Frequently Asked Questions

What Does "Self-Guided" Mean?

Well, exactly that! YOU will be the captain of your own boat and your own experience which means that you get to decide when to fish, what to fish for, where to go, and what to see! Lisianski Inlet and the surrounding waters are an absolutely incredible spot to whale watch, spot Alaskan wildlife and catch some monster fish! We are protected by tall mountains that rise high above the sea which gives our guests peace of mind. Some boating and fishing experience is definitely suggested, but we are able to offer thorough direction and suggestions to first timers as well! Each boat will have a boat orientation on the day of your arrival.

What will I catch?

Halibut: Average size is 30-100+ pounds. Good all season long
King Salmon (Chinook): Average size is 10-50 pounds. Best in May through June
Pink Salmon (Humpy): Average size is 3-5 pounds. Best in June and July
Silver Salmon (Coho): Average size is 7-14 pounds. Best in June through September Pacific Cod: Average size is 3-8 pounds. Good all season long
Lingcod: Average size is 8-20 pounds. Good all season long
Black Cod (Sable fish): Average size is 5-10 pounds. Good all season long
Rockfish (several species): Average size is 3-10 pounds. Good all season long

How many Pounds of Fish Can I Expect To Catch?

Typically guests have 50 to 100 pounds of filet to take back home with them.

How Do I get My Fish Home?

Your fish will be frozen and put in a waxed box containing 50 pounds. You will check your boxes as checked bags with your airlines. We suggest bringing a carry on so that your fish will be your checked baggage. Limiting personal luggage will help reduce the cost of baggage fees.

What Boats will the lodge provide?

We provide 21’ 7” Duckworth Hard-Top Enclosed Cab w/150 HP Yamaha Outboard. These boats are perfect for the open ocean and inside waters. Each boat is fully equipped with all coast guard approved safety devices, fish finders, gaffs, harpoon, fishing net, tape measure and deep water release. Each boat is fully enclosed and provides shelter from the elements. With 150 HP Yamaha Outboard motors you’ll have plenty of power to get to your fishing hot spot.

What Tackle, Gear, and Bait are Provided?

Each guest is provided with a halibut rod with an Avet EX 30/2 two speed reel and one salmon rod with a Shimano Tekota line counter reel. Each boat is provided with flashers, dodgers, hoochies. Rockfish jigs, Halibut weights and hooks and Salmon Hooks. Herring and Pink Salmon (when available) are provided as bait.

How Long Can I Fish Each Day?

Guests can start fishing at sunrise typically. We ask that all boats are back to the lodge by 5:30 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does "Self-Guided" Mean?

Well, exactly that! YOU will be the captain of your own boat and your own experience which means that you get to decide when to fish, what to fish for, where to go, and what to see! Lisianski Inlet and the surrounding waters are an absolutely incredible spot to whale watch, spot Alaskan wildlife and catch some monster fish! We are protected by tall mountains that rise high above the sea which gives our guests peace of mind. Some boating and fishing experience is definitely suggested, but we are able to offer thorough direction and suggestions to first timers as well! Each boat will have a boat orientation on the day of your arrival.

What will I catch?

Halibut: Average size is 30-100+ pounds. Good all season long
King Salmon (Chinook): Average size is 10-50 pounds. Best in May through June
Pink Salmon (Humpy): Average size is 3-5 pounds. Best in June and July
Silver Salmon (Coho): Average size is 7-14 pounds. Best in June through September
Pacific Cod: Average size is 3-8 pounds. Good all season long
Lingcod: Average size is 8-20 pounds. Good all season long
Black Cod (Sable fish): Average size is 5-10 pounds. Good all season long
Rockfish (several species): Average size is 3-10 pounds. Good all season long

How many Pounds of Fish Can I Expect To Catch?

Typically guests have 50 to 100 pounds of filet to take back home with them.

How Do I get My Fish Home?

Your fish will be frozen and put in a waxed box containing 50 pounds. You will check your boxes as checked bags with your airlines. We suggest bringing a carry on so that your fish will be your checked baggage. Limiting personal luggage will help reduce the cost of baggage fees.

What Boats will the lodge provide?

We provide 21’ 7” Duckworth Hard-Top Enclosed Cab w/150 HP Yamaha Outboard. These boats are perfect for the open ocean and inside waters. Each boat is fully equipped with all coast guard approved safety devices, fish finders, gaffs, harpoon, fishing net, tape measure and deep water release. Each boat is fully enclosed and provides shelter from the elements. With 150 HP Yamaha Outboard motors you’ll have plenty of power to get to your fishing hot spot.

What Tackle, Gear, and Bait are Provided?

Each guest is provided with a halibut rod with an Avet EX 30/2 two speed reel and one salmon rod with a Shimano Tekota line counter reel. Each boat is provided with flashers, dodgers, hoochies. Rockfish jigs, Halibut weights and hooks and Salmon Hooks. Herring and Pink Salmon (when available) are provided as bait.

How Long Can I Fish Each Day?

Guests can start fishing at sunrise typically. We ask that all boats are back to the lodge by 5:30 p.m.