Types of Fish

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Fishing Seasons

Our charter season starts in mid May and runs into early September.

Bottom fish (Halibut, Lingcod, rockfish) are our resident fish which can be caught all summer.

Salmon are migratory species. The primary run for King Salmon is May to June. Coho Salmon from July to August. July being the transition time between King Salmon and Coho Salmon are often caught in same day

*Lingcod season starts May 15th
*Rockfish season is subject to change
King Salmon
Coho Salmon

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Halibut fishing is exceptional in southeast Alaska, and the waters off Sitka. Halibut are the largest of all the flatfishes. While catching a 50 to 150 lb halibut is quite common, we have been known to catch 300lb plus fish.

The state record for the largest halibut caught sportfishing is currently 459 lbs.

The small market size fish are called "chickens" while the larger ones are referred to as "barn doors".  

King Salmon

The peak season for Kings is May through June, but these salmon may be caught all the way through the end of August.

The King Salmon (Chinook) is the largest species in the salmon family. They are also the state fish.

Kings caught in Sitka average 25-35 lbs. with the record in Alaska for a sport fish-caught king being 97.2 lbs.

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Sitka is the home of Alaska's largest recreational marine king salmon fisheries.

Coho Salmon

Coho salmon (Silver) fishing is fun and exciting.  These salmon are known for their fierce runs and aerobatic displays.

Coho commonly range in size from 8 to 15 lbs., although they can reach up to 36 lbs.

Getting into a school of frenzied "Crazy Coho", is definitely an experience you will never forget.

Yellow Eye Rockfish

Yellow Eye rockfish are the most well known and prized of the rockfish species. They can reach up to 3 feet, which also makes them one of the largest rockfish species.

They are firm and lean with mild and delicious flavor.

Black Rockfish

Black Rockfish are fun to catch and put up a good fight for their size. This species is often caught while Halibut fishing, or near rock piles and kelp patches.

They are smaller than the Yellow Eye and taste delicious. They can weigh up to 11 lbs.


Lingcod are known as being one of the ugliest but best tasting fish in Alaska.  Lings average 25 to 35 lbs. The largest reported lingcod caught was 60 inches long and 85 pounds.

Lingcod are voracious predators and will eat almost anything -including other lingcod that are about their same size.

Lingcod are extremely aggressive and provide an excellent fight.
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