Craig, Alaska is located 56 miles northwest of Ketchikan, Alaska on the west side of Prince of Wales Island. Known as a gateway to the Tongass National Forest, Craig is a small town supported by Sportfishing Lodges, Logging and Commercial Fishing. Craig, Alaska has about 1000 full time residents and grows to over 3,000 during the summer.


The Tlingit and Haida peoples have historically utilized the area around Craig for it’s 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, school, sawmill, and a salmon cannery were constructed. Excellent salmon runs contributed to the development and growth of the community through the late 1930’s. In the 1950’s logging on 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 Sportfishing fleet and commercial fisherman during the summer months!

Book your Alaska Fishing Vacation in the Tongass National Forest and experience the town of Craig and appreciate shopping at some local stores which are rich with Native Culture and have some great gifts. Craig is a gateway to the Tongass National Forest which offers the Best Place to Fish in Alaska! Come visit Screamin’ Reels Lodge located just a few miles from Craig, Alaska!

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Family Owned & Operated- by Derek & Sue Anderson

Owners 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 and Sue enjoy sharing the lodge with every customer and strive to provide that full Alaska fishing experience. Derek has a beautiful wife Sue who runs the Lodge. Her 25 years of experience as a corporate Vice President of operations ensure every detail is taken care of before you arrive so you can relax and enjoy your best Alaska Lodge experience!  They have two wonderful girls Natalie (17) & Jana (14). The Anderson ladies are on fire about fishing in Alaska!

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!”