How many boats will be out with us fishing?
There are a total of seven guide boats in the whole area, four of them belong to Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge. It is unlikely that you will see other boats when you are out fishing.
How many people fish on a boat?
There are up to four adults on a boat.
What are the fishing limits?
Daily per person limits are as follows:
- 2 King Salmon (May – September)
- 2 Halibut – total of 5 per person per year (May – September)
- 2 Ling Cod (July 1 – September)
- 5 Silver Salmon (August – September)
- 1 Yellow Eye (May – September)
- 4 Black Sea Bass (May – September)
What is the best time to fish?
May through June is the “Trophy King” season. Thirty to ninety pound Kings feed in these waters. We will troll for Kings using down- riggers and herring bait but don’t be surprised if you land a big Halibut, Ling Cod, Black Bass or Grey Cod while trolling. We call this the Trophy King Season because people come to catch the 50 pound plus King that’s chrome bright and caught in the salt water.
July is one of the best months to catch a variety of fish; King Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod, Gray Cod, Yellow Eye, and Black Bass. Along with some of the best weather in July, you will also have stunning wildlife viewing opportunities.
In August the Silver Salmon are running with an average weight of fifteen pounds. Some of the largest Silvers in Alaska are caught within 15 minutes of the lodge. The best method is trolling with the down riggers. After you catch your limit of salmon, get ready to catch some Halibut, Ling Cod, Gray Cod, Yellow Eye, and Black Bass!
September is a great month to end the summer. Not only are the silvers hot in the salt water but the rivers have some great action with the fly or spin rod. Again, you always have the bottom fish to load up your fish boxes.
What kind of fish will I catch?
- King Salmon (May – September)
- Halibut – total of 5 per person per year (May – September)
- Ling Cod (July 1 – September)
- Silver Salmon (August – September)
- Yellow Eye (May – September)
- Black Sea Bass (May – September)
What makes your lodge different special?
Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge is a sought out destination in Alaska known for abundant sport fishing, hunting, and wildlife viewing opportunities. Of all our wildlife, the Kodiak Bear is the most popular. Kodiak bears can be found all over and have an all time high population of over 3,500.
While fishing your are surrounded by Humpback whales and Orcas. You will also see sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, and porpoises. Magpies and puffins can be found all summer long. There are also Sitka deer, red foxes, and mountain goats, just to name a few.
This location is truly special, unlike any other place on earth!
Where do we buy our fishing licenses?
Fishing licenses are included with your booking!
Who decides the fishing limits?
All fishing limits are decided on by the state of Alaska.
What Our Guests Are Saying
Old Harbor is one of my favorite places in Alaska. The people are so warm, and the fishing is exceptional. KSL nailed it. They give 5 star service with some of the best, gourmet meals I’ve had anywhere. My room was right on the beach and was very clean and well kept. Our fishing guide was a lot of fun and made sure that everyone caught their fill of fish. KSL took care of everything. I just showed up in Kodiak and the rest was handled.
An A+ fishing experience. Have booked with them more than once. Fished with friends & family. Without question one of the best experiences I have ever had. Wide variety of fish. First rate equipment. Experienced guides. Custom built boats protect you from the weather. Most liberal fishing regulations in Alaska. Off the beaten path. Great scenery. Not Crowded.
The sportsman’s lodge is a great place! The guides know the water and work to put you on the fish. You won’t starve for sure are the food rivals most fine dining establishments I’ve been too. I have been there twice on business and someday would love to take my family. One of my Clients also has mentioned he would love to bring his wife up for a visit.Stayed September 2014, traveled on business.
For a great time fishing in Alaska, look no further than the Kodiak Sportsman Lodge. Gary and his professional crew put you on the fish! The food is great and the staff at the lodge make you feel like you’re a part of the family. All this and the scenic beauty of Kodiak.
Gary and the crew at the Sportsmans Lodge in Old Harbor, AK are wonderful hosts. The fishing in Old Harbor can’t be beat!
Gary assisted us very professionally and gave us the best time and adventure throughout the trip.
This will not be a usual sort of recommendation…instead it is the sort of recommendation of a service, that is, guided fishing and hunting at Old Harbor, Kodiak Island, Alaska. I recommend him and the Kodiak Sportsman Lodge highly. You wil catch some very fine fish (King and Silver Salmon in season, Ling Cod in season, and Halibut are the primary game fish, with a good assortment of other varieties of fish if you wish.) in the Sitkadalek sound and will be witness to some of the finest scenery available. The chef is superb at the lodge and the accomodations are much better than most you will see in Alaskan lodges in the mid-price range. I recommend Gary and the Lodge to you highly. Try him, you’ll like it, I guarantee.