Talon Lodge & Spa - Alaska
  • Approximate Cost:
    4 - 5 Days: $4,000 to $5,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing

Talon Lodge sits on a private island just off the Sitka shoreline and along the beautiful and pristine Inside Passage. Expect wonderful and beautiful scenery from the lodge. In the distance, the extinct cone of Mt. Edgecumbe presides over the region as the forests of the Tongass National Forest spread out creating a wild and scenic wilderness. The lodge is first-class. Rooms are designed for double occupancy and can hold up to six guests. The lodge features a main house and several out cabins that each features a versatile room set up of four, three or two bedrooms. The lodge is designed to accommodate various sizes of groups. The food here is also first-class as the lodge offers guests a gourmet menu with wonderful fares such as grilled salmon, Dungeness crab, and other delicacies.

Guests can expect to fly to Sitka where they will be met at the airport by the lodge crew and transported by to the island via a 5-10 minute boat ride. Fishing begins each morning around 7 am and lasts throughout the day. Guest return to the lodge in the late afternoon and settle in for dinner and relaxation. On-site services include a spa, and an outstanding staff that is happy to meet guests needs.

Freshwater Adventures at Talon Lodge

Freshwater fly fishing is amazing in Alaska. Talon Lodge guides you to local rivers where you can fish for spring Steelhead, Dolly Varden, Rainbow Trout and Salmon. Silver Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, and Pink Salmon are plentiful through thought the spring and summer near Sitka. Dolly Varden are char that resemble large rainbow trout. You can tell them apart by the spots. Rainbows have dark spots, whereas Dolly Varden have bright spots in red, orange, and yellow.

Overall, Talon Lodge is an excellent spot for fishermen, families, and groups. Expect clean accommodations with plenty of creature comforts.

The Joy of Saltwater Fishing with Talon Lodge

The local saltwater holds more then just Halibut and King Salmon. There are several species of Cod, Snapper, and Bass in them waters. A local predator -- the Lingcod -- is an outstanding sports fishing target. The long, lean predator is a fighter and will even bite wet flies if you wish to try your hand at saltwater fly fishing. There are also a number of Salmon species that are equally fun to catch here.

The Fishing Adventure at Talon Lodge

Talon Lodge is both a freshwater fishing lodge and a saltwater fishing lodge. It offers guests the best of both worlds. Sitka, Alaska is located in the Southeast of the state along the Gulf of Alaska. This is an outstanding place to fish for Pacific Halibut. The barn doors of the fish world can weigh upwards of 1000 pounds. Though for sports fishermen, a 200 pound halibut is quite amazing. The record for sports fishermen landing a halibut is 495 pounds. So expect some excitement.

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Exceeded All Expectations
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Reviewed By on August 14, 2017
  • My Dad has been battling cancer and his "bucket list" was to fish in Alaska. We were very concerned about whether he could handle the "Alaska wilderness" with his condition. However, Phil, Gwen...
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It's unlikely your previous 5 star experience at a Lodge is going to hold up.
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Reviewed By on July 27, 2017
  • Or at a resort, or a hotel. Talon gets lumped into a category of a fishing lodge or an Alaskan lodge. It's wrong. Completely wrong. Your Idea of what five diamond service is will probably be...
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Spectacularly beautiful fishing resort.
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Reviewed By on July 19, 2017
  • I just don't know how an Alaskan fishing resort could be better than Talon Lodge. The location, a gorgeous private island, is surpassed only by the wonderful service. All of the staff were...
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