Frequently Asked Questions - Larsen Bay Lodge
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
General Questions

How do I get to Larsen Bay Lodge?

Fly to Anchorage. Then book a commercial flight on Era Air or Alaska Airlines to Kodiak, (250 miles southwest). Then it is a 30 minute flight from Kodiak to Larsen Bay on Island Air or Servant Air, which has regularly scheduled flights several times a day.

When is the best time to come?

It all depends on what species you are most interested in and your own schedule allows. Choose the best time for your primary fish of game animal and let that guide you. If you are interested in a combination of species and look at the calendar to see when they overlap favorably.

Fishing Questions

When is the best time for King Salmon?

The king salmon runs usually begins in late May and continues until the 3rd week of July. The peak is usually from Mid- June through the 2 week in July.

When is the best time to fish for Red (Sockeye) Salmon?

There are two runs of reds. There is an early run in late May through early July and then a second run that begins in mid September through Mid August.

When is the best time to fish for Silvers (Coho) Salmon?

Mid-August through September is a good rule of thumb for this feisty fish!

When is the best time for Halibut?

Halibut is the most non-seasonal fisheries at Larsen Bay. But the big "barn door" halibut are most often caught when they move close to shore following the salmon runs in May and September.

When is the best time to catch Steelhead?

Steelhead is a fall fisheries that is a good combination with deer or duck hunting. The peak is usually Sept-mid Oct.

What do I need to bring for a fishing trip?

What does Larsen Bay Lodge provide for fishing trips?

  • All spinning gear
  • Competent friendly guides
  • Boats and floatplane to get you to the fishing grounds
  • Wonderful meals
  • Comfortable lodging with private rooms
  • Fish cleaning and packaging
  • Memories of a lifetime!

Where do I buy my hunting & fishing license?

Please purchase your licenses online, or in Kodiak at Big Ray's Sports Shop, or Wal-Mart before you fly to Larsen Bay Lodge. 

How do I get my fish home?

Larsen Bay Lodge will clean, vacuum pack, and freeze your fish. They will then be packed in waxed seafood boxes with plastic strapping that you can check on the airplane as luggage.

Larsen Bay Lodge
PO Box 92
Larsen Bay, AK 99624
800-748-2238 or 907-847-2238