ALASKA’S BOARD­WALK LODGE

Sport Fishing - - ELECTRONICS -

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.

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