Petersburg, Alaska, a small fishing village of Norwegian heritage, has a pristine natural beauty. Located on the northern point of Mitkof island in the southeast part of the state, it offers a getaway for fishermen seeking serenity.
The Wrangell Narrows is a 22-mile stretch of calm ocean separating Mitkof and Kupreanof Islands where anglers can expect an abundance of king salmon and coho. You can find charters here for your fishing trip. The most common experience offered is a daylong boat trip by a Coast Guard licensed captain. As for lodging, the Rocky Point Resort is located in the thick of the Wrangell Narrows.
The Rocky Point Resort
Petersburg, Alaska 99833
(907) 772 4420
The Blind River
The Blind River is a prime place for fishermen who are after king salmon. The area is known as Blind Slough and is about 15 miles from the heart of Petersburg. The king salmon run starts at the beginning of June with the peak being about a month later. A good way to ensure a good catch is to charter with Petersburg Creek, which takes care of all the gear and is well versed in the area fishing holes. Charters run from May through mid-July.
Petersburg Creek Charters
(907) 772 2425.
The Fredrick Sound
The Frederick Sound is a channel separating Admiralty and Kupreanof Islands. This area is known for its bottom fishing, which makes it an apt place to catch a good-sized halibut. The beginning of August is the best time to get out there.
Article Written By Jake Reed
Jake Reed began his freelance writing career in 2002. His work has been published in the "Seoul Times," "Star News," the "Diplomacy Journal" and on various websites. Reed holds a bachelor's degree in political science and philosophy from the University of California at San Diego.