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Alaska Fishing Luxury Saltwater

Overview

Alaska Fishing Luxury Saltwater

Accessible from Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska, this elite Alaska fishing luxury saltwater fishing club is located in the pristine wilderness near Alaska’s Inside Passage.   This is the elite luxury Alaska sport fishing lodge that boasts a fantastic location for your next high end corporate or group trip. Once home to a commercial seafood cannery with a rich history of elite fishing. The cannery prospered because of its location, minutes from the best fishing spots in SE Alaska.

Today, the artisan hand-crafted fishing club is the only lodge on the un-populated island open to guests. All-inclusive packages  feature guided saltwater Alaska saltwater sport fishing and professional seafood processing. Back at the club, guests are treated to personalized cuisine with Alaska-inspired fine dining and a hosted open bar. The full service excellent crew is available 24/7 for guests’ every need.Alaska Fishing Luxury Saltwater

This Alaska sport fishing club accepts reservations for groups up to sixteen guests during the summer fishing season. The location’s privacy makes it the perfect venue for both intimate gatherings of friends and family, and for “outside the box” corporate events.  Like many of the elite luxury fishing resorts in the world, this Alaska sport fishing lodge fills early.  In fact, almost all of our Alaska fishing lodges fill a year or two in advance.  Of course, the odd opening always exists and cancellations do occur.  Please call early for this destination.

 

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Species: Halibut, Salmon, Ling Cod, Red Snapper
Capacity: 16
Location: Near Ketchikan
Season: June through August
Method: Bait fishing
Lodging: Log style luxury lodge
Food: Chef
Trip Length: Minimum 3 nights (must have four anglers to book)
Transport: Cabin cruisers
Guided: Yes

Fishing

FISH OF SE ALASKA Famous for wild Alaska salmon fishing, the fishing near the Club also benefit from an abundant variety of other sport fish, which makes for an exciting adventure on the water. Guests of The Club may catch any of the following species with the support of excellent fishing guides.

King Salmon (Chinook Salmon) Alaska king salmon fishing typically peaks in June when they swim in from the deep ocean to feed and gain mass before spawning. Kings (also called Chinooks) are the largest of the salmon species, averaging 20-40 lbs and usually 3-4’ long. Prized above all other salmon for their flavor, Kings tend to put up a long fight, and the biggest Chinook in these waters was recorded at almost 80 lbs!

Silver Salmon (Coho Salmon) Alaska silver salmon run in late summer during July and August, and are the exciting acrobats of the salmon species. Averaging 8-12 lbs and 2-2.5’ long, Coho often leap entirely out of the water when on the hook. The biggest local silver salmon on record was 22.75 lbs.

Halibut Alaska halibut are extremely popular with seafood lovers. A flat fish that typically lives on the ocean floor, the smaller ones usually have better flavor while a larger “barn door” catch makes for an impressive trophy. Adults can weigh over 300 lbs and grow to over 6’ long. The biggest local halibut on record was 366.8 lbs.

Ling Cod A member of the cod family, Alaska ling cod are found close to shore hiding in rocks and reefs. Adults can reach over 5’ in length. In spite of their size they yield only a small portion of meat after processing, but the mild buttery flavor is considered a delicacy. The biggest ling cod caught locally was almost 70 lbs.

Yelloweye Sometimes dubbed the Alaskan red snapper, the yelloweye is actually a rockfish. Its striking color and delicious flavor make it a popular catch. Typically weighing in at 10-12 lbs, yelloweye are usually about 2’ long. The biggest yelloweye caught in local waters was over 30 lbs.

Pelagic (Coastal) Rockfish There are over 20 other varieties of rockfish that live along the Alaskan coast. Pelagic fish typically swim in the middle of the water column.

Non-Pelagic (Bottom-Dwelling) Rockfish Several additional species of rockfish dwell on the ocean floor, similar to halibut.

Dungeness Crab Popular in the Pacific Northwest for its sweet and delicate flavor, Dungeness crab usually grow to about 8” across the carapace. Guests can lay crab pots in the morning, then later pick up their catch after visiting other fishing spots for the day.

Alaskan Spot Prawn Abundant in southeast Alaska and the largest of the local shrimp species, spot prawn can reach over 12” long and bear distinctive white spots on their sides. Guests can lay shrimp pots in the morning and harvest the catch after a day of fishing.

Equipment Having the right tools makes all the difference. The all-inclusive resort experience at the Club provides guests with all the fishing gear and equipment they need for a truly luxury Alaska fishing trip. The Club’s fishing boats are part of the largest private fleet in Alaska. Each 25’ custom-built aluminum Almar cabin cruiser holds up to four guests and their guide. Dual outboard motors provide superior control and reliability. Seats equipped with shock absorbers cushion the ride over the waves, and on board refrigerators hold freshly made lunch for guests who wish to maximize time on the water (though the lodge is close enough for a quick trip back for a hot lunch, too).

Every boat is equipped with a winch for shrimping and crabbing as well. After arriving quickly at the best fishing spots guests are supplied with Seeker fishing rods, high performance Shimano reels, and Eagle Claw hooks, all prepared and baited by expert U.S. Coast Guard certified fishing guides. The Alaska summer climate is usually temperate but can change from time to time, so they provide stylish Helly Hansen all-weather gear to keep guests warm and dry for any occasion. Need a left-handed reel? Have questions about access? Service at The Club is tailored for the unique interests and needs of each individual guest. Just complete a guest profile let us know.

Itinerary

Resort Schedule & Sample 3D/ 3N Package Travel Schedule

Day 1: Travel to Ketchikan, AK
Upon traveling to Alaska and arriving at Ketchikan International Airport, the lodge ground crew welcomes guests and transfers luggage to private coaches for the short trip to the first night’s hotel accommodations in town. Guests arriving to Ketchikan early enough in the day may enjoy an air, land or walking tour around the historic city known as “The Salmon Capital of the World.”

Day 2: Travel to the lodge
At 5:15 am the ground crew meets guests for transportation to the sea plane dock. From there a scenic 45-minute flight-seeing tour over Alaska’s famous Inside Passage and the majestic Tongass National Forest brings guests to Noyes Island and the lodge.

Check-in is provided in the Great Room, and guest room assignments, boat information, Alaska State Fishing License and King Salmon stamp are all available here. Guests then return immediately to the docks to board their cabin cruisers and begin fishing, with the option to stop and dine on a full breakfast if desired. Guests are advised to pack essentials for fishing (jacket, under-gear clothing, medicines, etc.) in a carry-on piece. The crew will transfer remaining luggage to guest rooms, ready for the end of the fishing day.

After breakfast, guests make their way to the dock where heated cabin cruisers and U.S. Coast Guard certified fishing guides are waiting. Lunch and drinks are provided on board during the day. Guests may let their guide know if they prefer the boat to return to the resort for a hot lunch.

Personalized service is a mainstay at this lodge. Let your guide know your preference for on-water activities each day: all-day fishing, half-day fishing, half-day whale watching, sightseeing, etc. The schedule is yours to invent.

All guest cabin cruisers return from fishing by 4:30 p.m. Guides will describe options for having fish shared, cut, and packaged. The fish processing department professionally handles guests’ catch upon return.

Day 3 / 4: Luxury Alaska Fishing
After breakfast guests depart for another day of fishing and/or sightseeing.

Breakfast 5:00 am – 6:30 am
First Boat Departs 6:30 am
Resort Lunch 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (or lunch on-board while fishing)
Last Boat Returns 4:30 pm
Evening Reception 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dinner 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Departure Day
Breakfast is served from 4:45–5:30 am in the Great Room. Immediately following, the staff will shuttle guests and their luggage to the sea plane dock for a 6:15 am departure to Ketchikan. Boarding passes for flights are provided at the resort prior to departure.

Lodging

Great Room The central gathering space of The Club is the Great Room featuring vaulted two-story views of the bay, a massive stone fireplace, native Alaskan art work and several comfortable seating areas. This is also where guests enjoy the resort’s fine dining and hosted open bar.

Club Room The loft overlooking the Great Room is the Club Room where all forms of entertainment are available for guests. A pool table, game tables, TV and a second bar are here for your pleasure.

Meals What flavors invoke the great Alaskan wilderness? The executive chef at the Club answers that question every day with regionally inspired quality ingredients like wild game, prime cuts of meat, local seafood and organic greens grown in The Club’s own private gardens. The open concept Display Kitchen gives guests a chance to interact with the Chef and kitchen staff in action. Pick up a few cooking tips, sample an impromptu appetizer, or just enjoy the show. Gourmet dining at The Club is all-inclusive and customized to guests’ individual preferences as part of our commitment to personalized service. Guests with food preferences or restrictions are invited to complete a guest profile so the crew may best accommodate them.

Breakfast Mornings at The Club begin at 5:00 AM to allow guests ample time for a hot, hearty breakfast before heading out on the water.

Lunch Guests may choose to enjoy a summer picnic-style lunch on the water while continuing to fish. Alternatively, most local fishing spots are so close that guests can easily return to the lodge for a freshly prepared mid-day meal. Guides call in lunch orders on the way back so service is ready when the boat pulls in to Steamboat Bay.

Cocktails After an exciting day of unsurpassed Alaska sport fishing, guests are invited to an evening reception before dinner. The Club’s hosted open bar is amply stocked with complimentary Pacific coast wines, local microbrew and brand name beers, and premium spirits and mixers.

Dinner Guests enjoy evening meals at the Club with bay-side table service for a unique fine dining experience, including a special five-course Taste of Alaska event. The Executive Chef updates menus daily, and ensures each meal is personalized to guests’ individual tastes.

Sauna Styled on a traditional Slavic banya, this large steam room sits right on the water and treats guests to a picturesque view of the bay as they enjoy heat from the wood burning stove.

Hot Tub Soothing jets and bubbling waters right on the deck help guests relax after a vigorous day of Alaska sport fishing

Wi-Fi Complimentary Wi-Fi high speed internet access is available to guests throughout the lodge and suites.

Hosted Bar The hosted open bar at the Fishing Club provides guests with complimentary drinks during their stay, including Pacific coast wines, Alaskan microbrew and brand name beer, premium spirits and mixers, and a wide selection of soft drinks too.

Activities

  • Pool table
  • Kayaks
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Hot tub
  • Hiking
  • Whale watching

Rates

2017 Prices:  Minimum booking 4 Anglers

3 Night/3 Day  $6,095 pp
4 Night/4 Day  $8,030 pp

Longer trips available.  Call for updated pricing

FAQ

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TRAVEL INSURANCE:  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  

Links to the companies we recommend:

Travelex Insurance       Ripcord Insurance

While we do everything in our power to protect our clients from travel problems, we cannot prevent illness, natural disasters, wars, deaths, lodge closings and more; we live in uncertain times!  The only way to protect yourself and your investment is through travel insurance. Travel insurance can provide medical coverage, cancellation due to natural disaster, illness, death in the family, lodge closings and other unknowns; in this day and time, anything is possible.  Lodges count on you to protect your investment as they cannot refund your payments due to the nature of the product they offer.

Finally, travel insurance is time-sensitive and must be purchased within a certain number of days of your deposit to cover preexisting conditions, lodge closings and other various issues.  It is still available later but the benefits may be more limited.

Both companies offer evacuation insurance in addition to their travel insurance but Ripcord has more thorough coverage in this area.

The Ripcord membership and travel Insurance provides the highest levels of medical, security, evacuation and rescue services in the industry combined with travel insurance:

  • Remote rescue services from point of injury or illness
  • Medical evacuations to the member’s home hospital of choice
  • The best evacuation and rescue triggers that include rescues for medical conditions that will result in permanent injury in addition to just requiring hospitalization
  • Security extraction services for geopolitical events and natural disasters
  • Involuntary detention resolution services for members who are held against their will
  • Consulting services from special operations veterans, paramedics, nurses, and physicians
  • Travel insurance