A man fishing in Petersburg Alaska. There is a bear swimming in the distance.

A fishing trip is better if you surround yourself with beautiful scenery to look at while you fish. Alaska has plenty of it to go around. It just so happens that Petersburg, Alaska is a rustic fishing destination when spring rolls around. Just make sure you stay at one of the best fishing lodges in the state to take advantage of it. That’s Island Point Lodge. Here are some of the best fishing areas that will marvel you with their blossoming spring vistas as well as the great fishing.

Kupreanof Island

It’s probably the first place you will see. Island Point Lodge is located near it, and for good reasons. The fishing around this massive island is excellent. You can find the five species of salmon, cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden trout, and halibut. It’s some of the best fishing you can find near Petersburg, Alaska. You’ll also notice the island’s phenomenal scenery. You will have to take a little extra time walking or boating around the island to take in the majestic wonder the spring can provide.

Tongass National Forest

This forest covers 17 million acres across Southeast Alaska, making it the largest national forest in the United States. Here you will find great salmon streams and halibut, salmon and lingcod too. Tongass National Forest is also great for fly fishing. Give it a shot and try to catch some steelhead trout.

Mitkof Island

This is a big island, but most of them are up here. But, you’re going to want to get the most out of your fishing expedition. If you have access to a vehicle, take a drive around Mitkof Island. It’s one of the best ways to quickly scout for ideal streams for fishing. You won’t be able to get away from the rustic foliage all over the island. Please take it in before you drop a line.

Enjoy Fresh Spring Fishing While You Can

Book your fishing trip at Island Point Lodge ahead of time for this spring and visit Petersburg, Alaska. We have affordable rates, contemporary lodging, and a dedicated staff. Again you’ll want to be early for your fishing adventure at Island Point Lodge. We’re at one of the top Alaskan fishing lodges for anglers. For more information on how we can help plan your Alaskan getaway, please visit us online or call 800-352-4522.