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What we do really well in China Poot Bay is provide an excellent all around experience to go with good fishing. We can provide casual estuary fishing depending on the run and the season. The lodge provides knee boots, hip boots, spinning gear and tackle. Fishing license’s available.
For the more serious fisherman, we recommend making advance reservation with a fishing charter out of Homer before or after your stay at the lodge. Some of our favorites include Captain Dave's & The Grand Aleutian, booked through Central Charters in Homer.
Good fishing is a direct by-product of good habitat for the fish, clean water and availability of food. Kachemak Bay has it all.
Rainbow Trout: Take a floatplane fly-out for fishing with a lodge guide to our favorite mountain lake. You can wade the streams, canoe and row for rainbows in a valley where our few guests are the only fishermen. Non-fishers can hike miles of natural trails. Enjoy the yodeling loons. Bring wet and dry flies and light gear for 1-5 pounds.
Dolly Varden: These char are thick and hungry in the riffles throughout May and June where the estuary drains into the bay. With as much as 20' vertical rise and fall of tide across the flats, the effluent water is full of marine life. We wade these streams and fly fish with salmon egg flies and with streamers which mimic the bait-fish. This is exciting fishing. The lodge also provides casting gear and tackle or you can bring your own fly rod.
This is one of the most beautiful fishing environments in the world with sea otters and seals often in sight, a smoking volcano and snow capped peaks and glaciers in view. Accompanying non-fishermen can beach comb miles of sandbars or hike the adjoining estuary. Bring wet flies, streamers, and light gear for 1-3 pounds.
Silver Salmon: Coho may be caught in China Poot Bay beginning in mid-August through mid-September. By mid-August they are in China Poot Bay in a feeder stream. It is extremely exciting to wade in shallow water or artfully "sneak up" on them. Fly-outs to coastal streams traverse spectacular country of jagged spires, ice fields and glaciers. These Coho weigh 7 to 14 lbs.
King Salmon: The wild kings are in the bay year round. They cruise just offshore of river mouths and beaches and are caught trolling with flashers and herring or spin casting from shore. Kings weigh 10 to 20 pounds. This fishery is limited and requires King Salmon tags and a charter which is an additional expense.
Halibut: For the serious halibut fisherman we will arrange for a deep ocean charter with a 6 rod charter boat. This is possible throughout our season. A local processor will flash freeze, custom pack and air-freight your catch to you when you return home. This charter is an additional expense.The average halibut weighs 20 to 100 lbs.
Flounder: This delicious tasting fish (we'll make ceviché) can be caught for the table throughout the season. Fished like bonefish in shallow water stream mouths they are surprisingly combative on light gear and weigh 1-4 pounds.
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