Best Tactics for Fishing Alaska’s Steelhead Trout

Fishing guide Jay Mar lands his first Alaska Steelhead of the season

by Chris Brewer Despite their voracity, durability, and resilience, Steelhead Trout are, without a doubt, Alaska’s most high-maintenance fish. Catching one is like spotting the hottest, most meticulous, intelligent, accomplished person around and deciding in advance, “That’s who I’m going to take home.” Steelhead fishing takes prior planning, a proper approach, an excellent lure, attentiveness, and a quick wit. Plan Your Attack You’ll need to know where to look for Steelhead. Look for cut [Read More]

Alaska Silver Salmon Fishing on the Fly

Coho Salmon fishing (aka Silver Salmon) in Southeast Alaska

by John Conger As originally published in American Outdoorsman Magazine — Summer 2018 Wham, another wild ‘Slamming Silver’ Salmon just crushed my 1982 Pink Pixie lure on light tackle on a remote stream on the last day of my salmon fishing trip on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. Just like the previous five, (limit is six) this 15-pound hooked-nosed beast took the monofilament out of my spool at warp speed. Down the stream it flew, using the swift current like a [Read More]

Alaska Steelhead Fishing: Experience the Hunt, Prepare for a Fight, Savor the Release

Chris Brewer catches her first Alaska Steelhead

by Chris Brewer Alaska steelhead fishing is one of the most sensual and gratifying fishing experiences in the world. It is a fishery for the dedicated, the patient. For the fishermen (and women) who enjoy the experience of the hunt as much as they do the catch. Those who are willing to put in a little more effort than most, and endure a little more cold than most, because, in the end, the payoff is second to none. Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) are the sea-going siblings of Rainbow Trout. [Read More]

Win $100 Orvis Gift Card with "Like" Your Lunker Photo Contest

That's right, post your Boardwalk Lodge fishing photos on our Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/FishingInAlaska) through July 31, 2012. Then spread the word with your Facebook Friends to go to our Page and "Like" your photo. The photo with the most Facebook "Likes" will Win a $100 Orvis Gift Card.* Orvis has a wide array of products, not just fly fishing gear. You may use the card for any purchases you like, either in-store or online at Orvis.com. So c'mon, show off that Boardwalk Lodge [Read More]

Alaska Halibut Fishing Heats Up

Alaska Halibut fishing charter

The weather is heating up here in Southeast Alaska, and so is the Halibut fishing. Some of the favorite adventure opportunities here at Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge are our saltwater fishing trips. Although freshwater adventures remain a favorite of many outdoorsman here, Alaska Halibut fishing shouldn't be missed. Recent changes in regulation mean that not all fishing lodges and charter boats in Southeast Alaska are permitted to offer guided Halibut fishing. Boardwalk Lodge is one of the few sport [Read More]

Alaska Fishing: Set the Mood for Romance

If you're planning a quiet getaway for two, you might have all sorts of visions of romance in mind. Candlelight dinners. Tuxedos and ballgowns. A tropical beach and miles of sand. A fine fly rod and a pair of waders. A fly rod and waders? When it comes to romance, one of the last things people may consider is dancing a fly across the lake to entice a trophy in the Alaskan sunrise. After all, romance is supposed to be about luxury and comfort. Right? Here at Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge, we [Read More]

Alaska Wilderness Lodges Reviewed

Travel Muse January 2008 - by Deb Vanasse Recommended full-service lodges [An excerpt from the full article] Though many guests come for the world-class salt-water and freshwater fishing, Alaska's Boardwalk offers a whole slew of activities in the lush rainforest of Prince of Wales Island and its surrounding waters. Explore historic totems nestled among stately cedar and hemlock trees, wind your way through one of the largest caves in North America, visit sea lions sunning themselves on the [Read More]

Fishing Raven's Island

Freshwater fishing at Boardwalk Lodge includes 23 lakes, rivers and streams

Virginia Sportsman Magazine March 2006 - By King Montgomery That first evening in Alaska after a long day in airplanes, my wife and I took our places at the comfortable dinner table, and gazed down at a handwritten menu from Chef Bryan Vietmeyer and his amiable kitchen crew. Below the "Welcome King & Elizabeth" note, this simple document gave us an indication of what the week ahead would bring. It read: Butternut Squash Bisque with Crab Wilted Leaf Lettuce Salad w/ Honey-Mustard Bacon [Read More]

Fishing Alaska's Inside Passage

Sportsman's News May 2005 Walking along the banks of one of the many freshwater lakes and streams close to Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge, you watch as a bald eagle floats almost effortlessly against a backdrop of deep blue sky. Our guide walks the other side of the stream and spots yet another great fishing hole. Out of the corner of your eye, you catch a glimpse of a fish breaking the surface to catch a midge, and suddenly, you get a sense that you are here not as an intruder but as an honored [Read More]

Southeast Alaska's Prince of Wales Island offers access to prime deep water species

Catch Alaska silver salmon

Sportsman's Atlas Spring 2005 - By Chris Shaffer Earl Pullum doesn't tell fish tales. When asked why anglers should fish the saltwater off Prince of Wales Island rather than dozens of other popular Alaska destinations he pondered for a few minutes while removing the hook from a 15-pound yelloweye pulled from the Clarence Strait. "Because of that," said Pullum, pointing toward a 15-foot cloud of spray sprouting up from a whale 50 yards from the boat. Pullum is the lead guide at Boardwalk [Read More]