Talk to just about any avid angler, and they’ll tell you there is an abundance of fishing lodges in Southeast Alaska. As such, figuring out which one best fits your style can sometimes be a daunting process.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!