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Advanced Planning for an All-Inclusive Alaskan Fishing Trip

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At Pybus Point Lodge, we're incredibly proud of the level of service and detail we provide to our clients. Our all-inclusive Alaskan vacation packages include absolutely everything you might need during your trip, from lodging and meals through equipment, expertise, safety training and numerous other areas.

When booking any of our all-inclusive Alaskan trips, you may even be somewhat overwhelmed by all the options and features we provide. Between this and the varying needs our clients often have for their trips, we recommend doing some advanced planning before booking your adventure. With this concept in mind, here are some of the top themes we recommend you consider before and during the Alaskan fishing trip booking process.

Remote Lodges and Flights

Pybus Point Lodge is extremely secluded, part of our incredible appeal as a vacation destination. Our remote location is only accessible via float plane or a long boat ride -- but we offer a chartered float plane as part of our all-inclusive package, allowing you the fastest and most convenient access to our lodge.

For this part of the trip, it's important to consider some basic knowledge about float plane travel in Alaska. Float planes are small, single-engine aircrafts that land on large bodies of water or lakes scattered throughout the state -- some even take off from snow and ice. In most cases, your pilot will get a weather report before every flight to ensure your safety and comfort, but sometimes they can be delayed due to strong winds, broken equipment or mechanical issues.

Additionally, it's important to be familiar with basic packing and weight allowances for the plane. There are strict restrictions on how much you can bring because of weight limitations, so keep this in mind while planning your trip.

If plane travel isn't an option for you or someone in your party, contact our team about alternative options.

Choosing Saltwater Vs. Freshwater Fishing

Alaska also offers numerous opportunities for both saltwater and freshwater fishing, from salmon to smallmouth bass. When booking any of our all-inclusive trips, you have the option to go freshwater fishing at nearby rivers or choose a saltwater experience on one of Alaska's legendary salmon runs.

When thinking about your ideal Alaskan fishing vacation, consider some of the differences between these experiences. Saltwater fish tend to be larger and live longer, whereas fresh water fish tend to be faster and more aggressive. Saltwater fishing generally requires a bit more patience, as the salmon have to first swim upstream before they're ready to bite -- freshwater fishing can often be almost immediate. Alaska's world-famous salmon runs are an incredible experience that shouldn't be missed, so pick your destination and let us know how we can help you make the trip happen.

Time of Year

The season in which you visit Alaska for a fishing trip is also an important consideration, as it can affect everything from the weather to the size and availability of our local fish.

Northeastern Alaska is one of the most temperate climates in North America, and we offer open year-round fishing opportunities. From May through September we have a high chance of success on some of Alaska's best salmon runs -- including Silver Salmon, King Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Red Salmon and more. After September, the fishing is still excellent but tends to focus on trout and char.

Equipment and Tackle Requirements

When booking any of our all-inclusive trips, it's important to consider what equipment will be provided -- this will vary based on a few factors, but the largest one by far is your personal preference. If you're an experienced fisher with lots of your own gear you want to bring, we're happy to accommodate you and also provide any items you don't have or can't fit; if, on the other hand, you're just looking for a great Alaskan fishing experience without the hassle of figuring out what to bring, we can easily provide you with all necessary gear.

Our equipment choices are designed around a few factors: Comfort, protection/durability and ease of use. We want our guests to have a great experience on the water and hope they return with lasting memories.

Guided vs. Unguided Trips

Whether you're an experienced fisher who knows exactly what kind of Alaskan fishing experience they desire or this is your first time venturing outside to try something new, we offer guided and unguided trips for every level. Most of our standard fishing trips are guided, including our watercraft trips.

On the other hand, if you're looking for a more authentic experience and know what kind of fishing you want to do, an unguided option is perfect for experienced anglers. Our area offers many freshwater streams and similar areas where you can fish on your own, as long as you're taking the proper safety precautions of course. Consider your preferences and which of these you prefer -- you can also mix and match to your heart's content.

Cost Factors

Finally, cost is an obvious factor to consider, but one we never blame our clients for taking a detailed approach in. Be sure to do your research on what you'll need, but also consider the value of what you're getting. Visiting Alaska for a fishing trip isn't exactly cheap, but understanding exactly what you're paying for and where your money is going will help you make the right choice for your wallet and ensure that every penny is well-spent.

For more advanced planning tips for your all-inclusive Alaskan fishing or wildlife trip, or to learn about any of our programs, speak to the staff at Pybus Point Lodge today.

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Discover why people like you can’t stop talking about Pybus Point Lodge. More than 30 years ago, the lodge opened as a simple fishing camp, drawing a devoted following in spite of basic accommodations. With new owners and experienced captains and crew, our corner of Alaska has become an unbeatable fishing and eco-tourism resort.

Andrea Tate

Incredible Experience!

Pybus Point Lodge has some of the most stunning scenery I’ve ever seen. I mean absolutely breathtaking! In addition to the amazing fishing, I hiked to a beautiful secluded lake, soaked in some hot pots, saw several waterfalls, went whale watching, saw bears and all kinds of wildlife and marine life. As a photographer, photographing a wedding under a waterfall will remain a highlight of my life.

Shirley Johnson

Pybus Point Lodge - WOW!

We had the best time! This was our first visit to Pybus, but it definitely will not be our last. The stunning scenery, amazing fishing experience, and the joy of meeting new friends – all outstanding! We did not want to leave!!! If you are thinking about this trip – don’t think any more, just book it. You will not regret it!!!

Sharon Hedding

Trip of a Lifetime!

We had such an amazing time the staff was so wonderful and the lodge was fantastic! capt Joe was so helpful and always doing what ever he could do to make each day special. a special thank you to both Scott and Jody for taking the time to make us feel like family. can't wait to go back next year

Jason Nielsen

Wonderful and Magical Place

We had an amazing business retreat to Pybus Point Lodge.  Everything was top notch... the fishing, the staff, the boat captains, the food, the accommodations, and especially the scenery. I really liked that Pybus took care of everything from start to finish. Chef John is an amazing cook. We had delicious hot meals the entire trip.  The cabins were amazing and very comfortable.  The fishing was awesome and that’s coming from a guy that doesn’t fish that much.

Brandon Foote

We brought home 100lbs of fish!

My wife and I spent a week at Pybus Point this Summer. We had a beautiful, private room overlooking the bay and our own new, ensuite, private bathroom. What an amazing place for couples to get away together. We set our own breakfast time, met our boat captain after, fished the day along, and returned to clean up and enjoy a nice dinner at the restaurant. Next time Alaska is on the trip list, Sherrie and I will go together, and it will be to Pybus Point!

Kent Danjanovich

Fun in Alaska

This was my first trip to Pybus Point. I stayed in one of their new cabins. The accommodations were incredible, the view onto the bay in the mornings was stunning. I loved the staff and the food was really very good. All of this and they have new boats to take you out onto fairly calm waters to fish. The fishing guides were great. Overall a great experience. Definitely going back.


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