Alaska King Salmon Fishing
Ocean View Lodge
Ocean View Lodge is family-owned and operated and open year-round. The Lodge is on Kodiak Island in the small historic village of Old Harbor, Alaska. Fish the protected waters of Sitkalidak Strait off Kodiak Island for king salmon up to 80-pounds.
King Salmon Fishing
Most of the fishing takes place in the protected waters of Sitkalidak Strait and the deep bays that make up Kodiak Island. Most of the salmon fishing is done by
trolling. The waters are rich in candlefish, herring, and other baitfish, which creates a very productive area for halibut, kings, and silvers.
They troll for 20-to 75-pound king salmon and 10-to 22-pound silver salmon with downriggers and light tackle.
Kings start showing up around the first of May and can be caught through the middle of July. Daily limit of two kings with no annual limit for this area (2020). Silvers arrive in late July. Daily limit of five silvers with no annual limit (2020). Abundant saltwater bottomfish species include yelloweye rockfish, black rockfish, gray cod, and lingcod.
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Halibut Fishing and Boats:
Season: Halibut are available all year, with peak halibut fishing from June 1 through September 10.
Regulations: For Kodiak Island, there is a four halibut per person limit per calendar year (2021). If catching two halibut in one day, one must be under 28," and the other can be any size. There is no halibut fishing on Wednesdays.
Methods: The halibut, rockfish, and lingcod are fished by bottom jigging in depths from 60 to 350 feet. The Sitkalidak area has some of Alaska’s best halibut fishing with all sizes available.
Guides: USCG licensed charter boat captains. A maximum of four anglers per boat and guide.
Boats: The Lodge has a Norsco Marine BW-2800 with a deep V-hull and a 30-foot catamaran. These boats are very stable with single-level decks, central rigging stations, and enclosed cabins with a head (bathroom). They are equipped with full marine electronics and four electric downriggers.
Equipment: Saltwater fishing tackle if provided. Fly rods, flies, and spinning rods for freshwater are not provided. A comprehensive list of tackle and gear is provided in our confirmation packet.
Fishing License and king salmon stamp are not included in the package.
Fish Care: Ocean View Lodge vacuum packs and processes up to 100-pounds of your catch per angler. (Two 50-pound wetlock boxes.) Beyond the first 100-pounds, fish care/processing is $100.00 per 50-pound box.
Ocean View Lodge
Ocean View Lodge is comfortable and modern, with quick access to the beach. There are eight rooms with private baths. The rooms are basic with a single bed and a double bed. The large common room has several long couches, a TV, and movies, plus a beautiful view of the Strait. There is no Wi-Fi access or phone service at the lodge.
During the spring, bald eagles roost near the lodge and frequently fly by the windows of the common room. The Lodge is next to the main road into the village of Old Harbor, but it is not noisy since there is minimal traffic.
Meals: Cooked-to-order breakfasts. The chef packs your lunch each morning, and water, sodas, and snacks are kept in a cooler on the boats. Hearty, home-cooked dinners are served buffet-style. Entrees feature fresh fish, clams, steaks, chicken, plus side salads and bread. At your request, they’ll cook your day’s catch. Let them know of any special dietary needs you have, and you’ll be taken care of.
Getting to the Lodge:
You’ll fly from Anchorage to Kodiak City. After you exit the terminal, you’ll walk across the parking lot to Island Air. Depending on how much time you have before your departure to Old Harbor, a Lodge representative may take you into town to purchase your fishing license (if you have not purchased it online prior to arrival), alcohol, or anything else you might need. From Kodiak City, you’ll fly on Island Air to the village of Old Harbor, approximately a 30-minute flight. The charter flight is approximately $250.00 per person roundtrip. No airfare is included in the package. Note: There may be the option of booking a direct flight on Alaska Airlines from your home city to Kodiak City.
Rates based on a minimum of three anglers per boat.*
4-nights at the Lodge and 3½-days guided fishing
$3,100.00 per person
5-nights at the Lodge and 4½-days guided fishing
$3,625.00 per person
6-nights at the Lodge and 5½-days guided fishing
$4,050.00 per person
7-nights at the Lodge and 6½-days guided fishing
$4,375.00 per person
*One angler per boat will be an additional $300.00 per day. Two anglers per boat will be charged an additional $75.00 per day. If anglers form a party of three, this fee is dropped.
Double-occupancy lodging, meals at the lodge, Wi-Fi, guided fishing, use of all saltwater fishing tackle, rain gear and boots; and up to 100-pounds of vacuum-packed fish care.
Packages Do Not Include:Airfare, first or last night’s stay in Kodiak City (if needed based on flight schedule), gratuities, liquor, beer, wine, hip boots, chest waders, fly rods, flies, spinning rods for use in freshwater, fishing license ($45.00 in 2023), king salmon stamp ($45.00 in 2023), excess baggage charges, Global Rescue, travel insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions. There is a $150.00 land use fee if you fish for freshwater silvers on Old Harbor Native Corporation land.
As of December 10, 2020, Fishing with Larry now adds a 2.5% convenience fee to all credit card transactions.