Sitka fishing charter

Many of our DIY fishing guests also like to book a fishing charter before they operate the rental boats in Sitka Sound. Some feel it helps them get their bearings and it makes them more comfortable at the helm of our 19- and 21-foot Hewescraft rental boats. Others just prefer to have a day or two where they are being catered to by the local experts. Charter fishing is an add on to your boat rental or boat and hotel package and it is something Joel can easily schedule when you book your trip with Fish Baranof. [...]

Sitka fishing charter2021-03-22T11:33:25-08:00

Alaska salmon fishing

Silver Salmon Fishing Alaska salmon fishing is a big part of what brings people to Sitka. Coho salmon provide a steady flow of salmonid action to saltwater anglers from July through mid-September. Migrating stocks make their way to their natal waters, giving coho anglers ample opportunities to catch six-fish-per-day limits. Coho grow larger by the day and those that arrive in July may average from 6- to 10 pounds. By mid-August, these same fish average 8- to 12 pounds, with many fish to 15 pounds in the area. Occasionally, a true 20-pounder is caught. What’s more, Chinook, [...]

Alaska salmon fishing2021-03-22T12:07:42-08:00

Alaska saltwater fishing

Alaska Lingcod and Rockfish Alaska saltwater fishing in Sitka includes targeting lingcod and rockfish, as well as salmon and halibut. Both lingcod and rockfish are aggressive predators and can often be enticed to eat lures and bait. They yield white-meat fillets that are scrumptious. Many a Sitka-bound angler looks forward to a bounty of rockfish fillets to bring home for popular meals like fish tacos or fish and chips. Some anglers consider lingcod the best-eating saltwater fish in Alaska, even outpacing the uber-popular halibut. There are over 30 species of rockfish in the Alaska saltwater fishing world. [...]

Alaska saltwater fishing2021-09-14T14:06:20-08:00

Alaska Halibut Fishing

Halibut Fishing Alaska halibut fishing is one of the premier saltwater angling opportunities in the Great Land. Pacific halibut are the largest of all the flatfish species and can grow to outrageously large proportions. An average halibut is about 25 pounds, but fish over 100 pounds are fairly common. Each halibut yields four white-meat, delicious fillets. Most anglers also harvest the two cheeks, one from each side of the fish. Halibut are apex predators and feed on salmon, herring, needlefish, octopus, squid, cod, crabs, greenling and just about anything they can fit in their  mouths. They sometimes [...]

Alaska Halibut Fishing2021-03-22T11:59:16-08:00

Alaska King Salmon Fishing

King Salmon Fishing Alaska king salmon fishing is on most anglers’ bucket lists when they come to Alaska on a fishing trip. Sitka is well-positioned midway up the Alaska panhandle, very close to the open waters of the North Pacific, and that makes it a prime location to intercept migrating king salmon. King salmon are the largest of the five Pacific salmon species native to North America and average about 20 pounds for a mature fish. Also referred to as Chinook, their rich, fatty meat is prized table fare. Their size and strength make them a highly [...]

Alaska King Salmon Fishing2021-03-22T11:54:36-08:00
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