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Important Weather Forecast Elements for Fishing Trips

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There are a few important elements that play a role in any fishing trip or vacation, and weather is definitely on this list. There are certain weather conditions that can make fishing either risky or outright dangerous, but also others where understanding some simple themes will allow you to make safe, prudent decisions about when to brave the elements and when to stay inside.

At Pybus Point Lodge, weather and other safety factors are taken into close consideration for all our guided fishing trips, wildlife tours and other programs. Our professionals know precisely how to interpret weather forecasts and ensure our guests are never put at risk. Here are some of the key forecast elements we'll regularly be keeping an eye on, and which typically play the largest role in determining the safety of a given fishing trip.

Precipitation Levels

Naturally, one of the most important things to consider when checking the weather forecast for a fishing trip is precipitation. High precipitation levels can cause all sorts of problems, from dangerous river conditions to blocked roads and more.

Even if the forecast isn't currently calling for high precipitation, it's always important to check the long-range forecast as well - if there's a chance of rain further down the road, that could still impact your trip.


Another major factor that can play a role in weather safety is wind speed and direction. Strong winds can cause all sorts of problems for fishing boats, including making it difficult to control the vessel or handle lures and bait correctly.

Fortunately, most modern forecasts include hourly wind speed estimates - this allows you to make more informed decisions about when is safe to go out on the water and when it's better to stay safe indoors.


Temperature is another crucial element to consider when making decisions about a fishing trip. In general, rivers are safest to fish when the water temperature is between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Of course, every river is different and some can handle higher or lower temperatures a bit better than others. That's why it's always important to check the specific forecast for the river you'll be fishing, rather than just relying on a general estimate.

Water Conditions

One particular element that's too often glossed over when checking the weather forecast is water conditions. These can be very important, particularly if you're planning to fish in a river or other body of water where strong currents are present.

Understanding how these currents will be moving under different weather conditions can play a crucial role in your safety - for example, if heavy rain has caused run-off that is increasing water levels, you could be risking a dangerous accident if the current is too strong.

So if you're planning to take a fishing trip this summer or fall, it's always important to check the forecast carefully and understand how each element will impact your safety. At Pybus Point Lodge, we have the experts on hand to help with weather-related decisions, so be sure to contact us if you have any questions or need assistance -- with this or any of our all-inclusive Alaska trips, Alaskan fishing or wildlife tours and programs.

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Andrea Tate

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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.

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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

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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

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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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