Baranof Wilderness Lodge//Alaska


Owner operated by one of the kindest and charismatic couples around, Baranof Wilderness Lodge offers a unique option for visiting southeastern Alaska. Mike and Sally Trotter run an incredibly diverse program exploring the endless coastline of Alaska’s Inside Passage. It is an ideal destination to consider if you are interested in a unique saltwater, freshwater, and land based program with dozens of fishing and non-fishing activities.

Instead of the overpriced, overcrowded, and regimented cruise you are considering, take a hard look at BWL. There is no better destination in the world for viewing humpback whales, orcas, dolphins, seals and sea lions, and much more. Bald Eagles, all kinds of other bird life, and of course brown bears as well. Alaska’s Inside Passage is ground zero summer feeding grounds for all these species, and Baranof Wilderness Lodge is ideally located to enjoy the best marine wildlife viewing imaginable.

In addition to their spectacular bottom fishing and fly fishing programs, a long list of non-fishing activities welcomes the whole family. Baranof Wilderness Lodge is a true family oriented operation set up to accommodate the youngest of children as well as the older generations. Guests can take hikes, soak in the nearby hot springs, enjoy sea kayaking, clam digging, beach combing, picking the crab pots, exploring waterfalls and rainforest, or simply laying around the lodge.

Baranof Island – Inside Passage – Southeastern Alaska

Guests travel to Sitka, Alaska (SIT) on Sunday and overnight before flying to the lodge Monday morning to start the first full day of fishing or other activity. Sitka is easily reached in one day from most lower 48 origins via Seattle.

The lodge’s conventional gear program is geared towards trolling for salmon, rockfish, and dredging for huge halibut in the fertile waters of the Inside Passage. Fly fishermen particularly enjoy the freshwater fishing opportunities on small, steep, rivers that dump into the tidal estuary. These pools at the outlets of countless of these little rivers and creeks are loaded with dolly varden, cutthroat trout and all five species of salmon preparing to move up river to spawn. Fly casters can also have success casting to chromed up schooling salmon in the saltwater near kelp beds when the fishing are crashing bait.
The lodge is open from early May through the first week of October.

Note there are early and late season discounts in May and September. Anytime the lodge is open you can expect productive fishing and wildlife viewing. (See WHEN TO GO for more details).

BWL is the ultimate family adventure with easy fishing and dozens of organized daily excursions and water based activities. It is also by far the best way to experience the incredible scenery and wildlife of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Anglers interested in Rainbow Trout fishing should look into trips located in southwest Alaska.
The standard 5 night / 5 day package is $5550 per person.
Additional expenses include, but are not limited, to airfare to Sitka, accommodations and meals in Sitka, hard liquor, fishing licenses, equipment rentals, gift shop purchases, and gratuities. (See RATES for more details).
You the client don’t pay a penny for our travel services! Our destination recommendations, organization, and pre-trip planning services are completely free of charge – and oftentimes less expensive than booking direct with a lodge or outfitter. We can assist with every question, concern, or special request related to your adventure at zero cost!