How do you fish for salmon?
There are three basic techniques for salmon fishing in the ocean. Your captain will determine which particular method is appropriate based on many different factors. Trolling is the most common approach to ocean salmon fishing. With the help of a downrigger, trolling involves setting your gear at a specific depth and slowly running the boat so your leader trails behind the boat with a flasher – mimicking the appearance of bait herring, which is a salmon’s preferred meal. Mooching is done with a double hook leader in combination with a sliding sinker and cut plug herring. You lower your gear into the water typically while the boat is drifting or anchored. This technique works well when the fish are actively feeding particularly in schools. This technique requires a lot of activity as you will want to move your bait through the water continuously. Lastly, there is “jigging.” Jigging is done by lowering a weighted lure, 2-5 oz., to a target depth. Then you raise the lure up and down in a range between 2-3 feet. The repeating action gives the bottom fish the appearance of a lame herring. Who doesn’t love an easy meal!
How Much Do Alaska Salmon Charter Trips Cost?
Private Charter trips for 4 people start at $800.
How Many Salmon Can I Bring Home?
1 king salmon and 6 other salmon per day are allowed by the State of Alaska regulations. If you stay longer, you can bring home more fish.
How many halibut can I bring home?
1 halibut per person per trip
How do I fly with fresh fish?
We will help you arrange processing. They can either FedEx your fish home, or you can check boxes of fish like airplane luggage.
Do you ship my fish home for me?
Though processing is not included on any charter, we do work closely with the best processor in town to ensure your catch is properly processed, packaged, and secured for transit so that you can bring home some of Alaska’s finest seafood.
What kind of clothes do I need to bring for a fishing excursion?
We have rain gear as well as an enclosed cabin. Cotton kills, so we recommend wearing synthetic or wool materials. It’s always cooler out on the water.