Sitka Fishing limits

Unbelievable Fishing at Kingfisher Charters & Lodge

Sitka is located on Baranof Island, surrounded by some of the best fishing waters on the planet. Fishing in Sitka focuses on a variety of world-class game fish, including trophy sized king salmon and halibut. At Kingfisher Charters & Lodge, we are eager to share our love of fishing with all of our guests.  The limits below are the ones in effect for last season.  Limits normally stay fairly similar from year to year.  

2024 fishing limits:

King Salmon:

1 per day: 3 annual for May & June, 2 annual July 1-15, 1 annual July 16 - December

Silver Salmon:

6 per day


1 per day (up to 40" or 80" and over through July 14.   On or after July 15 up to 36" or 80" and over) 

Fridays closed to halibut retention between July 19 - September 13


1 per day, 2 annual (one 30-35", one over 55") Closed to retention June 15-July 31


4 per day (8 annual)

Black Rockfish:

Slope Rockfish:

2 per day

 1 per day (shortraker, rougheye) 

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's catch statistics reveal that Sitka has some of the best catch rates in the entire state. Not only is Sitka directly adjacent to migratory ocean salmon lanes, it is also situated alongside many nearby islands, making it possible to go fishing even when the weather isn't suitable to fish the ocean. These waters, among the archipelago of the Inside Passage east of Sitka, make it possible to get out of the wind and waves by fishing the waters leeward of the coastal shores.

Indeed, there are many reasons why Sitka stands out to discerning anglers, but everyone agrees that the main draw is the incredible fishing for multiple species each day.

You WILL Catch Salmon while Fishing in Sitka

Salmon runs in Sitka defy the imagination and make every fishing trip hard to forget. It's possible to target all five salmon species, but we focus our Sitka fishing efforts on the one-two punch of king salmon and silver salmon.

King salmon around Sitka run between 20 and 70 pounds, and fishing for them in saltwater ensures that they are in prime condition. These chrome-bright feeders are easy to distinguish from their spawning brethren, because they put up an unforgettable fight against any angler lucky enough to fish for them.

Silver Salmon in Sitka run large, up to 18 pounds, and fishing for plentiful, leaping "coho" will put a smile on your face and leave your arms sore.

By targeting Sitka salmon with both trolling gear and mooching gear, we are always ready for whatever fishing method will work best on any given day. This sets us apart from other fishing charter outfits in Sitka that may be a little set in their ways when it comes to fishing techniques.

Sitka Fishing

Big Sitka Halibut make Fishing an Adventure

No Sitka fishing trip would be complete without trying your luck for a barn door halibut. We do our halibut fishing in waters free from strong tidal currents, and around Sitka 20-40 pound fish are common, and a true lunker could be a drop away.

Join Us at Our Luxury Sitka Fishing Lodge

Kingfisher Lodge is the premier Sitka fishing destination, and we would love to have you as one of our guests. Modern amenities, incredible dining, and laid back comfort await you after every day spent fishing. Whether you are coming to Sitka for a fishing trip with your fishing buddies, or with your family, we want to make sure that you have the trip of a lifetime.


104 Berry Knoll,

Sitka, Alaska 99835

Phone. 907-747-6136



PO Box 1781

Sitka AK 99835