An avid angler poses with a medium-sized halibut while sport fishing in Alaska.One of the reasons that Alaska sport fishing is so popular is because of the sheer abundance of fishing opportunities. This state has an astonishing 3,000 rivers, three million lakes, and over 6,600 miles of coastline. While the options are plentiful, some lodges are a cut above the others. Favorite Bay Lodge in Southeast Alaska is one of those lodges. Thanks to its remote location on Admiralty Island, this lodge is an idyllic place to unwind in the Great Outdoors.

What Type of Fish Can You Catch?

Fishing with Favorite Bay Lodge takes all the guesswork out of your excursion. We only use local guides, and all of them are Coast Guard certified. We also provide all necessary fishing equipment and will even process your catch.


The exact species of fish you encounter in Alaska waters depends on if you’re fishing in saltwater or freshwater. Some of the most sought-after species include:

  • Pacific salmon – You can find all five types of wild Pacific salmon range in this region. That means everything from smaller Sockeye Salmon to 60-pound King Salmon are in the area’s waters. Watch out for the Coho (Silver Salmon) from July through September. They are known for their struggle on the hook and for throwing themselves vertically while fighting. Landing one of these beasts always comes with a story.
  • Pacific halibut – Pacific halibut is anything but easy to reel in. This year-round catch packs a punch, especially between June and September when they are at their strongest. These fish can grow to eight feet in length and weigh an enormous 500 pounds. Be ready for a battle that can last hours if one falls for your bait.
  • Pacific cod – Once seen as less of a conquest due to their schooling nature and aggressive tendency to bite, the Pacific cod is growing in popularity. This increase is due to several factors, including its excellent flavor in recipes and its use as bait for giant halibut.

A trio of anglers display their bounty of salmon while sport fishing in Alaska.Other popular species in this region include steelhead trout, rockfish, and cutties.

Reserve Your Stay at a Top Alaska Fishing Lodge

Outdoor enthusiasts will love the variety of adventures found right at their fingertips when they stay at Favorite Bay Lodge. See who can reel in the biggest catch of the day sport fishing or kayak the waterways of Southeast Alaska. Our lodge features 12 rooms individually designed with elegant baths, handcrafted rugs, and warming fireplaces. Start planning your nature-filled escape by calling 866-788-3344 or contacting us online today.