Whaler's Cove Lodge is proud to present Alaska's Fishing Paradise, our own reality television fishing series, hosted by the captains and guests of Whaler's Cove Lodge! Alaska's Fishing Paradise was filmed during the summers of 2009 - 2014 at Whaler's Cove Lodge on Killisnoo Island, in Angoon, Alaska.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Alaska's Fishing Paradise - St. Matthew Island - Netflix
St. Matthew Island is a remote island in the Bering Sea in Alaska, 295 km (183 mi) WNW of Nunivak Island. The island has a land area of 137.857 sq mi (357.05 km2), making it the 43rd largest island in the United States. Its most southerly point is Cape Upright which features cliff faces which exceed 1,000 feet (300 m). Similar heights are found at Glory of Russia Cape on the north, and the highest point, 1,476 feet (450 m) above sea level, lies south from the island center. There is a small island off its northwestern point called Hall Island. The 3.1 miles (5.0 km) wide sound between both islands is called Sarichef Strait. A small rocky islet called Pinnacle Rock lies 9.3 miles (15.0 km) to the south of Saint Matthew Island. The entire island's natural scenery and wildlife is protected as it is part of the Bering Sea unit of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The United States Coast Guard maintained a manned LORAN station on the island during the 1940s.
Alaska's Fishing Paradise - Human habitation - Netflix
The first recorded attempt at settlement occurred in 1809, when a Russian group led by Demid Ilyich Kulikalov, under the guise of the Russian-American Company, established an experimental outpost. A 2013 sailing expedition to the island showed that, in spite of the lack of human habitation, extensive areas of beach were heavily contaminated with plastic marine debris, particularly from the fishing industry.