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ALASKA'S BOARDWALK LODGE is located in the lush rainforest of Prince of Wales Island, just 35 minutes from Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska. This world-class fishing lodge bears the elite Orvis endorsement — demonstrating its exceptional fishing, facilities and commitment to excellence as one of the best fishing lodges in Alaska.
Twice voted "Alaska Lodge of the Year," this breathtaking oceanfront lodge offers the best of both worlds: exceptional saltwater and fly fishing. Our Orvis endorsed guides lead daily freshwater excursions with your choice of 23 lakes rivers and streams nearby. While USCG certified skippers charter our 28-foot boats for saltwater adventures — targeting halibut, king salmon, silver salmon and several other species.
At Boardwalk, it's not just the fishing... The lodge staff works tirelessly to ensure your Alaska adventure is most memorable. Our guests receive first-class accommodations and dine on gourmet cuisine prepared by our hand-picked culinary staff. The trophy-class fishing, exhilarating wildlife, and spectacular scenery make Alaska's 5-star adventure the trip of a lifetime!
FISHING INFORMATION AT BOARDWALK LODGE
Fresh and saltwater fishing opportunities abound at Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge, and both are mere minutes from the lodge. This fully-guided, oceanfront fishing resort gives you exceptional freedom and complete control of your angling experience. It's your choice: Will it be saltwater or freshwater fishing today?
Our assortment of native fish species is truly astounding, including native Steelhead, King Salmon, Silver Salmon, Alaska Halibut, Pink Salmon, Cutthroat Trout, Dolly Varden and much more! Regardless of your tastes, Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge caters to your needs.
PACIFIC SALMON FISHING
Commonly called Kings, Chinook salmon are Alaska's state fish and the largest and scarcest of Pacific salmon. They're especially known for their power and endurance. Perhaps the most favored sport fishing method for Kings is trolling with rigged herring, though spoons and flashers are also attractive. The largest King ever taken weighed in at 126 pounds, though Kings usually range from 25-50 pounds. King fishing is most productive in these waters in June and July.
SILVER SALMON FISHING
Silvers, or Coho salmon, are hard fighters and can provide intense action. The Coho average 12-15 pounds, but can be found weighing in at over 20 pounds. These salmon are most plentiful from late July through September.
PINK SALMON FISHING
These are the smallest and most abundant salmon in area waters. Pinks have a two-year life cycle and average 3-5 pounds. Upon entering freshwater streams, pinks develop a dorsal hump, thus their nickname "Humpy." Saltwater Pink salmon fishing is best during late July and August.
CHUM SALMON FISHING
Often called Dog salmon, Chums are famous for their strength and large teeth, which develop most prominently in males upon entering freshwater. Chum salmon fishing is readily available mid-July through August. These salmon average 15 pounds with an occasional lunker topping 25 pounds.
SOCKEYE SALMON FISHING
Also called Red salmon, Sockeyes are the most difficult salmon to catch in area waters. While highly regarded for their fighting skill, saltwater sockeye sport fishing is limited.
Halibut are by far the most popular bottomfish inhabiting our waters along Alaska's Inside Passage. The Pacific Halibut is a toothy flatfish that is normally caught on or near the ocean floor. As with the majority of bottomfish, drifting or anchoring with bait are among the most preferred means of enticing these monsters, which can literally take hours to land. Halibut can live more than 20 years, and the average catch weighs in around 40 pounds. The largest Pacific Halibut ever caught while sport fishing, tipped the scales at 495 pounds. Local Halibut over 300 pounds have been caught and good opportunities for hauling in huge Halibut exist all summer.
Rockfish is a term used to describe over 10 species of light-fleshed bottomfish, including the yellow-eye rockfish (similar to the Atlantic red snapper) and black sea bass. Most rockfish weigh between 1-6 pounds, with the yellow-eye being the largest, averaging 6 pounds. Rockfish are long-lived, and depending on the species, may reach ages of 30-100 years. Good rockfish fishing occurs during the warm summer months.
LING COD FISHING
Like Halibut and rockfish, Lingcod is usually found on or near the bottom, most often over rocky reefs in areas of strong currents. These fish are extremely aggressive predators, often growing to over 50 pounds in weight and 4 feet in length. These feisty fish usually range from 10-40 pounds and are abundant throughout Southeast Alaska's fishing season.
FRESHWATER FISHING AT BOARDWALK LODGE
Steelhead, Dolly Varden, and Cutthroat Trout are all available in freshwater in addition to all salmon species listed above except chinook. Boardwalk has excellent Orvis endorsed guides for discriminating fly anglers and spinfishers alike.
NON FISHING ACTIVITIES AT BOARDWALK LODGE
For the non anglers, Boardwalk Lodge offers a variety of activities. Whale watching, canoeing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, rainforest tours, flight-seeing tours, guided fly-outs to remote lakes and rivers, Kassan Indian village tours, or just relaxing in the lodge with a gorgeous view and a good book.
HOW TO GET TO BOARDWALK LODGE
Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge is just 38 miles northwest of Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska. Most Boardwalk Lodge guests connect with Alaska Airlines from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for an hour and a half flight to Ketchikan. From there, the lodge is easily reached via a brief, 33-minute floatplane ride or by a scenic 3-hour trip on the Alaskan Marine Highway – the world's longest ferry system – running through Alaska's famous Inside Passage.
2015 RATES AT BOARDWALK LODGE
3 Nights, 2 Days - $5000
4 Nights, 3 Days - $5900
5 Nights, 4 Days - $6700
6 Nights, 5 Days - $7500
7 Nights, 6 Days † - $8200
† Additional nights are $800 each.
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