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!
What to Expect
We have been deemed one of the best South Alaska fishing lodges because of our do-it-yourself fishing trips. This allows our guests the opportunity to fish in Alaska when you’d like to (day or night) during your stay. Most of the freshwater fish in Alaska live in habitats that have yet to be explored, which means you’ll be casting your fly in a natural setting surrounded by unspoiled beauty. Here are a few of the most common freshwater fish you’ll be able to add to your list of what you can catch in Alaska fishing!
Dolly Varden/Arctic Char (saltwater too), range from 10 to 21 inches and are found year-round in the surrounding streams and lakes. Steelhead (sea-run Rainbow Trout) range from 29 to 37 inches and are powerful fish in Alaska, so hold on to your rod when fighting these monstrous creatures. Cutthroat Trout are typically most commonly found around the coastal range in lakes and streams. With unlimited Alaska fishing hours, you’ll have no shortage of time to catch fish, even if you’re interested in fishing at 3:00 a.m.!
Fishing in Southeast Alaska
A little note you’ll want to make is that Dolly Varden thrives on salmon row, so when you’re fly-fishing, use bright orange flies or pink to capture their attention. Whether you’re visiting Island Point Lodge during the early South Alaska salmon season or the late Halibut season, you won’t leave empty-handed! If you have any questions regarding the upcoming fishing season, please contact us at 1-888-893-2070. You may book your reservation on our website under our rates page or ask for more information by emailing [email protected].