay and are ocean bright, healthy predators. Our fish are always nice and chrome!
We provide our guests with a "hands-on" Alaska salmon fishing experience. We use mooching and trolling techniques to target fish at all depths along the water column as they rip into massive bait balls to devour their next meal. This not only makes it possible to catch silver salmon and king salmon, but rockfish, lingcod, and halibut are also caught as they take advantage of the feast. Mooching allows each angler to hold his own fishing rod and multiple hookups are common. There is no need to wait your turn, or deal with the constant reeling in of lines, that is customary when trolling with downriggers.
Tackle for our Alaska salmon fishing trips consists of 8.5 foot Diawa rods equipped with 30-pound test line and Newell reels. We often use jigs developed by one of our guides to cast and jig foraging silvers and kings. Remember to hold on tight as both king salmon and silver salmon hit hard and run fast.
For those that want even more, nothing is more exciting than fishing for rainbow and brook trout in mountain lakes or migrating silvers in our nearby rivers. There are a number of lakes and streams around Larsen Bay teaming with trout, dolly varden and seasonally coho and Chinook salmon. Many of these fish have most likely have never seen a fisherman, much less an artificial bait. These lakes are a fly fisherman's dreams come true and an added bonus is the prolific amount of wildlife encountered in these areas. Two of our lakes are also full of Dolly Varden that can be taken some days on nearly every cast. Many of our lakes require a short float plane flight.
Our boats will spread out and our captains remain in close contact while searching for optimum water and prime fishing conditions. This ensures our guests have an Alaska salmon fishing experience they will never forget. Come see for yourself why we think Alaska Outdoor Adventures offers some of the best fresh and saltwater fishing Alaska has to offer.