ALASKA’S BOARDWALK LODGE
800-764-3918 At the southernmost entrance to the Inside Passage is Ketchikan, with Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge 35 miles to the southwest, in the lush rainforest on Prince of Wales Island. ACCESS: Most flights reach Ketchikan from Seattle, and from there, a scheduled floatplane or ferry gets you to the lodge. ACCOMMODATIONS: Eleven rooms, up to 22 guests. SPORT-FISHING FLEET: Five 28-foot cabin cruisers, each with twin 150 Mercury outboards. TACKLE AND BAITS: Shimano 700 reels with Shakespeare Ugly Stik rods. For salmon, double-hooked sets with herring, two downriggers for kings, two flat lines for silvers and a fifth line with a flasher. DISTANCE TO FISH: Halibut 8 to 10 miles; salmon 10 to 15 miles; all usually within a 20-minute run. SEASON: Kings early May to early July; silvers early July to midAugust and scattered through September; pinks and chum July to late August; halibut, lingcod and rockfish June through September. RATES: $5,000 per person, double occupancy preferred but not required for two days fishing and three nights; $8,200 for four days fishing and five nights; cost of floatplane or ferry from Ketchikan included. COMMENTS: The calm, protected waters of the Inside Passage make for typically comfortable fishing conditions. The lodge features three culinary-school-trained chefs.