Kings have begun showing in Sitka already. Captains David and James began catching them in the last week of April. We believe these early fish are a very positive leading indicator that the record king forecast is taking form. Fishing may also be off to an early start as a result of a very mild winter and an unusually sunny spring.
There’s no need to look this gift horse too much in the mouth. Fact is, we have an out-of-the-park king forecast for 2014. The numbers of fish are expected to be very high, there should be a good number of big 5-year-old kings, and the regulations are great. Anglers can keep two kings a day in May and June. The annual limit is 6 throughout the season.
We still have some great dates in late May and early June – prime time for kings, halibut, lingcod, and rockfish. The stars for 2014 appear to be very well lined up. The good old days are about to begin again in Sitka.