Day 1- Afternoon Arrival
From Seattle you will fly on Alaska Airlines or Delta Airlines to Ketchikan, Alaska. When you land in Ketchikan, the Island Air Express check-in desk is next to baggage claim. Island Air Express allows baggage up to 45-pounds. Excess baggage will cost you .75 cents per pound, so pack lightly!
The flight from Ketchikan to Klawock will take around 30-minutes. We’ll be waiting for you at the Klawock Airport when you arrive. It’s a short 20-minute drive to our Lodge. We will be happy to stop at the grocery store or liquor store to pick up any supplies you may need or would like for your stay.
Once you are settled into our Lodge, we’ll provide you with an arrival packet as well as will review the details of your rental vehicle, fishing licenses, and will then provide you with an updated fishing report.
Day 2- Fishing Day!
Approximately 10-hours of fishing lies ahead! Our boat, Shake ‘N Bake, departs the dock at 6:00 a.m., so please arrive a little early (10-15 minutes) to log your fishing licenses and get ready for the day. We return to the dock between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon. While on Shake ‘N Bake, you will be provided a continental breakfast (muffins/donuts) as well as lunch (sandwich/chips). We also have beverages options available, which include: coffee, soda, and water.
At the end of the day, your fish will be filleted, vacuum packed, and will go straight into the freezer. A vehicle rental will be available for your return to our Lodge. This will be the time to pick-up your preferred groceries/supplies or go out to dinner at one of the listed restaurants in our arrival packet. Please note, our Lodge does include all necessary cooking accommodations (range, microwave, sink, dishwasher, refrigerator, cooking utensils) for the “do-it-yourselfers!”
This is your second-day fishing.
This is your third and final day fishing.
Day 5- Departure Day
We suggest departing on the 10:00 a.m. flight on Island Air Express. We will leave our Lodge at 8:45 a.m. Be sure to have your bags packed and are ready to go on time.
The flight back to Ketchikan from Klawock Airport is approximately 30-minutes long. When you arrive in Ketchikan be sure to collect your luggage along with your fish boxes, before checking-in to your connecting flight with Alaska Airlines or Delta Airlines. Your fish boxes are labeled with your name, address, phone number, as well as departing flight number.
Prince of Wales Island
Prince of Wales Island (P.O.W.) is located 60-miles west of Ketchikan and 600-miles north of Seattle. P.O.W. is the third largest island in the United States – falling in right behind Kona, Hawaii (the largest) and the Kodiak, Alaska (the second largest). P.O.W. is 135-miles long and 45-miles wide. There are approximately 5,000 year-round residents living on P.O.W. Craig is the largest community on the island and has approximately 2,000 residents.
Why Fish P.O.W.?
The west side of Prince of Wales (P.O.W.) is one of the only areas where an Angler can catch multiple species per day. Dropping your line in the water is like Christmas, as you never know what you’re going to get! At times we thought we had a halibut on, and then the reel starts to scream and the line goes out – a fighting trait that Kings are known for! Every bite is a surprise until the fish shows itself. Travel times are short and the bag is mixed. There is no need to travel 2 to 3-hours like other places in Alaska may involve.
P.O.W. is also protected by thousands of surrounding islands. This area can provide calm waters with unreal fishing. There are times when the bite is hot on the inside and other times where we will access the outside waters if needed.