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"Fly Fishing with Dad!" Alaska by toddecus

Alaska Travel Guide: 7,135 reviews and 15,736 photos

7 days of fishing on Prince of Wales Island

The island is an hour or so flight north west out of Kethican. We actually stayed up in Whale Pass, which is 50 miles by pavement, then 50 miles by dirt north on Prince of Wales Island.

First Stop was Seattle to stage the trip

Since every reasonable flight into Alaska seems to originate from Seattle, you will likely spend an overnight here staging your trip, we did!

Second Stop on the trip for us was Ketchican

Can't get to Prince of Whales Island without a sea plane from Ketchikan. The picture was taken from the cockpit of the sea plane as we flew out of Ketchikan. You can see the runway off to the right.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful clean outdoor fishing fun.
  • Cons:Not easy to get to.
  • In a nutshell:Eagle, Bear, Halibut or Salmon around every corner...
  • Last visit to Alaska: Aug 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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