Sitka, Alaska is a place of rare beauty, abundant wildlife and spectacular fishing.
We are a world-class fishing destination and home to robust populations of King salmon, Coho salmon, halibut, ling cod and a dozen other species.
Sitka's a close and complete travel adventure with a long list of things to do throughout the summer. Horizon West Charters is the premiere Alaska fishing guide service and your host to unrivaled adventure and splendor.
FISH SPECIES WE TARGET
King Salmon, also known as Chinook, swarm Sitka’s Coast line in the early spring and stay to feed on Herring and Candle Fish throughout the summer. The largest numbers can be found in late May and the entire month of June.
Coho Salmon, also known as Silver Salmon, start to show themselves in late June and build in numbers through the month of July and August. These fish feed aggressively on Herring and Candle Fish until mid-September when they make their way up river to spawn.
Lingcod are an aggressive predator that spend their time near rock pinnacles and ledges to feed on the abundant variety of rockfish, baitfish, and octopus that live in these waters. Lings can be found throughout the year in Sitka.
Yelloweye Rockfish are one of the most recognizable fish we catch. There is no mistaking that bright orange body and of course the big yellow eyes! We catch these fish throughout the summer in Sitka, however, they are a slow growing fish that are susceptible to over harvest so periodic catch-and-release only periods of time may be installed by Alaska Fish & Game.
Halibut are one of Alaska’s most prolific game fish. They are known as some of the ocean’s best table fare and are legendary for their massive size. To protect this species from over harvest we abide by a strict size restriction and target the smaller, better eating fish for retention. However, the population is strong here in Sitka and catching barn door sized fish for sport is always a good time. May through September are all great months to fish for these bottom dwellers.
Pink Salmon, also known as Humpy’s are abundant in Southeast Alaska and are aggressive biters. We fish for pink salmon in late August and early September after they’ve left the ocean and are making their way up river to spawn. Although they are not known for their food quality, we have a blast catching and releasing fish all day in a beautiful setting.
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Sitka, Alaska is a wonderful travel destination steeped in rich history, diverse activities and scenic beauty unlike any other place you'll visit.
Located on Baranof Island, Sitka was the state's original capital (Territory of Alaska) and even earlier was the capital of Russian America. You'll find the native Tlingit culture well-represented throughout the area. Totems, paintings and memorials celebrate this important heritage as natives preserve their culture through dance, local artwork, tributes and song.
Sitka's an enchanting getaway. Rent a sea kayak, take a walking tour, take some pictures, hit a bucket of balls, enjoy fresh seafood, bike the island, go flightseeing or take a bus tour, it's all here. There's more to do in Sitka than most have time for and many things you'll want to enjoy a couple of times!
And that's only the tip of the iceberg!
There's the Alaska Marine Highway ferry system that makes regular stops in Sitka Alaska and can carry you at a leisurely pace to another beautiful Alaskan town. Extend your trip and take in more of Southeast Alaska or add a couple days to the beginning of your trip and visit Juneau, Ketchikan or Scagway.
Whatever you do you'll want to make Sitka your stop for fishing... it's the most productive water in a state known for its' superior fishing opportunities.
You may want to plan some additional time to take in the whole region --- southeast Alaska is very special, filled with incredible scenery, wildlife and activities --- it's definitely worth your time to stay.
Let us know if you have questions, we're experts on the area and are happy to share our recommendations of "don't miss" activities.