Accommodations: Self catering cabins accommodates 4-6
Cost: $2500 week dbl occ +$1k pp extra
Dates: April thru November
Duration: 1 week
Location: Whale Pass, AK
Not included: Trans. to lodge, meals, beverages
Phone Number : 800-410-1222
Provided: Fully furnished cabin, boat, SUV
Species: Salmon (silver,pink,sockeye),Trout (rainbow,cutthroat), Dolly varden
Technique: Fly Fishing or conventional
|Alaska's Fish Tales Lodge - Whale Pass, AK
Fishing the Neck Lake outlet silver salmon run is an experience every angler should have. The run is 50,000 fish strong and begins as early as mid-June! Our new cabins are located on the best hole of the outlet, and offer prime opportunity for fly and spin fisherman alike.
We fish silvers in both the stream and bay. Fishing the stream involves wading and casting in pools often filled with hundreds of fish. In the bay, we stalk pods of jumping and porpoising silvers from our 20í Lund. Fish in the bay are often more aggressive, and limits are easy to come by.
Our property borders the Neck Lake outlet, and when you can see the salmon jumping from your back porch, you know you've come to the right place!
The fishing at Whale Pass and Upper Clarence Straight is phenomenal. From the incredible run of summer silver salmon in the bay and at Neck Lake outlet to the superb halibut fishing in Kashevarof Passage and beyond, the fishing is hard to beat. The silvers arrive in mid-June, are thick by July, and remain strong through to fall. Pinks and sockeyes join in the mix as summer progresses. Tossing large spinners at the outlet of Neck Lake is always reliable, but fish can also be caught on the fly using various attractor patterns. The same patterns hold true in the outlet stream, with egg patterns getting the nod for fly fisherman.
The bay itself is also a prime area for dungeness crab, and we provide crab pots as part of your boat package. Itís easy to catch a mess of crabs for dinner!
Prince of Wales is loaded with fresh water opportunities beyond Whale Pass. There is superb fishing for dolly varden in numerous local streams, excellent runs of sockeye salmon at Sarkar Creek and Red Bay, excellent fishing for cutthroat trout in Neck Lake with trophy trout possible, and outstanding fishing for rainbow trout in Red Bay Lake.
All in all, you'll be challenged to find better multi-species angling opportunity over such an extensive fishing season!
We understand that when it's time to break from fishing, comfort is important. Our cabins come equipped with everything you'll need for your self-guided stay - quality cookware, a washer and dryer, boot warmers, linens and a large freezer for your catch. Our cabins sleep four persons comfortably.
You'll enjoy an abundance of wildlife right in your backyard. Eagles are daily visitors all summer and fall, black bears are common sights in the evening, and sitka black-tailed deer frequent the property.
Outstanding Opportunities for Self-Guided Deer and Bear Hunting
Sitka Black Tailed Deer
Prince of Whales island offers exceptional sitka black tail deer hunting. September is the month to hunt the alpine, October is prerut, and November is the rut season. Late fall is the Cook family's favorite time to be in the woods. Mornings are frosty, and weather is across the board, from a skiff of snow to bright sunshine days. All in all, the late fall offers temperatures that allow hunters to hang their deer.
If you are after a trophy black bear, Prince of Whales is the place to hunt, offering the highest population density of trophy black bears in the world! Studies have shown that bears on Prince of Whales have a skull size averaging of one and a half inch larger than bear populations of the same age found anywhere else in North America. With a spring hunt offered in April, May and June and a fall black bear season in September and October, opportunities for the self-guided hunter are limited only by the imagination.
Prince of Whales - A Wild Experience
The area around Whale Pass is rich with wildlife. Whale Passage itself, and the surrounding waters of the Clarence Straight abound with whales, seals, sea lions, and otters. Humpback, fin and killer whales frequent the area, and particularly abundant at Snow Pass, a natural feeding area for the whales. Renting the our 20' skiff will give you opportunity to view these beautiful giants at close range. On a smaller scale, crabbing and clamming are excellent in the area! It's easy to catch a mess of dungeness crabs for dinner.
On the island and along it's streams, encounters with wildlife are also a daily occurrences. Black bears are routine visitors to the streams, particularly in the morning and evening. As summer wears on, the bears often are out at any time of day, and can often be seen from the deck of the cabin as the feed on salmon at the Neck Lake outlet. Bald Eagles are everywhere. Sitka black tailed deer are common road and trail side visitors, and are seen almost daily.
Exploring the Tongass National Forest
There are also superb opportunities to experience nature along the Prince of Whales road system. The forests surrounding Whale Pass are part of the Tongass National Forest, and as a result, offer many opportunities through the parks service. Visits can be arranged to the spectacular El Capitan caves, some of the most fascinating spelunking in all of Alaska. A number of outstanding hiking opportunities exist as well, from easy hikes such as the Beaver Falls boardwalk and interpretive trail, which meanders through old growth rain forest and past cavernous sink holes, to a number of longer more strenuous hikes on trails maintained by the Tongass Forest Service.
We can also arrange for kayak rental, as the protected water of Whale Pass and beyond offers countless miles of beautiful bays, inlets, beaches and streams to explore!
Base rate for cabin/20' Lund skiff/vehicle package $2500, based on double occupancy," not per person." Per week.
Each additional person $1000 PP, up to 6 per cabin.
Minor children under 12, no charge
Cabin rental, upon availability. $100 per person per night.
Turn over days will be on Tuesdays.
For information/reservation please call 800-410-1222 or email by hitting blue button above.