Head Shakers specialize in offering world-class freshwater fishing and sightseeing adventures in Kodiak. Kodiak Island is a perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts who are looking for an adventure. Even though you may be here mainly for fishing, you’ll also have the chance to see other wildlife that calls these forests home. Snap a few photos of bald eagle, brown bear, fox, buffalo, wild horses, and deer.

For these fishing trips, you don’t need a boat. The crew takes into consideration everything you’ll need for this adventure, so they’ll make everything go as smoothly as possible. You’ll be provided with a top-notch fishing equipment that will make catching fish much smoother and easier.

You’ll fish on local lakes and rivers, depending on the fish movement. You can go after Dolly Varden, Steelhead Trout, and 5 types of Salmon - Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Chum, and Pink. Spinning and fly fishing are the main techniques you’ll use. Fly fishing is considered to be a more advanced technique, so it’s preferable to have some experience with it.

Besides your fishing equipment, the crew also covers your drinks and food. You’ll need to purchase your fishing license before the trip.

All trips are available from June till the end of October. Book your spot on time and let Head Shakers show you the hidden beauty of Kodiak!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Saltery Cove Overnight Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $1,600
    Two full days of our most popular adventure with one comfortable overnight camp to Saltery Cove that covers 40 round trip miles of breathtaking views and amazing experiences. You will travel by UTV or ATV across streams, mountain terrain, and under a canopy of alders. Fishing is packed with lots of bent over rods, screaming reels, and line stripping head shakers. The camp is comfortable and safe with all the amenities you need for a relaxed experience. All meals, drinks, and snacks are included.
  • Private trip
    Saltery Cove Offroad Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Oct 30
    $700
    The most popular adventure is a full day off-road fishing trip to Saltery Cove that covers 40 round trip miles of breathtaking views and amazing experiences. You will travel by UTV or ATV across streams, mountain terrain, and under a canopy of alders. Fishing is packed with lots of bent over rods, screaming reels, and line stripping head shakers. Keep your camera nearby because you never know when Yogi and Boo Boo will be down to the river to say hi.
  • Private trip
    Road System Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 28 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 30
    $550
    Fun and exciting fishing right off the pavement. Kodiak road system rivers offer some very rewarding fishing and scenery. Catching your limit is still totally achievable with the guides who know the rivers better than the rest. They know where it’s hot and where it’s not.
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About the Charter Operator

Head Shakers
Kodiak, Alaska, United States
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 10 hours
Member since July 2020
As an avid outdoorsman, I have traveled the globe from safaris in Africa to the remote tundra of the Arctic, but I immediately fell in love with Kodiak and the majesty of her rivers and emerald ridgelines. Since 2001, I started guiding for freshwater fishing and hunting on Kodiak Island. Through my experience, I realized my true passion was to use my intimate knowledge of Kodiak and love for the outdoors to fuse together the perfect local freshwater fishing trips for those visiting the isle of Kodiak.

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Targeted Species

Dolly Varden Dolly Varden
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Chum) Chum Salmon

Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Salmon (Pink) Pink Salmon
Salmon (Sockeye) Sockeye Salmon

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Kodiak to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

Customer Reviews

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Mandy B.
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VERIFIED   Saltery Cove Offroad Trip on July 18, 2021
It was an incredible experience that I would absolutely do again! Travis got us on the fish early and we were able to get our...
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Debra T.
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Head shakers is the best

VERIFIED   Saltery Cove Offroad Trip on August 6, 2021
Travis is an awesome guide , we have fished with a lot of guides over the years and he is truly one of the best.
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Glyn H.
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Stream Fishing with Travis and Travis

Road System Trip on August 20, 2020
My wife daughter and I went on a stream fishing trip with Travis and Travis.  It was wonderful.  Both Travis’s were very...
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Jason F.
United States
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Awesome time on the river.

Road System Trip on August 28, 2020
My family and I had an awesome time on the river fishing with our guide Travis. We showed up he had all the gear and he got...
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Great Trip!!!

November 2, 2020
I would highly recommend booking a trip to Head Shakers.  Travis is extremely knowledgeable and has a great personality. ...
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FAQs about Head Shakers

Head Shakers offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per person - Road System Trip (8 hours)
  • $350 per person - Saltery Cove Offroad Trip (10 hours)
  • $800 per day per person - Saltery Cove Overnight Trip (2 days)

Trips booked with Head Shakers include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Head Shakers offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Head Shakers offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing (No prior experience required)

Top targeted fish species with Head Shakers include:
  • Dolly Varden
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Chum)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)