5 MINUTES FROM THE LODGE
IN CALM PROTECTED WATERS
GUIDED HALIBUT AND SALMON FISHING
Looking for a truly remote location that offer fantastic salmon and halibut fishing?! Join us at Ravencroft and fill your freezer, see amazing wildlife and share stories in the evening on one of our ocean side lodge decks.
Since the lodge is located in protected water in Prince William Sound, guests will be pleasantly surprised at the relative calm waters that surround the lodge. There are no swells to contend with and guests usually refer to Port Fidalgo as "being on a lake". On most days the waters are flat and extremely enjoyable to fish on! On our worst weather days you can expect two footers.
Although we are remote, even by other lodge standards, location is key for folks that don't want to battle the crowds or wait your turn for to slip your boat into the "fishing hole". There are no roads to this lodge and we are completely off the grid. But because of where we are, fishing pressure is extremely low and most groups will only encounter other guests while in Port Fidalgo.
There are several species of fish that are available for guided fisherman that are found within a short distance from the lodge. Bottom fish such as Halibut and Rockfish populate both north and south shores of Port Fidalgo. You'll find massive schools of migrating salmon throughout the sound, trying to spawn in every freshwater creek that inhabits the Sound. But what we sets us apart from other fishing destinations is our Silver/Coho Salmon run that's literally 5 minutes from the lodge!
These are massive brutes that fight harder than any other species of salmon, with aerial battles not uncommon before landing a fish. There are two types of fishing styles for these fish, with one a more open ocean style of fishing that includes "jigging" with fresh bait. The second is later in the season that is done inside the cove and more of a cast and catch approach of fishing style. Smaller, light and bright lures work best here. But both are equally as fun and can even turn the most quiet and reserved outdoorsman, into whooping and hollering fish catching machines!
7 days/6 nights Fishing Package. First and last days are travel days. 5 total days fishing, remote lodging, meals, fishing gear, bait, fillet service, freezer service and one #50 lb fish box included. Guests will each have one private room with one twin bed and desk in each room unless requesting a couple's room in advance. Water-taxi transfers included from Valdez, AK to lodge and back to Valdez. Alcohol/soft drinks, fishing licenses, large snacks, internet and gratuities are not included.
Day 1: Travel day from Valdez, AK to lodge. Depart at 8am. We'll stop and fish along the way and arrive at the lodge at 4pm. Lunch included. Then check into rooms with lodge orientation. Dinner served at 5:30pm.
Day 2-6: Breakfast will be served at 7am at the lodge. 8am departure on boat for fishing activities with arrival back at the lodge at 4pm. If you still have energy after fishing, you'll have free time to 5pm for self-guided adventures such as hiking, beach combing, paddle boarding or just simply hang out at the main lodge with other guests until dinner is served at 5:30pm.
Day 7: Travel day back to Valdez, AK. Sit down breakfast 7am at lodge. Depart at 9am sharp for Valdez. Arrival back into Valdez approximately 11am.
Guided Packages Include:
Comfortable, heated bedrooms - single occupancy rooms with single bed, dual twins available upon request for couples.
Bathrooms & hot showers - accessed from the covered porch which surrounds the sleeping quarters building.
Meals - three meals per day. Breakfast and dinner served in the lodge dining room, with a sack lunch on the boat or back at the lodge.
Fishing boat - Fuel included and is equipped with all Coast-Guard required safety equipment.
Rods/Reels/Bait - spinning rods for Salmon & deep water rods for Halibut & various other bottom fish.
One heavy-duty fish-box, which holds #50 pounds of cleaned, filleted, frozen fish (additional boxes are for sale at the lodge).
Freezer space for your catch each day.
Guided Packages Does NOT Include:
Fishing License and Gratuities
Other personal expenses due to weather or delays in flights.
Ravencroft Lodge's Guided Fishing package is designed for the person who wishes to relax and leave everything to us. We will pilot your fishing boat each day, taking care of tackle, bait/lures and maintaining a clean vessel for your group. We will also clean, package and freeze your catch at the end of each day. Fishing will be for Salmon, sea-run Dolly Varden Trout, Halibut and several species of Rockfish. Guided fishing is done from our 30' StormCat Catamaran and/or from one of our 18' boats for smaller groups. Our catamaran offers a large rear deck that gives plenty of room for 6 fishermen, along with a heated cabin and private restroom. This is a large vessel with multiple area's to fish from.
The Weather and what to bring:
Alaskan weather is unpredictable and can change hourly. Summer temperatures range from the mid-60's to the low 70's. Rain and showers are frequent in the during these months. Even on the sunniest days of summer, the temperature may feel cool. Layered clothes is a good idea, and you will find that long sleeve shirts feel good on most days. A light jacket will probably come in handy. Good rain gear is a must, along with warm head gear. Good rubber soled shoes, or rubber boots. Be sure to bring a camera, flashlight, binoculars and your personal items. (Fly fisherman are welcome to bring their favorite fly rod for some extreme fighting action).