The Best Alaska Saltwater Fishing for Halibut, Salmon, Ling-Cod and Yellow-eye is Adjacent to the Premier Alaska Sport Fishing Lodge
Directly in front of Kodiak Legends Lodge lies Uyak Bay, a large fjord that almost bisects Kodiak Island. Uyak Bay is known for its abundant marine life including whales, seals, otters, waterfowl, and most importantly, BIG fish.
Depending upon the time of year, you can catch all five species of salmon, halibut, ling-cod, yellow-eye, and even salmon sharks. It is not uncommon to catch more than five different species of game fish in a day!
Halibut fishing is turning into one of Alaska’s most sought-after sport fish. Many anglers travel from afar for the chance of hooking into a 300-plus pound, “barn-door” halibut. It’s not uncommon for our clients to catch more than 20 halibut apiece, and 100-200-pound fish not are uncommon.
We also have excellent Alaska saltwater fishing for several species of salmon including chinook (king) and coho (silver) salmon – these fish are extremely aggressive and fun to fight. Our area is well-known for some of the best silver salmon fishing in Alaska -- these chromers are known for their acrobatic jumps and long glamorous runs.
Other common species in Uyak Bay include Lingcod, Yellow-eye, Black Bass and other types of rockfish. Dolly Varden are particularly abundant and can be caught from the beach in front of the lodge.
This year for the first time ever we will be targeting Salmon Sharks. Salmon sharks are the evolutionary predecessor to the Great White Shark and are related to Makos as well.
Reports from the U.S. Navy have clocked salmon sharks at over 50 knots, making them one of the fastest fish in the ocean. They range in size from 200 to 400 pounds but can grow as large as 1,000 pounds. We call them the "marlin of Alaska" for their big-game fighting ability.