July Fishing Update For Kodiak Resort, Larsen Bay, AK

Capt Jim and Erika

Lingcod fishing has been in full swing as of July 1 which was opening day. These prehistoric looking fish never disappoint and are amazing to eat. The limit on these monsters is two per person per day. Clients are still limiting out or catching as much as they want to take home on all other bottom fish species. The new phrase they are using is “catching” instead of “fishing” because that is what happens here when we go out on the water.

Kings are still being caught but the chum salmon should be showing up anytime to the local village river. If you haven’t caught a chum on the fly or spinning rod, you are simply missing out.  These bruisers are underrated as a sport fish, and I would argue that pound for pound they will put up a bigger fight than most kings.

Sockeye’s have been showing up around the bays. Fish and game reported almost 200 thousand into the Karluk River this past week. These are a little bit more of an oily fish and one of our favorites to eat.

Going over to Katmai National Park this last weekend both of our boats where entertained by the largest pod of Orcas we have ever seen. The largest of the pack was leading the group in a V formation while all of them danced for us for almost 30 minutes. Nothing more than spectacular!

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    Kodiak Island Resort – June Update

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    The Fishing Capital of the world, Alaska, has not been disappointing us at all.  All our guests are continuing to catch so much Halibut we released back dozens last week. 

    The Chinook (King) Salmon are continuing to show up more and more each day.  Every group had the opportunity to reel in the allusive King Salmon last week and they never disappoint. 

    The YellowEye/Tiger rock fish are not only one of the most beautiful fish in the sea, but they are also one of the oldest fish.  We have had multiple rockfish well over 100 years old last week.  They are a true trophy and many of our customers have been getting them mounted for their office or home.

    The sea otters and sea lions are out in full force.  We are seeing dozens every day. The whales and dolphins never get old and we have had them chasing our boats and playing in the waves multiple times last week. We even have a couple of River Otters that hang in our Bay. There is also a fox that is our cabin mascot, Foxy comes by to say hi most every morning.

    We are starting to see more bears playing on the beach, some even with cubs following right behind.  Like we mentioned last week, Pink Salmon will be showing up soon which will increase bear sightings all around the Kodiak Island.

    The weather has been averaging 60 to 65 degrees with partly blue skies for many weeks now. The seas have been so amazing we have been able to get to a place called Geographic Bay which is in the Katmai National Park.  (Google this and see how amazing it is https://www.nps.gov/katm/index.htm)
    Geographic Bay is so unique you will rarely ever see another boat or person.   We are finding new fishing holes every time we go over there, some we honestly believe that have never been fished before.

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      Halibut and Salmon Action – June, 2022

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      The Halibut are biting in full force out in Shelikof Strait. We had 4 fish around 70lbs and 2 weighing about 40lbs yesterday. All our guests have been getting their limits or as much fish as they planned to bring home

      The Chinook Salmon are gobbling up baits and lures as they prepare for their summer run. 7 King Salmons were caught with one being around 30lbs.

      The Rockfish have been plentiful including some near records taken. The other day we had a 32 and 33 inch YellowEye caught by our guests.

      We are seeing plenty of fin whales, dolphins and occasionally we will even see Orca’s.

      The bears are starting to come out as we have seen fresh tracks and scat on our local roads. The Pink Salmon will be showing up soon which will increase bear sightings all around the Kodiak Island

      The weather has been averaging 60 to 65 degrees with partly blue skies for many weeks now. The seas have been averaging from 1 to 3ft and we have been able to get out to fish everyday.


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