The Kodiak Custom Story

In case you are wondering, here’s a little history about Kodiak Custom Fishing Tackle and what fuels our passion to produce the best fishing lures this world has to offer!

Alaska is teeming with thousands of miles of glaciers, rivers, streams, lakes, and saltwater access that are packed with salmon, steelhead, northern pike, lake trout, halibut, and hundreds of other desirable fish species. These attractions combined with sightseeing and wildlife viewing, arguably make Alaska the #1 sport fishing destination in the world!

Yet, for many years Alaska was without a local brand of fishing lures that could hold relevance on the world stage with mainstream fishing tackle brands. In the year 2000 from the confines of remote Afognak Island, located right next to Kodiak Island, what would soon become Alaska’s #1 brand of fishing lures was established and Kodiak Custom Fishing Tackle officially opened for business! The endeavor flourished which prompted Kodiak Custom Tackle to later relocate to the Kenai Peninsula in order to perform our operations more efficiently from the mainland.

Since then, our brand of fishing products has become a household name in The Last Frontier, and for good reason. Kodiak Custom Fishing Tackle designs and manufactures quality fishing gear that specifically targets nearly every species of game fish in North America, but it doesn’t end there! Our lures catch fish all over the world!

It pays to use Kodiak Custom Fishing Lures! Team Kodiak Custom gives back to our community and regularly participates in, donates to, and sponsors charitable fishing events throughout Alaska and abroad. Over the years, some of Alaska’s most renowned fishing derbies have been won by anglers using Kodiak Custom Fishing Tackle! The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, Valdez Silver Salmon Derby, and Ship Creek Slam’n Salm’n (king salmon) Derby are among the Alaska fishing tournaments that anglers have won using our gear. Our lures are constantly in the running for bragging rights in many other fishing derbies throughout Alaska as well and we’ll be back on the winners podium before you know it!

When you think of Alaska fishing, think Kodiak Custom Fishing Tackle and thank you for over 20 years of support!