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Alaska Fishing: Set the Mood for Romance

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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 […]

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Alaska Wilderness Lodges Reviewed

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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 […]

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Fishing Raven’s Island

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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, […]

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Fishing Alaska's Inside Passage

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

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 […]

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Pacific lingcod fishing in Southeast Alaska

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

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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 […]

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The Lure of Alaska

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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, […]

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Steelhead release

Fish Who’ve Never Seen a Fisherman

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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 […]

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The Angling Report

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

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 […]

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Steelheading in Comfort

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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 […]

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Off the Boardwalk

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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 […]

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