but what often gets overlooked is the state’s great steelhead fishing.
That’s partially because steelhead tend to be found in fewer Alaskan rivers than the ubiquitous salmon runs, fortunately, they’re within striking distance of Boardwalk Lodge on Prince of Wales Island, about 35 minutes from Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska.
And these aren’t just any steelhead. These are big, native fish weighing double digits, and you will be hooking them fresh from saltwater. Along with chrome steel, there’s dolly varden and cutthroat trout. And yeah, there are salmon, too, including silvers, sockeye, chums and pinks, all of which you can catch on the fly.
The two guest lodges sit on 26 acres of ocean-front property overlooking a solitary tidal inlet. The rustically elegant lodges comfortably accommodate up to 19 guests. Relax in a hot tub at the end of your fishing day, and dine on fresh, locally caught seafood, or meat-eater faves like prime rib and pork loin.