Sure-Strike Lodge Alaska

The Fishing

When to take your Alaskan Vacation

People often ask, "When is the best time to fish?” It all depends on your target species. As far as bottom fishing goes (halibut, ling cod, red snapper, black bass), those species bite throughout the season. Large halibut and trophy lingcod can be caught at any time.

We encourage our guests to book their vacation based on what salmon species they wish to catch. May and June can bring large numbers of king salmon, averaging 18-25 lbs., with larger fish mixed in. This is a great time for those who just like pulling in kings and don’t really care about silver salmon. You will find yourself fishing the shallow-water kelp line or maybe chasing bird spots off shore, finding halibut and kings mixed together.

July is a great month to catch silver salmon mixed with kings, adding more action to your day. This time of year you never know what’s chewing on the end of you line.

August brings the largest silvers of the year averaging 11-13 lbs. This is a great time for the first-time angler to Alaska, and it’s a great time to bring the kids. King salmon fishing starts tapering off by mid August, but anglers still find themselves hooked up occasionally.

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