Although their bigger cousins, the king salmon, get a lot of attention, coho salmon fishing near Angoon, Alaska, is a noteworthy alternative. Also known as the silver salmon, these highly-sought game fish are found in various rivers and streams throughout Admiralty Island and provide an exciting opportunity for anglers 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. [...]
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! [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]