Alaska is one of the best places in the world for halibut fishing and black bear hunting. It’s a vast state with plenty of areas that offer these pleasures. Petersburg, Alaska, is an excellent place for fishing and wildlife viewing. You’ll be near the iconic Alaska Inside Passage, known for its spectacular fishing opportunities. You will also be in the footsteps of some of the best black bear hunting and wildlife viewing available in the state. But to best take advantage of everything, you must book directly with Island Point Lodge. We offer a combined hunting and fishing excursion in Spring. While you wait for the bears to emerge, get some halibut fishing before you go ashore. Continue reading to learn how to start planning a black bear hunting trip or a halibut fishing excursion this year in Alaska.

Self-Guided Halibut Fishing in Alaska

One of the best places in Alaska for halibut fishing is the Inside Passage. We operate within the Inside Passage, so you are at the edge of some of Alaska’s best fishing. Even better for you, we will provide you with all the gear you need to succeed. This means halibut fishing requires a boat rod and a suitable reel; the line test is 80-100 pounds. Get ready for a fight because these bottom fish weigh anywhere from 100 to 400 pounds. In addition to halibut fishing, we can help prepare you for King Salmon, Silver Salmon, and Sockeye Salmon fishing in the Inside Passage.

Alaska Self-Guided Black Bear Hunting

For those interested in a black bear hunting experience, we offer a 10-day self-guided bear hunt. A self-guided hunt means you must find the bear yourself, shoot it, gut it, bring it back to the lodge, and skin it, preparing the hide for the Fish and Game inspection. The bears will be coming out of hibernation and converging at the shores. Bring a pair of binoculars to scan the shoreline.

For more information regarding licenses in Petersburg, call the Petersburg Fish & Game at 907-772-3801. Plan your bear hunting trips a year and a half before you want to go. Some licenses require a drawing and over-the-counter licenses. The Fish & Game office will brief you on your choices.

Start Your Adventure In Alaska

Whether you set out into the wilderness for black bear hunting or halibut fishing, you will make an unforgettable memory in Alaska. Start your journey now by booking directly with Island Point Lodge. Hurry and book directly now because we are one of the top Alaskan fishing lodges for anglers. To plan your Alaskan getaway, please visit us online or call 800-352-4522.