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Deal of the Week: Varsity Fishing in Alaska...For Less! (5/18/2001)

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Ever dream about fishing big time in Alaska? The Inside Passage in Southeastern Alaska is dotted with incredible fishing camps, though the word "camps" doesn't do some of these places justice. Some are so lavish they can cost as much as $2,000 a night per couple.

But I know two bargains this summer. Fly into Ketchikan, Alaska, and the Waterfall Resort float plane will pick you up and deliver you to what used to be a salmon cannery. Today it's a sprawling, comfy resort. On selected dates in June and September, two can visit for the price of one. So a four-day, three-night trip to Waterfall that normally costs more than $6,000 for two people is now about $3,000. That covers lodging, meals, and guides who drive your boat and will even bait your hooks. Oh, your fish are filleted, freeze-dried and packed for shipping as luggage on your flight home, too.

Want to pay less for catching tub loads of halibut and salmon? Consider Yes Bay Lodge about 50 miles north of Ketchikan. Until July 31st, $2000 gets you a five-day, four-night stay. That's a savings of 6-25 over retail. There are plenty of outdoor activities, as well. For details, call 800 544 5125.

Varsity fishing in Alaska for less - that's my Deal of the Week!

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For details about staying at Yes Bay Lodge, call 800 544 5125.

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