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]

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

Chris Schaffer lands beautiful Alaska steelhead

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]

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 Fishing Season Book your [Read More]