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Great Day for Sockeye Salmon on the Freshwater…and Bears!

Date: August 10, 2020

We always have strong sockeye salmon runs on Kodiak, but this is one of the best we have seen in years. They are still heading up river in massive numbers when usually this river is finished by this time in August. Bright and fresh too! And where there are sockeyes, there are bears! It is an awe-inspiring experience to fish alongside these mighty mammals!

King Salmon

Date: July 31, 2020

The mighty King Salmon, also known as Chinook, is recognizable for its black gums and oval tail spots. But mostly for its size! Our main season is June and July, but we catch feeders throughout our season. Beautiful and delicious!

Great day on the saltwater!

Date: July 24, 2020

Fishing continues to be phenomenal. Nice hauls of halibut, black rockfish, cod, and yellow-eye rockfish on the saltwater. Blue skies and 60 degree weather. My kind of paradise!

Full Snow Crab Pots!

Date: July 20, 2020

It has been a great year for Snow Crab with full pots every time they are picked. These delicious melt-in-your mouth crustaceans are a great addition to any meal. For appetizers, Chef Debbi has been serving traditional crab cocktail as well as her new crab rangoon. Yum! This isn’t her exact recipe (closely guarded secret 😉 ) but this recipe looks good too!

Fishing with Kodiak Brown Bears

Date: July 10, 2020

There is no cooler experience than fishing alongside the mighty Kodiak Brown Bear! We share the river peacefully, and they out fish us every time. It is sockeye salmon season on this river.

Full Fish Boxes on Kodiak Island!

Date: July 7, 2020

Great days on the saltwater fishing Kodiak Island and filling fish boxes. Halibut, king salmon, yellow-eye rockfish, black rockfish and cod. Can’t forget the crab! Full pots! Pair with a nice compound butter and enjoy. Although this crab is so tender and delicious it almost doesn’t even need butter.

Summer 2020 Season is Open! Halibut on the line!

Date: June 29, 2020

We are open for business! It is great to be back out on the water. Have you ever caught a halibut that weighs the same as you? But been a little timid and not wanted to get too close? That was this little man’s experience yesterday. So fun! Thanks for the assist Captain Frank.

Halibut regulations have been loosened this year for Kodiak. No annual limits and no closure days! We have always had the highest limits in the state, without a slot restrictions, and now it is even better. Come on up and see for yourself!

Yellow-Eye Rockfish in the Bay

Date: June 20, 2020

Opening day is in one week and we are so excited! Testing out the waters for bottom fish. Lots of yellow-eye and a few halibut. My new favorite way to eat white fish is with this Mango, Peach and Pineapple Salsa.

Kayak Fishing!

Date: June 14, 2020

Can’t get enough fishing? Kayak fishing is a great way to spend an evening at Larsen Bay Lodge if you haven’t had your fill during the day. We have a double and a single and usually calm water right out in front of the lodge. Lots of daylight too!

One of our guides hit the water today in a kayak to see what he could catch. Past adventures have included being towed around by a massive halibut! Today’s catch was a cod, perfect for fish & chips tonight.

King Salmon at Larsen Bay Lodge

Date: June 7, 2020

King Salmon season has begun! We have seen a few the last couple weeks and the numbers are increasing exponentially daily. They are the largest of the five main species of salmon and some argue the tastiest . Although any true Alaskan knows the red sockeye salmon holds that honor. 😉 Whether the delicious red meat or the illusive white meat, this is a favorite for any table.

Spring Black Bass

Date: May 30, 2020

We finally got out fishing! Breaking in two brand new 250hp outboards for the Hunter. We caught black bass as fast as we could drop those lines. Lots of action! The halibut took a little longer, but it is early season. Even the puppies got in on the action. A little lemon and a lot of chili cilantro butter and we had ourselves a feast!

Lingcod

Date: May 22, 2020

We can’t wait to get out on the water! The species I am most excited about this season is the mighty lingcod. They may not be pretty. In fact they are quite ugly! But the tender, firm, white, flaky meat is so delicious. We caught many big ones in 2019 and can’t wait for 2020. Most halibut recipes work great substituting lingcod, and here is my favorite.

Midnight Sun!

Date: May 18, 2020

The days are getting longer and longer up here as we head toward the summer solstice. This is the view of the bridge to the hot tub and sauna. Every direction has a stunning views but especially to the west at night. We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place!

My front yard is a work of art!

Date: May 11, 2020

We are busy getting the lodge ready to go for the summer. There will be a few new things, like dining tables 10 feet apart and extra cleaning protocols, but we are optimistic and excited to get back out on the water! Tight lines!

Sitka Blacktail Deer

Date: May 1, 2020

2019 was a banner year for Sitka Blacktail deer hunts in Larsen Bay. Full freezers and impressive trophies!

Larsen Bay Lodge NewsFeed

Date: April 23, 2020

Hello all! Welcome to our new blog. We have found ourselves in unprecedented times but remain optimistic and eager to fish! We hope you are all remaining safe and healthy and we look forward to putting this all behind us.

The weather in Larsen Bay is warming up daily. Spring has sprung!


 

No other place in Alaska invokes the mystery, adventure, and
excitement of Kodiak Island - known worldwide for
BIG salmon, BIG halibut, and BIG bears!