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Where to Fish in Alaska

Where to fish in Alaska Where to fish in Alaska when you want an unguided saltwater trip is a subjective proposition. A strong case can be made that Sitka is an excellent location to consider. Not only will you be able to target king and Coho salmon during the summer months, you also will be able to fish for halibut, lingcod and rockfish. This smorgasbord of species not only ensures exciting fish battles, but also succulent fillets of red and white. Things To Consider When choosing a location for an unguided saltwater trip, you’ll need to consider [...]

Where to Fish in Alaska2023-09-22T13:24:11-08:00

August Fishing Report

This August fishing report covers the end of July through Mid-August 2023. Here is the latest out of Sitka. Salmon Fishing continues to be solid and steady in Sitka. King salmon angling remains really productive. Notably, there are some big fish being caught, with 25- to 30 pounders a real possibility. Lots of pinks and chums are still in the ocean, making for good numbers of hookups in general. Coho are here, and are certainly fat and happy. There’s some good sized ones around, and they are growing bigger by the day on [...]

August Fishing Report2023-08-14T14:41:36-08:00

Mid-Season Fishing Report

Fishing continues to be excellent in Sitka. King salmon fishing has been as good as it has been in the last few decades. Clients are bringing back lots of quality king salmon, with the occasional larger one hitting the dock. With good bait present in the area, primarily sand lance and small herring, salmon numbers remain strong. Salmon Coho salmon have begun to arrive, pretty early by our estimations. A dozen or so were brought in by our boats yesterday. Trolling herring and lures like Silver Horde Coho Killers, both pulled behind flashers, are yielding strong results [...]

Mid-Season Fishing Report2023-08-14T14:49:15-08:00

Early 2023 Season

Sitka, Alaska Fishing Report Sitka fishing is heating up. The king salmon season has been good so far, with a couple of 25-pounders having hit the dock recently. Halibut fishing has been excellent. Lingcod opened up mid-May and fishermen are catching these toothy predators. Rockfish angling has been solid so far. King salmon are being caught on both the inside and outside coasts, with fish spread out everywhere and lots of feed. This makes it possible to find fish on windy days when it’s not possible to get to the outside waters. Ocean temperatures are good, and [...]

Early 2023 Season2023-07-10T08:16:16-08:00

Planning an Alaska trip

Planning an Alaska Trip Planning an Alaska trip, DIY style, requires a bit more planning and preparation than a fully guided adventure, but the rewards can be well worth it. DIY fishing, for experienced anglers, is often as or more fun than having a guide or charter captain put you on the fish. It’s more challenging, and that’s part of what draws anglers who have been catching fish all their lives, and it can be more fulfilling knowing that your decisions and actions directly resulted in the fish being caught. Plus, as we’ve mentioned many times over, [...]

Planning an Alaska trip2023-09-22T13:25:14-08:00

Alaska Boat Rentals: Renting your own Boat versus Charter Fishing

Alaska Boat Rentals: Renting your own Boat versus Charter Fishing Alaska boat rentals are our specialty. Our fleet of quality boats continues to grow, making it ever more possible for visiting anglers that rent boats from us to access the productive waters that are in the vicinity of Sitka. If you want to catch rockfish, coho, Chinook, halibut and lingcod, all on your own, then renting a boat from Fish Baranof is a smart decision. Advantages of Boat Rental There are certain advantages that anglers gain when they rent their own boat, versus charter fishing from Sitka. [...]

Alaska Boat Rentals: Renting your own Boat versus Charter Fishing2023-05-09T10:59:49-08:00

Sitka fishing: 5 Tips for Your Sitka Fishing Trip

Sitka fishing: 5 Tips for Your Sitka Fishing Trip Sitka fishing can often be fantastic. Lucky anglers have the chance to catch many different species of fish when they book with Fish Baranof. The proximity to open water is a major blessing. It allows you to get to a range of species without the long boat rides that you are forced to endure from other Alaska ports. Anglers who are diligent in preparation, and follow some hard-earned advice are likely to catch more fish than those that show up unprepared. Tip One Sitka fishing ramps up [...]

Sitka fishing: 5 Tips for Your Sitka Fishing Trip2023-03-07T09:43:06-09:00

Best DIY fishing in Alaska

Best DIY fishing in Alaska The best DIY fishing in Alaska is right here in Sitka when using the boats in the Fish Baranof fleet. Our 19- and 21-foot Hewescraft hardtop boats allow you to access the fertile waters around the area. Guided anglers in southeast Alaska are limited on the size of the halibut that they can keep. One of the things that makes fishing in Sitka one of the best DIY fishing in Alaska opportunities is that self-guided halibut anglers can keep any size fish. In 2022 guided halibut anglers in Sitka could keep one [...]

Best DIY fishing in Alaska2023-04-21T12:15:21-08:00
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