Our area produces the largest Halibut (See chart with ADF&G Statistics below) It is a fact, the average halibut caught in our area is 2-3 times larger than the average halibut caught in Homer, Sitka, Seward, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Valdez, and the list goes on! (Again, check out the data in the table below).
We fish in calm, protected waters (no canceled fish days due to rough water)
Short Travel Time
Travel time to blue-ribbon fishing grounds takes 15-30 minutes. Your fishing time isn’t wasted traveling.
Because there are no ocean swells where we fish, seasickness is rare.
We fish were the whales and other marine mammals are so you just might get a spectacular show while you fish. Each summer, humpback whales migrate to our waters from as far away as Hawaii to feed and fatten up on an abundance of baitfish and herring.
More than Fishing
Calm waters and short travel distances combined with having Glacier Bay National Park in our backyard makes Glacier Bay/Gustavus ideal for spouses or non-anglers who want to indulge in Alaska sport fishing for the first time.
Excellent Salmon Runs
While Halibut fishing is our bread and butter, our waters also produce fantastic fishing for King and Coho Salmon as well as Ling Cod, Rock Fish, Yellow-Eye, etc. You can fish for Salmon, Halibut, and Rock Fish all in the same day.
#1 Lodge & Restaurant
We know that our area produces the best fishing in the state, but we don’t claim to be the only fishing lodge with access to this area. So why stay with us? Learn more about our Lodge & Property to see why our guests have rated us the #1 Lodge AND Restaurant on TripAdvisor. The best fishing is of utmost importance, but where you stay (and what you eat) is what takes your experience from good to unforgettable!
Gustavus halibut anglers appreciate our shallow-water fishing of 90 to 180 feet. Bring home that delicious, fresh halibut without a trip to your chiropractor.
Average Size Halibut Caught in Alaska (By Location)
Wife doesn’t like to fish as much as you? Bring your wife and another couple who are in the same boat. (no pun intended) The scenery and the whales are in such abundance that even non-fishermen enjoy the experience. Since these are inland waters the wives won’t get seasick and if the weather is a little wet they can curl up on a bench in the warm cabin and enjoy a good book while you are bringing home the bacon, (halibut).
Fish for a couple days together and then perhaps on the third day while the fisherman fish, the non-anglers could take in a half day whale watching tour and spend the other half day exploring the local shops and art galleries or just relax back at the lodge on the deck, get a massage, and soak in the hot tub. The fourth day you could all go on the Glacier Bay Day Tour and take in the beautiful scenery of the area.