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10 09, 2021

Alaska Bucket List: Unique Adventures on Afognak Island

2021-09-10T19:44:38+00:00Afognak Island State Park, Alaska Fishing, Alaskan Wilderness, AWL Blog, Guided Adventures, Travel in Alaska|

People typically head north to the “Last Frontier” to find enriching endeavors that you simply can’t recreate in the lower-48 states. An Alaska bucket list is a definitive collection of things to do that, unless you’re a regular visitor, you may never have an opportunity to experience elsewhere. Within the beautiful Kodiak Islands, Afognak Island is a sometimes overlooked gem that offers ample possibilities for adventure ranging from fishing to wildlife photography. And at Afognak Wilderness Lodge, you’ll find some of the most intriguing experiences in North America and possibly the world! Exploration and Discover on Beautiful Afognak Island, Alaska [...]

3 06, 2021

An Alaska Summer Vacation on Afognak Island

2021-06-03T15:02:44+00:00Alaska Fishing, Alaskan Wilderness, Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Travel in Alaska|

An Alaska summer vacation is hard to come by for many people, that’s why Afognak Wilderness Lodge—the only lodge or residence on Afognak Island—provides an affordable option with no minimum stay for those hoping to discover one of the world’s most unique and beautiful. From fishing to wildlife viewing and many other activities in between, our slice of paradise in the “Last Frontier” offers a seemingly endless number of opportunities for anyone seeking the ultimate adventure. Besides being in an extremely remote location, one of the other noteworthy aspects of staying with Afognak Wilderness Lodge is the ease in which [...]

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 [...]

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