As much an art as commercial enterprise, salmon trolling represents the archetype of the small-boat Southeast Alaskan fishery. A close cousin to sport fishing for salmon, commercial salmon trolling involves selecting the right lures for the right conditions and finding the fish to entice them with. A lot of the gear is the same between commercial and sport fishing, just scaled up in both size and quantity for commercial fishermen.
Lingcod are one of our favorite whitefish to eat, and also one of our favorites to catch. We typically catch the bulk of our lingcod in May each year during a directed season. During this lingcod season, we use a fishing device called a “dinglebar,” which is basically a big weight that bounces on the bottom.
Greetings From the Sitka Sound! It's Wild Alaskan Whitefish Season in Southeast Alaska. Catch up with the latest sustainable shipping changes, all the Fish Talk, and our favorite recipe of the month from the Kitchen!
Fish Talk: How It's Caught: Wild Alaskan Halibut & Sablefish (Black Cod) It’s been a long winter, but the daylight hours are waxing on every day, just like the itch to get back out on the ocean. The heavy frost that greets the dawn shows less and less with each passing week. More signs of an ocean coming out of hibernation hint towards the coming bloom of spring. The herring are starting to show in the harbor, and the Longtailed Ducks that have taken refuge all winter long in our protected waters have moved on. Whales, sea lions and countless sea birds have made...