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Alaska Fishing Calendar

Sitka is an angler’s paradise, offering some of the most magnificent salmon fishing in the world and halibut that regularly tip the scales at over 100 lbs. While fishing in Alaska you can expect to experience remote and breathtaking scenery as well as catch plenty of fish. The waters surrounding the Talon Lodge are teeming with salmon, halibut, trout, lingcod, snapper and many more varieties. Here’s an overview of the best fishing times to plan your fishing trip and the fish you will expect to catch during your Alaska fishing adventure.

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Saltwater - King Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod, Rockfish, Yellow Eye Snapper, Sablefish

Freshwater - Steelhead, Trout, Dolly Varden

The weather in May averages in the high 50's to mid 60's. King Salmon is your primary saltwater target, with the Sitka Salmon Derby happening each Memorial Day weekend.

Historically, the King Salmon fishing has been so good that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has increased the daily limit to 2 Kings per person/per day.



Saltwater - King Salmon, Coho Salmon (Late June) Halibut, Ling Cod, Rockfish, Yellow Eye Snapper, Sablefish

Freshwater - Steelhead (Early June) Sockeye (Late June), Trout, Dolly Varden

Fishing in June provides for outstanding King Salmon Fishing, great Halibut Fishing along with Ling Cod, Yellow-Eye, Alaska Rockfish and Sable Fish.  The temperature is generally in the mid 60's and we find June to be the month with the most sun.

Freshwater anglers will enjoy the tail end of Steelhead Fishing, ample supply of Trout and Dolly Varden, and the beginning of the Sockeye run.



Saltwater - King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Pink Salmon, Halibut, Rockfish, Ling Cod, Yellow Eye Snapper, Sablefish, Sockeye

Freshwater - Sockeye (Early July), Coho Salmon (Late July), Trout, Dolly Varden

July is the a great cross-over month where King Salmon Fishing is still really good and Silver Salmon Fishing starts to take form.  Halibut fishing is still great and all of the other saltwater species is availble except for Ling Cod.

For the freshwater angler, the month starts off with Sockeye Salmon, then moves into Silver Salmon at the end of the month.



Saltwater - King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Pink Salmon, Halibut, Rockfish, Ling Cod, Yellow Eye Snapper, Sablefish

Freshwater - Coho Salmon, Pink Salmon, Keta (Chum) Salmon, Trout, Dolly Varden

August is traditionally the warmest month with temperatures in the high 60's.  The fishing is great from the beginning of the month to the end of the month.  King Salmon are still in the water until mid-month.  Silver Salmon Fishing is fantastic with a strong Silver Salmon each year.  Halibut, Ling Cod, Yellow-Eye, Rockfish and Sable Fish are also all available and provide for a great fishing experience.



Saltwater - King Salmon (Few), Coho Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod, Yellow Eye Snapper, Sablefish, Rockfish

Freshwater - Coho Salmon, Trout, Dolly Varden

Talon Lodge offers Alaska fishing trips through the first week in September.  There are still King Salmon in our waters, but Silver Salmon is the abundant species in the water.  We still have great Halibut, Ling Cod, Yellow-Eye, Rockfish and Sable Fish Fishing.

The freshwater angler will be served up some of the best Silver Salmon fishing in the world!  It's simply a blast.