Fishing Lodges & Packages
Reeling in one of Alaska’s legendary salmon and halibut is a dream for anglers from all over the world. While there are a fantastic array of day fishing trips to choose from, fisherwomen and men who want to truly maximize their time fishing should take advantage of Alaska’s many overnight fishing packages and backcountry fishing lodges.
Salmon and halibut are by far the most popular species to fish for, and many coastal communities host fishing derbies that award prizes to whoever catches the biggest fish, or the fish with a special tag. Some ocean-going charters stay out overnight so that you can catch your limit on both days. If you prefer freshwater fishing, spend the day targeting trout, Dolly Varden, king salmon, and many other species in rivers and lakes across the state, including the world-famous Kenai River. Professional fishing guides will help you experience the thrill of reeling in a big one and will often coordinate freezing and shipping your catch anywhere in the world, or even prepare if for your dinner that evening.
To make the most of your fishing trip, book a backcountry fishing lodge. These remote lodges, often only accessible by float plane or boat, outfit you with all of the gear that you’ll need to spend your days at some of best remote freshwater and saltwater fishing destinations. After a day of fishing, you’ll be treated to delicious home-cooked meals and comfortable accommodations. Most lodges can also arrange other activities including hiking, hunting, wildlife viewing, kayaking, and more.
If you'd like to do a float trip, some guide services offer multi-day river trips, with accommodations ranging from rustic fish camps to luxury backcountry lodges where your only care in the world is what kind of fly you should use.
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