Southeast Alaska July Fishing Report

Saltwater fishing for silver salmon

Boardwalk's office staffer, Kassi Seubert, with two nice silvers.

Last months saltwater fishing at Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge was good. We had large numbers of pinks and silvers as well as chrome bright chum salmon in the mix all month. The bulk of the silver salmon run is yet to come with promising signs just these last few days with good numbers of silvers showing up on the boats. King salmon fishing has been tapering off now, with a few being caught. This season was a little better than the last two seasons and next year should be better yet.

Alaska halibut fishing has continued to be good when the winds are not blowing too hard or because of radical tides. Bennett from the Atlas roofing group caught and released a monster halibut that was estimated at 236 lbs and another halibut that could not be brought to the surface and eventually broke the 100 lb. leader was also a potential monster.

On the freshwater, fishing at the lodge has picked up as rain and fish have combined to start August out on the right foot. Lots of pinks and chum are in the Thorne River right now, and the chums have been chrome bright with sea lice reportedly still on many. The purple egg sucking leach and the purple wooly bugger are the salmon fly fishing favorites right now. The silvers will start to trickle into the river system as well as the rivers begin to rise gradually.

August and September is shaping up to be potentially awesome for silver salmon fishing. Hope you can make it up, it will be worth it!

Tight lines!
Captain Rich