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Wild Strawberry Lodge

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Wild Strawberry Lodge - Sitka, Alaska
  • Approximate Cost:
    4 - 5 Days: $3,500 to $4,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $2,500 to $3,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing

Wild Strawberry Lodge is a Sitka, Alaska based lodge that exudes fishing. The lodge focuses on Pacific Halibut and Salmon fishing from their fleet of custom charter boats. The lodge is a complex that consists of a main lodge, house, and cabin. The cabin sits on piers over the waters of Thomsen Harbor, and you could fish from the balcony. The cabin and house have full kitchen and laundry facilities. The cabin or house is perfect for groups as they will easily accommodate up to six people. The lodge itself has ample amenities such as guest computers and a 40 Inch TV with cable. The food here is amazing, and the people are hospitable and attentive. The main dining room can hold up to 40 people and features views of the harbor and those amazing Alaska sunsets. Expect outstanding treatment, warm hospitality and a crew that will help make your fishing adventure memorable.

Monster Fish and Awesome Scenery

The King Salmon are huge. Not as huge as a barn door, but the record for King Salmon here in Alaska is 126 pounds. The waters here are just full of Salmon as they prepare to enter the freshwater rivers to find their spawning grounds. The Salmon are hungry before they enter freshwater and once they do they stop eating. Sitka offers some of the best waters for ocean Salmon fishing. Besides the King Salmon, there are the Silver salmon which are just slightly smaller. The deal with Silvers is that they are fighters. They strike hard, like you have been hit by a car. They also breach when they fight, so they are exciting to fish. The local waters are also home to Pink Salmon and Chum Salmon. Pink Salmon, are fun. In addition to Salmon, you might catch Lingcod and Snapper too. If you are lucky, you may also see the whales. The Orcas are amazing to watch hunt.

Wild Strawberry Lodge is a bait fishing lodge. Halibut love left over salmon, especially the heads. Most Pacific Halibut charters will chum a small areas and draw in the Halibut. A hot Halibut spot will keep you busy fishing all day, and you might limit early. Not a problem here in Sitka because you can start trolling for Salmon. You can use bait, or you can bust out the flashers and bigger spoons. Either way, your fishing adventure is going to be something you remember for a long while. Wild Strawberry Lodge is a top Alaska destination.

Barn Door Halibut Fishing

This is one of the lodges that will put you into prime Barn Door waters. A Barn Door is a Pacific Halibut that weighs in at over 100 pounds. While that may sound huge, the world record for the Pacific Halibut landed by a sports fisherman weight just under 500 pounds. These fish get their name because they are about the size of a barn door. They are laterally compressed and are one of the best eating fish in Alaska.

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GREAT Customer service, amazing food, and awesome fishing!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on November 19, 2023
  • Always a stellar experience where the customer service is the only thing better than the fishing. I really enjoy the delicious dinners of panko ling cod, prime rib, clam chowder, etc. I can?t wait...
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OK Experience
3.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 16, 2023
  • We had a good time, good weather caught a lot of fish. Deck had was great, food was mediocre, lodging was OK. The orientation was an info dump of rules and regulations. I was disappointed that one of...
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Will go again!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 3, 2023
  • An amazing family owned and operating lodge and fishing adventures. The food is amazing, the staff is warm and friendly. I didn?t fish and felt just as welcomed and cared for as those who fished...
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