How far do we have to go for salmon fishing?
The salmon stream is only fifty yards from the main cabin. Guests like that they can watch salmon coming up the stream from the breakfast table.
What kind of salmon run does the stream have?
The salmon run is largely sockeye with a good push of silvers. Recent years has seen as many as 50,000 salmon enter the stream. ADF&G manages the stream for an optimal escapement of 20,000 spawners.
Are conditions favorable for fly fishing?
Yes, because the stream isn’t glacier fed, its clear. You can see the fish. And catching salmon this near the ocean adds to the excitement the challenge of fighting completely fresh salmon. Also, nearby Lake offers excellent fly-fishing and float tubing for Rainbow trout and Char.
How far is the lake from the cabins and the beach?
The lake is a 35 minute hike on a nice trail from the cabins on the beach. An ATV can carry your gear. On the lake is a 20′ dory with an outboard, float tubes, and row boats. The lake is quite large, 2&1/2 miles long and 3/4 of a mile wide.
Why are there no Bears on this Island?
There have never been any bears on this Island. The current between the Island and the main land is too swift for bears to swim. The Island does have moose and fox and eagles, just no bears. Red foxes, left over from a fox farm, are the Island’s largest furry carnivores.
What do I need to bring?
Rubberized knee boots or Waders. Personal clothing. Rain Jacket. Person medicines. A cooler to take fish home. Cash. Alcoholic beverages. Any of your everyday necessities, there will be no access to the stores. Meals, fishing gear and bedding are provided at Alaska Island Retreat.
Remember that due to our remote location we don’t take checks.