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Deep Sea Fishing in Sitka, Alaska

Updated on September 16, 2014
My husband and step-son with their "catch of the day" in Sitka, Alaska
My husband and step-son with their "catch of the day" in Sitka, Alaska | Source

Fishing in Sitka, Alaska

There's nothing like spending a day fishing in a river or on a lake. It's even better when you can spend the day fishing with your dad! In fact, my father is the one who taught me how to fish. He took the time to teach me how to bait a hook, cast my line, and reel in the fish. We didn't catch just a whole lot of fish, but it didn't matter. I treasure the time he spent with me on our fishing adventures.

Do something special with your dad: take him on the ultimate fishing trip. By ultimate, I mean, take him to Sitka, Alaska on a week-long, deep-sea fishing adventure. You'll have some exciting adventures, catch some huge fish, and more importantly, make memories that will last a lifetime!

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My husband with fish in Sitka, Alaska
My husband with fish in Sitka, Alaska | Source

Deep Sea Fishing In Sitka, Alaska

Sitka is a small town located on the Inside Passage in Alaska. It has one of the highest catch rates for King Salmon, so you're sure to max out on your daily limit. Other fish in abundance are four other kinds of salmon (Coho, Pink, Sockeye and Chum); halibut, which can range from 20 to 100 pounds; rockfish, and Ling cod.

My step-son and nephew
My step-son and nephew | Source

If fly fishing is more your style, Sitka has many rivers and streams where you can catch salmon, sea trout, and arctic char. Be certain to keep your eyes open while fly fishing, as bear tend to be seen around the remote rivers of Alaska.

There are a number of outfitters in Sitka, Alaska who specialize in guided fishing trips. These companies provide lodging to fishing equipment, guide services to processing, and everything in between. They are knowledgeable in fishing regulations, the best places to catch fish, and will take care of your stay from start to finish. Your job? Catch fish, and have a really great time!

Sitka Fishing Trip

See how much fun it is to take a deep see fishing charter out of Sitka, Alaska. You can catch salmon, halibut, and rockfish, and may even see a whale along the way!

Best Sites To Help Plan Your Sitka Fishing Trip

To help you plan your deep sea fishing trip to Sitka, Alaska, you'll need some help from the best! The following links will provide you with all the information you need:

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Where's your favorite place to fish? Share your fishing stories here... your favorite places, the biggest fish you've caught, or your best fish tale.

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    • topclimb lm profile image

      topclimb lm 

      7 years ago

      My favorite place to fish, besides out my backdoor in the Colorado Rockies, is Alaska. Specifically, Yakutat, Alaska. On one trip there I caught two 100 lbs + Halibuts as well as over 25 beautiful red salmon. It was a great trip! Thanks for making this lens...

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      8 years ago

      I was born and raised in MT with an avid MT fisherman father, so this was fun lens to read.... I am now very interested in deep sea fishing (my bro did it once in Alaska, and said no experience like it). Thanks for the great info and lens! As a side note, I JUST wrote a lens on fishing with your father as a great gift idea - this is a great advertisement as to the reasons why!

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      Country Sunshine 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @sojourner-1: I am quite envious! I'd love to come stay for the summer, and have my winters in Texas. I don't think I could handle the cold there... but the fishing is a whole other story! Thanks for the visit & the comment!

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      8 years ago

      I live in Alaska and fortunate to have the best fishing right in my backyard. Nothing like catching a 50-100lb halibut or max out with silver salmon--makes for a great day of fishing...

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      9 years ago

      I went fishing one time in my life when I was a kid at an amusement park called Sea World. I caught a fish and I had to pay $2.50 for it because it wasn't 12 inches or more. Sad to say it was all the money I had! But my Dad cleaned it and cooked it and we enjoyed eating it.

    • Hypersapien2 profile image


      9 years ago from U.S.

      I haven't been fishing in a while, but i thoroughly enjoy it. Good lens!

    • Gayle Mclaughlin profile image


      9 years ago from McLaughlin

      I don't fish but I love Alaska!

    • biminibahamas profile image


      9 years ago

      Wow, I wrote about fishing with Dad in the Bahamas .... no matter where you go fishing with Dad it is always special! Nice lens

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      Rose Jones 

      9 years ago

      Sitka seems like such a wonderful place, I have been fascinated by it for years. This is a touching and informative lens - Squid Angel Blessed.

    • SayGuddaycom profile image


      9 years ago

      Haven't fished since I was a boy. Nice lens, looks like this would be a lot of fun.

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      9 years ago

      Fresh water lakes, ponds and rivers for bass. I would love to fish in Alaska!

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      9 years ago

      I love fishing villages, the people and the smells

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      9 years ago

      Thank you so much for the great post on this article.I have been searching around for some good articles to improve my skills i am very satisfied with this article

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      9 years ago

      I used to fish on the Kenai Peninsula when I lived in Alaska - never made it to Sitka tho. Great job on this lens.

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      9 years ago

      My favorite places to fish are down in Florida and Alabama. They've got some huge stripers, small mouth, and large mouth bass down there.

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      9 years ago

      Amazing catches!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Wisconsin

      Looks like fun!

    • Cari Kay 11 profile image


      9 years ago

      Just have to say, we loved Sitka. I remember when we were in Alaska, the salmon were so plentiful, people were grabbing them with nothing but rough gloves.

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      Teri Villars 

      9 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Funny. I did a lens on fishing with my dad also! ha! I guess we all did. It just "ain't" like it used to be, huh? I am retired now, keep threatening to go fishing but haven't for years. Squid Angel blessed.

    • katiecolette profile image


      9 years ago

      Love your photos! Fishing in Alaska does sound like fun :) I am sure catching a 50-100 pound fish is quite an experience!

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      9 years ago

      Anywhere with my dad.

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      9 years ago

      Nothing crazy exciting, just out in the Gulf of Mexico. It was so much fun though!

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      Mary Norton 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We went night fishing with friends in Maldives. It was a terrific experience.

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      9 years ago

      A lot of good memories bind me to the fishing trips ... Thanks for reminding me!

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      randomthings lm 

      9 years ago

      The biggest fish I ever caught was about a half pound perch! But I love being on the water. Thanks for a great lens.


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