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Winner of “Dream Alaskan Fishing Vacation” Announced!!

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Congratulations go out to Alonzo Ashworth of Cedar City, Utah. He is the winner of Alaska Sportfishing Expeditions‘ “Dream Alaskan Fishing Vacation” Sweepstakes. Over 500 people were eligible to win through sharing the contest on social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Hundreds more were entered when they dropped by our booth at various sportsmen expos this winter!

Fishing and other outdoor activities have always been a big part of Alonzo’s life, and it has always been a dream of his to go fishing in Alaska. Many of Alonzo’s relatives live or have lived in Alaska. They are all very aware of Alonzo’s love of fishing and have often invited him up for a trip. Up until now, it has never worked out, but he will finally have the opportunity to do something that he has dreamed about doing for years.

“I am so excited to go to Alaska and catch something over 20” inches, which is a great catch in my area,” Alonzo said. “Thanks again Alaska Sportfishing Expeditions for helping make a dream come TRUE!!!”

Alaska Sportfishing Expeditions Assists Oregon Youth on Texas Hunt!

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Through the work of the Washington Outdoor Adventure Foundation, Natalie Hill recently found herself on elk hunt in Texas. Natalie, of Coos Bay, Oregon, first developed cancer in her right knee. After removal of her right leg, Natalie was fitted with a new knee and prosthetic leg. Unfortunately, the cancer then spread to Natalie’s lungs.

The Washington Outdoor Adventure Foundation was contacted in December and told that Natalie’s dream was to harvest a nice elk. The Foundation contacted many hunting operations in Washington, Oregon, and other neighboring states before finding a ranch in Texas that could host the hunt on very short notice. Alaska Sportfishing Expeditions was able to assist in fulfilling Natalie’s dream by sharing the expense of the hunt with the ranch, the Washington Outdoor Adventure Foundation, and others.

The hunt was a great success! In addition to the 7-6 Bull Elk that Natalie took down, she was also able to harvest a gemsbok. After five or six stalks, Natalie was able to put the animal down with a terrific shot!

The Outdoor Adventure Foundation provides hunting and fishing adventures for children under the age of 18 and young adults under the age of 25 with cancer or other life threatening illness. They also provide hunting and fishing adventures for disabled veterans under the age of 40 that are wheelchair bound caused by injury during active service or who have lost a limb during active service. The hunts include big game hunts such as deer, elk, moose, bear and also small game including duck, goose, pheasant and quail. The fishing trips are fresh and saltwater species of many kinds including bass, walleye, northern pike, muskie, salmon, halibut trout and others.

Alaska Sportfishing Expeditions is proud to have helped Natalie realize a dream, and proud to support organizations like the Outdoor Adventure Foundation.

Alaska Sportfishing Expeditions On The Road This Winter!!

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Michael Briggs will be hitting the road again this winter, answering your questions about Alaska Sportfishing Expeditions, life in Ketchikan, and fishing in southeast Alaska. If you’ve stayed with us before, at The Cedars Lodge, Clover Pass Resort, or at Silverking Lodge, be sure to drop by and say hello! It’s always nice to see a friendly face on the road! And if you’ve never stayed at an ASE Resort, drop by our booth, ask questions, learn about Alaska, and take advantage of our show specials – often the best deals of the year!

About ISE: For 36 years the International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) events have presented America’s premier adventure-travel, hunting, fishing, shooting-sports, boat and camping products and services to outdoor enthusiasts at events held during the first quarter throughout the largest western United States markets. Each of the five ISE shows display from 300 to more than 600 leading resorts and lodges, outdoor-product manufacturers, boat dealers, regional and specialty retailers, hunting and fishing guides and outfitters, national and local conservation organizations, state and federal government agencies, and nonprofit groups. Current partnerships with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and American Fly Fishing Trade Association result in booths and show features that appeal to a wide audience, even as the ISE events help those leading nonprofit entities expand their membership count.

International Sportsmen’s Expositions’ reputation as the industry leader in hunting, fishing, and outdoor sports shows is based on our three-decade-long commitment to presenting a broad spectrum of outdoor recreational opportunities as honorable, quality and conservation-informed pursuits.


About OTS: O’Loughlin Trade Shows has over sixty years of experience producing events, including Sportsmen shows in Oregon and Washington. With a packed line-up of family-friendly attractions, new expert speakers and past crowd-pleasers, the Washington Sportsmen’s Show in Puyallup, Washington and the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show in Portland, Oregon are sure to provide a great experience for you or the sportsman in your life. Dozens of experts will be onsite offering hundreds of hours of tips and advice on topics such as archery, elk bugling, fly fishing and double-handed spey casting, the latest in HD sonar, boating and navigation technology and more. It’s the perfect time to begin planning outdoor adventures with professional guides, outfitters and other resources to assist in making fishing, hunting and wildlife-watching trips a reality.

January 5 – 8: Colorado Convention Center – Denver, CO
January 19 – 22: Cal Expo, State Fairgrounds – Sacramento, CA
January 25 – 29: Puyallup Fair & Events Center – Puyallup, WA
February 2 – 4: Las Vegas Convention Center – Las Vegas, NV
February 8 – 12: Portland Expo Center – Portland, OR
March 15 – 18: South Towne Expositions Center – Sandy, UT

ASE Resorts featured on World Fishing Network!!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Alaska Sportfishing Expeditions was proud to host the World Fishing Network for ten days this summer as they produced three episodes of “Hookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi”, which airs each Monday on the network. Now in its fourth season, the show follows Mariko around the globe to the best fishing spots on the planet. It was only a matter of time before she ended up in Ketchikan, the Salmon Capital of the World.

The show will put the spotlight on ASE Resorts, with a full episode being devoted to each property: The Cedars Lodge, Clover Pass Resort, and Silverking Lodge. The episodes also highlight the community of Ketchikan, as local artist Ray Troll, local author LaDonna Gundersen, and others join Mariko for a day of fishing and other activities.

The network was so happy with the results of their shows in Ketchikan that season four kicks off with Mariko’s Alaskan adventures. The season premiere takes place at 7:30 pm EST on November 7, 2011 when Mariko visits Silverking Lodge. The Cedars Lodge episode will follow on November 14, with Clover Pass Resort being featured on November 21. Check local listings for the time in your area.

Be sure to tune in this fall for the fourth season of “Hookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi” and get a peek at your favorite Alaskan fishing lodges. If your cable company doesn’t carry WFN, click the link below.

Over 100 fish caught in annual crew derby!!

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

The annual Alaska Sportfishing Expeditions crew derby was held on the 28th of September, the day after the last guests departed from Clover Pass Resort. The derby is open to the crew at each ASE Resort (The Cedars Lodge, Clover Pass Resort, and Silverking Lodge, in addition to ASE vendors and invited guests.  This year, over 100 fish were brought in by the 30+ participants in the derby, which requires all anglers to fish from open skiffs without the aid of downriggers or depth finders.  The derby pot is split 50/50 between the boat that catches the most fish and the angler landing the biggest fish.

John Swan, who won the cumulative weight prize last year with teammate Joe Griffin, took home the prize for biggest fish with an 11 pound coho! Clover Pass Resort crew member, Marie Crane, finished in second place with a 10.5 pound silver.

The cumulative weight prize went to Ryan and Anna Sinkey, our friends from Experience Alaska Tours. Between the two of them, they caught nearly 100 lbs of salmon from the waters in front of Clover Pass Resort, which I am sure they will enjoy as an alternative to all the dungeness crab they get to eat!

In addition to the prizes for fishing, door prizes donated by Knudson Cove Marina, Signature Seafoods, and Lighthouse Tesoro Services of Ketchikan. Silverking Lodge‘s Kelsi Cluff shows off the new rod and reel she won in the picture above.

Congratulations to everyone who participated. Thanks to the efforts of our crew, we can close the door on another successful season at Alaska Sportfishing Expeditions!

More Ways to Stay in Touch with ASE Resorts!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Alaska Sportfishing Expeditions has gone social – and now you can get the Deep Dish on Ketchikan Alaska Fishing on Facebook and Twitter!

If you have stayed with us at any of our resorts, we would love for you to share your experience with others! You can find a link to each resort’s Facebook page below. ‘Like’ our pages, post your comments and upload some pictures and let everyone know what a great time you had in Ketchikan, Alaska!!  By becoming a fan of our lodges, you’ll be eligible for exclusive, Facebook-only discounts and contests.

And for up to the minute news about fishing in Ketchikan, follow us on Twitter: @KetchikanFishin

The Cedars Lodge on Facebook

Clover Pass Resort on Facebook

Silverking Lodge on Facebook

Happy 4th of July from Alaska Sportfishing Expeditions!!

Monday, July 4th, 2011

In 1776, the founding fathers created their vision of a free nation and instituted it by signing the Declaration of Independence. Today, we celebrate the unalienable rights given to us as Americans: the right to life, to liberty, and to the pursuit of happiness. Alaska Sportfishing Expeditions salutes our flag, our soldiers, and the United States of America, and we wish you all a very happy, and safe, Independence Day.

Thanks to our Soldiers (Past & Present)!

Saturday, May 28th, 2011


Alaska Sportfishing Expeditions and Clover Pass Resort want to say thank you to those that have sacrificed in our behalf! We are proud to fly the American flag in honor of our Veterans, active-duty military, and reserves. God bless each of you this Memorial Day weekend!

Gazebo Under Construction At Silverking

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

The Silverking Lodge crew spent the last week of March breaking ground on its new gazebo. The 40′x24′ structure will accommodate the new Silverking Seafeast Tour that begins operating in May 2011, as well as provide another picturesque place for Silverking guests to spend time during their stay at the lodge. The gazebo will be built using yellow cedars and hemlock harvested from the Tongass National Forest and cut in a Ketchikan sawmill. With the site work complete, construction on the structure itself is scheduled to being around the 14th of April.

Kolby Elliot spends his spring break from school helping with the concrete pour

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Alaska Sportfishing Expeditions is on the road again, and Southern California is our next stop. Michael Briggs will be at the Fred Hall Show taking place March 9 through 13 at the Long Beach Convention Center. This show is among the largest in the western U.S., and the 2011 Fred Hall Show will see an expanded selection of hunting, shooting and camping exhibits. Be sure to drop by the ASE booth for your chance to win a four-day / four-night self-guided fishing package to Clover Pass Resort in beautiful Ketchikan, AK.