Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sitka Alaska Fishing

The town of Sitka, Alaska proudly calls itself the most beautiful seaside town in America-a claim which is hard to dispute. Located on Baranof Island, Sitka boasts of premier halibut and salmon fishing. The experience of Sitka Alaska fishing in the pristine, picture postcard beautiful Sitka is truly is unforgettable. Even though relatively isolated (it can be accessed through the waterways or air), experienced fishermen return year after year for Sitka Alaska fishing. The town offers both offshore or deep-sea Sitka Alaska fishing and old-fashioned freshwater fly-fishing.

Sitka is home of Alaska�s largest recreational fishery for the marine halibut. Other marine fishes regularly fished are red snapper, lingcod and the more rare Pacific Yellow fish. Enthusiasts of fly-fishing can enjoy freshwater action with rainbow trout, steelhead, and brook trout and of course, the King and Coho (Silver) salmon. The season for King salmon begins in May and lasts till mid-September. The King and Coho salmon are great fighters and Sitka Alaska fishing them is a great experience.

The best time for Sitka Alaska fishing is the summers. While rain and drizzle is the norm for most of the year, summers are generally sunny and mild, with the occasional shower. The local resorts provide a range of accommodation ranging from hotel style modern rooms to the more personal bed and breakfasts. Lodges and five-star luxury resorts are also one of the many options. However it is advisable to book your rooms well in advance, as only a limited accommodation is available.

Most resorts provide pick-up facilities from the airport and transport to the Sitka Alaska fishing areas by boat or float plane along with equipment and proper marine attire. An excellent site for information on Sitka Alaska fishing in Sitka is www.outdoorsdirectory.com/areas/fishing/southeast/sitka.html. Visitors interested in the native Tlingit culture and the town�s Russian heritage should visit the Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau on the net at www.sitka.org/.

The town of Sitka, apart from Sitka Alaska fishing, is also famous for its beautiful countryside. Its varied topography includes pristine spruce forests, a volcano, and mountains along with numerous islands. If you ever get tired of the spectacular Sitka Alaska fishing offered by the town of Sitka in Alaska, you can always turn to nature watching as the Sitka Sound is host to sea mammals like the giant Humpbacked Whale, seals, sea lions and otters.

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