Fishing Getaway: 5 Days / 4 Nights with Guided Fishing

1-40 Guests • Lodge • Public • Guided



Elfin Cove Resort offers a unique and diverse fishing experience in a one-of-a-kind wilderness with complete solitude. Few people come to these waters to fish. Our resort allows you to get to these waters seldom seen by other people and find a diverse and largely untouched fishery. There are many small rivers that offer more technical small stream fishing as well as larger rivers that allow anglers to swing a fly through. Options for both spin and fly fishing.

  • Targeted Fish

Here we explore the waters around Elfin Cove in the Tongass National Forest. We fish for Steelhead, Dolly Varden, Cutthroat trout, Coho, Chum, Sockeye and Pink Salmon.


Southeast Alaska is an angler’s paradise come true! When compared to other fisheries around the world, you could say it is incomparable in diversity and abundance. Unlike warm water fisheries, the fish you catch here are all table fish you take home and enjoy with family and friends. You’ll also enjoy watching our skilled crew do an excellent job cleaning, packaging, freezing, and boxing your prized catch for the trip home!

Our area sports huge Pacific halibut ranging from 20 lbs to over 300 lb monsters, year-round; beautiful King Salmon ranging from 20 lbs to over 60 lbs are available year-round with optimal fishing conditions from early May to late June; acrobatic Coho Salmon populate our fertile waters in great abundance from late June through September and average in the 8 to 12 lb range; other salmon caught in our area include Chum (dogs), Pink (humpies) and Reds (sockeye). Chum salmon range from 8 to 20 lbs; Pink salmon range from 4 to 6 lbs; and Reds range from 5 to 8 lbs. Rounding out our area’s selection of sport fish are a colorful collection of Rockfish, Irish Lords, Red Snapper, Yelloweye, Black sea bass. Lingcod ranging from 8 to 20 lbs. In our streams, you will find trout, dolly varden and an occasional salmon migrating upstream to their breeding grounds.

The areas we target are within short traveling distance from the Resort. We don’t spend a lot of time traveling unless fishing is particularly good on the open ocean and our guests want to rock and roll on the rolling Pacific for a while hunting coho or king salmon. We fish the protected inlets, fjords, and bays around the immediate area. When it comes down to it, it really depends on what interests you. At the end of the day, a few diehard anglers might spend time fishing off our docks for whatever the fish-of-the-day is – normally ‘dollies’; but the average vacationer is ready for some rest and relaxation towards quitting time, and there are always tasty hors d’oeuvres and a hot meal waiting for their return.

Fishing Equipment

Fish aboard one of our 6 boats, ranging from 30 feet to 36 feet. We normally fish no more than four anglers on our smaller vessels and six anglers on our larger vessels. These boats are fast and have plenty of room which makes for a fun and productive fishing experience. Our fishing gear is generally 8-1/2′ Shimano and Lamiglas rods with Shimano reels, for salmon sport fishing and flexible 7′ Penn rods with Penn reels for halibut. This equipment assures an exciting and productive sport fishing experience. The terminal gear is all top quality and each night all the lines and leaders are checked to make sure they are in good shape for fishing the next day. Nothing is more disappointing and avoidable than losing a fish due to poorly maintained equipment. We like to stack the cards in our guest’s favor when it comes to quality gear!

Fishing Techniques

Our professional fishing guides are all seasoned sport fishers who enjoy getting our guests into the bite! There is nothing more satisfying than having each angler hollering out in tandem ‘Fish On!’ It’s music to our ears and it happens quite often during most fishing expeditions. The prevailing fishing strategy is to locate schools of bait fish, normally swarms of birds are a good indicator, and if hunting for salmon we troll or jig. When fishing for halibut we normally jig. Halibut are voracious feeders and will even chase schools of migrating salmon. They are tremendously powerful and pose a real challenge to your arm strength. Even small halibut will give you a run for your money.

The Lodge

Our main building houses our kitchen and dining area with 5 guest rooms as well as a common area where you can relax and play some pool or watch a movie. Our chalet has 2 guest rooms as well as a relaxing living room with a private deck. The highly sought-after beach house has 3 guests room with a family room. Finally, we have the Fishmasters Inn which is a beautiful rustic four-story cedar building with wraparound decks. This building has 6 guest rooms, its own kitchen and dining area, as well as a family room. Or, you can watch TV, play some games or curl up with a good book by the fire in the inviting loft area.

Every guest room in our fishing lodge has a private bathroom. Breath-taking glacier and mountain views can be experienced from practically anywhere in the resort.

Whether you are traveling alone or with a group of friends, at a family gathering, or a corporate group, we can accommodate up to 40 guests. If you’ve ever wanted to have a whole Alaska fishing lodge to yourself, we can accommodate you. Feel free to ask about hiring the whole lodge!

This package includes 3 Days of Guided Fishing.

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Your Host

Michael's Trip

Michael L

We pride ourselves on the fact that our main goal is to make sure that you have the most incredible time possible.

from $5275/Experience

Base Price

$5274.50 Per Person Per Experience


Pay later options are only available for trips that start more than 30 days from today.

Total Payment


Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.


  • Lodging
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking Trails
  • Sight Seeing
  • Zip Linining
  • Wild Life Viewing
  • Fishing Guide



Gear List

  • Weather Appropriate Clothing
  • Drinks & Snacks!
  • Camera
  • Personal Items

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Rules & Guidelines

There’s no multi-tasking here! Your phone doesn’t work too well. There’s no public wi-fi. What does work brilliantly is the magical effect our resort has on you after about three days? You relax – utterly. There’s no rush – no place to “be,” except in the moment, in a 360-degree wilderness of scenic views.

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Cancellation Policy

Please note there is a 50% nonrefundable deposit included with your payment when booking. In case of cancellation, please contact me and we can work out the details. If booking for a corporate trip, please message us first and we can determine the logistics.

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