Seasons

Craig Alaska fishing on the west side of Prince of Wales Island

Fishing on the west side of Prince of Wales Island is one of the best fishing destinations in Alaska. The waters west of Prince of Wales Island are smack in the middle of the largest Salmon migration in the world! Fishing the vast ocean and around our Islands offers fantastic fishing while providing one of the most scenic places to fish in Alaska! If you like calm waters with epic fishing, then Screamin’ Reels Lodge is your destination for that Alaska fishing trip of a lifetime!

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King Salmon “Chinook Salmon”

Mid May – July King Salmon
Average size 12-30 Pounds
Trophy 40-50+ Pounds

In early May, the first migrating King Salmon species show in our waters on the west side of Prince of Wales Island. In April our rich waters provide pristine spawning habitat for Herring and the Salmon key in on them for the nutritious feed. We start our Charters the last week in May to ensure consistent fishing for our guests. Craig Alaska is known for its reputation on catching Trophy King Salmon in Alaska! Come catch your fish of a lifetime!

 

Silver Salmon “Coho”

July – September Silver Salmon
Average size 6-14 Pounds
Trophy 20 pounds

The Coho Salmon start to show in late June in the waters around our local Islands. We have several local rivers around Prince of Wales Island that support one of the largest returns of Coho Salmon in Alaska! Here on the west side of Prince of Wales Island we are so fortunate to have epic Silver Salmon fishing. Fishing with the hands-on technique of Mooching makes for a great experience. It is not uncommon to have fast fishing with multiple hook ups!

 

Silver Salmon “Coho”

July – September Silver Salmon
Average size 6-14 Pounds
Trophy 20 pounds

The Coho Salmon start to show in late June in the waters around our local Islands. We have several local rivers around Prince of Wales Island that support one of the largest returns of Coho Salmon in Alaska! Here on the west side of Prince of Wales Island we are so fortunate to have epic Silver Salmon fishing. Fishing with the hands-on technique of Mooching makes for a great experience. It is not uncommon to have fast fishing with multiple hook ups!

 

Halibut “Barn Door”

Halibut and other bottom fish are caught during the entire season!
Average keeper size 20-40 Pounds
Trophy 200+ pounds

Our Halibut fishing starts in May and runs into the fall season. Fishing on the west side of Prince of Wales Island for these barn doors is amazing. Our waters are plentiful with these amazing fish! On occasion while fishing for King Salmon you might catch your halibut on your salmon rod which is always a fun experience! When targeting our halibut, we will fish in an average depth of 80 feet down to 350 feet. We use the best G-Loomis Rods and Avet two speed reels which makes it easy to catch your halibut!

Lingcod “Lings”

We fish for Lingcod on all of our trips!

June-Sept.

Keeper size 30-45 inches
Trophy size over 55 inches

Lingcod fishing is such an experience and our ling fishing is fantastic! We can fish deep water for these toothy critters or the shallow shoals near the kelp beds. They make for the best Fish n Chips!

Lingcod “Lings”

We fish for Lingcod on all of our trips!

June-Sept.

Keeper size 30-45 inches
Trophy size over 55 inches

Lingcod fishing is such an experience and our ling fishing is fantastic! We can fish deep water for these toothy critters or the shallow shoals near the kelp beds. They make for the best Fish n Chips!

Black Sea Bass “Bass”

June – Sept.

Fishing for Black Sea Bass on light tackle brings joy to any angler whether experienced or fishing for the first time. These fish are good biters and when our experienced captains put you on a school fishing is amazingly fast! The bass make great grilled fish tacos!

Red Snapper “Yellow Eye”

These beautiful fish are pure orange with a yellow eye and are caught in deeper water next to rock pinnacles. Yellow eye are a slow growing fish and are iconic to our Alaskan waters! Many of these fish you will catch are over 50 years old!

Red Snapper “Yellow Eye”

These beautiful fish are pure orange with a yellow eye and are caught in deeper water next to rock pinnacles. Yellow eye are a slow growing fish and are iconic to our Alaskan waters! Many of these fish you will catch are over 50 years old!