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.”
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
Fishing at Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge (Salmon) Couple of nice King Salmon caught from guest while staying at Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge.