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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
With the holidays quickly approaching, you may find yourself in a bit of a panic on what to get your dad or significant other for the gift-giving season. Why not give the gift on an Alaska fishing experience to Island Point Lodge? Perhaps you and your siblings could pool your money to get your old man the best gift he’s ever received! Imagine the look on their face as they realize that they get to take the Alaska fishing trip they’ve always wanted. Keep reading to find out why gifting a fishing trip during the best Alaska fishing season will be a must for any angler in your family.