Alaska charter fishing in Sitka Alaska with NPS Charters is more than just a trip into the fertile salt waters to target multiple species of hard fighting and great tasting fish. Captain Jon Martin was raised in Sitka and lives there year-round with his wife and daughters. When he’s not guiding anglers on saltwater charters, he’s a hunting guide and biology professor at the University of Alaska. Jon loves the outdoor lifestyle and his deep knowledge base of the area and passion to share it with others makes him a fun and interesting guy to fish with.
An Experienced Captain
Catching fish is what it’s all about, and Captain Jon will teach you how to target each species so that you can experience the best of what southeast Alaska saltwater has to offer. Mooching for salmon, jigging for halibut, soaking a live greenling for ling cod, Jon knows how to catch fish and can also share interesting biological facts on those species. A lifetime spent in Sitka, Alaska, fishing, hunting and camping, and with a background in teaching, makes Jon an especially effective captain.
The Right Gear
High-quality gear makes a difference in fishing comfort and success; NPS recognizes this and uses G-Loomis rods paired with Shimano reels for salmon mooching and custom halibut rods paired with Accurate reels when targeting flatfish. We also have Daiwa Tanacom 1000 electric reels to help when fishing for halibut in deep water. High-quality gear is an important factor when you choose a charter and another reason that NPS is a cut above.
An unforgettable Alaska Trip
A trip to Sitka, Alaska, fishing for halibut, lingcod, rockfish and salmon, is often a bountiful and action-packed experience aboard the F/V Pole Position. Captain Jon’s 32-foot Almar Sounder is fisherman friendly, with plenty of room on the dance floor, a heated and enclosed cabin, and a pair of 300hp outboards to get out to the fishing waters without delay.