World Record Barn Door Halibut, Salmon, Huge Rockfish, Salmon Sharks
Gustavus Alaska-Glacier Bay National Park
We are based out of Gustavus, Alaska which is fifty miles Southwest of Juneau, Alaska’s state capital. With the stunning Glacier Bay National Park as your backdrop, you will experience superb fishing for halibut, salmon, lingcod, rockfish, and salmon sharks. We have some of the best halibut fishing in Alaska, with the potential to catch a world record fish at anytime. Also, our fishing grounds are very protected and have very little swell; We haven’t lost a fishing day to weather in 9 years! Perfect conditions for families or die hard anglers.
The abundance of wildlife in the Icy Straits of Southeast Alaska is incredible. Humpback and killer whales, sea otters, bald eagles, porpoise, puffins and even bears are common. We have been operating in Alaska for nine years. With five 28 foot aluminum boats and one 26 foot fiberglass boat, we are very well equipped to give you the Alaskan fishing trip of a lifetime. We plan your trip according to your unique desires, the tides and weather to give you the best possible fishing experience. With the best tackle and bait available, all you need to worry about is reeling in big fish. There is never a dull moment with an outfitter represented by www.huntandgofish.com, your World Wide Adventure Consultant.
World Record Halibut
15 Min From the Dock!
“Planning this trip for over a decade, I had researched plenty of Alaskan locales where I could book a combined halibut/salmon fishing trip with some sightseeing on the side. I talked to scores of outfitters while considering lodges in Dutch Harbor, Homer, Seward, and Sitka, among others. While all offered superb fishing opportunities, there were also some substantial negatives – extreme tides, long boat rides, deep water requiring 10 or 12 pound sinkers and electric reels, and a good chance of bad weather and rough seas. Since my wife Patti would accompany me, I wanted our potentially once-in-a-lifetime adventure to be as family friendly as possible and preferred to avoid what might become, quite literally, the kind of bad trip that an open ocean coupled with rough weather promised to produce – something more akin to Deadliest Catch than a pleasant day on the water.Then I discovered Gustavus – a secluded village on the coast of Icy Strait just 60 miles west of Juneau. The Bear Track and Chilkat Mountains serve to shield the Gustavus fishing fleet from the rough and tumble conditions endured by fleets at ports along more open seas. A major staging area for migrating marine life, Icy Strait offers world class salmon and halibut fishing along with incredible wildlife watching opportunities. The fact that we would be fishing in reasonable depths ranging from 150 to 220 feet at fishing grounds within just a few miles of the Gustavus docks sealed the deal.” Tom Tatum – Outdoor Columnist
World Class Salt Water Fishing
Our Halibut are on average the largest in the State of Alaska. The majority of our halibut fishing is done in the Icy Straights between 80-240 feet of water. We fish for halibut with either bait or jigs. Squid, herring, and pollock are our primary bait. Most of the time we anchor up to halibut fish, but we do occasionally drift fish for them. We have some of the best halibut fishing around, with the potential to catch a record fish at anytime. The average halibut our clients catch range with 20 to 200 pounds, although every year there are a few over 300 pounds.
There are 5 species of salmon, but we concentrate most of our efforts on King and Silver Salmon. Most salmon fishing is done with down riggers, with either herring or imitation squid. However, we do river drop-offs for Sockeye, Pink, and Silver Salmon. Most King fishing in May, June and July, and our Silver fishing from mid July through September. Generally, Kings range from 15 to 40 pounds with occasional fish near 50 pounds. We fish for King Salmon on the outer coast, as well as inside near the Icy Straights. Silver Salmon fishing is mostly done within 10 miles of the dock; and can be extremely fast fishing! Most Silvers range from 7 to 20 pounds. King Salmon have a minimum size restriction of 28 inches to keep.
LING COD FISHING:
Ling Cod fishing is done on the outer coast on mostly rock structure from 50 to 200 feet of water. Even though there is a slot limit for lings of 30-35 inches, it is still really fun to catch and release over sized lings. Knowing that at anytime you might catch a 60 pound, 5 foot ling cod with a mouth that could swallow a volleyball. We catch most of our ling cod on big grub jigs, although they are very aggressive with small bait fish too!
Catching rockfish is always fun, because it is fast fishing with several possible colors of rockfish. The most common types of rockfish we catch are dusky rockfish which look like black bass, and yellow-eye rockfish which are often known as red snapper. The other types we catch are china rockfish, quillback rockfish, canary rockfish, and tiger rockfish. We catch rockfish with needle fish jigs and grub jigs. Most of the rockfish we catch range from 2 to 15 pounds!
Salmon Shark FISHING:
Fishing for salmon sharks is fairly unpredictable, mostly because they roam in search of salmon constantly. Usually the best time for salmon sharks is mid July through August when there are a lot of Silver Salmon and Pink Salmon around. Salmon sharks are as exciting as any fish you have ever caught, they swim over 60 miles per hour, and range from 200 to 800 pounds! As far as bait, they like anything that is oily and looks fresh! For anyone that wants a rush try hooking into a salmon shark!
Glacier Bay Eagles Nest Lodge
Glacier Bay Eagles Nest Lodge is located in Gustavus, Alaska. The secluded location of the lodge gives you the feel of being in a remote area while being just minutes from the airport or the dock.
Glacier Bay Eagles Nest Lodge can accommodate up to 20 guests. We have four rooms with two beds and a full bath, two rooms with three beds, a couch and a full bath and one room with six beds, a couch and two full baths to accommodate all different sizes of groups. We have a 2000 square foot recreation room with pool table, ping pong table, 60” flat screen television, game tables, Rock Band, comfortable furniture and a movie house popcorn popper.
The lodge provides all meals, including breakfast served country style, lunch packed picnic style for the boat or on the river, and dinner which can include salmon, halibut, shrimp, crab, steak, lasagna, chicken and pot roast. All soda, candy and treats are provided.
The History of Glacier Bay Eagles Nest Lodge
Kent and Diane Huff purchased Glacier Bay Eagles Nest Lodge in 1998. At that time, the property consisted of one building and a shop. That original house had 1600 square feet and three bed rooms. The lodge now has over 10,000 square feet, with a total of six buildings and can accommodate 20 guests and staff. Glacier Bay Eagles Nest Lodge is a full service fishing lodge providing everything a fisherman could want.
Glacier Bay’s Bear Track Inn
Nestled on the edge of a vast wilderness, secluded, yet accessible by commuter planes and Alaska airlines. The majestic Bear Track Inn is a 14-guest room log style inn, constructed with 287 hand-hewn logs on 97 acres. Walk through the 8 foot handcrafted door into the lobby with a 30 foot vaulted ceiling, a huge walk around wood burning fireplace, and comfortable overstuffed suede sofas and chairs. Guests are often treated to visits of moose, bears and other wildlife through the three stories of windows facing the mountains and Icy Strait. With a choice of 14 rooms including two that are handicap accessible, the grand experience continues when you check into your room. With almost three hundred square feet of space, each room has two queen-sized beds with soft sheets, plush down comforters and soft down pillows and a large well-appointed bath.
Grand choices continue when you visit the dining room. Imagine walking into the dining room, and after being greeted by our hostess, you sit at hand crafted tables to choose your meal. Prepare for a feast. Choose from a menu that can include fresh Alaskan salmon, Alaskan Spotted Prawns, Excursion Halibut, Dungeness Crab, buffalo, caribou, steak, or even vegetarian plates with ingredients grown on the property. Included with these can be seafood soups, homemade breads, and salads with freshly made dressings. The locally brewed beers and the extensive wine list, are designed to complement the entrees. With your senses nearly overwhelmed, you finish with a choice of dazzling fresh desserts.”
Breakfast greets you with a new feast. Tempted by all, you choose from waffles, eggs and omelets made to order along with fresh pastries topped with fresh Alaskan jams, jellies and berries. Activities can be booked for a glacier trip, whale watching, kayaking with whales, bear viewing, Skagway train trip, Hoonah trip with world’s longest zipline, flight seeing, guided and unguided kayaking, golfing, hiking, biking and more. You tell us what you want and we will make it happen.
Who stays at the Bear Track Inn? Our guest book includes a former Governor of Alaska and his cabinet, numerous companies enjoying company conference/retreats, world famous actors and actresses, honeymooners, and countless guests who just wanted the experience of a lifetime and return again and again. Experience Alaska in Grand Fashion! Situated on the tranquil shores of Gustavus, Alaska sits a majestic lodge – the Glacier Bay’s Bear Track Inn.Glacier Bay’s Bear Track Inn is on the ocean shores of Gustavus, Alaska. The Inn features superb accommodations, amazing activities, mouthwatering meals, all while maintaining a true Alaskan ambiance and hospitality. Did we mention all of that comes with Glacier Bay National Park serving as your backdrop? Summer in Gustavus, Alaska is always special. Choose from custom guided tours of Glacier Bay, world-class sport fishing, wildlife viewing, whale watching and kayaking. If relaxation is your goal, you will never find a more suitable place. The Bear Track Inn lobby is the focal point of the Inn, stretching 30 feet from floor to ceiling, offering inspiring views of streams, wildlife, mountains, forests, meadows, and of Icy Strait. Wilderness abounds from windows throughout the lodge. Your relaxation starts the moment you enter this grand room. Bask in front of a walk-around fireplace – the only fireplace like it in Gustavus. There are overstuffed suede couches, handmade tables, hand-crafted chandeliers and lighting fixtures, including two moose antler chandeliers. Everything has been hand picked to compliment the building.
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|5 day 5 night Package||$2,950 pp||Five day packages include 4.5 Days of Fishing, licenses, meals, lodging, boats, and fish processing (for up to 100 lbs of fish). This does not include airfare or gratuity for hosts and boat captains.|
|Four Day Package||$2450pp||Four day packages include 3.5 Days of Fishing, licenses, meals, lodging, boats, and fish processing (for up to 100 lbs of fish). This does not include airfare or gratuity for hosts and boat captains.|
|Three Day Package||$1950.00pp||Three day packages include 2.5 Days of Fishing, licenses, meals, lodging, boats, and fish processing (for up to 100 lbs of fish). This does not include airfare or gratuity for hosts and boat captains.
You can also add on additional night’s stay at the lodge sans fishing for just $250/night per person.
Please Inquire About Group Discounts
When you are making your travel arrangements for your trip to Gustavus, the easiest way is to go through Seattle to Juneau. From Juneau we are about 50 miles. We’re happy to refer you to our preferred airfare providers as well. Just call Huntandgofish at 1 800-292-2010. In the months of June, July, and August, you can actually book a direct flight from Seattle to Gustavus.