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Delicious Alaskan Salmon Recipes

Booking an Alaska fishing charter will almost certainly lead to a massive haul of salmon. Since the likelihood is high that you'll have a bountiful outing, figuring out what to do with all that fish can sometimes be the biggest challenge. A lot of people will simply douse it in olive oil and seasoning and throw it in the oven. Considering how much you could potentially take home, it may be wise to diversify your preparation methods. Here we present four delectable Alaskan salmon recipes to give you some fresh ideas on what to do with the fruits of your [...]

Why to Hire Alaska Fishing Guides

Fishing near Admiralty Island is an intriguing endeavor that every sport fisherman and woman should explore. Year after year, anglers from the world over flock to Southeast Alaska in search of a massive bounty or a personal best, frequently watching their dreams come true. With any new challenge, there comes a learning curve, and fishing in Alaska is a prime example.  Even if you’ve spent some time on Admiralty Island or the many other isles in Southeast Alaska, you’ll want the tutelage of someone who has dedicated much of their life's work to finding and catching the magnificent specimens that [...]

Whale Watching in Alaska with Favorite Bay Lodge

For any adventurer, it’s hard to beat candidly observing large, majestic animals as they revel in their natural environment. With an abundance of krill and herring, the Chatham Strait offers prime habitat for one of our favorite neighbors: the humpback whale.  Nature enthusiasts from all over the world gather to witness these massive creatures create a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit of epic proportions. As temperatures begin to rise in the northern Pacific Ocean, whales will start migrating from Mexico, making the best times for whale watching in Alaska from May through September.   The Chatham Strait Finding the whales is crucial to whale [...]

An Epic Adventure Awaits at Favorite Bay Lodge

Many people think of the ocean when the topic of salmon arises and for good reason. How many times have you seen ocean anglers on television pulling up massive salmon or heard stories from your buddies about the time they limited out on an Alaska fishing charter? What some people don’t realize is that salmon are an anadromous species, meaning they thrive in both fresh and saltwater.  The life of an Alaska freshwater salmon starts beneath the surface of the inland streams and rivers where they can live for up to several years—depending on the species—before migrating to the ocean. [...]

Tongass National Forest in Angoon, Alaska

The Tongass National Forest covers around 17 million acres of the Southeast Alaska Panhandle, including Angoon, Alaska, on Admiralty Island, where Favorite Bay Lodge is located. During your stay, you'll be able to take the most incredible photos on some of the best hikes in Alaska in the national forest. Not only is the forest full of wildlife including wolves, bald eagles, and brown bears, it's also referred to as the national salmon forest. You'll find the five species of salmon, and you should know that there are more salmon in Tongass than all of the other national forests combined! [...]

Plan a Perfect Getaway for Two in Angoon, Alaska

In honor of the most romantic season of the year, we’d like to take some time to talk about the beauty of Angoon, Alaska, and why a couples getaway to Favorite Bay Lodge should be on your bucket list. Favorite Bay Lodge is located on the majestic Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska and is part of the Tongass National Forest. While staying at the lodge, you’ll be able to spot an abundance of Alaska wildlife, sit around a fire pit with a glass of wine, and can even take a bath after a long day of hiking in Alaska. Nightly [...]

The Importance of Spending Time in Nature in Angoon, Alaska

Enjoying the great outdoors while in Angoon, Alaska, is the best part about staying with Favorite Bay Lodge during the summer. Relax, rejuvenate, and feed your soul with clean, fresh air as you escape the city and bask in nature. While at our lodge, you will be able to get your recommended dose of vitamin D, increase your energy, take a digital detox, and build your strength through our adventurous daily activities.  Whether you’re hiking in Alaska through the Tongass National Forest, kayaking on the hidden lakes, or are reeling in a monster catch, you’ll feel a sense of self-care [...]

Give the Gift of Adventure to Angoon, Alaska

The holidays are just around the corner, which means that you may find yourself in a bit of a pinch when it comes to getting your significant other something meaningful for the season. Why not give the gift of an adventure to Favorite Bay Lodge in Angoon, Alaska? Not only will the special angler in your life be able to fish in Alaska, but they’ll also be able to have a life-lasting memorable experience. Continue reading to find out why giving the gift of a fishing trip for the upcoming salmon season will be the perfect option for your loved [...]

A Look Ahead to Next Year on Admiralty Island

It's never too early to book your trip to one of the most beautiful places in Alaska, Favorite Bay Lodge on Admiralty Island. Since many set out on an Alaska fishing vacation, you'll want to make your reservations early to ensure your spot! During your Alaska salmon fishing trips, you'll have the opportunity to do some of the best saltwater salmon excursions throughout your stay. Aside from fishing the five species of salmon as well as halibut, the area has freshwater streams that hold healthy populations of Cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden char, and steelhead. Keep reading to find out what [...]

8 Reasons to Visit Admiralty Island, Alaska

Admiralty Island, Alaska, is one of the last remaining hidden gems in North America as only a handful of fishing and adventure lodges rest on this particularly serene isle. And Favorite Bay Lodge remains one of the only Southeast Alaska fishing lodges to provide world-class fishing, gourmet cuisine, whale watching, and crab trapping. While we’re in the midst of autumn, there’s no better time than right now to book a well-deserved, long-awaited getaway to awe-inspiring Admiralty Island. Admiralty Island: A Scenic, Adventurous Haven To ensure that your Southeast Alaska fishing vacation is nothing short of flawless, we’ve compiled eight reasons [...]

Coho Salmon Fishing near Admiralty Island

Recent regulations on underpopulated king salmon put thousands of anglers in a tight spot this summer. Baiting, hooking, and hauling in a giant king salmon ranks among the most incredible experiences on earth. But while we wait for the Chinook to thrive once again, we turn our attention to the best pound-for-pound fighters in the salmon family: coho. Coho (“silver salmon”) are as fast as lightning, wicked smart, and acrobatic. Anglers from across the globe have been flocking to Southeast Alaska to partake in some of the best coho salmon fishing known to humankind. Whether you’re aiming to battle saltwater [...]

Fall Fishing Adventures: Freshwater Silver Salmon

As we flip the calendar to July, many of us turn our attention to the upcoming fall fishing season here at Favorite Bay Lodge, the only luxury fishing lodge near Angoon, Alaska. We’ve evolved into one of the most talked-about Southeast Alaska fishing lodges primarily because of our saltwater fishing trips, gourmet cuisine, and jaw-dropping ocean views. But our serene island destination is also a short boat and canoe trip from world-class salmon and trout fishing, especially during autumn’s peak. Many anglers prefer fall fishing trips because the freshwater silver “coho” salmon are as feisty as ever, and the surrounding [...]

Best After-Dinner Activities in Angoon, Alaska

Hundreds of anglers from across the globe journey to Angoon, Alaska, every summer to indulge in some of the best fishing, natural scenery, and culinary creations in North America. Favorite Bay Lodge, located on jaw-dropping Admiralty Island, remains one of the premier Southeast Alaska fishing resorts thanks to our world-class fishing guides, secluded location, and award-winning culinary team. All guests will have the rare opportunity to savor a nightly, four-course gourmet meal, which may include fresh halibut, smoked salmon, fresh-caught Dungeness crab, or many other delicacies. After dinner, guests typically have one to three hours of R&R before sundown. Some [...]

Pass the Time in Juneau before Your Flight Home

All anglers who visit Favorite Bay Lodge, located on awe-inspiring Admiralty Island, will fly into Juneau International Airport in the Mendenhall Valley. And many of these lucky anglers choose to venture into Downtown Juneau, visit the University of Alaska Southeast, or stroll around the airport for dinner and drinks before starting the journey back home, wherever that may be. Alaska Airlines is the primary airline that serves Southeast Alaska, so you’ll likely connect through Seattle up to Juneau before hopping aboard a seaplane en route to Angoon, Alaska. Depending on how much downtime you have before departure, we highly recommend [...]

The Fishing Season Is Nearly Here in Angoon, Alaska!

The wait is nearly over as spring’s arrival signifies that we’re only weeks away from the start of the much-anticipated fishing season here on jaw-dropping Admiralty Island, one of the most beautiful places in Alaska. Not only does Favorite Bay Lodge provide visiting anglers with world-class salmon fishing in Alaska, but you’ll have the rare opportunity to hike, kayak, whale watch, and trap crabs on arguably the prettiest island in North America. Before boarding a plane headed for Angoon, Alaska, we recommend learning more about the upcoming fishing season by reading further. What to Bring / What to Leave at [...]

4 Reasons to Visit Admiralty Island, Alaska, This Summer

Summer is fast approaching, and we’re patiently itching for the upcoming salmon fishing season to begin here in Angoon, Alaska, at the luxe Favorite Bay Lodge. While the still waters that surround Admiralty Island are teeming with salmon, halibut, and rockfish, we offer so much more than just fishing here at Favorite Bay Lodge, one of the premier Alaska fishing lodges. You’ll discover a surprisingly luxurious wilderness resort that provides everything from gourmet cuisine to jaw-dropping natural beauty. We’ve hand-selected four reasons to visit Admiralty Island during the summertime for those who’re still on the fence about planning a trip [...]

World-Class Alaska Fishing Camps near Angoon, Alaska

It may not seem like it at the moment as a large portion of the United States battles a record-breaking polar vortex, but we’re closing in on yet another marvelous fishing season here on Admiralty Island, Alaska. Favorite Bay Lodge, one of the premier Southeast Alaska fishing camps, is already accepting reservations for the upcoming season. Each full day of world-class fishing ends with gourmet cuisine inside our luxury wilderness lodge, just one of the many perks of choosing Favorite Bay. Visiting anglers can choose between a wide variety of saltwater and freshwater excursions depending on the season and availability. [...]

Most Beautiful Places in Alaska: Angoon, Alaska

While most of our guests make the journey to the Last Frontier for week-long world-class fishing trips, Favorite Bay Lodge’s prime location ensures that you’re also minutes from awe-inspiring outdoor adventures. Favorite Bay Lodge rests on Admiralty Island, one of the most beautiful places in Alaska, and nature still rules the land here in Southeast Alaska. Outdoor enthusiasts from across the globe visit our peaceful bayfront lodge to witness gigantic humpback whales, majestic bald eagles, and astounding brown bears. Our guests can substitute a fishing excursion with a day-long wildlife activity, including whale watching, sea kayaking, and backpacking through Tongass [...]

World-Class Fishing and Gourmet Cuisine Fuse in Angoon, AK

There’s something truly magical about feasting on the day’s catch among friends here in Angoon, Alaska. Whether it’s a perfect halibut steak, trapped Dungeness crab, or fillet of wild Pacific salmon, the kitchen staff at Favorite Bay Lodge will take you on a culinary journey that you won’t soon forget. Favorite Bay is one of the only Alaska fishing resorts that offer gourmet four-course dinners, world-class guided fishing, and breathtaking natural scenery. Anglers can return home with more than a giant haul of halibut, salmon, trout, and rockfish. Impress your entire family by learning how to cook several recipes in [...]

What Makes Favorite Bay Lodge so Unique?

It’s exceptionally rare to find an Alaskan fishing lodge that provides world-class fishing, gourmet cuisine, and creatively-appointed guest rooms. You’ll discover all of this and so much more at Favorite Bay Lodge in breathtaking Angoon, Alaska. Favorite Bay rests on the western edge of Admiralty Island, which is a 40-minute floatplane flight from Juneau, Alaska’s capital. You’ll be hardpressed to find a more peaceful, beautiful, and relaxing fishing lodge in North America. Here are five reasons why hundreds of anglers annually make Favorite Bay their home for an entire week. Gourmet Cuisine | Charming Fishing Lodge One of the critical [...]

Hiking Alaska: What Gear You Need to Bring

Alaska remains one of the last places in the United States where you can truly explore the vast and grand wilderness in all its glory. With so many gorgeous and exciting natural wonders, it can be difficult to create an itinerary for your Alaska sight seeing journey. One idea: grab a ferry in Juneau and head south to Angoon, located on the western half of Admiralty Island. Using this quaint village as your base, you'll have access to some of the most beautiful sights that Alaska has to offer. CHATHAM STRAITS Whale watching in Alaska is one of the country's [...]

July 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hiking In Angoon – Alaska Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails in Angoon, Alaska Travelers to Angoonn, Alaska may be seeing a fun fishing weekend or week filled with whale watching, but if you want to relax and take a stroll around the area, there are two great trails to explore in the area. Just don't let their names scare you away! Danger Point Trail is a heavily forested area located just north of Angoon and towards the Danger Point area.  This trail is scenic and the hike features wonderful areas to stop and take in the air – you might even see a passing while.  It's not exactly [...]

June 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

All About Angoon Alaska – Things To Do In Angoon

At Favorite Bay Lodge, we're very proud of the unique Alaska city that we call home. Angoon, Alaska is one of The Last Frontier's best-kept secrets, full of breathtaking locations, interesting people, and rich history. If you are looking for a unique Alaska vacation, be sure to check out all that Angoon has to offer. Things to do in Angoon, Alaska Angoon is a place that offers plenty of amazing activities and destinations. These include: Whale Watching - The waters off Angoon are teaming with whales, making Angoon an excellent destination for a whale watching adventure. Explore Historical Sites - Angoon [...]

May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Explore Glacier Bay National Park

No trip to Alaska is complete without stopping by Glacier Bay National Park. We have you covered as we show you everything you need to know about this incredible destination. Where is Glacier Bay National Park Alaska? The first thing you should know is how to get to Glacier Bay National Park. Glacier Bay National Park is a 3.3 million acre stretch of land located southeast of Alaska's Inside Passage. To get there, you'll need to fly or take a ferry. Fortunately, there are plenty of services that offer trips to Glacier Bay National Park seeing as it is [...]

April 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Wildlife Photography: Take the Best Photos of Whales

If you have the opportunity to experience seeing Alaskan whales up close and in person, it is no doubt going to be a memory you will want to capture forever in a photograph. Of course, knowing the wildlife photography tips for how to photograph whales can be the difference between your whale watching photos looking like something out of National Geographic magazine and capturing nothing but blurry water. How to Photograph Whales When photographing whales, there are a few wildlife photography tips that will help you out a lot. These are: Stay on the Deck - Photographing a whale from [...]

April 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Start Packing For Your Week Long Trip in Alaska

In many ways, Alaska is a destination unlike any other. While this means that your visit to Alaska is sure to be one of the most memorable trips you ever make, it also means that there are are some special considerations for what you should pack. Outlined below are guidelines for what to pack on an Alaskan trip depending on the time of year you want to visit. What to Pack for Alaska in June In June, the Alaskan summer is in full-swing. However, The cool air of spring still lingers, so you will want to pack warm clothing. [...]

April 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Seeing the Mendenhall Glacier

The Mendenhall Glacier is one of the most breathtaking destinations that Juneau, Alaska has to offer. In this article, we'll take a look at the best way to see the Mendenhall Glacier as well as what you can expect out of this amazing destination. Experience the Mendenhall Glacier Hike By far the best way to see the Mendenhall Glacier up close and in all its glory is to embark on the Mendenhall Glacier hike. On the Mendenhall Glacier hike, you will have the opportunity to choose from a number of hiking trails, ranging from easy to moderate, that take [...]

April 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Successful Whale Watching in Alaska

There's nothing quite as awe-inspiring as seeing a creature as massive and majestic as a whale enjoying its natural habitat. These beautiful animals draw visitors to Alaska from all over the world. If you would like to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing a whale in the wild for yourself, check out these expert whales watching tips for this season. Best Places to See Whales in Alaska By far the most important tip for successful whale watching is choosing the right location. If you go where the whales are, chances are you will get to see them. With that [...]

April 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Best Places to See Whales in Alaska

Alaska whale watching is an experience unlike any other, as nowhere else in the world do you have the opportunity to witness awe-inspiring creatures such as the orca whale in their natural habitat. If you would like the chance to see these amazing creatures for yourself, consider a trip to these best places to see whales in Alaska. The Chatham Straits The Chatham Straits are home to humpback whales, orca whales, and porpoises. These krill and herring rich waters are perfect for spotting whales and are such a great place to observe these amazing creatures that both the Discovery [...]

April 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Catching Dungeness Crab in Alaska

There's just something alluring about pulling up wild crab from the frigid Alaskan waters, and catching Alaskan crab is no-doubt a fishing experience unlike any other. If you would like to have the bragging rights of calling yourself a crab fisherman, check out these tips for how to catch crab in Alaska during the Alaska Dungeness crab season 2018. Fish During the Incoming Tide There are a couple of good reasons why it's easier to catch Dungeness crab during the incoming tide than any other time of day. For one, the incoming tide is weaker than the outgoing tide [...]

April 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

5 Beautiful Places to Explore in Alaska

Alaska remains one of the last places in the United States where you can truly explore the vast and grand wilderness in all its glory. With so many gorgeous and exciting natural wonders, it can be difficult to create an itinerary for your Alaska sight seeing journey. One idea: grab a ferry in Juneau and head south to Angoon, located on the western half of Admiralty Island. Using this quaint village as your base, you'll have access to some of the most beautiful sights that Alaska has to offer. CHATHAM STRAITS Whale watching in Alaska is one of the country's [...]

July 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Five Things You’ll Need to Pack for an Alaska Fishing Expedition

Two things are almost always true about fishing in Alaska. One, the fishing will be incredible. Two, the weather will probably be unpredictable. To deal with the latter, it's important that you add the following five items to your fishing trip packing list before taking off for your Alaska wilderness lodge. Polar fleece vest or jacket. The most important thing to remember when packing for an Alaska fishing trip is to wear layers. And a polar fleece vest or jacket is one of the best ways to add an extra layer of warmth when you're salmon fishing in Alaska. Depending on [...]

July 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|