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Looking for the best sport fishing resort in Alaska?

The Highliner Lodge is THE ONE remote Alaskan charter fishing vacation destination with the HIGHEST CATCH RATES and the LARGEST HALIBUT in all of Alaska!

Highliner Lodge charter boat salmon fishing
The Highliner Lodge provides all-inclusive multi-day package charter fishing adventure vacations that include your seaplane flight from Juneau to Pelican, Alaska, quided-fishing, all meals, fish packing, gear and tackle.

The Highliner Lodge is located "Closest to the fish!" and that is why we are the fastest growing fishing lodge in Alaska!
We catch king salmon, silver salmon and halibut all on the same day! The Highliner Lodge offers access to the most productive and unexploited sport-fishing in Alaska. No where else in Alaska (or the world) can you find such an abundance of sport fish! If you think that this just more of the usual unsubstantiated and outlandish claims that all so-called "sports fishing lodges" make… please do yourself a favor and carefully read the first three pages of our website. I am confident that you will find compelling evidence that our claims are fully justified and that you will choose the Highliner Lodge as your next sport fishing destination!

Doesn't everyone claim to be the "best"?
Not really! Most lodges don't want to talk about catch rates or average size halibut... it's too embarrassing! Where we have rivals, those destinations are now crushed by industrial tourism. If you can get there by car, RV or cruise ship...If you can land a jet there...then it will be like any other so-called "world class" fishing destination... over-hyped, over-crowded, over-fished and under-whelming.

This is the incredible view from your room!

Beautiful view from your room at the Highliner Lodge in Pelican, Alaska

Halibut & Salmon Migration

Location, Location, Location! Salmon & halibut migrate in the Gulf of Alaska from the west to the east. Because area directly to the west of our fishing grounds is so remote and inaccessible, there is almost no fishing. This 450 by 100 mile stretch of the migratory path (purple area marked “unfished”) in a virtual marine sanctuary. We are the first in line to take fish migrating from this area. That's why we like to say we are “Closest to the Fish!” This is why our halibut are 3 times larger than Sitka, Seward and Homer! Our halibut average 45 pounds... their halibut average only 15 pounds. This is because our fishing grounds are NOT over fished! (The table in upper right hand corner of the chart is blown up below for a better view of the average halibut weights). Our halibut are counted in the Glacier Bay area. I have highlighted Yakutat because they also fish in this unexploited area and that's why they have the second largest halibut in the state.

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If you're not catching fish, shouldn't you change your location? Formerly great fishing areas do get fished out. Regulations change to protect the few remaining fish. (Google: Local Depletion Sitka) Did you think that fish are evenly distributed throughout the ocean, and it doesn't matter where you fish? I'm sorry to say this but, if you do… you aren't much of a fishermen. I have done nothing but fish for a living for almost 40 years and I want to tell you a secret... LOCATION is the single most important factor in catching salmon and halibut! “See our Catch Rates!” webpage.

Small Boat Harbor in Pelican, Alaska
The Highliner Lodge is situated 100 miles north of Sitka in the former commercial fishing boom-town of Pelican, Alaska. Pelican's fish processing plant hasn't been operating for many years now. The quaint Alaskan fishing village now has a population of less than 100 year-around residents. Although most of the commercial fishing fleet has left (They have no one to sell their fish to)… the fish are still here! We have built the Highliner Lodge where the fish are… where YOU can catch fish! Most lodges are built where THEY can catch people.

We have a spectacular view of the boat harbor, Lisianski Inlet and the gorgeous snow capped mountains! The boat harbor is at our front door.

Our only road is a 12 foot wide wooden boardwalk! Away from cruise ships and airports, some say that Pelican is the undiscovered gem of southeast Alaska! However, the Highliner Lodge has been "discovered"… we have grown by 80%, 20% and 96% in 2010, 2011 and 2012 respectively. We only started in 2005 with zero business. Remember this is during the Great Recession! My accountant says that we must be doing something right!

Gee, what happened??? Well, we got discovered! Don’t worry, most of this “crowd” is me... again and again... I’m just having too much fun (with Photoshop)! A big crowd at the lodge is just 20 guests.

Incredible fishing
and unparalleled beauty; this combination will make your stay at the Highliner Lodge unforgettable! Pelican, an authentic, rustic, rootin-tootin’ commercial fishing village, was pioneered in 1938 to process the seemingly boundless runs of salmon and halibut caught by the Highliners who fished in these nearby waters. Where? Where the fish are! (Location, location, location!) Pelican claimed to be “Closest to the fish” in those days. We are still indisputably "Closest to the Fish!" today!

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Please see our "CATCH RATES" page for proof.