NEWSLETTER

FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER

The 2022 King of King Winners

FISH STORY

Send Us Your Best Shot

CHEF MEAGAN RECIPE

Creamy Rockfish Soup

Resort Report August 2022

2022 Season Highlights

The season is well under way and we’re happy to report our guests have reeled in quite a few large kings this year!

Your 2023 Alaska Fishing Trip

What to look for when in an Alaska fishing lodge and why you should start planning your 2023 amazing trip now.

Red Pepper Lingcod

The lean white fish that lends itself to spicy sides and sauces.

Resort Report May 2022

All You Need to Know About Fishing at Waterfall Resort

Ever wonder exactly how we land such large king salmon? Everett Athorp, fishing guide, breaks down the mooching technique used at Waterfall Resort and how it's a little bit science and little bit art.

Ready for Action? Last Minute Details!

Season starts in just a few weeks, here's all you need to know before you arrive.

Baked Halibut in Olive Oil

The perfect recipe for baked fish, with chili flakes and artichoke hearts.

Resort Report April 2022

The Legendary King of King Salmon Tournament

Ever dreamed of landing a tournament-winning Alaska king salmon? Make it happen at Waterfall Resort, where the King of Kings Salmon Tournament is a highlight of the fishing season.

Cheers to 40 Years

Here's to 40 wonderful years hosting anglers from all over the world and 111 years of fishing at Waterfall Resort.

Lingcod Tostadas

With summer right around the corner this is a perfect warm day recipe to enjoy with your friends and family.

Resort Report March 2022

The 2022 King Salmon Limits

The 2022 King Salmon Limits have been announced and it's great news for the next three years!

Catch Us on TV

Big News! Waterfall Resort and our sister property Steamboat Bay Fishing Club will be featured on two amazing shows in April.

Teriyaki Cola Coho

Things “go better” with soda ... in a soy and ginger salmon marinade.

Resort Report February 2022

Two New Cabins at Waterfall Resort Alaska

Exciting news! This winter season we are building two more cabins at Waterfall Resort for guests to enjoy during our 2022 Season.

Lingcod Lowdown

Everything to know about reeling in this ambush predator.

Roasted Lingcod with Aioli

Ready to cook your wild caught lingcod? Try out this delicious recipe created by our very own Chef Meagan.

Resort Report January 2022

New Year, New Fishing Adventure

Our new kayak fishing program brings anglers even closer to the beauty of Alaska’s ocean life and sportfishing for the 2022 season

And The Winner is...

Your votes are in and we’re pleased to announce the entrants taking top honors in our 2021 Waterfall Resort Photo Contest.

Scrumptious Salmon Soup

Perfect for the winter, this delicious recipe is great served piping hot!

Resort Report December 2021

Winter at Waterfall Resort

Curious about what Waterfall Resort is like during the off-season? Learn about what it takes to throttle down for a 30-degree winter.

Land a Monster Halibut

We're pleased to announce that we're offering our popular Bonus Halibut Tag program early for the 2022 summer season.

Baked Garlic Butter King Salmon

While this recipe calls for simple ingredients the results are absolutely delicious. 

Resort Report November 2021

2021 Fishing Gift Guide

31 great gift ideas for every type of fisherman and fisherwoman in your life.

Ready, Set, Vote!

Our guest photo contest winners will be awarded $150 gift certificates from our General Store, plus recognition in our newsletter and on social media.

Citrus Harissa Salmon

This holiday season add something new to your pantry, Harissa. This Tunisian chili pepper paste is beautifully robust and flavorful, and perfect for your Alaska salmon.

Resort Report September 2021

King of King Tournament Winners

Announcing our 2021 King of Kings Fishing Tournament winners for the 2021 season at Waterfall Resort Alaska.

International Photographer Visits Waterfall Resort

This season we welcomed Artem Shestakov to Waterfall Resort to capture the beauty of fishing in Alaska.

Grilled Halibut with Bruschetta

Grilled halibut with bruschetta is a classic. The balanced flavors of the bruschetta against the clean meaty halibut makes such a great combination.

Resort Report August 2021

Boating the Big Ones in 2021

End of season stats on impressive kings, silvers, halibut, and lingcod from the Waterfall Resort leaderboards.

Now's Your Time to Enter

Our annual Waterfall Resort Photo Contest is open for submissions.

Nobu’s Miso Style Lingcod

Chef Nobu's Miso Marinated Black Cod is one of this legendary chef's most popular recipes.

Resort Report July 2021

The New Season of Winners

We’re off to a great start with the opening winners in the 2021 King of Kings Salmon Tournament.

Kayak Fishing

We welcomed Adam Fisk and his team to reel in the big ones at Waterfall Resort - from their kayaks!

Salmon Halibut Ceviche

Try this recipe for those very last fillets in your freezer.

Resort Report May 2021

2021 King of Kings Fishing Tournament

Ever dreamed of landing a tournament-winning Alaska king salmon? Make it happen at Waterfall Resort, with our King of Kings Salmon Tournament - or following along with us online!

New Photo Contest Category

Submit your epic photos and videos for a chance to win big at Waterfall Resort.

Baked Lingcod

Elegant and easy lingcod recipe that's great for a summer night…

Resort Report April 2021

Watch SFTV's Full Episode Featuring Waterfall Resort

Sport Fishing TV (SFTV)'s full episode featuring Waterfall Resort Alaska, shot last season.

2021 Health & Safety

Keeping our guests safe while they enjoy the beauty of Alaska and the thrill of fishing.

Cajun Spot Prawns

Perfect for all occasions, this recipe is one of our favorites...

Resort Report March 2021

2021 Alaska King Salmon Limits

King salmon fishing limits have been announced by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, it's great news for Waterfall Resort.

Watch Waterfall Resort on the Discovery Channel

Waterfall Resort will be featured in Sport Fishing TV (SFTV)'s premiere episode airing on the Discovery Channel on April 3rd.

Roasted King Salmon with Citrus and Vinaigrette

Easy, Quick and flavorful recipe designed for any weeknight dinner.

Resort Report Feb 2021

All Things Halibut

Talking all things Halibut, from the latest and greatest 2021 Halibut limits to our crew’s favorite recipes – we’ve got you covered.

Make 2021 Your Alaska Year

With 2020 behind us and 2021 shaping up to become a year to enjoy some freedoms while staying safe, is it any wonder that wide-open spaces are the trend for travel?

Tequila Lime Halibut

Infuse your fillets with this fiery spirit, then flambé and dig in.

Resort Report Jan 2021

Announcing our 2020 Photo Contest Winners

Your votes are in and we’re pleased to announce the entrants taking top honors in our 2021 Waterfall Resort Photo Contest.

Why Waterfall Resort

Top 10 reasons to visit Waterfall Resort - We're happy to do a countdown for you...

Skillet Roasted Coho

For a satisfying classic, go for roasted fillets with crispy potatoes.

Resort Report December 2020

Top 25 Gifts for People who Love to Fish

Our stockings are hung by the chimney with care, but some of our holiday shopping is still up in the air. Still searching for the perfect gift for your favorite angler? Here’s what’s on Waterfall’s list (and hopefully under our trees!) this year. 

Resort Report Nov/Dec 2020

A Safe Alaska Fishing Adventure despite the Pandemic

We were not only open, but kept all guests happy and healthy throughout their stay at Waterfall Resort. Learn more about our guests unique 2020 experience.

The Dining Buffet is Back

Due to the challenges this year presented, we had to change our dining experience. But don't worry, the legendary buffet is back!

Chinook Risotto

A cold-weather classic to please palates year-round.

Resort Report October 2020

How to Fish for King Salmon in Alaska

Check out our guide's article on the best fishing technique to catch king salmon at Waterfall Resort.

Time To Cast Your Vote

Check out the entries for the 2020 Photo Contest and vote for your favorite.

Resort Report September 2020

2020 Tournament Winners

Check out the guests who took top honors in this year's King of Kings Tournament. 

Our Big Summer in the Media

Read articles published about Waterfall Resort, Ketchikan, and Alaska.

Grilled Halibut with Chimichurri

This delicious recipe is a great reason to keep the grill out for a few more days.

Resort Report August 2020

2020 Season Roundup

End of season stats on impressive kings, silvers, halibut, and lingcod from the Waterfall leaderboards.

Call for Entries

Our annual Waterfall Resort Photo Contest is open for submissions.

Honey Glazed Salmon

Honey glazed salmon is an easy and delicious recipe that is a great introduction to salmon recipes or non seafood eaters.

Resort Report June 2020

Increased King Salmon Limit

The Department of Fish and Game announced an increase in king salmon limits for the 2020 season.

Lomi Lomi Salmon

Soy sauce, scallions, sesame, and lightly charred fillets...

Resort Report May 2020

Updated Halibut Limits

The North Council has approved a request to increase halibut limits for the 2020 season.

Packing Tips From the Pros

Past tournament winners share tips on the must-brings for the trip, and it’s neither bug spray nor bear spray that tops the list

Toasted Sesame Salmon

Soy sauce, scallions, sesame, and lightly charred fillets...

Resort Report April 2020

We are in this together

A special note from the crew, staff and management at Waterfall Resort.  

By Travel Awaits

Read about Steamboat Bay Fishing Club, our sister property, featured in the article Why I'm keeping my summer travel plans by Travel Awaits.

Salmon and Citrus Kabobs

It's officially spring - time to get the grill out and start enjoying the warmer weather with this delicious recipe.  

Resort Report February 2020

2020 Alaska King Salmon Fishing Limits

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces new limits for the coming season.

2020 Halibut limits and Bonus tags

Want more halibut? Read all about our bonus halibut tag program and the 2020 increased lower limit!

Crispy Air Fryer Halibut with Remoulade

Delicious and crunchy halibut, this new recipe keeps up with cooking trends.

Resort Report January 2020

King Salmon Fishing in 2020

The preliminary winter troll numbers are forecasting a strong king salmon fishing season in Southeast Alaska.

2019 Photo Contest Winners

Your votes are in and we’re pleased to announce the entrants taking top honors in our 2019 Waterfall Resort Photo Contest.

Simple and Delicious

Pure and fresh Alaska goodness, basted with a lemony garlic sauce and baked and browned in foil.

Resort Report December 2019

Winterizing Waterfall Resort

What it takes to throttle down for a 30-degree winter.

Award-Winning Season

Voted Best Resort in Alaska for the fourth year.

Spanish Style Lingcod

This dish will delight and surprise your guests over this holiday season.

Resort Report November 2019

Our New Fleet

We're pleased to annouce our multimillion-dollar boat update is complete, check out what all 27 of our boats have to offer.

Generations of Fishing

From great-grandparents to children, the adventure at Waterfall is one to share, like Herrick Garnsey’s story.

Smoked Salmon Dip

This crowd-pleaser is the perfect dish to bring to any holiday gathering.

Resort Report October 2019

2019 Lingcod and Red Snapper Highlights

In addition to kings, this season’s excitement included a bounty of lingcod action and a hefty red snapper.

Cast Your Vote

Check out the entries for the 2019 Photo Contest and vote for your favorite.

Red Pepper Lingcod

The lean white fish that lends itself to spicy sides and sauces.

Resort Report September 2019

2019 King of Kings Tournament Winners

This year's salmon kings run the gamut, from repeat guests to first-timers.

Double Take On the Green

The new record to beat from the Great Alaska Tee Off.

Wild Salmon Gravlax

No smoking, no cooking, this recipe is all about the dry rub.

Resort Report August 2019

Making the Halibut Cut

Waterfall Resort’s “100-pound and above” clubs grow by leaps and bounds, with patches going to three dozen new members.

Call for Entries

Our annual Waterfall Resort Photo Contest is open for submissions.

Herbed Lingcod

Bake it up with basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, butter, and olive oil.

Resort Report July 2019

Boating the Big Ones

Mid-season stats on impressive kings, silvers, halibut, and lingcod from the Waterfall leaderboards.

On Ice at Sea-Tac

Overnighting in Seattle? It's a snap to stow fish boxes at the airport.

Parmesan Halibut

Maximize flavor with parsley, lemon, scallions, and butter.

Resort Report June 2019

It's Good to Be King

We’re off to a great start with the opening winners in the 2019 King of Kings Salmon Tournament.

Staking Out the Jackpot

Sibley, O'Banion, Phillips, and more rack up the big scores

Sauteed Salmon Burgers

The tasty summer favorite, with red onions and tomatoes.

Resort Report May 2019

New Amenities for the Season

You asked and we answered, with a host of new enhancements.

All About Yelloweye

Everything you need to know about Alaska red snapper.

Thai Salmon Curry Soup

A flavorful fish soup with Southeast Asian spices.

Resort Report April 2019

King Salmon Update

Outlook good, with bag limits holding steady for the coming season.

Baked Halibut in Olive Oil

The perfect recipe for baked fish, with chili flakes and artichoke hearts.

Resort Report March 2019

Staking Out the Prize

Now in its 15th year, the King Salmon Jackpot Challenge kicks off each season with a little extra recognition for top angling skills.

Angler's Quiz

Think you know your kings from cohos? Test your knowledge on Pacific salmon.

Silver Salmon Tacos

Fast and fiery, with a satisfying crunch, topped with avocado and homemade salsa.

Resort Report February 2019

2019 Bonus Halibut Tags

Your shot at bagging an additional behemoth of any size.

Lingcod Lowdown

Everything to know about reeling in this ambush predator.

Coho Poke

The bullet-proof recipe for your beautiful silvers.

Resort Report January 2019

Kubota Family Lands Two Out of Three

Your votes are in and we’re pleased to announce the entrants taking top honors in our 2018 Waterfall Resort Photo Contest.

Waterfall On the Road

We hit the trade show circuit in January and want to share our calendar with you.

Resort Report Nov/Dec 2018

Introducing Our New Head Guide

Longtime boat captain and diehard angler Dennis Evans takes the helm to lead our crew of expert guides.

Update On Fish Boxes

A new feature for packing your catch locks in extra freshness for the coming season.

King Fillets In Puff Pastry

Worthy of a king, this classic dish showcases your fishing prowess in flaky puff pastry.

Resort Report October 2018

2018 Halibut and Coho Highlights

In addition to kings, this season’s excitement included a bounty of silvers and plenty of flatfish action.

Last Call for Entries

Last chance to enter your shots in the Waterfall Resort Photo Contest.

Resort Report September 2018

2018 King of Kings Tournament Winners

Our season winners spotlight a cross-section of repeat guests and first-timers.

Call for Entries

Time to send in your best shots for our annual Waterfall Resort Photography Contest.

Creamy Mustard Coho

Combine crème fraîche with Dijon mustard and capers for this showstopper dish.

Resort Report August 2018

2018 King of Kings Leaderboard

Top King of the Day rankings to date include two newbies, a repeat guest, and a tenacious 15-year-old.

Hitting the Jackpot

Teen celebrating high school graduation wins King Salmon Jackpot Challenge drawing.

Curried Silver Salmon

Spice up your fillets with pistachios, almonds, sesame, and Asian seasonings...

Resort Report July 2018

Season Opening: All In the Family for 2018

Early Chinooks deliver a solid workout from the deck, and a family doubles down on King of the Day.

The Tee Off Champs

This year's Great Alaska Tee Off winners set new records.

Terikyaki Cola Coho

Things “go better” with soda ... in a soy and ginger salmon marinade.

Resort Report June 2018

New King of Kings Tournament Bounty

This season anglers not only have a shot at a new 2018 Ford F-150 truck, but also at these cash prizes.

Straight Outta Alaska

Fish boxes travel with you on your flight home—or custom ship them.

Resort Report May 2018

Going Long On Pacific Halibut

Boat a behemoth with our Bonus Halibut Program.

Hi-Yo Silvers for 2018

Good news on coho: ADFG season bag limits hold steady.

Resort Report April 2018

2018 King Limits Announced

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces new limits for the coming season.

Dining Room Update

The dish on 2018 menus and our cool remodel in the works.

Salmon Halibut Ceviche

Try this recipe for those very last fillets in your freezer.

Resort Report March 2018

Fleet Near Complete

The final stages of our multimillion-dollar boat update.

Flatfish Countdown

The who's who of last season's inductees to Waterfall Resort's 100-pound (and over) halibut club.

Coho Bruschetta

Fresh tomato and basil pump the flavor of this recipe, equally great as an appetizer or a main dish.

Resort Report Jan/Feb 2018

Announcing Our Photo Contest Winners

Check out the highlights of our 2017 season as captured by our photo contest winners.

Cocktails, Alaska Style

Treat your group to a private event steeped in local lore.

Chinook Risotto

A cold-weather classic to please palates year-round.

Resort Report Nov/Dec 2017

Winterizing Wonderland

What it takes to throttle down for a 30-degree winter.

Time to Cast Your Vote

Check out the good times and choose your favorite photos.

Resort Report October 2017

Calling All Wannabe Chefs

Share your favorite fish dish photos and recipes with Taste of Waterfall.

Catch Record

Our lounge library holds a growing trove of fish stories.