Salmon Fishing Sizzles in Southeast Alaska

Catch of the day while saltwater salmon fishing at the lodge

This week was great for salmon fishing at Alaska's Boardwalk lodge. On freshwater streams, such as the Thorne River and Staney Creek, increasing numbers of silver salmon (aka coho salmon) are starting to make their appearance. The streams were choked with pink and chum salmon until a recent hard rain had them on the move upstream. On the saltwater this week there were very good catches of silver and pink salmon. Boardwalk's fleet of boats were averaging about 12-15 silvers per boat for about [Read More]

Southeast Alaska July Fishing Report

Last months saltwater fishing at Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge was good. We had large numbers of pinks and silvers as well as chrome bright chum salmon in the mix all month. The bulk of the silver salmon run is yet to come with promising signs just these last few days with good numbers of silvers showing up on the boats. King salmon fishing has been tapering off now, with a few being caught. This season was a little better than the last two seasons and next year should be better yet. Alaska [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]

Watch Randy Jones & Rick Barry Fly Fishing Alaska

Alaska fly fishing on this episode of 'Randy Jones Strike Zone' at Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge. Watch this all-star lineup with NBA Hall-of-Famer Rick Barry and Cy Young Award winner Randy Jones. These two sports legends are fly fishing for Salmon and Dolly Varden here on Prince of Wales Island. You can join Rick Barry for a special Alaska fishing trip with us this 2011 fishing season.* We deliver a 5-star adventure and arguably the best Alaska lodge experience. (*Special rates and space are [Read More]

All-Star Fishing With Rick Barry

Rick in the 2010 season with a nice Chum Salmon. He hooked up with loads of salmon that trip.As Alaska's 5-Star Adventure, we're pleased to announce another all-star fishing trip with NBA Hall-of-Famer, Rick Barry. You can join Rick this season from July 24-28 for a 4-night/3-day excursion. Rick has secured special pricing at the lodge, with over 20% off for his group. But that's not all, you'll get a FREE Orvis Helios Rod* when you book your trip with Rick. The Helios Fly Rod touts itself as [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]

Sporting Classics Awards Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge for Excellence

Thorne Bay, Alaska (February 25, 2011) — Recognized by guests each year as one of North America's prime fishing destinations, Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge has been presented the Sporting Classics Award of Excellence as Fishing Lodge of the Year for 2010. One award is given each year to a select lodge that best exemplifies the finest sport fishing destinations — with premier fishing, guides, gear, staff, food and accommodations. Sporting Classics is well respected throughout North America for [Read More]

Partnership Produces 'Ultimate Team Fishing'

Thorne Bay, Alaska (April 15, 2010) — Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge has teamed up with Beyond Meetings & Incentives and Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Rick Barry, to introduce a unique incentive travel package: Ultimate Team Fishing. This experience will be hosted by Rick Barry at the Orvis-endorsed adventure lodge on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. The event is primarily designed for organizations to promote relationship building with colleagues, teach teamwork, and improve communication skills in the [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]