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]

The Lure of Alaska

Texas Sporting Journal Alaska fishing article

Texas Sporting Journal March 2005 - By Brian Thurston The line is peeling off the reel so fast I just know the spool will overheat and fail. The second the fish hit, I knew that if I didn't break it off, this freight train was going to be a wall-hanger. Four runs into the fight, this fish is still making acrobatic leaps in a frantic attempt to break the line, or beat me into submission, whichever comes first. But this is my day and my time. Ol' Silversides makes one more short dash, then [Read More]

Fish Who’ve Never Seen a Fisherman

Sportsman's Atlas by Chris Shaffer Kenji King couldn't see the river, nor could he hear it when he pulled his mid-'90s model Suburban onto a small pullout on the narrow, unmaintained, pothole-clogged dirt road. King had traveled an hour in the 4-wheel-drive vehicle now painted with mud and scratched by overgrown trees. He hadn't seen another car, bike or person, only bald eagles and deer. King was on the clock. The fishing guide for Boardwalk Lodge (800-764-3918; [Read More]

The Angling Report

By Robert Steele I cannot say enough about the extraordinary friendliness of the staff there and especially the owners. Douglas and Donna Ibbetson. Boardwalk only takes 12 guests at a time [expanded to accommodate 19], so the service is very personal. My guide was friendly and helpful without being overbearing, and my wife was quite comfortable with everything and was treated extremely well. As for the fishing, we caught four species of salmon (chum, pink, sockeye and silver) in the rivers, as [Read More]

Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge – Steelheading in Comfort

By Shel Benjamin Ambivalent would be the best way to describe my relationship with steelhead fishing. I love catching these strong acrobatic fish, but I always wonder if the discomfort I have to put up with is worth standing in frigid water and making a thousand casts. So when the WFF offered a steelhead trip to Alaska and after talking to the lodge owner who assured me that it was not like that at this destination, I thought I'd give it a try. Steelhead Season → Book your Steelhead [Read More]

Off the Boardwalk

Business Traveler February 1998 - By Lori Lincoln All addicts have their own code, so at first I was baffled listening to the anglers debate the merits of matching the hatch versus purple egg-sucking leeches and woolly buggers while we snacked on fresh oysters. I'd only arrived at Boardwalk Lodge by float-plane a half an hour before, and already I was caught up in a heated debate about why steelhead bite or don't. Over pre-dinner cocktails, I'd met a few frustrated fishermen who had logged [Read More]