These young ladies from Oregon came to our lodge with limited experience By the time they left they were both seasoned veterans. We cater to families with children , our boat is super safe and we fish calm waters. Almost every young person that visits has experiences they will remember for the remainder of their lives.
Halibut fishing has been very good this summer. We have been getting daily limits of halibut up to 80 pounds every day. Lots of other species like yelloweye rockfish, black rockfish and good numbers of king salmon are also being caught daily right now.
For those who want more than just fish, we have crab traps available for guests who want to try their hand at competing with the “Deadliest Catch”. Pictured are Larsen Bay Tanner Crabs, often called snow crabs, are caught regularly by fisherman who target them. Fresh caught tanners are better eating than King Crab according to many of our guests who have tried both. Our anglers will bait and deploy our trap in the morning and retrieve it as they return from the day’s fishing outing. Often, when crabs are caught, our chef will prepare a fresh crab dinner that is often the highlight of their trip to Kodiak Island Resort.
Our boat is unsurpassed and one of the best fishing boats ever created. It is a 36 foot catamaran and features a 14 foot wide beam that provides a very smooth and comfortable ride. The boat is powered by a pair of new 300HP Yamaha outboards, to get you to the fishing grounds fast, is equipped with high tech commercial electronic fish locators and first class fishing tackle. The boat also features a heated cabin, comfortable seating, full sized bathroom and walk around fishing area that allows everyone plenty of room.
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May and June spring king fishing has been very good this summer. We are getting limits of kings, plus steady halibut and yelloweye rockfish. Ling Cod season starts on July 1st. 2017 action is very good and should get even better.
September 10, 2014 – Fall is big fish season and the fish are on a feeding frenzy to pack on weight for the coming winter. Gerry Jones of Cape Girado, MO. landed the 277 pound halibut, pictured above, after a 1 1/2 hour battle on a whole herring for bait. The big fish was taken from the very same spot as our lodge record (361 pounds) was caught last September. Gerry did a great job fighting the fish, which took all the line off the reel twice causing the boat to have to follow in pursuit. Halibut fishing has been very strong this September, along with ling cod, yelloweye rockfish and silver salmon. The silvers have slowed some from their peak but are still being taken on cut plug herring, slow trolled behind flashers.
Ling Cod are feeding very aggressively right now as they try to pack on weight for the coming winter. . Chris Conway, Aniel Poonai and Buck Buckley caught several including one that topped out over 70 pounds. The ling cod are being caught on rock piles and vertical rock walls while we are fishing for black rockfish. The ling are taking 4 ounce Candlefish jigs but are also a by catch of an unsuspecting who previously hooked a rockfish the ling cod had targeted for dinner. In addition to the lings and rockfish, halibut and silver salmon remain very strong as we head into September. Fishing in the early fall is always good and this season seems to be shaping up as one of the best.
Silver salmon arrive in mass!
Mike Douglas, Ken Whittington, Steven Blake, Brad Tollefson Galen and Jon Pate found the silver salmon fishing red hot during their recent visit to Kodiak Island Resort. King salmon had been pushing the silvers out for the last couple of weeks but the sheer numbers of the feisty cohos have finally overwhelmed the out number kings. While we are still catching feeder kings in the 15-20 pound range silvers are now reighning supreme.
In addition to limits of silvers we are also taking plenty of halibut, yelloweye rockfish and ling cod. August and September are the best months for lots of action and a wide variety of different fish. The fall fishing in Larsen Bay is hard to beat!
Now into t
he second week, an unprecedented number of King Salmon (also called Chinook) continue to be caught by guests at Kodiak Island Resort. Mid August is usually the peak season for silver salmon and this year is no different except for the late summer kings also taking up residence. For the last 10 days we have been catching way more kings than silvers and not because the silvers are not biting. The kings are just more plentiful and aggressive. We are trolling at higher than usual speeds and the kings are beating the silvers to the baits. When we slow down the silvers seem to bite more often. It is a great problem, when you have to decide to release king salmon or try another type of fishing.
Steve Woodard and Mark Paxton lead a group of anglers up this week for four days of fishing and reaped the rewards of being here at the right time. The run may end tomorrow but when it does no one will complain. This run of kings has been a very pleasant surprise for both the guests as well as the crew.
Many of our recent guests have been pleasantly surprised by an un-precedented run of king salmon, so far this month. Guests including Steve & Denise Bubar, Dale Barnhart and Stewart & Susan Dalby choose to visit our lodge in August and September to take advantage of the silver salmon run. So far this summer the silvers have been slow to appear but the kings have adequately and surprising filled in for the late arriving silvers. While the kings we are catching are not the fully matured spawners they are running between 10 and 20 pounds on average with a few 30 – 40 pounders around to keep up the excitement.
The silver fishing has been steady but not spectacular so far. Halibut fishing has really been outstanding with catches of 40 -60 fish a day not uncommon. Most of the halibut are averaging around 30 pounds with an occasional 100 pounder mixed in.
Overall fishing could not get much better right now. many of our guests are complaining about sore arms yet they always manage to keep putting fish on the deck.
Aug. 3rd, 2014 – Eleven year old Billy O’Malley of Hinsdale, IL. caught the second biggest king salmon ever taken at Kodiak Island Resort today. The fish weighed 39 pounds 8 ounces when weighed at the lodge. Billy weighs in at 68 pounds and found this huge king to be a terrific fighter. The big fish made two long runs dumping the reel all the way to the spindle twice. Get battle and great fun for everyone including Billy’s father Bill Uncle Paul and older cousin Nick. I addition to the monster king salmon the party also caught a limit oh halibut and 10 coho salmon in addition to several tanner crabs. The weather was a balmy 72 degrees with clear skies and lots of sunshine. Nothing beats Kodiak Island weather and fishing in August.
Captain Joe and girlfriend Jenny are the proud parents of a newly born daughter. Beautiful baby Madison was delivered on 7/28/14 in Naples, FL and welcomed by two excited and loving parents. Madison was 20 inches long and weighed 7 pounds four ounces at birth. There have been many great memories at Kodiak Island Resort over the last nine years but nothing comes close to the feelings a new born granddaughter evokes. I am overwhelmed with emotions and proud to be a granddad to such a precious being. All of us at the lodge wish Madison and her parents a happy and prosperous future. Great Job Guys!!!!