Glacier Bay - Eagle's Nest Lodge

Eagle’s Nest Lodge in beautiful Gustavus, Alaska, (35-miles west of Juneau) is known for the world’s best halibut fishing and world-class salmon fishing on the calm, protected waters of the Inside Passage.

Glacier Bay Halibut Fishing

Alaska halibut fishing

World's Best Halibut Fishing
The waters around Glacier Bay are rich with salmon and giant halibut. Eagle's Nest Lodge has landed a 482-pound halibut. Their boats average a 100-pound plus halibut per boat, per day.
Season:  Halibut fishing is excellent here from May through September.
May 20 thru June 30: is king salmon season. Dolly Varden, sockeye, and silvers are in the local rivers.
Methods:  Trolling and jigging are the saltwater methods used.
Boats:  28-feet long boats and have an enclosed cabin with a stand-up head (toilet) and heater. Boats accommodate up to six anglers; parties of four or more may reserve the entire boat. The Lodge has a large fish deck and all of the latest electronic equipment.
Equipment:  Use of all rods, reels, bait, gear, your fishing license, tags, and a guide/captain are included.

Glacier Bay Eagle's Nest Lodge

Glacier Bay Lodge

Accommodations consist of seven comfortable rooms, with one room reserved for heavy snorers. Hearty, family-style meals. The dining room accommodates up to twenty guests. While dining, watch the meadow for moose and bear that wander through on occasion.
They have a 2,000 square foot recreation room with pool table, ping pong table, big screen satellite television, game tables, and plenty of seating. Horseshoes and volleyball. All of your soda, candy, popcorn, and treats are included. 4-G cell service is now available also. The Lodge is just a short van ride to the marina where the boats are docked.

Eric Schoenborn's Trip Recap:

Eagle's Nest Lodge

"This area is arguably the best spot in the world for quality halibut, and they also have access to salmon. We ran to a local hotspot and were able to catch daily limits of kings, before targeting halibut for the remainder of the day. One or more days during your stay, it is necessary to catch bait. We traveled to a cannery operation in the area and then sat just outside their dumping grounds where we jigged for endless amounts of pollack and herring. After filling a cooler, we spent the rest of the day anchored in one of the many various honey holes in the area.
One of the days that we exclusively targeted halibut, we landed some 38 giants. Big bait means big halibut, and if you are up for it, a short wait will typically produce. We had 12 fish one day that were between 90-to 145-pounds, and one giant in the low 200s."
- Eric

Getting Here:

You'll fly into the town of Gustavus, Alaska, from Juneau (via Seattle Wa. flights). After arriving in Gustavus, you'll be met by a lodge representative who will drive you to the lodge, about a five-minute drive.

Meals at Eagle's Nest Lodge

Breakfast consists of a variety of items served family-style at their large dining room table. Lunches are served picnic-style on the boat. Sandwiches (ham, turkey, roast beef, halibut salad, peanut butter and jelly), chips, cookies, candy, soda, and water are provided. Dinners are served in the dining room, and feature entrees such as macadamia nut crusted halibut, marinated salmon, pot roast, lasagna, chicken cordon bleu, and halibut fish and chips. Side dishes vary from potatoes, rice, salads, vegetables, homemade bread or rolls and lastly a variety of desserts.

2019 Rates:

5-nights and 5-days guided fishing:
Fly-in on Sunday afternoon, fish Monday - Friday, and fly-out Friday evening.
4-anglers per boat
$3,900.00 per person
5-anglers per boat
$3,700.00 per person
6-anglers per boat
$3,400.00 per person
3-nights and 3-days guided fishing:
Fly-in on Sunday afternoon, fish Monday - Wednesday, and fly-out Wednesday evening.
$2,400.00 per person
Limited availability.
Call 1-800-205-3474 for details.
Rates are per person, double occupancy unless listed otherwise.

Packages include:

Roundtrip ground transfers between the Gustavus airport and the Lodge, lodging, meals, guided fishing, use of rods, reels, tackle, bait, and gear; license, tags, and fish care for up to two 50-pound boxes of vacuum-packed, frozen fish fillets.

Packages do not include:

Airfare, overnight and meals/beverages in Juneau/Seattle—if required, gratuities, alcohol, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

If Two Anglers book . . .

If two anglers book a trip, the Lodge may have to place you/them with another group of three anglers. The cost will remain $3,900.00 per person and lodging will remain double occupancy. If a group of four anglers books a package, the rate will be $3,700.00 per person with double occupancy lodging, and no other anglers will be on the boat with your group.

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

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Eagle's Nest Lodge photos

Glacier Bay halibut fishing

Halibut fishing Glacier Bay

World-record sized halibut

Giant halibut fishing

482-pound halibut

Glacier Bay Halibut fishing

A 325-pounder and a 265 in the boat.

Glacier Bay giant halibut

Eagle's Nest dining

Dining at Glacier Bay

Moose and calves in backyard

wildlife viewing

Aerial view of Eagle's Nest Lodge

Aerial view of the Lodge

Ping-pong in rec-room

Recreation room

Eagle's Nest bedroom

Glacier Bay Lodge

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