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.
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.
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.
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.