Alaska Fishing

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ghuether1's picture
Joined: 4/27/17
Alaska Fishing

I am looking for a good spot to go fishing in Alaska for Halibut, Salmon and Cod. Been looking at Sitka. Does anyone have another location that they found not to expensive and good for fishing and lodging.

papabaer's picture
Joined: 2/18/02

We've made numerous fishing trips to Alaska. Have only fished once out of Sitka. It was fun but didn't do really well there. Most of our trips were on the Keni Peninsula area. Instead of booking thru a lodge or B&B we've rented an RV to stay in and tour the Peninsula. It came out a lot cheaper and opens up your time schedule. We did a King Salmon trip on the Keni with Widespread Fishing adventures. My daughter caught a 63 lb King on that trip. Fished out of Ninilichuk for halibut with Butt Chasers. Small operation but we had a great trip with halibut up 80lbs. Fished out of Homer with Alaska Coastal Marine over night double limit halibut trip. Probably the most economical trip but there will be 14 to 20 people on this boat. If you want to catch fish until your arms hurt (and I mean hurt) this trip is for you. Most of the fish will be in the 20 - 30 lb class with an occasional larger fish.

You Our favorite area was Seward. We fished halibut with Semaka charter. Weather permitting he likes to fish the Montague island area looking for big halibut. He does a great job on halibut but find som one else if salmon is your main target. We also fished with Fish Seward Alaska Inc. Randy Wells is the captain and quite the character but he gots us on fish with limits of silver salmon, halibut, lying cod, and rock fish. We've also book d trips through J-Dock and the Fish House with good results. There are a lot of good charters up there but one I will not recommend is Glasier Edge Sportfishing Charters. He was recommended by a friend and we had booked with him. He left us standing on the dock as a no show. Claimed he had boat issues but with talking to other charters they said that is normal for him. He probably did'nt feel like fishing that day so just doesn't show up. Another plus for fishing out of Seward is they have a couple fish packaging / shipping locations to ship you catches home. If you decide to do the RV route the Keni Peninsola area really caters to the RV traveler with many ocean side camp grounds. Fred Meyers grocery store in Soldotna has a huge parking lot with part of it laid out for RV parking with water fill station and sewer dump station.



urnone2bright's picture
Joined: 6/13/13

I have fished out of Homer and had very good luck on nice Halibut. Went to Alaska on fishing trip and couldn't hardly come home. Kenia penisula is outstanding and the fishing off Homer is great for big Halibut. Fun to watch 120 lb wife reel in a 250 lb halibut!!


redeyes77's picture
Joined: 5/8/08

Ive fished Seward, Homer, ninilchik, all with great success.
Rent an RV, tour the peninsula, keep an eye on the weather/wind and find a six pack charter to go out with.
I can recommend Ron kandarass, he operates tall tail charters, has 2 boats, one on the kenai River, and the other out of Homer. here is the link to tall tail.
Another one I've had great experience with is Mary time charters out of deep Creek, 907-398-1602 phone number.
I've had a fish packing company come to the boat take my fillets, freeze, and ship them back to ND, I got on a plane 3 hrs after I got off the boat and my fish beat me home to Minot.

i don't want to look back and say "gee i could have eaten that!"