Alaska Silver Salmon Fishing on the Fly

Coho Salmon fishing (aka Silver Salmon) in Southeast Alaska

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, (limit is six) this 15-pound hooked-nosed beast took the monofilament out of my spool at warp speed. Down the stream it flew, using the swift current like a [Read More]

Autumn Salmon Report and Season Sign Off

Lodge guest lands a bright Silver Salmon while fly fishing

In the last couple of weeks Southeast Alaska fishing opportunities took a slight shift. Silver salmon fishing picked up significantly on nearby rivers and streams. Nice catches while fly fishing for silver salmon were the norm. Jude and Hannah Buckley from Minnesota had a great day on Staney Creek recently and put six bright silvers on the bank with one pushing fourteen pounds. On the saltwater there were some great days fishing for silvers as boats pushed south and found limits on [Read More]

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]

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]