Black Rock Sportfishing
Offers guided and self-guided sport fishing for salmon, halibut, lingcod, yellow eye rockfish and a handful of other pelagic and non-pelagic rock fish. Our location puts us right in the middle of our prime Southeast Alaska fishing grounds in Davidson Inlet, Sea Otter Sound and Southern Sumner Straight. In our pursuit to satisfy all our customers we aim to be flexible. Packages can be custom tailored to suit you and your friends or family’s needs. Your trip can be fully guided with all of your needs catered to, including all meals and beverages, or you can chose a self guided option and fish on your own using one of our 18 ft aluminum boats which of course will include all necessary tackle, bait, and landing gear. This option will also allow you to have the lodge all to your selves, and cook your own meals if you choose. Whatever package you decide upon, your fish will be processed and vacuum-sealed for you and neatly packaged in wet lock freezer boxes to protect your catch for your trip home.
Edna bay is a small community located on Kosciusko Island, Kosciusko lies off the west coast of famed Prince of Whales Island, (P.O.W.). Black Rock Sportfishing is located on the “west side” of the bay, the fishing grounds are generally 15 to 20 scenic minutes from our dock, however during some times of the season it can literally start at the dock, something many fishing operations aren’t able to claim, boats have been known to run 45 minutes to up to an 1 1/2 hrs to fish the waters that are “just around the corner” from Edna Bay.
The lodging at Black Rock Sportfishing offers spectacular views of Mt. Francis and the Tongass National Forest. You will be staying only feet from the water’s edge and migrating pink salmon that arrive by the thousands each summer. The lodge is sided in rich western red cedar with a covered deck perched just above tide line, two large bay windows let the outside views into the living room and dining area. The interior is finished in Sitka spruce with western red cedar trim. A wood stove keeps the lodge cozy on the cooler days of summer. Rooms consist of two full sized beds. Our normal occupancy is four but we can accommodate larger groups if your party is larger.
If you’re looking to just get away and relax, we can arrange a package that is suited to just that, perhaps photography, wildlife viewing, and whale watching are of more interest to you, again we are flexible and soon hope to add sea kayaking and diving trips to the list of what we can offer.
On guided trips we will leave the dock early in the morning and begin our short run out to the fishing grounds. Humpback whales, bald eagles, sea otters, a wide variety of seabirds and the occasional Killer Whale will make the run seem even shorter. We will then mooch/troll for salmon and jig for the many other species though out the day, a light lunch and beverages will be provided. When we are through fishing we will run into the dock and off load to take photos of your catch and process your fish, then follow it up with dinner, relaxing, and some bon fire time.
Self guided parties leave when they opt to, however most fishermen know fishing and water conditions are generally better early in the morning, whether you choose guided or self-guided dinner with be served at the same time every evening. Many times during the season the king and coho salmon fishing can be very productive just minutes from the dock after your meal, that’s if you’re not feeling up to it. And as always fish processing will be provided for you.
How do I get to Edna Bay?
Ketchikan will be your first stop in southeast Alaska. Alaska Airlines has many daily flights out of Seattle and flight time average an hour and forty-five minutes. Once you land in Ketchikan you will most likely take a 50 minute float plane ride over scienic P.O.W. and the Tongass National Forrest to our dock in Edna Bay, Taquan Air offers several weekly flights to Edna Bay. Your other option is to take the Inter Island Ferry to P.O.W. and arrange transportation from the ferry terminal in Hollis to either Craig or Naukati and then take a boat to Edna. Pick up from Craig or Naukati can all be arranged, simply request it as part of your package. Either way, the scenery and wildlife can be very enjoyable.
We look forward to showing you what this great place we call home has to offer, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.