"Real Southeast Alaska"
sportfishing location is half the
Craig, Alaska is perched
within striking distance of some of the
richest waters in all of Southeast
Alaska. Upwelling currents off the west
side of Prince of Wales Island bring a
constant stream of nutrients to the
oceans surface, which in turn means a
plentiful supply of baitfish that keeps
salmon here in numbers throughout the summer months.
Craig is located right on the salmon highway and all 5 species of
salmon make an appearance here
throughout the summer. It's the
incredible numbers of king and silver
salmon that feed in these waters from June
thru the end of August that's the real draw.
Large schools of king and silver
salmon hit the feeding grounds here in the summer to
gorge on baitfish in preparation for
their journey home. Drift mooching with cut plug herring over
these schools of actively feeding salmon
is a thrill that you won't soon forget.
In addition to great numbers of salmon,
the waters around Craig, Alaska are also teaming with halibut. We typically target eating-size
halibut from 15 to 40 pounds, but much
bigger halibut are available should a
guest decide to test their strength
against one of these giant flatfish.
One thing that set's Craig apart from other
charter fishing destinations in Southeast
Alaska is that anglers have a choice
between the wide open waters of the
rugged North Pacific, or the calm and
protected waters provided by the labyrinth
of islands that separate Craig from the open
ocean. On days when the ocean may be uncomfortable there are plenty of places to fish within the islands.