FLY FISHING & SALTWATER FISHINGExperience Alaska's Premier Fly & Saltwater Fishing Lodge
Located just 35 minutes from Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska, this fishing lodge is situated within a magical bay on Prince of Wales Island. As one of the few Orvis Endorsed Lodges in Alaska, we offer exceptional saltwater fly fishing as well as 5-star accommodations and service. Three times voted “Lodge of the Year”, this breathtaking resort has been dubbed “The King of Alaska Fishing Lodges.” Choose from a variety of 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, targeting halibut, king salmon, silver salmon and several other species. In addition to fishing, we offer a variety of other activities including bear watching, glacier flights and sightseeing tours – perfect for the family! Trophy class fishing, exotic wildlife and spectacular scenery make this 5-star adventure the trip of a lifetime!
- Flats fishing for permit & bone fish
- Eco tours
- Luxury 5-star accommodations
- Orvis endorsed
Day 1 Arrive in Ketchikan. Go to Promech Air counter (adjacent to baggage claim) and check in for 5 PM flight to the lodge.
Day 2 – 3 Saltwater / freshwater fishing
Day 4 Float plane departure from lodge at 10 am / Depart out of Ketchikan.
June – Sept, 2019
Sept – October, 2019
Starting at $4395.00 – 3 day/4 night packages
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Gage Outdoor Expeditions owns and operates some of the finest hunting and fishing lodges throughout the Americas. From Alaska to the tip of Argentina, Gage Outdoor Expeditions seeks out the world’s premier hunting and fishing adventures so you don’t have to. Every hunting and fishing expedition we offer has been explored by a Gage Outdoor consultant and only the finest venues are represented. We understand your time is valuable & you can’t afford to plan for weeks or months just to have some minor detail ruin your hunting or fishing experience. We travel the distance to bring you “The Best of The Best”.
King Salmon Fishing – June-July
Commonly called Kings, Chinook salmon are Alaska’s state fish and the largest and the most scarce 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, but 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
Pink Salmons 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!
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.
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 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.
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.