Although all of our guests have fishing at the forefront of their minds, it’s worth mentioning that the area surrounding Island Point Lodge lends itself to some of Alaska’s best casual wildlife viewing. As we said, people come here to fish, but that doesn’t mean they can’t maximize their vacation by immersing themselves in nature’s bounty. One of the fascinating aspects of an Alaska vacation is the abundance of creatures and critters you simply won’t find in the lower forty-eight. Whether it’s bears, whales, birds, or seal pups, there is a good chance you’ll get a peek at a few [...]
Anglers choose Island Point Lodge because of our ability to provide an unforgettable self-guided Alaska fishing experience. And although Petersburg is well known for its salmon, the Alaska fishing season is rife with opportunities to catch halibut, cutthroat trout, Dolly Vardens, and highly coveted steelhead as well! And although we’ll provide you with essential meals, gear, and inside information, you’ll still need to do some planning. As such, we put together a quick guide to give you some things to think about as you prepare for the Alaska fishing season on Kupreanof Island. Alaska Fishing Trips on Kupreanof Island Because [...]
As you probably know, the Inside Passage is home to a wide range of native salmon species. Here on Kupreanof Island, you’ll have access to massive kings, wiley cohos, and delectable sockeyes. When it comes to cooking seafood, there is a high likelihood that salmon was one of your first endeavors, but there remains much to consider.
There are so many holidays; it seems as though there is a gift-giving event for every month. If it's not Christmas, it's Valentine's Day, followed by Easter, Mother's Day, Siblings Day, Father's Day, and Grandparents Day. Not to mention a bevy of birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and graduations to take into account! No matter how you slice it, it's as though you could be buying someone a gift every few weeks or so. With so many celebrations happening at any given time, it can sometimes be difficult to narrow down the perfect present for those you love the most. The good [...]
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, [...]
Although you may have never been to Alaska before, you have likely heard the anecdotes about bringing a wide variety of clothing because of the weather. While we certainly won’t debate that logic, there is a lot more to consider for your travel packing list than dressing in layers. It may not seem like it now, but springtime will arrive quickly, and Island Point Lodge is getting ready for eager anglers like you and the upcoming Alaska fishing season. After booking your all-inclusive Alaska fishing trip, we suggest using our travel packing list as a template while making a few [...]
Early booking is the most surefire way to ensure you get lodging and dates you want to be in Petersburg. Making an effort to plan right away after your reservation is in place is critical to making the most of your time, so to offer a little inspiration, we put together three reasons to book your trip early.
As the Alaskan fishing season comes to a close, we will immediately turn our attention to next year. It may seem premature, but early booking for an Alaska fishing trip will ensure you get the dates you want and allows you to plan well in advance.
Just because we're closed for the season doesn't mean you have to stop thinking about fishing in Alaska. One way to stay excited about the upcoming season is to read a few books about fishing before your excursion.
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.