An Alaskan coho salmon caught while fishing at Favorite Bay Lodge.Although their bigger cousins, the king salmon, get a lot of attention, coho salmon fishing near Angoon, Alaska, is a noteworthy alternative. Also known as the silver salmon, these highly-sought game fish are found in various rivers and streams throughout Admiralty Island and provide an exciting opportunity for anglers at Favorite Bay Lodge. Here we’ll provide some helpful information about fishing for coho in our neck of the woods.

How to Catch Coho Salmon

Anglers can use various techniques to catch coho salmon, including fly, spin, and drift fishing. Popular lures for coho salmon include flies, spinners, and spoons. It’s important to check local regulations and obtain the necessary licenses and permits before fishing for coho salmon in Alaska.

Freshwater Alaska Salmon Fishing | The Fight of the Coho

It’s been said that pound for pound, coho salmon put up the fiercest fight. Well, whoever coined that saying wasn’t joking. Even the most experienced anglers consider silvers among the most formidable adversaries. After all, anglers worldwide choose salmon fishing in Alaska, and coho is a big reason. Most of our freshwater salmon trips occur in the renowned Tongass National Forest, one of Alaska’s most beautiful and enchanting places. 

Saltwater Coho Salmon Fishing

Venturing out to the open waters for saltwater coho salmon fishing is a truly unique and unforgettable experience. You’ll navigate through awe-inspiring sounds, passages, and channels alongside a seasoned Coast Guard-certified guide. Unlike the freshwater season that runs from early July through the peak of autumn, the saltwater season offers year-round excitement. With no discernible “runs” to follow, our expert guides rely on proven methods to ensnare these magnificent fish. These local fishing masters have honed their craft in these waters for their entire lives, so you can be confident that you’re in excellent hands!

Favorite Bay Alaska Fishing Lodge

Alaska’s coho salmon are highly prized not just for their sporting qualities but also for their delicious flavor. Many anglers choose to keep some of their catch to take home and cook, while others prefer catch-and-release fishing to help preserve the species and the environment. No matter what you choose, you’ll never forget the time you went coho salmon fishing in Angoon! To learn more or to book your stay, please visit us online or call 866-788-3344 today!