Alaska fishing trips combine adventure, varied and plentiful fish species, nearly limitless options for visiting anglers to consider, and a diverse array of ecosystems to choose from. Transportation to this fishing wonderland is easy to come by. An array of commercial airlines fly into various major cities in each of the state’s four regions: Interior, Southcentral, Southeast and Southwest.
Choosing a Target Species
Both saltwater and freshwater anglers have a lot of decisions to make when it comes to narrowing down an Alaska fishing trip. What species do you want to catch? King salmon generally are swimming in the state’s waters in the May through July timeframe as you go from east to west across the state. Arrive earlier in the season for kings. Saltwater anglers at this time also target halibut, lingcod and rockfish. Freshwater anglers in this window could target steelhead (May in some locations), rainbow trout, Dolly Varden char, and other resident species like lake trout and Arctic grayling. Anglers who want to target coho should generally be looking at an August and September window. Both freshwater and saltwater anglers will have plenty of other species to round out their dream Alaska fishing adventure.
Getting around Alaska
Alaska may be the ultimate fishing destination. It’s easy to get to the major cities on commercial airlines. There are virtually limitless options for anglers of all skill levels. There is a wide range of guides and service providers from bare bones to top shelf. It’s within the United States, so no passports are necessary for US citizens (unless you drive to Alaska). There are many different types of top-tier gamefish in Alaska’s waters, so visiting anglers will have their hands full with bent rods and tight lines.
We think that Kodiak Legends Lodge is among the finest Alaska fishing lodges within the state. Kodiak waters are fertile and full of life. It’s this environment that draws and holds plentiful sportfish populations. We offer a fulfilling combination of excellent angling, top-notch captains and crew, fine dining, and comfortable accommodations. A trip to Kodiak Legends Lodge is an Alaska fishing trip you won’t soon forget.