Fish

The king salmon (Chinook) is the largest species in the salmon family. They are also the state fish.

Kings caught in Sitka average 25-35 lbs.  with the record in Alaska for a sport fish-caught king being 97.2 lbs.

The peak season for kings is May through June, but these salmon are caught all the way through the end of August.

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Sitka is the home of Alaska's largest recreational marine king salmon fisheries.

King Salmon

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Halibut Fishing

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Halibut fishing is exceptional in southeast Alaska and the waters off Sitka.

Halibuts are the largest of all the flatfishes. While catching a 50 to 150 lb halibut is quite common, we have been known to catch 300 lb plus fish.

The state record for the largest halibut-caught sportfishing is currently 459 lbs. The small market-size fishes are called "chickens," while the larger ones are referred to as "barn doors."

New regulation for 2021 fishing season has increased. Client can now keep 50 inches and smaller, 72 inches and larger. Sitka supports one of the largest recreational halibut fisheries.

Often caught while halibut fishing, the black rockfish is fun to catch and put up a good fight for their size.

They are smaller than the yelloweye and taste delicious. They can weigh up to 11 lbs.

Black Rockfish

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Coho Salmon

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Coho salmon (Silver) fishing is fun and exciting

These salmons are known for their fierce runs and aerobatic displays.

Cohos commonly range in size from 8 to 15 lbs., although they can reach up to 36 lbs.

Getting into a school of frenzied "Crazy Coho" is definitely an experience you will never forget.

Yelloweye Rockfish

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Yelloweye rockfishes are the most well known and prized of the rockfish species.

They can reach up to 3 feet, which also makes them one of the largest rockfish species

They have been known to grow to be 120 years old.

They are firm and lean with mild and delicious flavor.

Lingcods are known as being one of the ugliest but best-tasting fish in Alaska.

Lingcods, neither a Ling or a Cod is an utterly fearless fish.

Lingcod

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