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Flashers and Dodgers

Flashers and dodgers are devices that reflect the sun and can be used to troll for King, Silver or Chum Salmon: fish that are attracted to the reflected light. Because different colors reflect light at different depths, knowing which colors to use at which depths can increase your chances of catching fish. For example, if you are fishing on a sunny day, more light will be reflected at deeper depths, which means you should choose a flasher typically used in shallower waters. Generally speaking, flashers used at deeper depths can be used in shallower waters.  Remember, if the skies are cloudy, not as much light can be reflected, so you may need to adjust the colors to shallower depths depending on the amount of sunlight available. In order to be flexible and accommodate for diverse weather conditions, have a variety of colors and sizes on hand. …

What Permits Do I Need to Fish in Alaska?

You’re ready for your fishing trip, and you’re suddenly wondering “do I need a fishing license in Alaska?

When visiting Doc Warner’s Fishing Lodge, there are a few things you should understand about fishing licenses. Due to Alaska’s popularity as a fishing destination, the state puts necessary regulations on permits and licenses that pertain to both residents and non-residents.  …

Weather in Excursion Inlet

Although many people equate the State of Alaska with long, snowy winters, moderate temperatures and abundant sea life make Southeast Alaska a sport fisherman’s dream. The predominant colors of Alaska’s Inside Passage are green and blue — green for the lush vegetation of the Tongass National Rain Forest and blue for the passage’s pristine waters. …

Traveling to Alaska

Congratulations! You have officially booked your trip of a lifetime with Doc Warner’s. You might be wondering what comes next, so we have put together some travel tips that we’d like to share with you to help answer some commonly asked questions. …