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Historically an important food source to Alaska Natives and Canadian First Nations, Halibut continue to play a prominent role throughout the state. When you fish Alaska's frigid waters you're essentially casting away into Alaska's past- catch one worthy of that history! While you might think that's more easily said than done, the following resorts and lodges will do everything in their power to make sure your expedition is a successful one. You'll be dining on some succulent halibut in no time!
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Island Point Lodge

Petersburg, Alaska

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For a stupendous weekend of halibut fishing at a totally affordable price, look no further than Island Point Lodge!

Visitors from all over the world come to Alaska for the pristine wildlife and abundant... read more

For a stupendous weekend of halibut fishing at a totally affordable price, look no further than Island Point Lodge!

Visitors from all over the world come to Alaska for the pristine wildlife and abundant fish- why shouldn't they also have a superb place to stay? That's the mindset at Island Pointe, where the accommodations are only surpassed by the hospitality. Here you'll be fishing the beautiful waters of the Alaskan Inland Seaway, which include Ducan Canal, Frederick Sound, Wrangell Narrows and Sumner Straights. In those pristine waters you'll find King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Pink Salmon, Chum Salmon, Cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden trout, Steelhead, and plenty of Halibut! Whatever your vice, be it trolling, spin casting, bottom fishing, or fly fishing, you'll find an incredible experience at Island Pointe!

Highlights

The fishing hours are unlimited, not like those of guided camps where fishing times are scheduled!

Related activities

Within five to forty-five minutes from the lodge, there are several rivers offering the spinner, caster and fly fisherman the opportunity to catch one or more of several species of salmon and trout.

Getting there

Air transportation is by jet aircraft to Petersburg, AK. Island Point lodge personnel will meet you at the airport and transport you by van and boat to the fishing lodge.

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Great Alaska Adventures

Sterling, Alaska

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Great Alaska Adventures has been showing anglers the bounty of Alaska's waters since 1982- add your name to their long list of satisfied guests!

The staff here are experts in fishing and exploring the Kenai... read more

Great Alaska Adventures has been showing anglers the bounty of Alaska's waters since 1982- add your name to their long list of satisfied guests!

The staff here are experts in fishing and exploring the Kenai Peninsula, and will gladly guide you to the best spots. There you'll find more than two dozen target fish species, including Kenai river King salmon, Kasilof river King salmon, Kenai River Sockeye Salmon, Kenai River Silver Salmon and Kenai River Pink salmon. Just off shore, however, is what you're really interested: superb halibut fishing! Create the Ultimate Alaska Fishing experience at Great Alaska Adventures!

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33881 Sterling Hwy, Sterling, AK 99672

Highlights

The Lodge also offers photo safaris, sightseeing, and gentle adventures - from 5 to 11 days in intimate groups of 4-12.

Fun facts

The area was a primary filming location for the Disney Nature production "Bears"!

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Jimmie Jack's Fishing Club is a stupendous destination to make some halibut memories!

Put your mind at ease and focus on what's important: fishing, obviously! Once you're out on the water, there's no... read more

Jimmie Jack's Fishing Club is a stupendous destination to make some halibut memories!

Put your mind at ease and focus on what's important: fishing, obviously! Once you're out on the water, there's no telling what might nibble- Kenai River king salmon, Kasilof River king salmon, Pacific halibut, monster lingcod, black rockfish, yellow-eye rockfish, sockeye salmon, trophy rainbow trout, and silver salmon all have a season when the waters are practically teeming. Of course you're here for halibut, and those are in high supply as well! Finally, after a long day of angling it's always nice to return to warm, rustic, and luxurious accommodations- exactly what you'll find at Jimmie Jack's!

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36065 Reef Dr, Kenai, AK 99611

Highlights

The lodge has plenty in the way of all-inclusive meals for breakfast, lunch, and fine-dining in the evening. There's also complimentary wine, drinks, and appetizers.

Fun facts

There's also complimentary Wi-Fi!

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Glacier Bear Lodge

Yakutat, Alaska

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Yakutat may be off the beaten trail, but that just means more Halibut in the waters for you when you stay at Glacier Bear Lodge!

Anglers of all skill levels will appreciate the incredible service,... read more

Yakutat may be off the beaten trail, but that just means more Halibut in the waters for you when you stay at Glacier Bear Lodge!

Anglers of all skill levels will appreciate the incredible service, accommodations, and location offered by Glacier Bear Lodge. Inside, guests will find that each of the lodge's 31 rooms include two double beds, one rollaway bed, and a full private bathroom, easily accommodating even the largest of families. Don't worry about bringing your own equipment- the lodge outfitters are there to make sure you have everything you need for a successful angling experience. Allow their experienced guides to show you the ins and outs of halibut fishing- then reel in the big one!

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812 Glacier Bear Rd, Yakutat, AK 99689

Getting there

Getting to Glacier Bear Lodge is simples, as Alaska Airlines flies through Yakutat twice daily.

Related Onsite Offerings

The lodge has drift boats that will take you on a 14 mile drift down the most beautiful river in Southeast Alaska!

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Fireweed Lodge

Klawock, Alaska

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If you're in the market for halibut, southeast Alaska is recognized for having some of the finest in the world. Fireweed Lodge is one of the best places to experience it!

Action awaits all anglers at and... read more

If you're in the market for halibut, southeast Alaska is recognized for having some of the finest in the world. Fireweed Lodge is one of the best places to experience it!

Action awaits all anglers at and around Fireweed Lodge! Located directly in the middle of the migratory path that Alaska Salmon travel during their annual return to the area, there are oodles of opportunities for fishing. Opportunities that, it just so happens, include giant Pacific Halibut! These heavyweights of the ocean are a great way to test your mettle- as the expression goes, "go big or go home". When you do go home, however, you'll be happy you stayed at Fireweed!

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6863 Klawock Hollis Hwy, Klawock, AK 99925

Highlights

Lush, green mountains of temperate rainforest descend to unspoiled waterways teeming with life. Whales, sea otters, sea lions, and seals call these waters home, and draw the curious gaze of land animals including black bears and deer.

Related Onsite Offerings

Alaska-Style hearty breakfasts and dinners are a mainstay at Fireweed Lodge, served when guests are ready to eat.

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Yes Bay Lodge

Ketchikan, Alaska

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The eponymous Yes Bay, nestled in the heart of The Tongass National Forest, is chock full of sublime fishing spots- and Yes Bay Lodge's expert staff will show you their exact locations!

Salmon, halibut,... read more

The eponymous Yes Bay, nestled in the heart of The Tongass National Forest, is chock full of sublime fishing spots- and Yes Bay Lodge's expert staff will show you their exact locations!

Salmon, halibut, ling cod, and several species of nice rock fish are plentiful in the bay. Yes Bay Lodge has a number of vessels from which you can cast off- few experiences compare to an afternoon fishing on a custom built, canopy covered boat surrounded by pristine Alaska natural beauty. After a long , successful day out on the water, you'll return to the cozy comfort and premium hospitality of the Lodge!

Address

PO Box 8660 Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

Getting there

Yes Bay Lodge lies fifty miles north of Ketchikan in southern Southeast Alaska.

Fun facts

Yes Bay Lodge has been owned by the Hack Family since 1977!

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Favorite Bay Lodge

Angoon, Alaska

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There aren't many locations where you can simultaneously halibut fish and whale watch, but Favorite Bay is among them!

Located on Admiralty Island, the seventh largest island in the US, Favorite Bay earned... read more

There aren't many locations where you can simultaneously halibut fish and whale watch, but Favorite Bay is among them!

Located on Admiralty Island, the seventh largest island in the US, Favorite Bay earned has earned its name time and time again. The adjacent Chatham Strait, known for its huge population of Krill, is home to a sizable population of whales, whilst also offering some of the best halibut fishing in Alaska. When you aren't out on the water, you'll be relaxing in the Lodge's fantastic accommodations. All of their 12 individually designed guest rooms are decorated and named for native Southeastern wildlife. Go from the Halibut Room to the Halibut habitat and prove your angling expertise!

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PO Box 149 Angoon, AK 99820

Total area

Admiralty Island is 1,646.4 square miles.

Fun facts

Admiralty island has the highest density of brown bears in North America. They bears outnumber the people almost three to one!

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Soldotna B&B Lodge is an ideal place for anyone looking for an intensive fishing experience- even if you arrive with minimal expertise, the friendly staff will make it their mission to educate you!

This... read more

Soldotna B&B Lodge is an ideal place for anyone looking for an intensive fishing experience- even if you arrive with minimal expertise, the friendly staff will make it their mission to educate you!

This Alaska fishing lodge is located next to some of the finest wildlife viewing, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking in the country- but of course you're here for the halibut. The knowledgeable fishing experts on staff will show you the ins and outs of a successful angling experience. Meanwhile the lodge's 16 guestrooms are of various styles and sizes and can accommodate up to 40 guests. Relax in the sunshine on your own private veranda and enjoy the view- you're on vacation!

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399 Lovers Ln, Soldotna, AK 99669

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The bed-and-breakfast is only a mile from downtown, and 0.8 miles from the Soldotna Historical Society and Museum.

Highlights

Outdoor activities range from guided fishing tours to canoe trips and bird watching.

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Big Sky Charter

Sterling, Alaska

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This family owned and operated Alaska fishing lodge strives to maintain a balance between the rustic Alaskan experience and the comforts of home you're familiar with. They succeed with flying... read more

This family owned and operated Alaska fishing lodge strives to maintain a balance between the rustic Alaskan experience and the comforts of home you're familiar with. They succeed with flying colors!

Halibut Fishing in the Cook Inlet is, simply put, superb! Big Sky offers fishermen the opportunity to catch the largest game fish in the North Pacific, with many growing to over 100 pounds. You'll be reeling them in on a 28ft Koffler, which can accommodate up to six fishermen- head out on the water and enjoy the gorgeous scenery as you pull in the big ones! Trips are launched from Anchor Point, Deep Creek, Homer or Seward depending on the season timing, but you'll always have Big Sky's superior hospitality to count on!

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38050 Greatland St, Sterling, AK 99672

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The Alaska Sealife Center in Seward, Alaska is a public aquarium and marine research center. Visitors will learn about Alaska’s marine ecosystems and have close encounters with various marine life.

Related activities

The Kenai Peninsula has many beautiful hiking opportunities, all within reach from Big Sky! Whether you want to try fishing a mountain lake or take in the view from a tall peak, there is a trail to get you there.

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Gwin's Lodge

Cooper Landing, Alaska

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Gwin's Lodge is an affordable, authentic destination located near the tip of the Kenai Peninsula.

The Kenai Peninsula, otherwise known as Alaska's playground, is host to a seemingly endless list of fun... read more

Gwin's Lodge is an affordable, authentic destination located near the tip of the Kenai Peninsula.

The Kenai Peninsula, otherwise known as Alaska's playground, is host to a seemingly endless list of fun activities to do and sport to partake in. That includes Halibut fishing, of course! The friendly and knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to assist you plan out your expeditions, or any other kind of adventure you feel like going on! That includes, but is not limited to, ocean kayaking, white water rafting, or even trotting around a nearby national park on horseback. Whatever you feel like doing, Gwin's will do their best to facilitate it. Family, friends, and romantic partners; they're all welcome at Gwin's!

Address

14865 Sterling Highway Milepost 52 Cooper Landing, Alaska 99572

Total area

Cooper Landing is approximately 69.9 square miles.

Fun facts

Gwin's Lodge was actually built from spruce logs harvested from the surrounding Chugach National Forest. Pat and Helen Gwin cut, hauled, and hand-peeled the logs themselves. They opened the lodge on January 1, 1952.

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