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King Salmon Fishing in the Remote Alaskan Frontier

Nestled on a remote island on the southeast corner of Alaska one can find Island Point Lodge, where the foggy mountains meet the emerald spruce trees and the winding waterways hold some of the world’s best fish: the mammoth, flavorful Alaskan king salmon.

King salmon is the largest of the pacific salmon species and have the highest oil and healthy omega-3 content of any species. But king salmon fishing in southeast Alaska is seasonal in order to keep the species thriving, and is closed until mid-June or even mid-July in some areas of southeast Alaska. However, king salmon fishing opens on June 1 in a select few locations, including the Wrangell Narrows. Located in the heart of Wrangell Narrows: rustic, distinctive Island Point Lodge.

Island Point’s geographical location makes it the perfect resort to visit for king salmon fishermen of Washington, Oregon or California, but the rustic charm and breathtaking wildlife and natural beauty are the main reason people from all over the globe make Island Point Lodge one of the premiere locations for salmon and halibut fishing.

Located far off the beaten path, Island Point Lodge is a true cabin experience: wooden bunk beds, diesel fuel generators, and no roads, just waterways. It’s a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and live effortlessly. Fresh Alaskan air, bird chatter, foggy mountains and spruce trees make for an unforgettable vacation setting--even without a giant king salmon haul. Bird watching--especially the often seen bald eagle--has become a uniquely relaxing hobby for visiting fishermen as well. Keep an eye out for other majestic animals, such as black bears, moose, sea lions, sea otters, seals, deer and whales.

King salmon limits are expended to be four per day: two over and two under 28 inches. With most surrounding areas closed for much of the season, expect a memorable week of fishing in the months of June and July. The season is expected to end July 31. Island Point Lodge is intended for experienced fishermen with the appropriate knowledge for operating outboard motors or small crafts, and an ability to read nautical maps is a must.

Fishing packages are available at Island Point Lodge, which include meals, beverages, boats and appropriate fishing equipment. Island Point Lodge is unique because it offers jet airline service by Alaska Airlines to Petersburg, Alaska. No car rentals are needed either, they pick you up. The lodge also filets and freezes every catch at no additional cost.

A memorable, once-in-a-lifetime fishing excursion awaits on the last frontier at Island Point Lodge. Take the stress out of planning a fishing trip and give them a call today.