Fishing Vacations - Waterfront Cabins
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Saltwater Fishing Alaska’s Famed Waters
Thorne Bay and Alaska’s Inside Passage are home to trophy-class, saltwater fishing located throughout its waters. With Alaskan Escape Sefl-Guided Vacations, you can enjoy fishing in relatively calm waters. The area is comprised of hundreds of islands, protected passages and bays, teeming with fish and other aquatic life. While fishing, don’t be surprised to see Orcas, Humpback Whales, Otters and Sea Lions.
Alaskan Escape provides each cabin with a 16 foot Lund skiff for self-guided fishing trips or we can also recommend local guides. Our Lunds are fully equipped with Penn Downriggers along with rods and reels for saltwater fishing. For fly fishing and stream fishing, we recommend you bring your favorite rod with you.
Each boat is also provided a crab pot. Great crabbing and clamming can be found throughout Thorne Bay.
Salmon Fishing at Alaskan Escape – Thorne Bay, Alaska
Chinook Salmon, commonly called Kings, are Alaska’s state fish and the largest and scarcest of Pacific salmon. The largest King ever taken weighed in at 126 pounds, though Kings usually range from 25 – 50 pounds. King fishing is most productive in these waters in June and July.
Silver Salmon or Cohos are hard fighters and can provide intense action. The Coho average 12-15 pounds, but can be found weighing in at over 20 pounds. These salmon are most plentiful from late July through September.
Pink Salmon or Humpies are the smallest and most abundant salmon in area waters. They average 3-5 pounds. The best Pink salmon fishing is during July and August.
Chum Salmon also called Dog salmon, are famous for their strength and large teeth, which develop most prominently in males upon entering fresh water. Chum salmon fishing is readily available mid- July through August. They average 15 pounds.
Rockfish is a term used to describe over 10 species of light-fleshed bottom fish, including Yellow Eye Rock Fish and Black Sea Bass. Most weigh between 1-5 pounds and are long-lived, depending on the species, may reach ages of 30-100 years. Good rock fishing occurs during the warm summer months.
Lingcod is usually found on or the near the bottom, most often over rocky reefs in areas of strong currents. These fish are extremely aggressive predators, often growing to over 50 pounds. The usual range is 10-40 pounds and are abundant throughout the fishing season.
Diving in Alaska? Bring your wetsuit! Prince of Wales Island is home to some of the freshest, sweetest Uni (sea urchin), a delicacy in high-end sushi restaurants.
Sea Cucumbers and Scallops can also be found in abundance.
Fly Fishing for Trout and Salmon
Prince of Wales Island is home to at least 23 of the hottest lakes, rivers and streams for fly fishing. Ask for recommendations for a guide or rent a car and guide yourself.
Native Steelhead – Two peak Steelhead seasons from April 15th to May 15th and again from November 15th through December 15th can produce trophy sized fish, in the 29-37 inch range.
Dolly Varden and Cutthroat Trout are plentiful in nearby lakes and streams. Most are 10-21 inches in length.
Salmon Fly Fishing heats up in July with Coho and Sockeye runs, followed by Pink and Chum Salmon in August.