Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge Blog
It’s no secret that Alaska is one of the best places to see northern lights. Travelers come from all over the world to see Sitka’s northern lights dance across the sky. Luckily, when staying at Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge, you’ll be located near the best spots for northern lights viewing. Before you speed off to catch the Aurora Borealis, set yourself up for success for our staff’s following tips. Best Time to See Northern Lights in Alaska The best time to see northern lights is usually mid-September and late April. But the northern lights viewing peak is in March because [...]
Few experiences compare to the feeling of seeing whales in Alaska for the first time. Maybe it’s because you grew up watching National Geographic. Or perhaps it’s because Alaskan whales are bigger than the average school bus. Regardless, whale watching in Alaska isn’t an encounter that’s available every day. Whether you’re whale watching from the comfort of a boat or just off the shore, whale watching in Alaska is always an exciting adventure. To see these friendly giants for yourself, add whale watching trips to your list of things to do in Sitka, Alaska. Alaska Whale Watching Season While there [...]
We may have just turned the page to 2020, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not already daydreaming of trolling in the secluded, protected waters of Sitka Sound. Not only is Middle Island surrounded by a shimmering, azure blue ocean and nearby misty mountains, but the underwater creatures found in these parts are wily, sizable, and abundant. Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge is the newest all-inclusive fishing option in Southeast Alaska. We offer newly-renovated lodging, top-of-the-line culinary treats, and, of course, self-guided Sitka Alaska fishing charters. Whether you’re a skilled angler looking for the challenge of a lifetime or a beginner [...]
Saltwater king salmon, known as chinook salmon, have two significant runs in Alaska. The first run is around May 15 - June 30, and the second run is around July 1 - 31. Since these mighty fish are known for their power and endurance, chinook salmon are an angler’s most desirable catch. Plan for this year’s Alaska king salmon season to ensure a successful fishing trip, both in and out of the boat! 4:45 a.m. Beep! Beep! Beep! It’s time to wake up and have an exciting day in Sitka, Alaska. 5:15 a.m. After slipping into your fishing attire, make [...]
The average workday is full of enough hustle and bustle, so vacations should be a time to recharge your battery. Alaska is the perfect place to escape reality and bask in the world’s natural beauty. When explaining to your loved ones why vacations are important, use our Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge list for help! You’ll want to come and see all that Alaska has to offer for yourself. Alaska is a Natural Beauty While there are several beautiful destinations to visit around the world, Alaska is one of the few states in the U.S that has unoccupied land. Alaska is [...]
The changing leaves and dropping temperatures are a real sign that summer in Alaska has come to an end. Unlike other parts of the world, Alaska's fishing in the fall is often successful. September is usually the last opportunity of the year to fish for Coho Salmon and halibut, but just the start of steelhead and trout fishing season. For anglers, catching a Coho Salmon during the autumn months is considered a trophy prize. Our professional Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge staff will help you catch these salmon on our offered guided fishing trips. Or opt for a self-guided trip. Either [...]
Fishers across Alaska are enjoying the remaining weeks of Alaska’s fishing season. Fishing in the fall is especially enjoyable because of the beautiful scenery. The fresh, cool air and electric yellow leaves are second to none. At Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge, we take fishing to the next level by offering guests fully guided and self-guided fishing trips. Coho Salmon are starting to reemerge, so the time for fishing is now! Guided Fishing Trips Our guided fall fishing trips are on boats ranging from 24-30 feet in length. All ships have enclosed cabins and indoor seating for a comfortable journey to [...]
The best way to commemorate an unforgettable day at sea is with a hot, tasty seafood dinner! But prospective guests often ask us about potential after-dinner fishing activities. While there are several on-site activities that guests can try after a hearty meal, we recommend relaxing on our expansive property while the sun subtly dips below the mountains.
For a city of under 9,000 people, this beautiful community is home to a brewery, art galleries, fine dining, an aquarium, multiple tour guides, animal rescue centers, and an abundance of history. Whether you’re hoping to explore historic downtown or expecting some downtime before your return flight home, you’ll want to seek out these top-rated things to do in Sitka Alaska!
We’re eagerly counting down the days until this summer’s much-anticipated fishing season here at Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge. May’s arrival has brought warm temperatures, budding forestry, and the return of majestic wild animals to awe-inspiring Middle Island near Sitka, Alaska. We’re one of the only Southeast Alaska resorts to provide anglers with all-inclusive, self-guided fishing trips that start at just $1,295 per person!