When to Fish

Know the best time to come for what you want to take home.

The best months in SE Alaska are consistently June, July, & August for both weather and fishing. May and September are transition months. In May, King Salmon and Halibut stocks fluctuate with both good and spotty action. In September there is good fishing, but potentially challenging weather on the ocean. Below is a generalized trend of fishing opportunities in Sitka, based on season and availability. The combination of opportunities each month is simply awesome. While fishers are known for telling “tall tales”, we are always straight with you about when you’ll experience the best opportunities.