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Sitka, Alaska Fishing Report May 2020

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

Our annual Sitka Sound King salmon bite started in late April and continued throughout May. The consistent spot has been around the Vitskari rocks, although other areas such as the common fishing spots around Biorka Island and Hayward have produced. Some days it feels like it's hot fishing, other days it's a grind. If you put in your time or if you're at the right place at the right time, you will get your daily limit of 1 per person on most days.

Sitka Alaska Fishing Trips
Alaska Salmon Fishing Trips

With no charter fishing happening this May and our annual Sitka salmon derby being cancelled (a 5 day derby beginning Memorial Day weekend and ending the following Sunday), it's hard to accurately say how good this May was for Kings. We aren't willing to travel far to check out other spots around Kruzof Island without guests onboard. I'd say it's as good or better than May 2019.

We haven't went out halibut fishing yet this year. However we have heard it's business as usual.

Update to 2020 Sitka Alaska Fishing Regulations for charter guests:

Daily Limit: 1 Halibut per person

Annual Limit: None

Size: < 45 inches (~43 lbs) or > 80 inches (~277 lbs)

Peak Time: May - September

If you were a guest in 2019, you will remember it being < 38 inches (~25 lbs) or > 80 inches. Seven inches make a big difference.

We haven't went out blackcod fishing yet this year. Tyler plans to go out next week with some friends.

Daily Limit: 4 per person

Annual Limit (nonresidents): 8 per person

Peak Time: May - September

Ling Cod Fishing in Sitka, Alaska

We have caught quite a few of these as bycatch while mooching for salmon at the Vitskari Rocks.

Daily Limit: 1 Ling Cod per person

Annual Limit: 2 per person (one of which is 30-35 inches and other is > 55 inches)

Size: 30-35 inches or > 55

Season: May 16 - Nov 30

Peak Time: May - September

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