Kain's Fishing Adventures
Sitka, Alaska Salmon and Halibut
Sitka, Alaska is only a 2-hour direct flight from Seattle. Sitka is the only town in Southeast Alaska that faces the Gulf of Alaska head-on. Sitka is on the migratory route of almost every run of Chinook and silver salmon returning to British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. No other place on the West Coast plays host to salmon in such continuous abundance. We've hosted numerous fishing trips at Kain's.
About Aniak River Lodge
Kain's Fishing Season:
King Salmon: Kain's fishing season begins in early May with the mighty king salmon. Peak king salmon fishing is mid-May through mid-July.
Kings are the largest of the five species of salmon with an average weight here of 12 to 30-pounds; although 40-to 70-pounders are not uncommon.
Silver (Coho) salmon: From mid-July through mid-September, huge schools of acrobatic silvers move into Sitka waters. Silvers average 6-to 20-pounds and provide fast-and-furious action.
Halibut: The halibut fishing in Sitka is consistently outstanding. Halibut ranging from 15-to 300-pounds are abundant all season.
Sitka doesn't have to contend with strong tidal currents meaning you can fish for halibut any time of the day. These conditions allow anglers the opportunity to fish for multiple species each day. It's quite common to catch halibut, salmon and other bottomfish all in the same day.
Kain's Fishing Boats and Captains:
Kain’s fishing boats: The Lodge employs four 30-32’ custom-built Almar boats with a 360-degree walk-around deck, allowing each angler plenty of room to fish forward, side and aft.
Their warm, dry cabins provide seating for six. There is an enclosed toilet. The vessels are equipped with state-of–the-art fish-finding electronics, navigation, and communication. Plus smoke-free,
quiet four-stroke twin outboards. You’ll spend up to ten hours a day fishing on these boats.
Captains and crew: U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains who know the Sitka waters and helpful deckhands. The owner, Greg Kain, had over twenty years of experience leading fishing adventures.
Fishing equipment: Your fishing days include the best equipment: G. Loomis Rods, Shimano line counter reels, Avet 2-speed halibut reels, and all the tackle and bait. Upon request, Kain's has left-handed reels and single-action mooching reels available for your use. Raingear and rubber boots are also provided.
A Typical Fishing Day:4:45 a.m. Wake-up call.
5:15 a.m. Home-cooked breakfast with hot coffee, tea, and juice.
5:50 a.m. Head to the dock. The boats are warmed up, ready to go.
6:00 a.m. You’ll head out for a full day of fishing. Lunch is served on the boat.
3:30 p.m. Return to the dock. Take pictures of the day’s catch. The crew will do the fish care.
4:30 p.m. Enjoy appetizers at the lodge or enjoy the scenery from the hot tub.
6:00 p.m. Dinner is served.
Kain's - Sitka fishing lodge
Kain's fishing lodge is just 200 yards from their private dock and 20 minutes from town. The cedar lap-sided lodge sits amongst the Sitka spruce trees on a
secluded hillside overlooking Sitka Sound, and a twenty-minute drive from downtown Sitka.
The Lodge accommodates up to 18 anglers and features leather furniture, a big screen TV with sports channels, pool table, card table, hot tub and large deck with panoramic views. The spacious upper living room area has reclining theater chairs and a spectacular view of Sitka Sound. The Lodge also has a drying room for rain gear.
Entertainment: The lower living room has ample seating and a television. Grab a beverage from the bar with ice and mixers and join in at the card table for a friendly game of poker. (No alcohol is provided, but you are welcome to purchase your own in Sitka.)
Communications: Wi-Fi and a Fax are available to guests, as well as a phone for local calls and a computer if needed.
Getting to the Lodge:
A two-hour commercial flight out of Seattle puts you in Sitka. A lodge representative will meet you at the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport and drive you to the Lodge, a 20-minute drive. Note: (No floatplanes are required.) With a few flights a day, connections are easily made and make arriving in Sitka in one day’s travel time a realistic venture.
Meals at Kains:
Breakfast: Everything for the light eater to the hardiest appetite including blueberry pancakes, eggs, hash browns, toast, bacon, cereal, fruit, oatmeal, orange juice, and coffee.
Lunch and Snacks: Snacks are served on the boat including mid-morning cinnamon roll, Danish and coffee. You'll enjoy the roast beef, ham and turkey sandwiches or smoked salmon with relish tray.
Appetizers are served at the end of the day's fishing featuring Dungeness crab, hot wings, egg rolls, sweet and sour meatballs.
Gourmet Dinners: Entrees change each night - locally caught fresh salmon, halibut and shellfish, prime rib, chicken cordon bleu, pork chops, fresh vegetables, soft drinks and drink mixers.
Homemade desserts: A special homemade dessert each evening such as Baked Alaska, crème brulée...
Rates do not include 6% sales tax.
5-nights at the Lodge
and 4-days guided fishing
$3,595.00 p.p. + $172.56 tax
4-nights at the Lodge
and 3-days guided fishing
$2,995.00 p.p. + $143.76 tax
Rates are per person, double occupancy unless listed otherwise.
Roundtrip ground transfer from Sitka airport to the Lodge, shuttles into Sitka, lodging, meals, Wi-Fi, cable TV, guided fishing with up to 10 hours on the water, vacuum packaged fish care, use of fishing equipment, rain gear and rubber boots, the Sitka fish box tax of $10.00 per box, and Bed Tax.
Packages do not include:
Airfare, arrival night dinner, alcohol, fishing license, King Salmon stamp, Sitka sales tax, gratuities for your captain, deckhand, and lodge staff; and anything not mentioned under inclusions.
Kain's Fish Care:
The crew starts by bleeding the fish when it’s landed. Next, they clean and immediately get each fish on ice. At the dock, the crew fillets the day’s catch and vacuum packs the fish using commercial packers and heavy bags for freshness. They then flash freeze the fish to 30 degrees below zero. Each vacuum-packed bag is clearly marked, identifying the species, and then boxed to airline specifications. On your return flight, your boxed fish can be checked in as baggage. Their meticulous care of your catch makes for great eating fish, and a superior product.
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