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1 02, 2021

Fun Ways to Stay Busy Before Your Alaska Fishing Vacation

2021-02-01T16:23:04+00:00Alaska Fishing, AWL Blog, Guided Adventures, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges, Offseason Activities|

Anglers usually don't have many chances for their favorite pastime in winter unless they live in a warm climate or go ice fishing. A lack of opportunity is often the most significant limiting factor followed by winter obligations and responsibilities—like holidays and hunting. No matter the hurdles, there are more than a couple of ways to keep yourself busy during the offseason as you eagerly await your Alaska fishing vacation. Although many all-inclusive resorts in Alaska are closed for the winter, that doesn't mean you have to stop thinking about the upcoming Alaska fishing season at Afognak Wilderness Lodge on [...]

31 12, 2020

3 Reasons to Book Your Summer Alaska Wilderness Vacation Now

2020-12-31T14:21:18+00:00Alaska Fishing, Alaskan Wildlife, Lodging|

Although we’re well into the offseason, we’re already looking ahead to next summer, and we suggest you follow our lead. An Alaska wilderness vacation is a bucket list item for a lot of people. After a long year, we’re willing to bet there will be a large influx of anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts hoping to get a taste of the “Last Frontier.” As such, it’s highly critical that you mitigate any errors or missteps by booking your trip to Afognak Island as soon as possible. Early booking is the most fail-proof way to secure the lodging and dates you [...]

4 06, 2020

4 Alaskan Salmon Recipes from Afognak Wilderness Lodge

2020-10-19T20:27:14+00:00Alaska Fishing, Alaska Freshwater Fish, AWL Blog, Dining, Fishing Tips, Lodging|

At this point, many people would say the words salmon and fishing in Alaska go hand in hand. For decades, eager anglers have descended on the Kodiak Island area for a shot at snagging their biggest catch yet. The feat of reeling and landing one of Alaska’s coveted Pacific salmon species brings to anglers a sense of accomplishment rivaled only by the act of taking one’s bounty home to feed friends and family. This human instinct is the reason we fish; to help satiate your innate desires, we’ve put together a list of our favorite Alaskan salmon recipes for you [...]

12 05, 2020

Alaska Fishing Charters with Afognak Wilderness Lodge

2020-10-19T20:34:28+00:00Alaska Fishing, AWL Blog, Guided Adventures, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges, Lodging|

The fishing near Kodiak Island is some of the best in Alaska, if not the world. Every year, thousands of anglers from abroad descend upon this legendary archipelago to experience the thrill and adventure of Alaska fishing vacations. Every serious fisherman and woman should strive to find themselves fishing in Alaska, but with that comes a slight learning curve.  Even if you have spent time near Kodiak Island, you’ll want a person who dedicates time to catching the highly coveted fish of Alaska’s inland freshwater systems and seaside. Alaska fishing charters with Afognak Wilderness Lodge allow you to fish side [...]

24 04, 2020

A Kodiak Islands Vacation at Afognak Wilderness Lodge

2020-10-19T20:42:16+00:00Alaska Fishing, Alaska Freshwater Fish, Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Dining, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges, Lodging, Wildlife Photography|

Imagine, you've just pulled your luggage from the floatplane. Preoccupied with making sure you have everything, you don't immediately notice the misty mountain forest that surrounds you. Your family is slow to make their way out of the aircraft, but as they step outside, their faces begin to glow and you are reminded why you came here. After dropping your gear on the ground, you pull out your phone and notice you have no service. You smile and think to yourself, "Perfect."

11 04, 2019

Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges: Saltwater Fishing

2020-07-09T16:59:03+00:00Alaska Fishing, AWL Blog, Fishing Tips, Guided Adventures|

There is no rush quite like heading out to sea with fishing gear in hand and tackling the monsters of the deep for an incredible Alaska fishing trip. When you embark on one of our Afognak Wilderness Lodge saltwater fishing trips, you can expect the most exciting catches you have ever reeled in. Kodiak Island fishing lodges don’t get much better than this as there is an array of fish that you will be able to wrangle that you can’t find in the fresh waters of the Alaskan wilderness. Summertime Fun During the summer months, Afognak Wilderness Lodge takes guests [...]

20 02, 2019

Afognak Wilderness Lodge – Freshwater Fishing At Its Finest

2020-07-09T17:02:28+00:00Alaska Fishing, AWL Blog, Fishing Tips, Guided Adventures|

For many anglers, Alaska is at the top of their bucket lists for fishing trip destinations. With such a hearty variety of trophy fish and waters that lie in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, it is easy to see why. The unique location of our wilderness lodge also allows anglers to experience a couple of different fishing excursions that you can’t find anywhere else. One of our favorite fishing adventures here at Afognak Wilderness Lodge is our freshwater fishing, and we want to tell you just why! Serene, Bountiful, And Beautiful There are very few places that you can [...]

4 02, 2019

Understand Fish in Alaska | Freshwater Fish

2020-07-09T17:06:48+00:00Alaska Fishing, Alaska Freshwater Fish, AWL Blog|

Before planning your ultimate Alaska fishing adventure, it’s important to know a little about the many different fish in Alaska. Freshwater fish are abundant on Afognak Island, and they’re so much fun to catch! Whether you want to bring fish home or you prefer to catch and release, the fish in Alaska will leave you in awe. They’re large, powerful, and brilliantly colored. As the only lodge on Afognak Island, Afognak Wilderness Lodge offers unparalleled access to the most remote fishing waters in Alaska. Here is the scoop on six of the most sought after Alaska freshwater fish on Afognak [...]

20 10, 2018

What to Expect When You Stay at Afognak

2020-07-09T17:17:21+00:00Alaska Fishing, AWL Blog, Guided Adventures, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges, Lodging|

A trip to Afognak Wilderness Lodge is one of the most unique and exciting Alaska adventures you can experience. With unmatched access to both saltwater and freshwater fishing, this jewel of the Kodiak Islands is an adventurer’s dream locale. The variety and abundance of incredible wildlife are second to none, and so are the Lodge’s accommodations and amenities. After a long day of exploring and reeling in beautiful Alaskan trophy fish, it’s essential to be able to relax in comfort. The modern conveniences along with the breathtaking setting make Afognak Wilderness Lodge the best of all Kodiak Island fishing lodges. [...]

20 05, 2018

Kicking Off The Fishing Season

2020-07-09T17:28:17+00:00Alaska Fishing, Alaska Freshwater Fish, AWL Blog, Fishing Tips, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges|

With your line in the water, you sit back and take in the views around you. Beautiful sprawling Alaskan wilderness surrounds you, and vast panoramic mountain and forest views are visible from every angle. You wade as the waves rush around your legs and as you scan the shallow streams around you it finally happens. You feel the tug on your line as that prized fish goes for the bait and the fight begins. The season of catching Alaska freshwater fish is finally here, and we are excited to get things underway here at Afognak Wilderness Lodge.  Our Favorite Season [...]

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