In just a few short months, the Alaska fishing season at Big Salmon Lodge will be in full swing, and we can't wait to host a new set of travelers. An Alaska vacation is a bucket list item for many outdoor enthusiasts, so taking the time to make sure everything is in order can feel like a tall task. However, those who don't take the time to plan thoroughly will undoubtedly tell you they wish they had. Because the waters near Sitka, Alaska, are some of the most productive seas in the region, we're willing to bet you won't be [...]
Although they can be found throughout the Pacific and as far away as Japan, there’s something to be said about the Alaskan king salmon and the Sitka fishing charters that chase them. One of the most overlooked facts about these salmonids is that they don’t limit themselves to the high seas, as they can live in various streams, rivers, and creeks throughout the “Last Frontier.”
You've probably had at least one person who has traveled to Alaska tell you the most vital aspect to consider is bringing several layers of clothing. While we won't debate that suggestion—layers are essential—there is much more to consider when creating your travel packing list for spending time near Sitka, Alaska. Before we know it, spring will be knocking on our door, and Alaska's Big Salmon Lodge will be ready for eager anglers and other adventurers seeking a taste of "The Last Frontier." After you've made your reservation, we suggest you take a look below at the travel packing list [...]
Although you'll be receiving top-notch tutelage from the best Sitka fishing lodge, you may decide to go on a self-guided adventure, so having extra knowledge stowed away could be the difference between a good day and an excellent outing.
Although there are people who are naturals in the art of gift-giving, for others, the prospect of what to get our loved ones for joyous occasions is dumbfounding. Whether it be for a family member, partner, or friend, an Alaska fishing trip is something that any angler won't soon forget.
Depending on what species you want to target, there is still time left in the 2020 Alaska fishing season; however, we’re already turning our attention to all-inclusive fishing trips for next year. The primary reason we look so far ahead is planning. Preparing for the upcoming season is crucial, not only from an operational standpoint but also for guests. For one thing, it’s not common for most people to travel to Sitka, Alaska, so maximizing your trip is imperative. Although we’re confident you’ll come back, it may be a couple of years until you do. Secondly, the holiday season is [...]
Silver salmon, also known as coho, is one of the most highly sought sportfish when it comes to fishing in Alaska. As one of the most acrobatic of the five main species, these wily specimens put up one heck of a fight despite not being the largest of the salmonids. To assist with the battle, Alaska's Big Salmon Lodge, out of Sitka, offers all-inclusive fishing trips to some of the world's most productive fisheries.
While many of our visitors arrive in the summer, fall fishing in Sitka, Alaska, offers some of the best silver salmon and halibut angling in the state, if not the world! On top of that, king salmon will still be available as well, supplementing an already extraordinary experience.
Self-guided fishing in Alaska isn't for everyone. However, if you're either very familiar with the territory or have gained expert-level knowledge elsewhere, you may prefer to go without enlisting a guide. There are certainly advantages to both, but knowing these advantages might not be obvious. Alaska's Big Salmon Lodge isn't your typical Alaskan fishing lodge, and as such, offers both guided and self-guided fishing charters. To help show you the benefits of self-guided fishing in Sitka, we've put together a brief guide to help make your decision.
Fishing and catching fish are two different things when you think about it. You can go out looking for fish to find, but catching one on your own isn’t guaranteed. Presentations, baits, and techniques that have been effective before can leave you with a pile of weeds and nothing to show for your efforts on your next outing. Being in unfamiliar territory or new waters will only add to your uncertainty. That is why it is highly recommended to evaluate and assess Alaska fishing guides before making the journey.