Tuesday September 9, 2014
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Chilkoot Lake Freshwater Fishing
Your adventure begins aboard a high-speed catamaran for a scenic
cruise along North America's longest and deepest fjord to Haines. Enjoy
spectacular views of waterfalls and ice-sculpted peaks as your guide
provides informative commentary and points out marine wildlife.
From Haines, enjoy a scenic 30-minute drive to Chilkoot Lake, one of the
most picturesque locations in southeast Alaska. Go fishing aboard a 30-foot
pontoon boat surrounded by majestic mountains and Sitka spruce. Chilkoot
Lake offers some the best fishing in southeast Alaska with four salmon runs
a year from June to October. The lake is home to four of the five salmon
species found in Alaska waters as well as Dolly Varden (a type of char) and
cutthroat trout. The unique waters of Chilkoot Lake are the perfect habitat
for these fish. The cold, clear waters of the swiftly moving creeks created
by melting ice fields on the surrounding mountains are ideal for salmon
spawning beds. The salmon average 5 lbs. to 15 lbs. depending on species and
Dolly Varden are plentiful. Steelhead and cutthroat trout catches, though
rare, are always an exciting event.
Spin cast rod/reel, tackle, rain gear and snacks (soft drinks, bottled
water, granola bars, candy bars, nuts, cheese and crackers) are provided.
Every fisherman is in control of his or her own spin-cast rod and reel.
There is a maximum of six guests per boat and the tour operator is the only
fishing company on the lake. Your experienced guide assists with everything
from new fishing methods to untangling your lines while you relax and absorb
the grandeur of the surrounding snow-clad mountains. Fishing is conducted on
a catch-and-release basis.
It's an experience suitable for fishermen of all skill levels and a time to
truly commune with nature.