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Steelhead angler releases his fish

Alaska Steelhead Fishing Photos 2019

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

In 2019, guests and guides saw some thrilling Steelhead fishing action! Here in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest steelheading can be fast and furious. We had sport fishing writers, hosted fly shop groups, Orvis partners, and fishermen of all types and experience levels join us. The Steelhead fishery here at Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge truly is […]

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Author Chris Brewer with the Alaska king salmon she caught while trolling

Trolling for Alaska King Salmon

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

By Chris Brewer For many people, if not most (Alaskans included), when you talk about fishing for King salmon, the first thing that comes to mind is river-fishing, either from the bank or from a boat. The banks and waterways are crowded as anglers from Outside (people from anywhere other than Alaska), as well as […]

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Lodge guest Russ Andrus lands a tasty Alaskan halibut

Alaska Halibut Fact Sheet

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Get the facts on one of our prized species: Alaska Halibut. This detailed fishing resource includes everything from best fishing dates to habitat, diet and…

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Guest Russ Andrus Alaska King Salmon fishing

Alaska King Salmon Fact Sheet

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Get the facts on one of our prized species: Alaska King Salmon. This detailed fishing resource includes everything from best fishing dates

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Boardwalk fishing guide Kris Atkins holds sockeye salmon for guest photo op

Alaska Sockeye Salmon Fact Sheet

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Names Common Name: Sockeye Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Other Names: Red Salmon or Blueback Sockeye Salmon Description Color & Markings: Sea going Sockeye (and those that have recently entered rivers to spawn), have iridescent silvery sides and a white belly. Their backs are a metallic blue-green color. They may have fine, black speckling on their back, but […]

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Chris Brewer fishing for Alaskan halibut

Jigging for Alaskan Halibut

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

by Chris Brewer Alaska halibut fishing is the #1 offshore sport fishery in the state and with good reason: The fishing is fun, the meat is tasty and versatile, and the sights are spectacular (especially on a sunny day in Southeast Alaska). While you can catch halibut in pretty much any part of the ocean […]

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IGFA world record Alaska Steelhead

Alaska Steelhead Fact Sheet

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Names Common Name: Steelhead Trout/Rainbow Trout Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus mykiss Other Names: Chromers, Silver Bullets, Sea-run Rainbows, Gray ghosts, Rainbows or Square-tails Steelhead Description Color & Markings: Adult steelhead have two very different physical appearances. Adult rainbow trout do not. In the ocean, and for a time after returning to freshwater, steelhead are bright silver in color […]

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

Best Tactics for Fishing Alaska’s Steelhead Trout

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

by Chris Brewer Alaska Steelhead Fishing Despite their voracity, durability, and resilience, Steelhead Trout are, without a doubt, Alaska’s most high-maintenance fish. Fishing for these beauties 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 in Alaska takes prior planning, […]

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Coho Salmon fishing (aka Silver Salmon) in Southeast Alaska

Alaska Silver Salmon Fishing on the Fly

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

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, […]

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Chris Brewer catches her first Alaska Steelhead

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

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

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 […]

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