I used to live in Sitka. I spent most of my summers fishing more on the mainland and didn't get a ton of fishing in around mid summer, but here re some thoughts.
If you take the road south down the island a few miles you will find Sawmill Creek. This used to be a fun stream for small rainbows, bring a small rod maybe a tenkara or a 2 weight. There may be some opportunities for anadromous fish at the mouth, may some pinks in saltwater, which can be fun.
If you take the road north of town you will find Star Gavin Creek. We used to fish dollies there in the spring, we would fish the channel of the tidal flat right where the road crosses. I am not sure what July will offer, maybe pinks. My be a small switch rod for casting and stripping and a bit of swinging in creeks out flow, creek is too small to swing.
Finally, you should be able to target dolly varden if you hike up Indian River trail. This is more in town. Indian River meets the salt right at totem park, but the trail really starts about a mile inland. This is a good hiking trail. The River is pretty clear we usually just fished egg patterns and nymphs for the dollies. Maybe a really small switch rod could work up there.
Sitka is great. A beautiful place, with lots to do.
Have a good time.
Not all who wander are lost.
Last edited by Longbelly Magic; 06-19-2016 at 02:06 PM.