A pair of anglers enjoying daily cocktails at Steamboat Bay. // © 2016
Feature image (above): Angler Ken Chin with a silver salmon he caught while fishing Sunshine Point. // © 2016
At Alaska’s Sunshine Point, expect to see no other anglers — other than Alaska brown bears — during a week’s stay. The original cabin is nearly 100 years old with a separate dining room and two guest cabins. Your guide also serves as the cook and bear-spotter for you and up to four anglers per week.
Fishing is by walking or jet-powered skiff, and anglers can easily see huge concentrations of salmon in the clear water. September is the best season for catching silver salmon that range from 12 to 20 pounds. A six-night stay costs $3,350 per person and includes 15-minute float-plane transportation to and from Cordova, Alaska; all meals, lodging and guide service.
Noyes Island is a 31-square-mile remote island wilderness where the only inhabitants are deer, bears and the staff and guests of Steamboat Bay Fishing Club. Decadent luxury is everywhere, from the hand-carved furnishings to meals that source produce from the lodge’s garden or seafood often caught within sight of the lodge.
The coastal ecosystem here offers spectacular saltwater fishing from modern fishing boats. The daily catch of halibut, rockfish, lingcod, coho and king salmon is custom filleted and packed in insulated containers ready for airline shipment. Nearby sister lodge, Waterfall Resort, offers additional fishing options and pricing. Both lodges are accessible by floatplane from Ketchikan, Alaska. A four-night, all-inclusive stay at Steamboat is $7,695 per person.