Kodiak Alaska fishing is defined by outstanding saltwater fishing for Chinook, halibut, lingcod, rockfish, Pacific cod, and Tanner crab. The protected waters we fish typically means fair seas and comfort to our angling guests. Fishing is almost always excellent and most days we take just what our clients need. We are a fish harvesting lodge but we take great care towards sustaining the resource and encourage guests to release larger fish. Medium sized fish are more suited for the table anyway and it makes future fishing viable.

Kodiak also hosts wonderful island-wide river fishing opportunities which we turn our interest towards in the fall when big coho are found migrating towards the freshwater.

A trip to our lodge for Kodiak Alaska fishing is the perfect combination of adventure, relaxation, and quality time with friends and family. Schedule a stay at our luxury fishing resort, and get ready for the ultimate life experience in Kodiak, Alaska!

kodiak alaska fishing

Guests staying with us will have ample saltwater fishing opportunities and will go home with the perfect amount of fish to enjoy with friends and family through the winter.


Few places in the world can match the number of returning fish to the rivers and streams of Kodiak Island. Spin fishing or fly fishing, Kodiak Legends Lodge provides all the gear you will need for a world-class Alaska river fishing experience (rods & reels, waders and tackle). Whether you are an avid fisher or just starting out, our expert guides can help you make the most out of your Kodiak Island fishing adventure!

Saltwater fishing opportunities abound at Kodiak Legends Lodge. Our three heated cabin boats (each with bathroom on board) take you a short ride away to Uyak Bay where you can catch salmon, halibut, lingcod, yelloweye, and many kinds of rockfish. It’s common for our guests to catch more than 20 halibut apiece, and 100- to 200-pound fish not are uncommon!

Explore your Kodiak Alaska fishing options at Kodiak Legends Lodge. 

Kodiak Alaska fishing


Kodiak Legends Lodge operates with three high-quality aluminum saltwater fishing boats.

  • 35-foot Armstrong catamaran propelled by twin 300 hp Yamaha
  • 28-foot Tuff boat walk around enclosed cabin powered by twin Yamaha 150’s
  • 30-foot Pacific Boat walk around enclosed cabin run by 300 hp Yamaha

All boats included heated cabin, bathroom, quality downriggers and fishing gear. The catamaran holds up to eight anglers and we typically fish four per boat on the two walk arounds.

Kodiak Alaska fishing
Kodiak Alaska fishing


Our saltwater fishing program is primarily based in Uyak Bay, directly in front of the lodge. It is a narrow, deep inlet carved by glacial activity thousands of years ago. Unlike many other halibut fishing destinations, Uyak Bay has sheltered, protected waters ensuring calmer seas. Guests fish for halibut in waters between 100- to 300 feet deep versus 400+ feet in many other areas of Alaska. For salmon, we use a combination of techniques, ranging from trolling and jigging to casting flies. Other species such as rockfish and lingcod we jig for anywhere between 60- to 400 feet.

Travel time to prime fishing areas typically ranges from 10- to 30 minutes unless we run out to Shelikof Strait which can take about 40 minutes. Our daily fishing schedules are tailor-made to your preference; however, the most typical fishing schedule is 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We fish Kodiak’s rivers for runs of coho and sockeye salmon, as well as steelhead, Dolly Varden and rainbow trout, and it’s easy to see how the Kodiak is a river fisherman’s dream. In addition to the Karluk, we fish Lower Dog Salmon. These rivers are easy to navigate and present incredible opportunities to catch big fish in large numbers. Near heart-stopping surface strikes from 15-plus pound silvers are common on these unspoiled waters. Kodiak Island freshwater fishing is its own, unique, spectacular experience.


Whether you want to fish the open waters for halibut or lingcod, or to stock your freezer with silvers or kings, our world class fishing captains will make sure you’re happy. We also offer freshwater fall river fishing for those anglers wanting to catch a big coho in the freshwater. Toggle the menu below and discover your Kodiak Alaska fishing adventure!

We have great halibut fishing from June through September. We can often target them in shallower water in July and August.

We primarily troll for kings from June to Mid-July; however, feeder kings can be caught year-round. We can even jig for them sometimes when everything aligns.

Silvers start showing up in early August and can be found through early September. 18+ pound silvers are caught annually with the average size being around 13 pounds.

Uyak Bay has a variety of types of rockfish including Alaska lingcod and yelloweye that can be caught throughout the summer season. We are cautious not to over fish this sensitive fishery, but can take a few fillets responsibly for guests.

Kodiak’s freshwater fishing, in its remote streams and rivers, provides anglers with the opportunity to catch multiple fish species in the same day.

Species include:

  • Coho (Silver) Salmon
  • Sockeye (Red) Salmon
  • Chum (Dog) Salmon
  • Pink (Humpy) Salmon
  • Dolly Varden
  • Steelhead
  • Rainbow Trout


Chinook (King) Salmon

We primarily target kings from June to Mid-July; however, feeder kings can be caught year-round. Average fish size 15- to 30 pounds.

Coho (Silver) Salmon

Silvers start showing up in early August and can be targeted thru late August or early September. These fisheries produce trophy silvers, with 18+ pounders not uncommon.


We have great halibut fishing from June through September. In July and August, we often catch them in shallower water.

Other Saltwater Species

Other species in Uyak Bay include lingcod, yelloweye, other types of rockfish, and Pacific cod throughout the season.


Coho (Silver) Salmon

Silvers start moving into the rivers in late August and run through September. Their average size is 10- to 15 pounds.

Rainbow and Dolly Varden

July through September with the focus being towards fall for bigger fish and simultaneous with coho fishing. Average rainbows and dollies are 2- to 6 pounds.


At Kodiak Legends Lodge, we operate without a firm set schedule—you are here also to relax so we are flexible to customize your Kodiak Alaska fishing trip.

Each evening, our lodge manager or head guide will meet with you to discuss the best activity options for the following day and make a recommendation, with guest interests, weather, and, of course, the best Kodiak Alaska fishing at the time.

Below is a typical daily schedule at Kodiak Legends Lodge:

7:00 a.m.    Breakfast
8:00 a.m.    Depart for fishing
4:30 p.m.    Return to Kodiak Legends Lodge
6:00 p.m.    Appetizers
7:00 p.m.    Dinner

Out of respect for our chef dinner is the only fixed time on the schedule.

Whether you are coming for a long weekend or the entire week, we cannot wait to help you have the Kodiak Alaska fishing vacation of a lifetime. Check out everything included in our Kodiak Island fishing packages, pack your bags, and get ready for a great time! Alaska Airlines offers easy flights to Kodiak.