Photo of man fall fishing near Favorite BayAs 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 forestry transforms into a colorful meld of marigold, kelly green, and sandstone orange here on Admiralty Island.

Unparalleled Fall Fishing Trips

Yes, the temperatures tend to dip a bit as we venture into September, but there’s just something magical about a fall fishing excursion on Admiralty Island. The air is crisp, the colors are heartwarming, and the coho bite like crazy. Here are the top five reasons to choose a fall salmon fishing excursion here at Favorite Bay Lodge:

  1. The silvers are plump, abundant, and ready for a battle.
  2. The summer “crowds” are long gone. You’ll have the lakes, rivers, and creeks to yourselves.
  3. The colors are genuinely awe-inspiring.
  4. Travel costs are lower than usual.
  5. Wilderness adventures are that much more peaceful and beautiful.

Coho Salmon Fishing

While you’re more than welcome to voyage out onto Chatham Strait to reel in a wide variety of rockfish, saltwater salmon, and “barn-door” halibut, there’s just something magical about venturing into the Tongass National Forest in search of feisty cohos. We have a fleet of experienced guides that know the area like the back of their hands, so anglers of all skill levels are welcome! Typically, you’ll be using flyrod and ultra-light spinning gear. These secluded areas are undeniably beautiful and peaceful, regardless of the season. Most treks include kayaking or canoeing en route to secluded lakes.

Oceanfront Alaska Fishing Resorts

Favorite Bay Lodge sets itself apart from the competition primarily because of our delicious gourmet cuisine, affordable vacation packages, and eye-popping fall fishing adventures. Chatham Strait is also home to some of the best whale watching in Alaska! To learn more about our scenic fishing lodge, please give us a call today at 1-866-788-3344.