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.
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.