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 halibut per day under 40 inches (or over 80 inches). DIY halibut anglers could keep two halibut per day of any size.
Sitka is located close to the open waters of the Pacific Ocean. Consequently that facilitates access to migrating salmon and resident bottom fish. King-, chum-, pink- and silver salmon are available, in that order, throughout the May to August season. Halibut, rockfish and lingcod, each one a species of interest to saltwater anglers across the state, can all be targeted when you choose to book with us.
Rockfish populations are healthy here, so DIY anglers can expect to catch a variety of rockfish species depending on where they fish. Add a productive lingcod fishery and it’s no wonder that anglers using our boats become repeat clients returning year after year. The best DIY fishing in Alaska is at your fingertips when you choose to visit Sitka and rent a boat from Fish Baranof.
Yamaha outboards power our boats and offer reliability and performance. Our boats include downriggers, depth finder, VHF, GPS, charts, safety gear and more. Afterwards, when you return with a varied fish box of fillets, we’ve got vacuum sealers and freezers to allow you to pack and store your fish. Ultimately, successful days at sea produce a substantial amount of fish. Vacuum sealing the fillets in quality bags preserves the quality of the world-class fish you can harvest in the cold, clean Sitka-area waters.
Contact Fish Baranof to experience some of the best DIY fishing in Alaska for salmon, halibut, rockfish and lingcod.