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Alaska's Premier Fly Fishing & Saltwater Fishing Lodge

Alaska's Premier Fly Fishing & Saltwater Fishing Lodge

Location

Located just 35 minutes from Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska this luxurious Alaskan Fishing Lodge is situated within a magical bay on Prince of Whales Island. As one of the few Orvis Endorsed Fishing Lodges in Alaska, we offer exceptional saltwater fly fishing as well as 5 star accomodations and service. Three times voted "Lodge of the Year",this breathtaking resort has been dubbed "The King of Alaska Fishing Lodges." Choose from daily freshwater outings with our Orvis endorsed guides and explore the 23 lakes, rivers and streams nearby. If you decide on a day of saltwater fishing, our coast Guard certified captains will escort you on our 28-foot Alaska fishing boats to targeting halibut, king salmon, silver salmon and several other species. In addition to fishing we also offer a variety of other activities including bear watching, glacier flights and sight seeing tours - Perfect for the family! Trophy class fishing, exotic wildlife, and spectacular scenery make Southeast Alaska's 5-star adventure the trip of a lifetime!

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The Luxury Lodge - Orvis Endorsed

The lodge has all the personal touches you would find at the family cabin on the lake. Small but spacious, our lodge is nothing like the large comercial lodges you find throughout Alaska. The staff will focus on you and your every need from the moment you arrive until the moment you depart.

The lodge features spacious bedrooms with carpeting and private baths.

You will find all the amenities you'd expect in a fine hotel - electricity, heat, hot water and daily maid service.

While staying with us you will enjoy world class cuisine in our beautiful dining room. You may forget that you are in one of the most remote areas in North America as our professional chef prepares every meal to perfection.  Lunch consists of a hearty hot lunch on the river prepared by your guides. Each evening you will also enjoy hot hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, with a magnificent view of the sun setting over Lake Illiamna. Take some time to relax in the comfort of our glass enclosed lounge as you watch a majestic brown bear comb the shoreline. 

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Alaska Fishing & Seasons - Saltwater & Fly Fishing

Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater fishing — both spin casting and fly fishing — at Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge is world-class in nearby rivers, lakes and streams, with easy access to 23 select waterways on breathtaking Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Many of these neighboring waters are only fished when Boardwalk Lodge guests venture out, allowing you to cast and catch in solitude. The Island’s largest river, The Thorne, is just up the road from the lodge property on Thorne Bay. Freshwater fishing trips are easily accessed on the Island with our fleet of Suburbans. While this makes fly-out trips completely unnecessary, we do make fly-outs available for an additional cost. Use of the lodge’s premium Lamiglas® rods, Shimano® reels, Orvis® waders and wading boots, and wet weather gear is included in your lodge package. We supply you with a wide range of equipment to fit the conditions and to meet your needs. Yet, while our equipment and tackle is all-inclusive to your stay, you may find helpful information below for packing along the time-tested freshwater fishing gear you just can’t do without. Our experienced Alaska fishing guides – one for every two anglers in Steelhead season – will lead you to the most productive fishing holes on the Island.

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Alaska Saltwater Fishing

The Alaskan Lodge is home to trophy-class, saltwater fishing located within the deep fjords and emerald-green waters of Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage. Saltwater fishing within Alaska’s Inside Passage is an experience you will never forget! Situated Northwest of Ketchikan, Alaska, this Luxurious Lodge offers exciting saltwater fishing excursions. Battle the mighty Chinook or King Salmon as well as four other salmon species. For a change of pace, experience the thrill of hauling in one of Alaska’s monster Halibut that can range well over 100 pounds. Local waters hold a variety other species, making for an exceptional sport fishing experience. Because of the oceanfront location of our lodge, we enjoy the comforts of fishing in relatively calm waters. Many Alaskan fishing trips can be ruined by bad weather making seas that are unpassable or unsafe. The inside passage consists of hundreds of islands, protected bays and inlets - these waters teem with salmon, halibut and other aquatic life. The boats are 28-foot ocean cruisers, specially designed for your comfort and safety. Every ocean going vessell is equipped with a heated cabin, flushing private toilet and all required tackle. Our guides are experienced, knowledgeable and US Coast Guard Licenced.

2017 Available Dates

Pacific Salmon Fishing

King Salmon Fishing - June-July

Commonly called Kings, Chinook salmon are Alaska’s state fish and the largest and scarcest of Pacific salmon. They’re especially known for their power and endurance. Perhaps the most favored sport fishing method for Kings is trolling with rigged herring, though spoons and flashers are also attractive. The largest King ever taken weighed in at 126 pounds, though Kings usually range from 25-50 pounds. King fishing is most productive in these waters in June and July.

Silver Salmon Fishing - Late July-September

Silvers, or Coho salmon, are hard fighters and can provide intense action. The Coho average 12-15 pounds, but can be found weighing in at over 20 pounds. These salmon are most plentiful from late July through September. Fly fishing for Coho's on the island is exceptional.

Pink Salmon Fishing - Late July-August

These are the smallest and most abundant salmon in area waters. Pinks have a two-year life cycle and average 3-5 pounds. Upon entering freshwater streams, pinks develop a dorsal hump, thus their nickname “Humpy.” Saltwater Pink salmon fishing is best during late July and August.

Chum Salmon Fishing - Mid July - August

Often called Dog salmon, Chums are famous for their strength and large teeth, which develop most prominently in males upon entering freshwater. Chum salmon fishing is readily available mid-July through August. These salmon average 15 pounds with an occasional lunker topping 25 pounds. S

Sockeye Salmon Fishing

Also called Red salmon, Sockeyes are the most difficult salmon to catch in area waters. While highly regarded for their fighting skill, saltwater sockeye sport fishing is limited.

Bottom Fishing

Alaska Halibut Fishing - June-September

Halibut are by far the most popular bottomfish inhabiting our waters along Alaska’s Inside Passage. The Pacific Halibut is a toothy flatfish that is normally caught on or near the ocean floor. As with the majority of bottomfish, drifting or anchoring with bait are among the most preferred means of enticing these monsters, which can literally take hours to land. Halibut can live more than 20 years, and the average catch weighs in around 40 pounds. The largest Pacific Halibut ever caught while sport fishing, tipped the scales at 495 pounds. Local Halibut over 300 pounds have been caught and good opportunities for hauling in huge Halibut exist all summer.

Rockfish Fishing

Rockfish is a term used to describe over 10 species of light-fleshed bottomfish, including the yellow-eye rockfish (similar to the Atlantic red snapper) and black sea bass. Most rockfish weigh between 1-6 pounds, with the yellow-eye being the largest, averaging 6 pounds. Rockfish are long-lived, and depending on the species, may reach ages of 30-100 years. Good rockfish fishing occurs during the warm summer months.

Lingcod Fishing

Like Halibut and rockfish, Lingcod is usually found on or near the bottom, most often over rocky reefs in areas of strong currents. These fish are extremely aggressive predators, often growing to over 50 pounds in weight and 4 feet in length. These feisty fish usually range from 10-40 pounds and are abundant throughout Southeast