Sporting Classics Fishing Lodge of the Year 2011 (March/April 2011) – By Bob McKinney
It took seven years to build Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge on the shores of Prince of Wales Island. every log was personally selected for quality and character, then, accompanied by flotillas of killer whales and squadrons of bald eagles, towed by boat to Thorne Bay where it was hewn into shape and fitted in place by hand in true sourdough fashion.
Since opening to guests in 1990, the lodge has truly become an international class destination for not only the quality of its fishing, but for its comfort and gourmet dining. Imagine days of marvelous fishing capped off with alder-smoked prime rib, pan-seared Alaska coho slamon or sesame crusted halibut. Only 35 minutes by air from Ketchikan, Boardwalk Lodge features a fleet of sturdy and comfortable enclosed-cabin 28-foot boats for going after salmon and halibut, and its top-notch guides also have access to 23 lakes, rivers and streams for superb fly fishing opportunities.
Orvis-endorsed, as well as a membership in the Federation of Fly Fishers and Trout Unlimited, the lodge embodies not only the spirit of American’s Last Frontier, it embodies the standards and ethics that will guarantee that the same spirit of adventure will be available to your children and their children’s children for centuries yet to come. – Bob McKinney