A Fishing Blog from Sitka, Alaska
by North Pacific Saltwater
Sitka fishing report
Sitka Fishing Report: 2022 by Jon Martin Our season began a little early in 2022 as I hung up my rifle to focus more on chasing fish rather than spring bears. As usual, the month of May stood out both in terms of great weather and opportunity. King salmon showed up in force with sizes averaging 12 to 14 pounds, fairly typical for this month. The fish seemed to be a bit deeper and a tad more dispersed, which made mooching these beautiful fish up more challenging. We did a fair amount of trolling tight along kelp beds in May using small dodger flashers and AP tackle spoons. This proved [Read More]
Sitka charter fishing
Sitka charter fishing trips are multi-species events filled with action, adventure and opportunities to bring home hero-photos and plenty of delicious, healthy, high-quality fish fillets. Sitka, Alaska, located on the outer edge of Baranof Island, is well-positioned for easy and fast access to the open waters of the North Pacific. The fertile saltwater fishing grounds are filled with resident bottomfish species and the centralized location in Southeast Alaska puts Sitka in position for anglers to target passing salmon stocks on their migration to natal waters. Sitka charter trips based with North Pacific Saltwater are excellent opportunities to not only catch many species of fish but to also learn about the [Read More]
Charter fishing Sitka Alaska
Charter fishing Sitka, Alaska, is a wonderful opportunity to catch salmon and a wide array of bottomfish. And at North Pacific Saltwater, we know how to put you on the fish no matter the time of year. There’s no time like the present to book with us so you can get to Sitka and enjoy the bounty of fish both on the line and then throughout the year on your table. Starting in May, anglers who book a charter with us can target king salmon. Sitka is situated in a prime location where king salmon bound for natal streams throughout Alaska pass by our location. Additionally there are feeder kings [Read More]
Mooching for Salmon
Mooching for salmon, both Chinook and coho salmon, is among the most fun an angler can have on the ocean in Alaska. Coho bag limits in Sitka are liberal, currently six fish per day, so anglers get lots of opportunities to fight coho when they come fish with us. After years of experience, we’ve decided that mooching is our favorite technique, and for good reason! Anglers get to drop their baits to targeted depths, reel them up, feel the bite, set the hook, and fight each fish with a minimum of interference from tackle. It’s a blast! Mooching for salmon starts with a quality rod, reel and mainline. We use G [Read More]
Best Alaska fishing
Best Alaska fishing is a tough designation to have to make. For many the short answer is, “It depends.” But it is a certainty that if we’re talking about the best Alaska saltwater fishing, the answer for many is Sitka. Sitka lies on the protected east side of Sitka Sound and is roughly 15 miles from the open Pacific Ocean. Fishing is possible in the Sitka area year-round, but the period that is most productive in is from May through September. One of the great things about Sitka is there is a lot of protected water if the weather takes a turn for the worst. There is almost always an option, [Read More]
This blog is a collection of Sitka, Alaska area information, fishing stories, observations and inspirations from the captain and crew of North Pacific Saltwater. Topics will range from area geography and history, the local culture and community, fishing tales, techniques, gear reviews, seafood recipes and a whole lot more.
North Pacific Saltwater is owned by Captain Jon Martin who is a full time fishing charter captain, hunting guide and college professor. Jon Martin is a pleasure to be around with a positive attitude and a load of outdoor knowledge. Learn more about our area fishing by staying in touch with us on social media. It’s the easiest way to learn of our latest blog post. Check back here often and please share our blog with your friends and family.
We have a lot of knowledge to share and we will add it here as often as time allows. This is our place to showcase the beauty of Alaska from our perspective. Join our family as we contribute to your understanding of Sitka, Alaska in our eyes. If there is anything you would like to know about the area and fishing, shoot us an email and we’ll happily cover it.