Kain's Fishing Adventures

Fishing Lodge in Sitka, Alaska

King Salmon Fishing, Silvers, and Halibut

Sitka, Alaska, is only a 2.5-hour flight from Seattle and 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 the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. No other area on the West Coast plays host to salmon in such continual abundance. We've been privileged to host numerous fishing trips at Kain's Fishing Adventures.

Kain's Fishing Season:

Sitka, Alaska, is a renowned destination for king salmon fishing, offering anglers the ultimate thrill of landing these magnificent fish. The crystal-clear waters teem with healthy, robust king salmon.

The Lodge Season:  Kain's season begins in early May and runs through early September.
King Salmon:  Kain's fishing season begins in early May with the mighty king salmon. Peak king salmon fishing is from mid-May through June. 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 pretty common to catch halibut, salmon, and other bottomfish all on the same day.
Regulations: (2023)
• King Salmon 1 per day with a 3-fish annual limit
• Silver Salmon 6 per day each day
• Halibut 1 per day, slot-size limit to be determined.
• Rockfish 3 per day
• Lingcod 1 per day with a two-fish annual limit.
• (1 fish 30-35" and one fish over 55")

30 to 32-ft. Custom Almar Boats

Kain's has four 30-32 ft. custom-built Almar boats

Boats:  The Lodge has four 30-32 ft. custom-built Almar boats with smoke-free, quiet four-stroke twin outboards. The boats have 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 and an enclosed toilet. The vessels are equipped with state-of–the-art fish-finding electronics, navigation, and communication.
Group Size:  You’ll spend 10 hours a day fishing on these boats--up to six guests per boat. If you and three buddies book together, you can have the boat to yourselves. If your group is less than four, the Lodge will pair you up with other anglers.
Travel Time:  Kain's private boat dock is a short drive from the Lodge.
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.

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Salmon Fishing Success

Anglers Holding Up Silver Salmon

A Typical 10-Hour Fishing Day:
4:45 a.m.  Wake-up call.
5:15 a.m.  Home-cooked breakfast with hot coffee and tea.
5:50 a.m.  You’ll head out to the docks, where the boats will be warmed up and ready to go.
6:00 a.m.  You’ll head out for an 8 to 10-hour fishing day.
Mid-day:  Enjoy a hearty lunch onboard.
3:30 p.m.  Return to the dock. Take pictures of the day’s catch. The crew will do the fish care.
4:00 p.m.  Enjoy appetizers and the Sitka Sound sunset.
6:00 p.m.  Dinner is served.

Fishing Facts:

Kain's Fishing Adventures offer a thrilling journey into the heart of Alaska, renowned for its abundant King Salmon population. The Lodge provides an unparalleled opportunity for anglers of all skill levels to wrestle with these regal fish, often weighing up to 50 pounds.

Fishing Equipment:  Your fishing days include the best equipment:  top-notch G-Loomis fishing rods, Shimano line counter reels, Avet 2-speed halibut reels, and all the tackle and bait you'll need. Kain's also has left-handed reels and single-action mooching reels available for your use. Raingear and rubber boots are also provided.
Fishing License:  You must purchase your fishing license and king salmon tag before arriving at the Lodge.
Kain's Fish Care:  The Lodge has commercial packers and heavy bags for freshness. 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.

Guy Schoenborn with a Lingcod

Guy Schoenborn Holding Large Lingcod

Brad Staples' Hosted Week

Guy Schoenborn Holding Large Lingcod

Sitka Salmon Fishing

Sitka Salmon Fishing with Kain's Fishing Adventures

Mike Ifitger

Mike Ifitger with Silver Salmon

Kain's Fishing Lodge

Kain's Alaska Fishing

The cedar lap-sided lodge sits amongst the Sitka spruce trees on a secluded hillside overlooking Sitka Sound, which is a 20-minute drive from downtown Sitka.
The Lodge features leather furniture, a big-screen TV with sports channels, and a large deck with panoramic views. The spacious upper living room has reclining theater chairs and a spectacular view of Sitka Sound. There is also a drying room for rain gear. The Lodge accommodates up to 18 anglers.
Bedrooms:  Two extra-long twin beds per room, plus a private bathroom. If you're solo, the Lodge can arrange for you to have your own room if occupancy allows.
Entertainment:  The lower living room has ample seating and a television, a pool table, and a card table. Grab a beverage from the bar with ice and mixers, and join in for a friendly poker game. (No alcohol is provided, but you are welcome to purchase your own in Sitka.)
Communications:  Free Wi-Fi throughout the Lodge. There is a guest computer that you are welcome to use. Mobile phones work here, although service can be intermittent, depending on your provider.

Dining Room

Kain's Alaska Fishing

Meals at the Lodge:

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, or turkey sandwiches and smoked salmon with a relish tray.
Appetizers:  In the evening, enjoy hot wings, egg rolls, sweet and sour meatballs...
Dinners:  Entrees vary nightly and typically feature fresh salmon, halibut, Dungeness crab, or prime rib, homemade rolls, vegetables, and dessert and coffee.
Alcohol:  The Lodge provides a bar with mixers, ice, and refrigerators for your use. You’ll need to bring or purchase your own alcohol in Sitka.

Getting to the Lodge:

1.) Sitka, Alaska, is only a 2.5-hour direct flight from Seattle. Alaska Airlines has daily service from Seattle to Sitka.
3.) A lodge representative will meet you at the Sitka airport and drive you to the Lodge, a 20-minute drive.
With a few flights a day, connections are easily made, making arriving in Sitka in one day a realistic venture.

2024 Rates:

Rates do not include 6% sales tax.
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
$4,395.00 p.p. + $210.96 tax

4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
$3,695.00 p.p. + $177.36 tax
Rates are per person, double occupancy unless listed otherwise.

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Information Packet  

The Packages Include:

• Ground transfers between Sitka airport and the Lodge
• Lodging
• Meals
• Wi-Fi and cable TV
• Guided fishing
• Vacuum-packaged fish care
• Use of fishing equipment, rain gear, and rubber boots
• Sitka fish box tax of $10.00 per box and Bed Tax.

The Packages Do Not Include:

• Airfare to Sitka, and return
• Arrival night dinner
• Alcohol
• Alaska Fishing license, $45.00 (2023)
• King salmon stamp, $45.00 (2023)
• 6% Sitka sales tax on total package
• Gratuities for your captain, deckhand, and lodge staff
• Global Rescue
• Travel insurance
• Anything not mentioned under inclusions.

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Fishing Travel Experts

Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709

Email:  guy@fishingwithlarry.com

Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558

Email:  brad@fishingwithlarry.com