A proud angler displays his bounty while halibut fishing in Alaska.Halibut fishing in Alaska is possibly one of the most exhilarating endeavors every fisherman and woman should consider. The largest flatfish in the world, averaging over 100 pounds, with the potential to exceed 400, these massive specimens are highly sought for their ferocious fight and delectable filets. Seldom does an angler experience the rush of adrenaline produced by landing one of these voracious monsters, but Island Point Lodge in Petersburg, Alaska, offers ample opportunities to reel in these maritime monarchs of the North Pacific seafloor. 

Self-Guided Halibut Fishing in Alaska for Experienced Anglers

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. 

A perfect scenario for those who consider themselves expert boaters, you will be assigned an 18-foot boat and its corresponding equipment upon your arrival. From there on, you are entrusted with operating your assigned boat with the same level of care and precision you employ while navigating your home waters. Each vessel has one motor for standard navigation and another for trolling in addition to life jackets, emergency supplies, ropes, anchors, buckets, bait, and coolers. Boat operators should be able to read nautical maps before embarking on these journeys confidently. Although this trip is self-guided, you will be offered rods and reels for halibut fishing in Alaska; however, you may elect to use your gear and tackle. 

Enjoy Halibut Season at a Remote Alaskan Fishing Lodge

A sizable bounty of fresh halibut caught in Petersburg, Alaska.With halibut season now in full swing until late-fall, there is no better time to book an Alaskan getaway to Island Point Lodge. With affordable rates, contemporary lodging, and dedicated staff, it’s no wonder that so many recognize Island Point as one of the top Alaskan fishing lodges for self-guided excursions. For more information on how we can help plan your Alaskan getaway, please visit us online or call 800-352-4522.