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.”
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.
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 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 [...]
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.
We’re itching for the upcoming Sitka fishing season to begin here at Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge, the newest wilderness resort in Southeast Alaska, and we hope you are too! One of the best parts of owning and operating a self-guided fishing lodge on Middle Island in Sitka, Alaska, is the unforgettable encounters with The Last Frontier’s majestic wild animals.
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 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.