Unless you live in a warm climate or are lucky to live somewhere cold enough for ice fishing, winter is a time when many anglers don't get to enjoy their favorite warm-weather pastime. Whether it's due to a lack of opportunities or other roadblocks, there are a few ways to stay busy and keep the excitement alive for the Alaska fishing season. Even though many Alaska resorts close down for the offseason, there's no reason you have to stop thinking about, planning, and preparing for your time on the "Last Frontier." And Island Point Lodge, just outside of Petersburg, Alaska, [...]
Although you may have never been to Alaska before, you have likely heard the anecdotes about bringing a wide variety of clothing because of the weather. While we certainly won’t debate that logic, there is a lot more to consider for your travel packing list than dressing in layers. It may not seem like it now, but springtime will arrive quickly, and Island Point Lodge is getting ready for eager anglers like you and the upcoming Alaska fishing season. After booking your all-inclusive Alaska fishing trip, we suggest using our travel packing list as a template while making a few [...]
Early booking is the most surefire way to ensure you get lodging and dates you want to be in Petersburg. Making an effort to plan right away after your reservation is in place is critical to making the most of your time, so to offer a little inspiration, we put together three reasons to book your trip early.
Just because we're closed for the season doesn't mean you have to stop thinking about fishing in Alaska. One way to stay excited about the upcoming season is to read a few books about fishing before your excursion.
As the Alaska king salmon season begins to taper off at Island Point Lodge in July, that doesn’t mean the salmon season, in general, has come to an end. The season of the silvers, coho salmon, begins nearing the end of July and thrives until late October. While the silver salmon is not quite as large at the king salmon, they remain a candidate to wrestle with while fishing in Alaska. Silvers are aggressive and will most definitely put up a fight with their intense strikes. You can expect these feisty creatures to give you a run for your money as they generally weigh between eight to 12 lbs. However, silvers can reach up to around 30 pounds and are a force to be reckoned with.