Here at Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge, we do things differently than other lodges in Sitka, we offer our clients the ability to book fully guided and self-guided fishing trips.
Taking place inside the protected waters of Sitka Sound, our Self-Guided fisherman can always find some calm waters to fish if the weather is not cooperating. You can catch all 5 species of salmon in addition to halibut and rockfish. Sitka Sound is a huge body of water that our self-guided fisherman have access to, at certain times of year you can catch fish right off the dock other times you may have to travel further away from the lodge to find the better salmon fishing. Halibut and rockfish can also be found throughout the sound.
We have 2 self-guided boats that are 20-21 foot in length with Alaskan Bulk heads and windshields, they can fish up to 4 fishermen comfortably. These boats have all necessary fishing gear, tackle, electronics, and safety equipment that is needed. All boats have a full tank of gas prior to you starting your fishing adventure*. Customers are responsible for maintaining fuel during their trip and also returning the boat with a full tank of fuel at the end of their trip, there is a fuel depot 3 miles from the lodge. Customers are also responsible for any lost and/or broken equipment, fishing gear etc…
The boats range from 28-30 foot in length, they all have enclosed cabins and interior seating for a comfortable trip to the fishing grounds. All captains are licensed by the state of Alaska and certified by the USCG. The boats are equipped with the latest fishing gear, electronics, and safety equipment. These trips are generally 8-10 hours in length. You will be fishing for Salmon, Halibut, and Rockfish. The captain will decide what technique they will be using on that particular day. For Salmon, you will either be trolling, mooching or jigging. Once you have limited out on kings and silvers the captain will take you to one of his favorite Halibut holes. There you will be bottom fishing at depths from 200-400 feet. Most of the time the captain will use bait for Halibut fishing. The scent of the bait drifts through the currents and attracts the Halibut to your line.