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Fishing

Kodiak Island Fishing represents some of the best halibut fishing and salmon fishing in the world. Kodiak Raspberry Island Remote Lodge is visited every year by serious fishermen from around the globe. They come for the fun, the pursuit, and the table fare of this wild Alaskan query. We can target King Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Pink Salmon, Chum Salmon, Silver Salmon, Pacific Halibut, over five species of Rockfish, Ling Cod, Grey Cod, Dolly Varden, and Salmon Shark. Many days result in mixed bags with several species caught, yet we are happy to specifically target what you are looking for. We provide top of the line equipment, tackle, and bait matched to the species we are targeting. If you would like to harvest your catch, your fish will be carefully handled, filleted, vacuum sealed, labeled, and frozen for you at the end of each day.

Ocean fishing is supported by our two all aluminum, custom built catamarans.  The Gemini is 37′ long with over 600 horsepower, and the Artemis is 30′ long, has 500 horsepower, and includes a special landing craft style walk on-walk off bow.  Though we enjoy the benefits of each boat’s size, we allow only six guests or fewer to enjoy their large decks. Compared to other boats, their catamaran style hulls drastically improve stability and the extra beam gives us a lot of room to fish and work fish.  Each provide a complete compliment of quality fishing gear, like Scotty, G. Loomis, Seeker, and Accurate lever drag reels. We are prepared to utilize every opportunity as it develops.  Both boats have a fully enclosed heated cabin and private bathroom. Each also has a full array of navigational and fish finding electronics.  Our captains have years of experience in these specific waters, are friendly, knowledgeable, and committed to achieving your goals during your stay with us.  Our focus is that you are safe, have fun, and catch a lot of fish.

We primarily target Halibut, all five species of Salmon, Ling Cod, Yelloweye, and other Rockfish in the ocean. Halibut can be huge; catching fish weighing twenty pounds is common with these fish growing to over four hundred pounds. At Kodiak Raspberry Island Remote Lodge, every moment your line is in the water is an opportunity to catch one of these huge fish. We use stand up rods, two-speed lever drag reels, and big circle hooks with bait or 12-16 oz jigs, fishing depths from forty five to over three hundred feet. We are subject to less tide than other parts of Alaska, and are fortunate to only need 10-16 oz sinkers when targeting fish near the bottom.

Salmon are fished with trolling gear or by mooching. Kings in our area can reach eighty or more pounds, and Silver/Coho salmon range from eight to twenty pounds, and action can be intense with multiple hook ups and limits of five Silvers per person per day common. We focus on bait balls and their migration routes as they return to the same rivers they were born in. With a lifetime of experience targeting these fish, both commercially and as a sport fishing captain, I am able to pass that experience on to you as your guide.

Shore fishing is why our serious Fly Fishers and Spin Fishers visit Kodiak Raspberry Island Remote Lodge every year. We target all five species of Salmon as they return to their home rivers to spawn. These fish are often dime bright and full of vigor. We know where they are going, when they will be there, and some of the best ways to catch them. We also can target Dolly Varden, a fun fish on light tackle and very beautiful.

Wonderful 5 days of fishing and relaxing.  Taking home plenty of halibut, salmon and crab-limited on all 2 days, last day of ‘fun fishing’ incredible, I caught and released over 15 Silvers and uncounted Pinks on flies and spinners.  Birch did a great job putting us on the fish and keeping us relaxed with the conversation.  I’ve fished Alaska before but this is the only place that I’m already planning to come back to. Wonderful people, wonderful fishing, wonderful site.  5 stars on everything.
~Ed and Brad F.,  Palm Coast, FL