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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We may be several months from the start of the upcoming fishing season here in Sitka, Alaska, but reservations are already filling fast! Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge, one of the newest Southeast Alaska fishing lodges, is perfectly located on the north end of Middle Island, a genuinely breathtaking slice of Alaskan wilderness.
Fresh snow has blanketed beautiful Middle Island with winter officially arriving here in Sitka, Alaska. As families open presents near crackling fireplaces, we’re meticulously planning around the clock for next summer’s fishing opener. No family getaway on Earth rivals salmon fishing in Alaska.
As our name suggests, the cool waters near Sitka, Alaska, are renowned for their monster salmon. Some of the best fishing stories here at Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge, however, have involved mammoth halibut, colorful rockfish, and terrifying lingcod. Not only do these wild Pacific species tip the scales (especially halibut) but they all make delicious table fare.
As we swiftly approach a new year, our staff continuously prepares for the highly-anticipated upcoming fishing season. 2019 will no doubt be a banner year here at Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge as our reputation continues to grow among Southeast Alaska anglers. We’re one of the only Alaska fishing lodges within 100 miles to undergo a complete renovation recently.
Salmon Fishing The King Salmon are starting to come in more the last couple weeks and the Cohoe Salmon are starting to come in as well. Book your trip now to experience the ultimate fishing adventure.