Rebecca W.

We had the absolute BEST time ever!!! Mike, Roxanne and Paige were truly exceptional hosts. From the moment we arrived until the day we departed, they took great care of us, making us feel more like Family than guests! And of course little Jax, what a great companion to take on walks. We can’t wait to go back next year!! If you haven’t booked with Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge yet, you are really missing out!!!


Troy H.

I’ve been taking self guided trips for seven years. Wanted to try this lodge in a search for a new forever lodge. Mike, Roxanne, and Paige were accommodating beyond our needs. Accommodations looked brand new, had the most comfortable beds, and were well stocked. Roxanne is a great wonderful cook! The two of us did manage to wrangle 117lbs of fillets of sea bass, pinks, silvers, and one nice king. Planning on coming back next year in August to be more in the thick of silvers.


Eric K.

What a beautiful place.  Lisa and I spent a week in Sitka and enjoyed the Big Salmon Lodge immensely.  Mike and Roxanne have a little piece of paradise for someone just trying to escape the lower 48 or if you prefer a little fishing it’s game on with plenty of Salmon, Halibut and Rock fish.  

Great equipment, people and surroundings..


Will S.

Great people!  Great service!  Great facilities!  Highly recommend!


Anthony G

A genuine family operation that takes care of you from the minute you get off the plane at the airport. Great food, beautiful lodge, and the fishing was epic! It was our first time in Alaska, and it completely exceeded our expectations.


Mike W.

Great lodge! Great people! Quiet spot! All in all it’s a perfect place in alaska! Plus, you get a lot of fish and great guides!


Tony W.

A beautiful lodge with extremely clean and nice cabins. The views are beautiful from any angle at this place, and were spectacular to say the least. A rather short commute from the airport, and we were fishing each day after a short 45-60 minute boat ride after leaving the dock. We saw all kinds of wildlife, and caught more fish than we ever expected. Mike Coady and his family are super personable, and provided a fantastic experience for our first time in Alaska. Thanks again!!!!


Erica S.

That was the best trip ever!!!  We will be back for sure. Ya’ll were amazing hosts.



Bill W – June 2019

This lodge was amazing!!!! We can not wait to come back. I have been lazy and have not posted a review for Mike and his family. These folks are down home and wonderful!!! No bull sh_**here!!

The accommodations are amazing and by far exceeded our expectations. From the moment we landed and were picked up these folks took care of us. The lodge was super clean and the food was amazing. The desserts are to die for!!

I really can not speak enough as to how much these folks take care of their guests. It is an amazing place!!it is peaceful…quiet….and amazing!!The boat we got to take out to fish was fantastic. The Sitka sound is super fishey. Just come and check out our marks!!!!

This was an experience I can not wait to bring folks out to experience, and for myself, book again!!!!!


Mike P.

Awesome fishing location

My family and I had the best vacation ever. Great views. Great fishing and the best time just hanging around the lodge and evening camp fires on the beach. The wife and I with a glass of wine and a beautiful sunset on the dock with a humpback whale just 50ft from us. doesn’t get any better than that. The accommodations were amazing. Mike and Roxanne were there anytime we wanted to go spend a day in town, shopping or sight seeing. The best part was seeing my 6yr old boy and wife catch their first ocean fish on the self guided boat. We will definitely be back. thanks Mike and Roxanne.


Rob M

Amazing scenic location with a great lodge and awesome fishing

What a vacation!

Our trip to Sitka Alaska was great, and the Big Salmon Lodge was beyond our expectations. The lodge location on the island was spectacular. From the ever changing wonderful veiws to the comfy cabins to the fabulous meals from Roxanne, everything was perfect. The rustic setting was relaxing and the fishing was exciting. We concentrated on halibut and rockfish and scored. We chose the self guided option that is confined to the beautiful and expansive waters of the sound. Whales, seals and otters were almost constant companions, and the bald eagles were so abundant.

Mike and Roxanne are great hosts. My wife and I are looking forward to our next Sitka adventure with them.


David F

amazing place to stay on an island off sitka

we had a great time at this lodge! The property is waterfront on an island off the coast of sitka. Mike and Roxanne did a great job renovating the cabins. They are so accommodating; taking you to sitka by boat, cooking delicious meals (we caught halibut and they prepared it). The breakfasts were eggs, just baked blueberry loaf, (could have had bacon, pancakes, etc). We rented one of their boats, and saw whales, and fished. I caught a salmon from the dock. The place is beautiful, and we felt like part of the family. Go and visit!



The best accommodations we had in Alaska.

If you’re looking for a beautiful cabin where they make you feel like family, have homemade cooking, and great fishing opportunities, this is the place for you. You will not be disappointed. They picked us up a half mile to the left of the ferry in a boat and took us to the place, which is not far. We had an awesome charter fishing captain named Randy who enabled us to catch pink salmon, coho salmon, greenlings, black bass, and copper rockfish. He pointed out whales, sea otters, and eagles. He truly loved his job. The lodge is run by a couple who truly makes you feel at home. You can just get a cabin and stay without fishing and just relax or you can get a cabin and add on fishing charters on a per day basis. You can take a self guided fishing trip or a chartered one. I recommend the charter fishing trip. I can’t say enough positive things about this place. It was the best accommodations that we had on our 15 day trip in Alaska by far. We stayed there three nights.