Silver Salmon Fishing

Saltwater silvers are a real gas!

Saltwater

Silver salmon are accessed in saltwater by traveling, and fishing, from boats out of the lodge. Most saltwater silvers are taken while jigging and fly fishing around schools of bait fish where the silvers gather to feed. Feeding silvers are extremely aggressive and will slam almost anything you can get in front of them. It’s so cool to watch your fly line rip off the reel straight down into the sea, only to see your silver jumping seconds later! Saltwater silvers can also be taken while trolling with down-riggers. Several other species are caught while trolling, jigging and fly fishing. It’s common to catch halibut, sea bass, king salmon and ling cod while saltwater fishing for silvers. In the big ocean you never know what may happen.

Freshwater

Silver salmon are accessed in freshwater
by traveling by boat from the lodge to nearby estuaries and rivers.
Or, by visiting the out camp. Once on the scene, fishing is done
by wading and walking along the banks. Freshwater silvers are
taken with fly, spin and bait-casting gear. The silver run on
Kodiak Island is one of the world finest and double figure days
(10+ silvers) are commonplace.
By the time Kodiak’s silvers enter freshwater they average 10
pounds and some have exceeded 20. Freshwater silvers are available
from late August through October. The best fishing is in September.