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30 08, 2018

How to Plan a Fall Fishing Trip

2018-10-31T16:13:36+00:00Island Point Lodge|

Some people plan fishing trips to spend time with friends and family. Others do it to get away from it all. Some just love the adventure of catching their fish. Whatever your reason for taking a fishing trip, it is important to plan ahead of time to ensure you have a great adventure rather than having to make up tall tales. Whether you want to go deep sea fishing or head to your favorite lake, here is how to plan a fall fishing trip you will remember for a lifetime. Set a Date for Your Fall Fishing Trip There is [...]

12 06, 2018

How to Plan the Perfect Father/Son Fishing Trip

2018-11-01T14:38:50+00:00Island Point Lodge|

Taking off on a father and son fishing trip is something that should be a regular feature on your calendar. It's a great opportunity to get to know each other better and a chance to enjoy the enormous benefits of time outdoors. Studies show that outdoor-time can improve at least 12 areas of your life? Start planning some quality time with our ultimate fishing trip checklist. Choose a Great Destination Where you go depends on your idea of a great place to wet a line. Budget, time, the type of fishing that you do, and the kinds of fish you [...]

30 04, 2018

Fish Run Season is Here! History of Salmon Fishing in Alaska

2018-11-01T14:36:30+00:00Island Point Lodge|

Americans continue to eat more and more fish each year. Salmon tops the list of peoples' favorite fish, even above tuna. To keep up with the demand, salmon fishing and salmon farming are commonplace. Alaska has gone through many changes to become the current hotspot for fishing that it is today. Even those new to fishing can enjoy a trip. With fish season here, want to learn a little history of salmon fishing in Alaska before you ready your bait and poles? Keep reading below for a helpful summary. Salmon Fishing and Canneries When canning processes became popular, the huge [...]

28 02, 2018

When’s the Best Time to Fish for Salmon in Petersburg, Alaska?

2018-11-02T20:00:35+00:00Island Point Lodge|

If you're researching fishing for your next angling adventure, consider Petersburg, Alaska - especially if you're interested in fishing for salmon. 80% of impressive salmon species like sockeye, coho and king salmon all reside in Alaskan waters. So you can see why Alaska might be considered a fisherman's paradise. Below we'll cover the key things to know about fishing in Petersburg, Alaska, including the fish run season. Fish Run Season Begins in Late April            It's not too early to start planning your fishing trip. If you're hoping to catch salmon in Alaska, you're best coming anywhere between late April and [...]

22 12, 2017

5 Tips for the Novice Fisher

2018-11-01T14:34:12+00:00Island Point Lodge|

Fishing is a truly relaxing and rewarding sport, giving you the opportunity to get out in nature and breathe the fresh air. Not to mention bringing home a plate of dinner, if you're lucky. What if you don't know how to fish or you don't have the right equipment? Ideally, fishing isn't supposed to be overwhelming, so take it slow and recognize that there is a lot to learn. From understanding what the equipment is used for to scouting out the right location, there are tips for every level of fisherman. In this article, we're discussing five tips for the [...]

27 11, 2017

What Are the Health Benefits of Fishing?

2018-11-02T20:01:30+00:00Island Point Lodge|

The sport of fishing isn't typically associated with exercise or getting in shape. However, it turns out that fishing offers plenty of health benefits you may not know about. The great part is that almost anyone can enjoy fishing. The health benefits that the sport of fishing offers are unique and much different than other activities. Due to it being a low-intensity activity, older people and those with health issues can partake. Let's dig a little deeper into the health benefits of fishing trips. Yes, Fishing Is Physical Fishing isn't just sitting around and waiting. Well, that's part of it, [...]

29 09, 2017

5 Tips for Planning the Perfect Fishing Trip

2018-11-01T14:42:39+00:00Island Point Lodge|

Ready for a fishing trip? Want to make sure everything goes smoothly? Good planning is the key. Fishing can be an exciting experience. It's a fantastic opportunity to get outdoors and have fun with your friends or family. However, you still need to plan things ahead of time. First, choose a destination. This will determine your expenses. For instance, a fishing trip can cost in the thousands depending on the location. Of course, if you go fishing in your area, you won't spend more than a few hundred dollars. Just make sure you know what to expect before planning your [...]

31 08, 2017

A Seasonal Guide to Fishing Weather in Petersburg,

2018-11-01T14:44:20+00:00Island Point Lodge|

Petersburg, Alaska, is the "little Norway" of Alaska. Tucked in between Frederick Sound and the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness Area, it's a gem of a place for fishing, adventure, and discovery. The fishing weather is top-notch year-round, with summer being a prime time for big catches and fun excursions. If you're interested in the fishing trip of a lifetime, don't overlook Petersburg. Here's a guide to help you understand the fishing weather and the types of fish that you can expect.   Average Weather and Tides Conditions in Petersburg are typically cold and rainy. Visitors can expect light showers constantly throughout the trip, [...]

25 03, 2017

Why You Should Go Halibut and Salmon Fishing In Petersburg, Alaska

2018-11-02T19:57:16+00:00Island Point Lodge|

Petersburg, Alaska may be famous for its whale-watching, but they're not the only exciting sea creatures the region has to offer! If you're on the lookout for your next fishing destination, Petersburg should be at the top of your list! In this post, we're going to explain why you should you halibut and salmon fishing in Petersburg! The Lowdown On Halibut And Salmon Fishing In Petersburg Not only are there lots of different locations to choose when you want to fish in Petersburg, you'll also have access to a variety of fish! Depending on the amount of time you have, you [...]

30 11, 2016

Catch the Ultimate Experience-Stay at the Island Point Lodge in Petersburg Alaska

2018-11-02T19:59:44+00:00Island Point Lodge|

Fishing is not all about catching fish. It is all about the art and science of finding the schools of fish, casting the bait and spinning the reel in when your line tightens. Fishing is nurturing patience and appreciating the tranquility of the waters and the quiet solitude that a fishing lodge in Petersburg, Alaska offers. If you expect a big catch on your first try, prepare to be disappointed because your dream fish may not choose to swim up to your spot that day. This fall’s salmon run is ready to start and if you are one of those [...]