|Questions and Answers
Our goal is to provide the fisherman with a variety of fish, comfortable quater and good food at an affordable price. We want all our guests to have a fantastic Alaskan Experience.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
M20862 was founded in 1990 by Frank Stelmach and his son Kevin. We both have been avid hunters and fishermen and after six consecutive summers of fishing in Alaska decided to open a self guided fishing lodge providing the necessities for the average fisherman to enable them to enjoy the Alaskan Experiences that we had enjoyed. We are located in the Alaska Tongass National Park (16.7 million acres) in the Inside Passage on Wrangell Narrow just south of Petersburg. The protection of the islands allow our clients calmer sea for salt water fishing and several rivers for fresh water fishing. Halibut is done in shallow water, (20-90 feet) and there are five different runs of Pacific Salmon during the summer months. King, Sockeye, Chum, Pink and Coho Salmon, Dungeness Carab, Halibut, Cod. Flounder, Yellow Eye and other rock fish are available to those searching for a fishing adventure.
2. What is your company's mission?
Our mission is to provide the average fisherman an opportunity to fish Alaska at a price that they could afford.
3. What does your company specialize in?
M20862 offers a seven day, six night sport-fishing package for all five species of Pacific Salmon, King Salmon in May, June and July, Sockeye
Salmon in late June and July, Chum Salmon in mid July to late August, Pink Salmon in late July to mid September, Coho Salmon from late July to late September. Trout, Dolly Varden, Cutthroat and some Rainbows in Juloy thru September. Halibut, Dungeness Crab, Yelloweye and Rock fish throughout the summer. Some Stary Flounder, Arrowtooth Flounder, Pacific and Grey Cod and a variety of other species are also available.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
The founders of Island Point Lodge are myself, Frank Stelmach and my son Kevin Stelmach. Both of us are very active in fishing and hunting. Kevin has been living in Alaska since 1988 and I was a General Contractor in New England.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
In order to keep cost affordable we provide a self guided angler with lodging, meals, boat, fuel, rod and reels, bait, fileting of all their fish, freezer storage, an orientation on the day they arrive discussing the things we provide, maps, and a general view of the area and what and how and where to fish.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
Many of our guest, some of whom have been with us for fifteen years or more, like to fish on their own with minimum guidance. That is why they return year after year. Unlimited time on the water, a variety of fish and good food.