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Whaler’s Cove Lodge

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Whalers Cove Lodge
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $5,500 to $6,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $3,500 to $4,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $2,500 to $3,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing Self Guided Fishing

Yes, this is indeed the Whaler's Cove Lodge that hosts "Alaska's Fishing Paradise" on the Sportsman Channel! Whaler's Cove is located on Killisnoo Island, very close to the village of Angoon on Admiralty Island. The lodge fishes Alaska's Inside Passage on calm, sheltered, and crowd-free waters. These fishing grounds were originally discovered by the Tlingit Indians, who chose the area for its exceptional weather, calm waters, and superb fishing. After the Alaska Purchase, the abandoned Tlingit village became a trading stop for whalers, giving the lodge-to-be its very apt name.

Whalers' Cove Lodge offers the best combination of fresh and saltwater fishing anywhere in Alaska!

Whaler's Cove Lodge truly offers the widest variety of fishing available in Alaska. Massive amounts of herring draw a cacophony of species to the area. These prolific waters are home to all five species of Pacific Salmon, plus Halibut, cod, Red Snapper, Sea Bass, and 20 other types of rockfish. Incredibly productive fishing is available less than 10 minutes from our private dock. The lodge's ideal location makes fly-outs unnecessary, letting you maximize your daily fishing time. Since the home waters are a hundred miles from any other towns, guests enjoy wilderness fishing without pressure from commercial and sport fleets.

Whaler's Cove Lodge is located on a beautiful secluded beach overlooking Killisnoo Harbor and the snow-clad mountains of Admiralty Island.

This remote lodge is situated near the Kootznoowoo Wilderness and Admiralty Island National Monument. The calm waters of Chatham Strait, 100 miles by boat from any large towns, are sheltered by Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof Islands. All guest rooms have a beautiful view of the harbor looking east over Admiralty Island National Monument.

Freshwater fishing opportunities abound - there are many secluded streams inside the bays of Admiralty, Baranof, and Chichigof islands

The lodge's fleet of boats can get you to 45 separate freshwater streams and rivers within an hour. By floatplane, you'll have access to over 1,000 freshwater lakes, streams and rivers within the same amount of time. They're all crystal clear and free of the glacial silt that's prevalent in mainland Alaska. The streams are wide and easily wade-able. Cast after four species of Pacific Salmon and several trout species. Small group guided trips of two to six people target Silver, Pink, Chum and Sockeye Salmon, as well as Char and Cutthroat Trout, on light spin cast or fly fishing tackle. Both methods are equally successful.
Catching Cohos and Pinks with your own, hand-tied flies? Use wet and brightly colored ones; use sparse ones with pink or drab olives for Chum. It's simple with Sockeyes '“ just use yarn! All fly hooks for salmon should be in the #2 class. However you choose to fish, yours will be the only group on the river. Experienced and novice anglers can enjoy action-packed fishing in these fish-stacked waters.

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Fishing trip to AK
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 11, 2023
  • Just back from a repeat four-day fishing trip at WCL. Both the fish and the weather cooperated. The silvers were running strong, in both salt and fresh water. We also caught plenty of halibut and...
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The most memorable and amazing fishing trip I've ever taken
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 10, 2023
  • Where do I begin!! Your way to the lodge is beyond remarkable. You ride in a ski plane with a top notch pilot and get to enjoy an unmatched beautiful view on the way in. Once you get there they take...
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I couldn't have asked for a better time!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 9, 2023
  • Fisrt thing we met at Ward Air in Juneau (super nice crew and nice float planes) and flew out to the lodge. Upon arrival we immediately got fitted with fishing bibs, boots and jackets. Then met our...
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