Black Cod Fishing
Alaska Black Cod Fishing
Highly Prized for its Rich, Buttery Taste
Fishing Guides and Gear
The boat is loaded, the crew is ready, the fish are biting - your Alaskan fishing adventure is now.
Our guides and deckhands make it their personal mission to give you the best vacation of your life. This is what keeps our favorite visitors coming back year after year.
Our fishing fleet consists of 30-foot walk-around sport-fishers with enclosed cabins, private bathrooms, and twin outboard engines. Are you ready?
Black Cod Fishing
Black Cod live in deep, cold water. They are surface dwellers and prefer the muddy floors around the Sitka Sound. They feed primarily on other smaller fish.
They tend to live long lives, with the oldest recorded at 94 years. Although, most commercially caught Black Cod are around 20 years old.
Their size varies, but Alaskan Black Cod are the largest, growing up to 45 inches long and weighing 55 pounds.
Fishing for black cod used to be done primarily with pots or by a method called longlining. This is when one long line is stretched out horizontally through the water and attached to buoys. From that line several baited hooks are dropped down, creating a chain of bait luring the fish closer to the surface and catching them in the hooks.
Nowadays, with the use of some ingenuity and technology, we use electric reels to pull them up.
Best Tasting Fish in the World
You want this fish. It has a natural buttery flavor because of its high Omega-3 fatty acid content. This has led to its apt nickname of the "butterfish".
The flesh is white, flaky, delicate, and best when caught fresh, similar to Chilean sea bass.
No matter how you cook it - fried, grilled, or smoked - you'll be glad you did. It is also popular in Japanese cuisine marinated or prepared uncooked for sushi.
Sitka, Alaska Fishing Lodge
Take advantage of Cascade Creek Lodge's fishing package deals. Starting at 2-day, 3-night fishing adventures, this is perfect for groups, parties, or vacations.
Our view of the North Pacific Ocean is unmatched. Select one of our ten comfortable rooms and have your own private balcony overlooking the water and Mt. Edgecumbe.
Available for you are our lounge, bar, and dining areas where you will enjoy delicious meals prepared by our in-house chef, Kristi. Take a load of after spending an exciting day out on at sea.