Information about our Alaska Fishing Lodge

Fishing lodges in Alaska are numerous and we would like to thank you for considering Island Point Lodge for your fishing trip to Alaska. Our Island Point Lodge can offer you a complete salmon and halibut fishing trip including lodging and meals. You can make airline reservations yourself, or we can assist you with traveling to our fishing lodge in Alaska.

We would like to provide you with more details so you know exactly what to expect at Island Point Lodge so your Alaskan Salmon and Halibut Fishing experience is the absolute best it can be.

  • Island Point Lodge will provide you with comfortable accommodations for a reasonable cost.
  • It is important to understand that this is called a “fishing trip”, not a “catching trip”. There will be times when large schools of fish will arrive creating a catching frenzy. At other times it will be fishing as usual, you have to work at it.
  • The length of the trip is approximately 9 days, portal to portal (reference the day schedule sheet for details). The trip includes 7 days and 6 nights at the fishing lodge, and one day each way for air travel. Arrival day is Saturday and departure day is the following Friday.
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Why Island Point Lodge?

Island Point Lodge is set up for the experienced fisherman with knowledge in operating outboard motors on small crafts. Our crafts are 18 foot Aluminum Alaskan Lunds with outboard motors operated from a side console. The operator should have some knowledge and the ability to read nautical maps.

Information Packet

Info Packet

Information Packet



We would like to thank you for considering Island Point Lodge for your fishing trip to Alaska. Island Point Lodge offers you a complete salmon, trout, and halibut fishing trip.

The following will provide you with more details of what to expect at Island Point Lodge. We will explain what is provided at the lodge, and what is expected of you when you select our lodge for your Alaskan salmon, trout and halibut fishing experience.

Please remember! The price you pay for your fishing trip is directly related to what you will receive. Island Point Lodge will provide you with comfortable accommodations for a reasonable cost. The trip is called a fishing trip, not a “catching trip”. Although sometimes when the fish are thick it’s catching! Basically, what we are saying, when the schools are in with large amounts of fish, it becomes a catching frenzy. Other than that, it is like fishing anywhere else, you will have to work for it.

Air transportation is by Alaska Airlines to Petersburg. Island Point lodge personnel will meet you at the airport and transport you by van and boat to the lodge.

Tourism is very popular during the summer months in Alaska. Early reservations for Alaska Air will offer better air fare pricing as well as seat assignments.

This is an unguided fishing trip. However, our lodge personnel will provide you with a map and information on where to fish. You should have some experience with the operation of an outboard motorboat, be familiar with navigation rules, and be able to read nautical maps.

Regarding what you need to bring, reference the luggage information sheet. The luggage information sheet recommends what you will need to make your trip comfortable. Take our advice, it will make your trip easier.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-800-352-4522.


Petersburg is in the southern panhandle section of Alaska. This area of Alaska is known as the Inside Passage as it is created of thousands of islands. The weather is generally warm, but the water is cold. Light rain and drizzle can be expected, so rain gear is a must. Generally, we will wear the rain jacket every day as it acts as a wind breaker while we are traveling about in the boats. The temperatures range from the fifties at night to the seventies during the day. It normally gets light between 3 to 4 o’clock in the morning in June and darkens about 10 to 11 o’clock in the evening. June 21st being the longest day, we lose approximately five minutes of daylight each day thereafter.

Total length of the trip will be approximately nine days from the time you leave your home to the time you arrive back at your home. Arrival day at the lodge is a Saturday and departure day is the following Friday. A stay of 6 nights and 7 days. Friday is a transitional day, a day which the room and cabins are readied for the newly arriving guests. Please co-operate with us and make your reservations to arrive on Saturday and departing on the following Friday. Should you decide to arrive in Petersburg on Friday you will have to stay at a B&B or a hotel. Notify us where you will be staying, and you will be picked up Saturday morning between 8:30 and 9:00 am.

The trip is generally broken down as follows:

Day 1 Early morning flight via Air Alaska to Petersburg, Alaska. Island Point Lodge personnel will meet you at the airport and transport you to the lodge or to town for a quick stop to purchase special items before going to the lodge. Transfer luggage to the lodge and do some fishing in the afternoon.

Island Point Lodge does sell water, Beer, some wines, and assorted liquors. We also have mixers available for sale. We carry Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Light, Alaska Amber, to name a few. We sell Jack Daniels, Tanqueray, Crown Royal, Tito’s, Captain Morgan, Dewars and Carolyns’s Irish Cream at comparable price as sold in town.

Day 2-6 Fishing – Salmon, Halibut, Dungeness Crab and Trout.

Day 7 Departure on either the morning or afternoon flights from Petersburg. There will be some time to shop in Petersburg for gifts before the departure. Everyone must vacate their room early in the morning so that we can prepare the lodge for the newly arriving guest. Everyone must be prepared to leave on Friday morning regardless of your Airline departure time.




Island Point Lodge is located on Kupreanof Island, opposite Mitkof Island, approximately 12 miles south of the town of Petersburg. The island has no roads or utilities. Power is supplied by diesel generators that operate 24 hours a day.

There are four cabins with bunk style accommodating 4, three cabins accommodating 6 and two couple cabins with double beds and a single bunk accommodation. Each of the cabins has its own shower and toilet facility. The 2nd floor of the main lodge has three rooms accommodating 2, 8, and 5 guests respectively. These rooms share three shower and toilets which are in the rear of the main lodge and a ½ bath just outside of the rooms.


A full hot breakfast is provided daily from 5 am until 7 am. Lunch is usually sandwiches which the guest makes themselves. The Lodge also provide hot dogs, a chili, soup, or chowder for those who return to the lodge during the day. Dinner is served at 7 pm in the evening. Normally two appetizers are served ½ hour before dinner. Breakfast and Dinner times will be posted by the cook. If you have a special need or dietary restrictions. please speak to the cook. We will do our best to help you with your request. The Lodge will provide the following beverages – coffee, tea, milk, tang, and lemonade.


A boat, and the appropriate equipment will be assigned to you and your party. The operator must have some experience in operating boats with outboard motors. Boats are equipped with safety vests, ropes anchors, oars, pail, bait containers, and lunch coolers.

Covered boat are available in different lengths and motor size, a limited amount of each type is available. You can request a covered boat upgrade at an additional fee. It can be made when you book your trip or upon arrival.

Guests are invited to catch fresh bait by jigging for herring near the canneries.

Upon arrival everyone must complete a guest information form and the boat operator inspect the boat and sign the boat use agreement and indemnity form. A credit card number will be required upon your arrival at the lodge for boat usage and other purchases. A pre-inspection of the boat will be done with you at the dock. Those assigned to the boat will be responsible for any damage or loss of equipment.


The following is a recommended list of luggage that you will need for this trip. Please co-operate with the luggage requests as any extra luggage places a burden on your entire group. We have made this trip for many years and the list is very accurate. Airline personnel can be very sticky about extra luggage. Airlines have a tendency for charging you for everything.

Coolers are not recommended; the coolers are heavy and will carry less fish weight. We sell airline approved fish boxes at the lodge. On average they will carry 8 to 15 pounds more fish that a cooler. Your catch is frozen to minus 30 degrees and should remain frozen for approximately 48 hours or more.

ONE LARGE SIZE DUFFEL BAG (a hockey style bag) It will be used for your belongings on the return trip. Two or three people could share an oversize duffel bag, thereby reducing the number of pieces of luggage.

RODS AND REELS AND FISHING EQUIPMENT. Island Point Lodge provides all the rods, and equipment needed to catch the fish in our area, The only gear we do not supply is fly fishing equipment. If you want to bring your own equipment you may do so. You can bring your own reels and use our rods.

Please have your name, address, and telephone number on all luggage!


The following is a list of suggested items that you will need while on this fishing trip.

FISHING LICENSE, if needed a KING SALMON STAMP. Apply online and print.
Prescribed Medication
Rain gear with hood
Hooded parka
Rubber boots
Waders a must for river fishing
Insect Repellent & Sunscreen
Light jacket
Needle nose Pliers for removing hooks.
Duct tape (one roll)
CASH $1,000.00 for tips, gifts, snacks, and other items.



Fish Cleaning and Packaging

Guests can clean and package their own catch or have one of the lodge staff prepare their catch for freezing and shipping.

Regarding your catch, we do have a –30 degrees walk in freezer on Mitkof Island, to freeze your catch.


Several of our clients have made inquiries regarding standard procedures for gratuities. Gratuity amounts are entirely up to the individual. This should be determined by your satisfaction of the staff’s services rendered to you, much the same as your expectations when you dine out. Please consider what each member of the Island Point Lodge staff provides for you daily. The lodge workers appreciate your generosity. 15% to 20% ($400.00 – $550.00) from each of the guest divided among the staff is recommended.


All reservations require a 50% deposit within 30 days. Failure to do so will not guarantee your reservation. Should a reservation be cancelled we require notification no later than November 30th of the year prior to your trip. Note that cancellations made after November 30th of the previous year of the scheduled trip are not subject to a refund. Postponements must be made before November 30th of the year prior to the trip. Failure to do so will result in a 25% rebooking fee. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.


Island Point Lodge offers weekly fishing trips beginning on a Saturday and ending on the following Friday (7 days – 6 nights – 5½ days of fishing). The trip includes lodging, meals, boat, and bait. In-order to keep the prices low, we do not provide guided fishing trips. The lodge is set up for an experienced fisherman with knowledge and experience in operating outboard motors on small crafts.

The fishing hours are unlimited, not like those of guided camps where you would go out after breakfast and return for dinner. Fishing for some salmon species is done directly in front of the lodge, or on one of two rivers which are only a short five minutes away from the lodge. This allows the fisherman an opportunity to fish from dawn (3 or 4 am) until breakfast, (served at 5 AM to 7am), sometimes these are the most productive hours of fishing.

You will have five full days of fishing and possibly some fishing on the day of your arrival (Saturday afternoon). An orientation will take place on Saturday for first time lodge guests. This will go quickly if everyone has read all the information sent to them and have signed and returned the appropriate documents to our office so that they may be processed. You must return the signed reservation form (BOTH SIDES).

In addition, to be prepared for your trip, it is pertinent to go online for your Alaska Fishing License. Go online to Alaska fishing licenses and follow instructions. Note, don’t forget to purchase a King Salmon stamp if you wish to fish for King Salmon. If all these items are completed before hand, this will allow our staff to proceed with the orientation, get you settled and out fishing on the day of your arrival.

Your catch will be packaged and frozen each day. All fish caught on the last full day of fishing (Thursday) will be brought to the walk-in freezer to be frozen for your trip home the next day. ON the last day of fishing, you are required to be back at the lodge before 5:00 pm. This allows time needed to prepare and freeze your fish.

Info Packet

Orientation Packet

Orientation Packet

Fishing Lodge with Unlimited Fishing Hours

The fishing hours are unlimited, not like those of guided camps where fishing times are scheduled!

Trolling for some salmon species is done directly in front of the lodge. This allows the fisherman an opportunity to fish from dawn (3 or 6 am) until breakfast, which are sometimes the most productive hours for fishing in Alaska.

Within five to forty-five minutes from the lodge, there are several rivers offering the spinner, caster and fly fisherman the opportunity to catch one or more of several species of salmon and trout.

Fishing Waters at Island Point Lodge

Island Point Lodge is located in the “Inside Passage” of the Tongass National Forest. We are 14 miles south of Petersburg on the Wrangell Narrows waterway. The lodge is located on Kupreanof Island is a section known as “Green Rocks”.

You will be fishing the beautiful waters of the Alaskan Inland Seaway, which include Ducan Canal, Frederick Sound, Wrangell Narrows and Sumner Straights.

The trip will provide you with the opportunity to catch the fish of your dreams. King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Pink Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Chum Salmon and Halibut are readily available. Rivers and streams provide the fly fisherman an opportunity to fish for salmon, arctic char and cutthroat trout.

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Planning your
flight to the Lodge

Air transportation is by jet aircraft to Petersburg, AK. Island Point lodge personnel will meet you at the airport and transport you by van and boat to the fishing lodge.

Tourism is very popular during the summer months in Alaska. Early reservations for Alaska Air will offer better airfare pricing as well as seat assignments.

Island Point Lodge offers a fantastic week of salmon and halibut fishing at an affordable price. Experience the opportunity of a lifetime! Click here to contact Island Point Lodge.


Alaska Air is the only commercial passenger carrier landing at the Petersburg Airport, with only two stops per day. Alaska Air offers special rates, however, there are only a limited number of seats available on any specific flight. These seats are available on a first come, first serve basis. Make your reservations early.

This may be able to save you money on your airline flight:

Alaska Airlines offers the holder of their Alaska Airline VISA card, once every year, a $99.00 ROUND TRIP COMPANION TICKET. The companion ticket becomes available approximately 30 days after you receive the credit card. Go to Alaska Airlines, click on CREDIT CARDS and follow the directions.