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Doc Warner's Alaska Adventures

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Doc Warner's Alaska Adventures - Aerial
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $2,500 to $3,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $2,500 to $3,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing Self Guided Fishing

Doc Warner's Fishing Adventures is located at the juncture of Icy Straight and Excursion Inlet about 30 miles west of the city of Juneau in the Southeast of Alaska. This is a self-guided fishing lodge.

Guests are housed in the main lodge and cabins. Rooms are assigned once you arrive. Meals here are served family-style, and they are home cooked. Breakfast starts at seven a.m. and is all you can eat. Lunch is via a packed lunch, prepared by the staff and is enjoyed will fishing.

Fishing at Doc Warner's

The local sea area around the lodge is sheltered by barrier islands. The waters in the straight are calm and make the best area for Halibut and Salmon Fishing. Fishing ends at five p.m. or when you limit out. The Dock crew takes care of filleting your catch and vacuum sealing it. Dinner is served each night at 6 p.m.

Fishing for Halibut and Salmon with Doc Warner's

If you have never fished for Halibut before then be prepared for monstrous fish. Halibut are divided into two groups, fondly titled "chickens" and "barn doors." A chicken is any halibut that is less than a hundred pounds. A barn door is a halibut that weighs more than 100 pounds. Why the name barn door? When you catch a 1000 pound Halibut, and it is on the hook for weighing, it resembles a barn door. That is how large these fish become. In 2014, a sports fisherman caught a 483 pound Halibut in the Southeast of Alaska. This would have been a world-record except that the fish was shot and then harpooned. The current world record is 459 pounds. Still, that is a lot of fish to battle and then try to get from the net to the boat. Barn Doors are some kind of wonderful. The first week of August is a good week for Halibut Fishing. The last week of June and the first week of July is also a good time for Halibut fishing.

Salmon love the inner passages because the waters are calm, and the food is plentiful. Many species of salmon queue up in the straights before they make their way to the freshwater spawning grounds. Kings are the primary target because they grow huge. Silver Salmon are often plentiful, and they put up a fight. Mid-July and the month of August is excellent salmon fishing.

Expect a well-run show at Doc Warner's. The boating is awesome, the waters are calm, and they give you a full orientation before you fish.

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Doc Warner's Review - 1st week in Aug 2021
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 11, 2021
  • A great trip for those who are even just a little bit familiar with this kind of fishing and are willing to go unguided. The trip is all inclusive (minus air fare and over night lodging in Juneau...
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Great experience! Worth every penny. Great deal for all that you are given!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 24, 2021
  • This was our first trip to Doc Warner's. We have been to Alaska many times around Seward and Kenai. We went with a group of others that had been there before which was helpful to us. The boats...
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1st Time
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 20, 2018
  • 1st time at Doc's. Went with friends that are repeat clients. Simply put this is a class operation that has the customer 1st in everything they do. Their staff is exceptional and they take care of...
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