Kain's Fishing Adventures
Fishing Lodge in Sitka, Alaska
King Salmon Fishing, Silvers, and Halibut
Sitka, Alaska, is only a 2.5-hour direct 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. No other place on the West Coast plays host to salmon in such continuous abundance. We've hosted numerous fishing trips at Kain's.
Kain's Fishing Season:
King Salmon: Kain's fishing season begins in early May with the mighty king salmon. Peak king salmon fishing is from 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 on the same day.
• 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 1 fish over 55")
Kain's Fishing Boats and Captains:
Fishing Boats: The Lodge has 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 and 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 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 people, the Lodge will pair you up with other anglers.
Travel Time: The 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.
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 crew starts by bleeding the fish when it’s landed. Next, they clean and immediately get each fish on ice. The crew fillets the day’s catch at the dock 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.
A Typical 10-Hour 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. 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 a full 8 to 10-hour day of fishing, with lunch onboard.
3:30 p.m. Return to the dock. Take pictures of the day’s catch. The crew will do the fish care.
4:30 p.m. Enjoy appetizers at the Lodge and watch the sun set over the Sitka Sound.
6:00 p.m. Dinner is served.
Kain's - Sitka Fishing Lodge
Kain's fishing lodge is 20 minutes from the town of Sitka. The cedar lap-sided lodge sits amongst the Sitka spruce trees on a secluded hillside overlooking Sitka Sound and a 20-minute drive from downtown Sitka.
The Lodge accommodates 18 anglers and features leather furniture, a big-screen TV with sports channels, a pool table, a card table, and a 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.
Bedrooms: Two guests per room, with extra-long twin beds, 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. 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: 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.
Getting to the Lodge:
A 2.5-hour commercial flight out of Seattle puts you in Sitka. From Seattle, Alaska Airlines has daily service to Sitka. A lodge representative will meet you at the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez 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.
Note: (No floatplanes are required.)
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, and turkey sandwiches or smoked salmon with a relish tray.
Appetizers: In the evening, enjoy hot wings, egg rolls, sweet and sour meatballs...
Gourmet Dinners: Entrees change each night - locally caught fresh salmon, halibut, Dungeness crab, prime rib, fresh vegetables, soft drinks, and drink mixers.
Homemade Desserts: A special homemade dessert each evening, such as Baked Alaska, crème brulée, and more.
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 town. If you want, the Lodge will help arrange a Taxi for you to purchase your alcohol in Sitka.
Rates do not include 6% sales tax.
5-nights at the Lodge and 4-days guided fishing
$4,295.00 p.p. + $206.16 tax
4-nights at the Lodge and 3-days guided fishing
$3,595.00 p.p. + $172.56 tax
Rates are per person, double occupancy unless listed otherwise.
• Ground transfers between Sitka airport and the Lodge
• 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.
Packages Do Not Include:• Airfare to Sitka, and return
• Arrival night dinner
• 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.