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2311, 2020

An Alaska Fishing Trip: The Gift That Keeps Giving

November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Sitka Fishing Lodges|Tags: , , , , , |

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.

2210, 2020

All-Inclusive Fishing Trips to Sitka, Alaska

October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Fishing|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

2109, 2020

Getting to Know Alaska’s Silver Salmon

September 21st, 2020|Categories: Salmon Fishing in Alaska, Sitka Alaska Fishing Lodges|Tags: , , , , , , |

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.

2508, 2020

Fall Fishing in Sitka, Alaska, with Big Salmon Lodge

August 25th, 2020|Categories: Self Guided Fishing Alaska, Sitka Fishing Lodges|Tags: , , , , , |

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.

1307, 2020

Self-Guided Fishing in Alaska with Big Salmon Lodge

July 13th, 2020|Categories: Self Guided Fishing Alaska, Sitka Alaska Fishing Lodges|Tags: , , , , |

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.

406, 2020

Alaska Fishing Guides at Big Salmon Lodge

June 4th, 2020|Categories: Fishing, Salmon Fishing in Alaska, Sitka Fishing Lodges|Tags: , , , , , |

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.

2105, 2020

Alaska Salmon Season 2020

May 21st, 2020|Categories: Fishing, Salmon Fishing in Alaska, Salmon Season, Self Guided Fishing Alaska, Sitka Alaska Fishing Charters, Sitka Alaska Fishing Lodges, Sitka Fishing Lodges|Tags: , , , , , |

The excitement of Alaska salmon season is underway as anglers from all over the world clamor in search of the Pacific Northwest’s five highly coveted native species. For many fishermen and women, Sitka, Alaska, has become synonymous with salmon. From the many Sitka fishing guides and sport anglers to the commercial fleets that move in and out of the local harbors, anyone fortunate enough to have experienced salmon fishing in Alaska will tell you of the exhilaration associated with landing one of these amazing sportfish.

2704, 2020

Our Favorite Restaurants in Sitka

April 27th, 2020|Categories: Cabins, Fishing, Salmon Fishing in Alaska, Sitka Fishing Lodges|Tags: , , , , , |

As much as we love it, there is more to do than halibut fishing in Sitka, Alaska. One of the best components of staying at Alaska's Big Salmon Lodge is our proximity to one of Alaska's most recognized cities. As travelers, one of the metrics we use to gauge a locale is it's food offerings. We encourage you to take a day off from fishing and visit some of our favorite restaurants in Sitka.

2403, 2020

Our Four Favorite Alaskan Salmon Recipes

March 24th, 2020|Categories: Salmon Fishing in Alaska, Self Guided Fishing Alaska, Sitka Alaska Fishing Charters, Sitka Fishing Lodges|Tags: , , , , |

Since Sitka offers some of the highest catch rates in Alaska, acquiring salmon isn’t the hard part; it’s deciding what to do with it once it’s in your freezer. Many people will simply heat it and eat it, but considering how much salmon you’ll be bringing home, you might want to get creative. Here we offer four of our favorite Alaskan salmon recipes to give you an idea of what you can do beyond just throwing the filets on the grill or in the oven.

1002, 2020

Northern Lights in Alaska

February 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

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