Kodiak Island is Alaska’s perfect saltwater fishing vacation destination.
It’s true! Halibut fishing on Kodiak Island is second to none! When you are considering an Alaskan vacation that includes the a Saltwater experience that is action-packed with Big Fish and incredible sights, we believe a trip to Kodiak Wilderness Adventures is the perfect choice!
Each day of fishing presents a variety of angling options. Halibut are generally very high on the list of fish to pursue for the majority of our guests. This is with good reason. These feisty flat fish that can reach weights well over three hundred pounds and will put up quite a battle with deep diving runs that will often take even the most experienced angler’s rod right down to the rail of the boat.
Halibut is also known as one of the mildest tasting fish in the oceans and is extremely versatile in recipes ranging from simple pan-fried fish, to the tastiest creations of the professionally trained gourmet.
The areas in which we spend our time in pursuit of halibut are also rich with several species of rockfish, pacific cod, and lingcod. Our guests often tell us that the part of the day spent fishing for halibut and rockfish carries the greatest deal of anticipation and wonder because of the diversity of what might be brought to the surface next.
Kodiak Wilderness Adventures operates our small family-owned lodge facility in the very small fishing community of Port Lions, on Kodiak Island. From the community’s protected modern harbor where we moor our 40′ boat, built specifically for Alaskan sport fishing, we are often only minutes from our first halibut fishing spot of the day!
- Recent regulations have been implemented in an effort to preserve and increase the halibut stocks in the waters of the North Pacific. These regulations are felt throughout the entire group of commercial user of this incredible resource. How this affects us directly here at Kodiak Wilderness Adventures is a seasonal bag limit of four fish per year for each of our guests and a size restriction placed upon the daily limit of two fish per day that allows an angler to take one fish over 28” in length and the second fish to be retained must be under 28” in length. These regulations have been in place since 2014 and we are hopeful that the governmental agencies are realizing a pattern in stability and growth that will soon allow for these regulations to become a thing of the past.