Alaska Self Guided Fishing
If you book at Coffman Cove’s Bear’s Den, there is no need to travel for 60 minutes prior to catching your halibut. Most of our premium fishing is located within four miles of our lodge. Record-size halibut and salmon have been consistently caught here.
Coffman Cove’s Bear’s Den specializes in very affordable self-guided fishing packages. Catch your limit while enjoying our exceptional lodging, delicious meals and breathtaking views!
- We have two 20 foot Hewescraft hardtops that are powered by a 115 HP Yamaha outboard and a 9.9 HP kicker. They are equipped with VHS radio, GPS/Sonar, downriggers and top of the line fishing equipment.
Catch Trophy Size Halibut, Salmon And Other Fish
Prince of Wales is part of the Alexander Archipelago which is made up of thousands of small islands. The waters surrounding Coffman Cove host a large variety of fish including multiple species of salmon, halibut, cod, lingcod and rockfish.
Self-guided fishing is for those who seek the satisfaction of pursuing their quest for catching trophy- sized halibut, salmon and other varieties of fish without the supervision of a guide. This eliminates certain slot limits for halibut and increases the limit size. It is ESSENTIAL that the fishermen have some knowledge of watercraft safety and the ability to read nautical maps.
The Bear’s Den can create a unique experience for you. It you want to saltwater fish, we have the boat and tackle for you. If you want to explore more than two dozen rivers within minutes of Coffman Cove, we can supply you with a spinning rod and tackle. Or, if you prefer, you can bring your personal fly rod and try to match the hatch!
Premium saltwater boat package:
$3300/person plus incidentals “gas, lost or broken gear, tips, etc.”
We provide a 2pm Saturday check-in and an early morning checkout on the following Saturday. A rented vehicle will be provided for your travel to and from the Bear’s Den and also for your use during the week. It will be available for your pickup at either Klawock Airport or the Hollis Ferry Terminal. The rental vehicle is included in your fee for the Bear’s Den, but a valid credit card and driver’s license is required to complete the rental transaction.
We provide each client with two fish boxes to take your catch home! If you need more boxes, they will be available for purchase. The Bear’s Den provides fish cleaning, packing, and freezing for each days’ catch.
River Fishing Trips
River Fishing Package: $2500/person plus incidentals “gas, lost or broken gear, tips, etc.”
Make a reality of your dream to catch five different species of salmon, trophy sized rainbows, cutthroats and Dolly Varden char.
We provide a 2pm Saturday check-in and an early morning checkout on the following Saturday. A rented vehicle will be provided for your to travel to and from the Bear’s Den and also for your use during the week. It will be available for your pickup at either Klawock Airport or the Hollis Ferry Terminal. The rental vehicle is included in your fee for the Bear’s Den, but a valid credit card and driver’s license is required to complete the rental transaction.
Do you want the best of both worlds when fishing the big waters of Clarence Strait? Are you interested in a more relaxed experience where someone takes you fishing and puts you on the fish? For an additional cost, we can book you for part of your week or your full week with Coffman Cove’s premier fishing guide, John Rodriguez at J and J Charters. Many of our guests have booked with John and have found it to be a great experience as they are introduced to local fishing techniques. If you have never fished on Prince of Wales Island, this is highly recommended.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT
To reserve your spot during your preferred week, a non-refundable $2000 deposit per person is due by January 5th. The non-refundable balance is due by April 1st. On a side note, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. There are many qualified companies who specialize in this form of insurance. If you have questions, we have provided a link to an article in Forbes Magazine regarding travel insurance.
Remember, this is a high-demand property for high-demand weeks, for fishing in Alaska. We are a small family-run business and provides excellent service to our clients. As such, we get several calls each year from people whom we can’t accommodate due to space limitations. The Early Bird Gets The Worm!
For those of you who miss out on booking with us, we can add you to our waitlist. Please mention this to Dave when you contact him.