Sitka, Alaska Fishing Report: Fisherman catches 36 pound King Salmon
King Salmon Fishing Update:
Starting from late April and continuing through the first two weeks of May, there was an above-average catch rate for King salmon. The popular fishing location near the town, known as Vitskari rocks, was easily accessible with a 20-minute boat ride directly west of Sitka. Most sport fishermen returned with their boat limit within a few hours. However, the King salmon caught were not particularly large, and anglers had to measure them to ensure they exceeded the legal limit of 28 inches or longer.
Our first fishing charters of the season began on May 16, coinciding with a slowdown in the King salmon bite. Fortunately, in the past few days, the fishing has improved again, both in terms of the number of bites per day and the size of the King salmon. Just yesterday, on May 22, 2023, one of our guests successfully hooked and landed a 36-pound King salmon. On average, the overall size of the salmon has also increased. It should only get better from here.
Halibut Fishing Update:
Halibut fishing has started and stayed hot. Fast action and a little shallower than usual, we have been doing good in depths of 160-275 ft of water. Good overall average size ranging from 30-38 inches.
Availability for Summer 2023:
We still have great spots open for great King salmon and Halibut fishing. We have spots for 2-4 anglers for 3 days fishing / 4 nights lodging arriving June 26 and departing June 30 (Fishing 27,28,29).
We also have spots available for a group of 2 for 3 days fishing / 4 nights lodging arriving June 29 and departing July 3 (Fishing 30, July 1, 2). We are running these dates under our "Current Special" at $2800 per person.