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The Best Salt Water King Fishing on the Planet

By June 1, 2011No Comments

I know a guy who owned a megayacht and cruised all over British Columbia and Southeast Alaska exploring the best fishing spots. He could fish the most remote locations, far the coastal towns and villages. He fished them all, kept detailed data on 40 or more years of salt water chinook fishing. About 15 years ago he sold boat and bought a house in Sitka because no amount of cruising could put him in a better spot for kings. You can catch a king in Sitka any time of the year, but the big migrations begin in late April or early May and rapidly build to a high plateau. We continue to catch kings in good numbers well into August, sometimes right until the end of the month. Dead center in all this king action is the month of June, now upon us. The ocean off Sitka has been particularly fertile with baitfish, krill, and whales all spring. We’ve had an excellent May and all signs point to a great June. Stay tuned.

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