When visiting Island Point Lodge from the lower 48, one of your options is to arrive in Petersburg, Alaska, for an overnight on Mitkof Island. While you won't be staying too long, you may want to venture out of your hotel and check out some of the local attractions and landmarks or grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants.
Fall fishing in Alaska has many perks that some people may not realize. The crisp autumn air makes the weather relatively comfortable. The alpine woodlands will begin to transform from a uniform green to hues of red, yellow, and orange, providing the perfect backdrop for an Alaska fishing vacation.
The best part about self-guided fishing is you can fish how you want when you want. The only scheduled events are breakfast and dinner, which our house chef will post in the lodge. Halibut fishing in Alaska takes a lot of energy, so you’ll be grateful for that hearty breakfast and lunch come dusk.
The abundance of trout and salmon provided by the Alaskan wilderness is in no small part due to the mindful conservation of our crystal clear waters and pristine alpine wilderness. By now, most people have gone fishing with a standard rod and reel at least once in their lifetime, but not everyone has had the privilege to experience fly fishing in Alaska. Island Point Lodge in Petersburg, Alaska, is the quintessential destination for those seeking solitude and tranquility in one of the state's most productive fisheries.
Early-summer is possibly the best time to fish in Alaska. While Island Point Lodge is undoubtedly a premier destination for summer salmon and halibut fishing, we'd like to shed some light on one of our other favorite targets: Alaska rainbow trout. Compared to the rest of the state, Petersburg, Alaska, has a rather large concentration of rainbow trout streams and inlets.
Often when we think of Alaska, we are evoked with visions of surreal mountain landscapes, magnificent glaciers, and roaming grizzly bears. However, what may not immediately present itself in your mind’s eye is Dungeness crab in Alaska. The enticement of pulling up fresh ocean crab from Alaska’s crystal clear waters is an unforgettable experience. To better prepare you, we’d like to share some information about these treasured crustaceans.
Those who’ve experienced it know that Alaska king salmon season is a momentous opportunity to find out what makes landing these massive specimens so exhilarating. Now, we know there are plenty of Alaskan fishing lodges to choose from, but Island Point Lodge is a premier destination—partly due to its proximity to a flourishing king salmon hatchery—but mostly because of our comfortable, yet affordable, accommodations.
Everyone knows that summer brings the most anticipated Southeast Alaska salmon fishing season to Island Point Lodge and all around the state from May through July. With that being said, that shouldn't take your attention away from the opportunity you'll have to freshwater fly fish as well! The rivers and lakes around our lodge are teeming with the five species of salmon and halibut for saltwater fish in Alaska, along with opportunities to catch freshwater beauties as well, such as Dolly Varden/Arctic Char, Cutthroat Trout, and Steelhead. Immerse yourself in one of the most spectacular regions on the earth on Kupreanof Island in Southeast Alaska, where the saltwater and freshwater fish await your arrival!
With spring just around the corner, we're approaching yet another record-breaking Southeast Alaska fishing season, which means reserving your stay with Island Point Lodge now is vital! The best part about the upcoming season is that you'll have access to fish in Alaska in some of the best lakes, streams, and rivers around our lodge. We're located on the Inside Passage of the Tongass National Forest, which means you'll be just minutes away from the Alaska Inland Seaway, where the fish are abundant. We'll go over some of the popular saltwater majestic creatures that thrive in the area and what you can expect to catch during your stay with one of the best Southeast Alaska fishing lodges for saltwater fish.
Tongass National Forest: it's comprised of a vast 17 million acres spread across Southeast Alaska and is the largest national forest in America. Island Point Lodge is situated on the "Inside Passage" of the forest, which is home to a variety of unique wildlife and an abundance of fish in Alaska, including halibut and the five species of salmon. The region also features orcas, wolves, otters, beavers, bald eagles, brown bears, among many others, all of which may be spotted on your Alaska fishing trip. Since we're located on the "Inside Passage" of the largest intact temperate rainforest, we wanted to shed some light on the vital role it plays in Southeast Alaska fishing.