Fishing boat out to sea in glassy water.

Self-Guided Fishing

In the remote Alaskan waters of Sea Otter Sound, we offer self-guided fishing for the adventurous independent angler which includes husbands and wives, grandparents and grandkids plus many fathers and sons or daughters. Monster halibut, ling cod, king salmon, silver salmon, pink salmon, yellow eye or black bass, our goal is to give you the fish-catching adventure of a lifetime. We will tailor a package that fits your fishing abilities and preference.

Without a doubt, this is one of our most popular packages! Designed for both the experienced angler and the novice, this is what our guests return year after year for. Imagine fishing without anyone else around except your fellow lodge guests. Humpback whales and eagles are your companions. The silver salmon bite is fast and furious. Before you know it, both you and your fishing partner are limited out with your six silvers apiece. Take them back to the lodge for processing, maybe a short nap, then back out for Ling Cod and Halibut! This is Sea Otter Sound magic!

Our boats are top of the line aluminum deep water boats. We have three 18’ & 19’ JetCraft and seven 21’ custom hard top boats.  The JetCrafts have a 60 HP Bigfoot Yamaha. Our custom-built boats have a 115HP Yamaha with a 9.9 Yamaha kicker. All operated from the helm with electric start and tilt. We try to have the latest in Garmin technology with our fish finders and GPS chart plotters. Our ICOM VHF radios keep you in touch with your fellow fishermen and the lodge. All boats have either half-canvas or hardtop to keep you dry during the S.E. Alaska’s rain. We equip you with the best fishing tackle and gear. Lamiglas rods, Penn Squall reels or Shimano level wind line counter reels. Your tackle includes Maxima tournament line, hand-tied Gamakatsu leaders, Hot Spot flashers, Abe & Al dodgers, frozen herring and the most productive lures for the bite. Most fishermen prefer to use our deep divers, but on request, we will outfit your boat with a Scotty hand crank downrigger and 10-pound cannonball. Great for those deep king salmon.

When you return to the lodge, the staff will land you, offload your catch and hang them for pictures. The staff will then park your boat in the slip and give it a thorough scrubbing. Your boat is re-stocked with leaders and re-fueled for your next day’s fishing adventure! Your catch is immediately processed by our staff in labeled vacuum bags and frozen. Eat, Fish, Sleep…

As a self-guided fisherman, your time is your own. Fish for bottom fish, salmon or halibut. Come into the lodge at midday for a refreshing nap then go out again! Bring your camera because the wildlife viewing is spectacular! Humpback whales gorging themselves on krill. Watch the sea otters as they gorge 25% of their body weight per day, seals sunning themselves on the sands and always, our majestic eagles.

If you want to go on the big boat one day with our Captain, let us know and we will schedule you in. There is an additional $150 per person for the big boat excursion.