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Alaska Fishing Reports

March 31st 2014

Our season will kick off May 15

Our season will kick off May 15, however, Sitka is buzzing with herring roe seiners looking for that big set in a few openings that could be just 15 minutes long.  If you’re lucky, that one big set is what makes your entire season.  The largest I’ve heard of, about two years ago a seiner wrapped up a set with an approximate value around $1,000,000.  Yep you read correctly, everything went right for this one, shallow water which held the weight of this massive set, yet the tenders were able to get in and pump out the herring.  With huge schools of herring hitting the banks of Sitka, humpback whales can be seen from the shores, and of course king salmon want to get in on the action.  Owner, Seth Bone and his brother Heath, have already been out fishing this past February and March with success.   There’s not much better than enjoying fresh king salmon off the grill while watching the sun set on snow-capped Mt. Edgecumbe.   We haven’t received the final word on limits for king salmon, however, we have heard encouraging reports that the run could be strong based on pre-season indicators.  We look forward to fishing with our guests this summer, and we hope you’ll be a part of the memories.



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104 Berry Knoll, Sitka AK 99835 ♦ (800) 727-6136