A couple of proud anglers stand next to their bounty during the Alaska fishing season.Unless you live in a warm climate or are lucky to live somewhere cold enough for ice fishing, winter is a time when many anglers don’t get to enjoy their favorite warm-weather pastime. Whether it’s due to a lack of opportunities or other roadblocks, there are a few ways to stay busy and keep the excitement alive for the Alaska fishing season. Even though many Alaska resorts close down for the offseason, there’s no reason you have to stop thinking about, planning, and preparing for your time on the “Last Frontier.” And Island Point Lodge, just outside of Petersburg, Alaska, will be eagerly awaiting your arrival. Meanwhile, we’d like to share some ideas for staying busy before the Alaska fishing season. From ice fishing to finalizing your travel plans, here are a few ways to make time go by faster.

Brush Up on Fishing in Alaska by Watching Videos Online

One of the most unrealized gifts the world wide web has given anglers is the ability to watch just about any type of fishing in any part of the world, thanks to a seemingly endless number of online fishing videos. From pond smelt fishing in Japan to giant pike in Ireland, the internet is teeming with videos that revolve around angling. Maybe with some motivation, you can start wading into a new career path after the Alaska fishing season.

Give Ice Fishing a Try

If you’ve never allowed yourself to drill some holes to chase fish under “hard water,” then you may want to try ice fishing this winter. Talk to your fellow anglers to learn what they know about ice fishing in your neck of the woods; you’d be surprised at how many people enjoy the timeless winter activity. Unfortunately, ice fishing is impossible in warm climates, so you may have to head north if you’re itching for tight lines. You can always come up to Petersburg early if you get desperate!

Plan the Finer Details of Your Alaska Fishing Trip

We’ve all been there at least once. As you should, you make reservations for a vacation well in advance. You take a look at your schedule or calendar and assume you have plenty of time to prepare. Fast forward nine months, and next thing you know, your Alaska fishing trip is only two weeks away! Make things easier on yourself by only doing a few things every day leading up to your vacation instead of everything at once. It will be time to head to Petersburg before you know it.

A Fishing Vacation in Petersburg, Alaska

Getting a taste of the Alaska fishing season is a bucket list item for many anglers, so it’s understandable if you’re having trouble being patient. We know there are a ton of Alaska resorts to choose from for a fishing vacation, so we do what we can to stand out from the rest of the crowd. From knowledgeable staff to comfortable accommodations, Island Point Lodge is ready to show you the fishing experience you deserve. For more information or to make a reservation, please reach out to us online or call 800-352-4522.