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Southeast Retreat
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing Self Guided Fishing

The Southeast Retreat Fishing Lodge sits on the western shores of Prince of Wales Island, which is along the Southeastern Panhandle of Alaska. The lodge is near the town of Klawock and Craig Alaska. The lodge is near Big Salt Lake. What all of this means is quiet, relaxing, and amazing fishing.

The Lodge holds a maximum of eight guests so expect personal attention. Guests are housed in one of two guest units, which are waterfront apartments constructed of Cedar and built in an A-Frame. Each cabin sleeps up to four guests making this a perfect retreat for families or small groups.

Fishing with Southeast Retreat Fishing Lodge

Guests can opt for self-guided or fully guided fishing. This is a Saltwater and Freshwater Fishing lodge. Guests typically target Pacific Halibut, King Salmon, and Silver Salmon. Other fishing options include Steelhead, which show up in the spring. Coho Salmon show up in mid-July and usually stick around until mid-September. Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden are also available for those who like fly fishing.

Ocean Fishing involves Salmon and Halibut, but also Rock Fish, Cod, and Snappers. The Halibut fishing is good year round as the flat-bottom dwelling fish love the shallow coastal shelf in this area of Alaska. You are also likely to catch King Salmon and Coho Salmon while fishing in the ocean. If fishing near shore you may have the best opportunity to battle the fierce Ling Cod. These long, lean fish are amazing fighters.

Special Excursions and Odd Fishing Adventures

If you find yourself with the opportunity, try to fish for Rock Fish, Ling Cod, or Snappers using a fly rod and sinking fly. It sounds odd, but it turns out to be an amazing adventure. You may even be lucky enough to attract a Silver Salmon at which point the adventure flips into high gear.

The local area is also an excellent place to explore by 4x4. Hit the road, and discover some of the remote streams where Dolly Varden and Cutthroat trout are thick in the clear bottom creeks. This is black bear country so take your camera and common sense. The backwoods offers an amazing opportunity for photography.

Most people come here to target the Pacific Halibut and the monster King Salmon. Both offer adventure for thrill seekers as these fish can get massive. Expect Kings in the 20-50 pound range, early in the season - May and June. For Halibut, expect plenty of 20-40-pound "Chickens" with a good opportunity to land Pacific Halibut that are over 100 pounds.


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