Stormy Weather

The summer of calm came to an abrupt end during the last week. A series of fronts brought rain, wind, and rough seas. This doesn’t make the fishing easier, but stormy weather brings out another positive aspect of fishing Sitka – we have a lot of protected places that can save a rainy day. Our inside spots haven’t been…

Kings, Kings, and More Kings

As is typical for Sitka, silver fishing ranges from good to excellent this mid-August with limit or near limit catches on a daily basis. The average size silver isn’t quite as large as normal but we have seen some big fishing including an 18 pounder landed by Dorothy Fountain fishing with Captain Phil Carlson. What is unexpected for mid-August is the shear numbers of king…

The Beat Goes On

Fishing remains absolutely spectacular with great catches of kings, silvers, halibut, lingcod and rockfish. Yesterday, Dale Hutson, fishing with Captain Chuck, landed a 40 pound king. Today (Friday) the Dan Hayes group fishing with Captain Chuck and yours truly had limits of silvers and kings by 10 AM. Captain Chuck’s crew went out for halibut,…

As Good as it Gets

For the past week we’ve seen spectacular fishing with limits of silvers many days and kings at levels of abundance normally reserved for mid-June. The comments from the our anglers say it all. Dick Glassburn, who has fished with AU for well over a decade said Sunday’s action was the best he’d ever seen. Not…

Big Kings Arrive

Larry Kauzlarich, fishing with Captain Ryan Refshaw, landed a 48 pound chinook while motor mooching close to shore early on a beutiful calm, sunny Saturday (yesterday) morning. This is the current big king of the year for AU. King fishing continued to be very strong over the past week with a good amount of 30 pound plus kings…