ABOUT CRAIG ALASKA- ranked top 3 places to fish in Alaska!

Craig is located on a small island off the west coast of Prince of Wales Island and is connected by a short causeway. Craig Alaska is 5 miles south of Klawock, by road. It lies 56 miles northwest of Ketchikan, and 750 air miles north of Seattle.
The Tlingit and Haida peoples have historically utilized the area around Craig for its rich resources. A fish saltery was built on nearby Fish Egg Island in 1907 by Craig Miller. Between 1908 and 1911, he constructed the Lyndenburger Packing Company and cold storage plant at the present site of Craig. In 1912, a post office, a school, a sawmill, and a salmon cannery were constructed. Excellent salmon runs contributed to the development and growth of the community through the late 1930s. In the 1950’s that is when Logging Prince of Wales Island started and still hosts one of the oldest old growth cedar mills in the Country. Today Craig is home to Viking Lumber as well as welcoming the commercial and Sport Fishing fleet during the summer months! Craig Alaska fishing is epic, being in the massive west coast Salmon migration and is ranked in the top 3 places to fish in Alaska! Come fish with Screamin’ Reels Lodge!

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Lodge Owner & Operator- Derek Anderson

Owner of Screamin’ Reels Guide Service since 2003

Derek grew up in Woodinville, Washington and was raised with a Northwest outdoor influence. As a family the Anderson’s chased Steelhead, Salmon and archery hunted all around Washington State as well as the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Derek started guiding Washington’s rivers in 2003 then expanded his operation into Salt Water and Alaska! His passion and love for Alaska and its fishing speaks for itself. Derek enjoys sharing the lodge with every customer and really strives to provide that full Alaska fishing experience. Derek has a beautiful wife Sue who runs the Lodge from behind the scenes and has two wonderful girls Natalie (13) & Jana (10). The Anderson ladies are on fire about fishing in Alaska!
Lodge Owner- Keith Johansen
Owner of Johansen Mechanical in Woodinville, WA

Keith started fishing at age 4 on Cottage Lake in Woodinville WA and has been passionate about the outdoors and being out on the water ever since.

Growing up on Cottage Lake included many memorable catches, including a 7.5-pound rainbow trout that made the Washington State Fishing and Hunting news magazine!

Keith was introduced to fishing in Alaska by Mike Berlin with a trip to the Kenai River in 1990. Ever since that trip to Alaska Keith made several trips back to Alaska with a goal to own a lodge one day!

Owning a lodge in Craig Alaska is a dream come true and being able to share this amazing location and experience with others is extremely rewarding.

Keith’s biggest and best “catch” is his beautiful wife Laura, and their 2 great kids, Sarah and Andy.
Lodge Owner- Keith Johansen
Owner of Johansen Mechanical in Woodinville, WA

Keith started fishing at age 4 on Cottage Lake in Woodinville WA and has been passionate about the outdoors and being out on the water ever since.

Growing up on Cottage Lake included many memorable catches, including a 7.5-pound rainbow trout that made the Washington State Fishing and Hunting news magazine!

Keith was introduced to fishing in Alaska by Mike Berlin with a trip to the Kenai River in 1990. Ever since that trip to Alaska Keith made several trips back to Alaska with a goal to own a lodge one day!

Owning a lodge in Craig Alaska is a dream come true and being able to share this amazing location and experience with others is extremely rewarding.

Keith’s biggest and best “catch” is his beautiful wife Laura, and their 2 great kids, Sarah and Andy.

Lodge Owner- Dave Terry

Dave Terry grew up in a small town in Ohio and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1969 where he became an accomplished machinist and welder then ultimately became the fabrication foreman for Formost Packaging located in Woodinville, WA. Dave grew up fishing for Salmon all over Washington, Canada and Alaska and his passion for Salmon and Halibut fishing runs deep. Out of all the places Dave has fished he often says,” Nothing beats fishing in Craig, Alaska!”