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Sportsman's Cove Lodge

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Sportsman's Cove Lodge
  • Approximate Cost:
    4 - 5 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing

Sportsman's Cover Lodge offers an eagle's view of the water around Ketchikan and on the Prince of Wales Island. This is the territory of the Tongass National Forest, and the surrounding mountains are covered in the rich green of the Pacific Temperate Rainforest.

The lodge is a beautiful complex with a private pier, main lodge, Eagles' Nest cabin and the Saltery Cottage. The rooms have private bath with amazing views. The Eagle's Nest holds eight rooms spread over two levels. The Saltery cottage features three double occupancy rooms and three bathrooms with a kitchenette and added living room. Overall, expect a comfortable and hospitable stay in a clean lodge with warm and friendly staff.

Fishing for Halibut and Salmon

Halibut are amazing fish to fight. The barn doors weigh over 100 pounds, and the chickens weigh under 100 pounds. That is a good amount of fish to battle. Usually, Halibut fishing is best achieved using a chum pattern nothing seems to attract these flat giants like a good salmon head. Try it. If you haul in a Salmon while trolling, use the head for bait when you set up for Halibut.

The local waters here offer the big King Salmon too. Everyone loves the Kings because they are often 20-50 pounds. They real gems are the Silvers. These fish offer plenty of fights and are awesome to battle. They leap from the water and display aggressive twists and turns before they plunge back into the depths. A fisherman can wear himself or herself out fighting Silver Salmon.

Other Outstanding Fish to Fight

The Lingcod is an amazing predator too. They are long, lean and tenacious. The bigger ones can be nearly as long as a man. They have huge heads that full of half inch long dagger-like teeth. They prey on the cod, bass, and other fish in the local waters. There are 17 species of Rockfish here that are fun to catch and excellent to eat. The gold eyes, Yellow eyes, and snappers are perfect targets when you need to recover from fishing for Halibut.

Expect to have an amazing fishing experience and clean, comfortable accommodations. The staff is warm and friendly, and there is plenty of excellent fishing to be had at the Sportman's Cove Lodge.

Fishing the Briny Sea with Sportsman's Cove Lodge

Like many fishing lodges, Halibut is a prime focus. Here at the Sportsman's Cove Lodge, you get to apply that focus with a crew of skilled and seasoned fishermen. Among other fish that you can target are the King Salmon, Silver Salmon, Pink Salmon, and the Chum Salmon. Some other species that are fun are Lingcod, Cod, and 17 species of Rockfish that are dang good eating.

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It doesn?t get any better than this!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 14, 2019
  • Where do I begin? The floatplane ride landing right in front of the lodge, being greeted with smiles, drinks and appetizers by a super staff. The beautiful Alaskan setting. The friendly...
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Best Lodge in Alaska
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 21, 2019
  • I first came here in 1998. Each year it just gets better. The operations at the lodge get smoother and more refined. The staff is always friendly and helpful, willing to satisfy any reasonable...
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Best Fishing Lodge in Alaska
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on June 29, 2019
  • There is not enough room here to write how amazing this lodge is every year. This is my fifth year back and will definitely be going next year. If you want the most relaxing and comfortable fishing...
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