Fishing in Alaska’s vast backcountry can be a fantastic outdoor experience. Everything in Alaska is bigger, from the mountains and wide open spaces to the wildlife – and especially the fish. Alaskan fish grow large for a few reasons. One is that they don’t receive the external pressures that fish in the lower 48 states receive, such as industrialization, dams, and excessive fishing pressure. They thrive in their remote waters, with only a handful of human fishermen as well as the grizzly bear and bald eagle. Whether you like to fish from the sea or in the backcountry, you will most likely want to take advantage of the many different Alaska fishing lodge options throughout the state. Let’s look at some travel tips to help you plan your trip.
Alaska Fishing Trip Planning
If you are considering a fishing trip to Alaska, there are a few things to take into account before departure. First of all, you need to determine what type of fishing you will be doing while in Alaska. Are you the backcountry fly fisherman who seeks remote, pristine waters? If so, you will likely need to plan a trip into the wilderness of Alaska. Are you a fisherman who enjoys fishing from a boat for sea fish? If so, you will need to plan a trip to one of the coastal destinations and pick out one of many Alaska fishing charters to use. Below is a video clip of some of the features of Cove Lodge at Elfin Cove.
Choose The Appropriate Alaska Fishing Lodge
Once you have planned your destination, you will need to figure out the lodging and guide services you will use. If you are planning on deep sea fishing, there are many different options to choose from in any of the many coastal cities. Do some research to find the best deal. If you plan on a wilderness Alaska fishing trip, you will most likely need to be flown into your remote fishing location. Your best bet will be to bundle your flight, guide service, and accommodations all together with one company. This will make planning and coordination a lot easier, and will most likely be the best price.
When it comes to Alaska fishing lodges, there are a few things to keep in mind. The more remote the lodge, the fewer the amenities. Don’t let this deter you from choosing a lodge, as these remote locations offer some of the best scenery, wildlife viewing, and fishing. Your accommodations might only be a ‘cabin’ tent, but if it means saving you money and getting you to the best fishing possible, it will be worth it. Below is a video clip of the fishing you can enjoy while staying at Talon Lodge.
Booking Your Trip
Before you book a trip, read some online Alaska fishing lodge reviews. This will allow you to see what other customers thought about the accommodations, as well as the activities and price. These reviews are extremely helpful when looking for the best deal on all inclusive fishing trip packages to Alaska. Wilderness Place Lodge offers fly in remote lodging and some world class trout and salmon fly fishing. They have a variety of rates and packages available to fit your needs.
There are countless lodging and charter/guide service options available in Alaska to fit your fishing needs. If you are looking for Alaska fishing lodge jobs, I would search for the companies and contact them about job openings they have. If you are looking for Alaska fishing lodges for sale, check with local Realtors, as they will have property information available. Depending on what type of fishing that you are interested in, there are different lodging options in different geographical parts of Alaska (southeast Alaska fishing lodge, southwest, etc.). Below is a video clip of some of the fishing you might experience while staying in Alaska Sportsman’s Bear Trail Lodge.
The Bottom Line
If you are thinking about a fishing trip to Alaska, it is likely because you are tired of fishing over crowded and over pressured waters for picky fish. Get away from the crowds and the cares of the world by planning a fishing trip to Alaska! Happy fishing!