King Salmon feed all year round in the abundant waters of Sitka Sound but the King salmon fishing charters action is greatest from May through October. Sitka is home port to Alaska’s best saltwater King Salmon fishing. Fish average 25-35 lbs, and can reach 70 lbs. or more.
The record for this area is 90.1 lbs from Kelp Bay. Trolling, mooching and jigging are the methods used to hook these magnificent game fish. It’s not uncommon to hook up two at a time. Four or five on at once can happen and it’s unbelievable excitement. Come experience our great King Salmon fishing yourself!
We also offer Sitka Halibut fishing charters
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Fishing for King Salmon in Alaska
As mentioned above, Alaskan King Salmon caught in the Sitka region average around 25 to 30 pounds; with larger fish up to 70 pounds. It all starts with biological urge of the King Salmon to return to the original river from which they came. After leaving their home stream, Kings spend 1 to 7 years out in the ocean feeding and growing big and strong. Then, Mother Nature’s biological clock kicks in, compelling salmon to return to their original stream. On entry into freshwater, this is when the salmon start to die. Females are heading home for one reason only – to spawn! After dropping the thousands of eggs which she is carrying back to the stream, the male King Salmon will fertilize these eggs and the cycle will start all over again.
King salmon usually start to show up in Sitka waters in May, in preparation for their inland spawning runs. The skippers and crews at South East Alaska Outdoor Adventures start fishing charters in May, and Kings can be caught through until October in most years. this river around the 21st of May. As the days pass by, more and more kings show up in the river. Trip timing is important, so booking your trip early for peak fishing periods is a key component in your success.
The later you arrive in the season, the runs are starting to slow down. Book your date early to guarantee a bright and shiny King Salmon.