In the spirit of National Heart Month, we’ve put together a collection of things we love in this Valentine’s Day edition of the Chinook Shores Lodge newsletter.

February is Heart Month

Did you know, fish is a good source of protein and, unlike fatty meat products, it’s not high in saturated fat. Fish is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids benefit the heart of healthy people, and those at high risk of — or who have — cardiovascular disease. Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids decrease risk of arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats), which can lead to sudden death. Source: American Heart Association.

By the way, walking is one of the easiest ways to increase your physical activity and improve your health. Physical activity increases your heart rate, strengthens your heart, and increases blood circulation through your body, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to your organs. Source: WebMD

So…. Take a Stroll Along Ketchikan’s Creek Street

Visited by thousands of visitors every year, historic Creek Street is a popular shopping destination in Ketchikan. If you happen to be in Ketchikan on Valentine’s Day, take your sweetie on a stroll along the boardwalk and browse these great shops:

Creek Street Ketchikan AlaskaThe Captain’s Lady Boutique and Gifts: A little bitty boutique nestled by the creek in Ketchikan, Alaska! We feature a collection of colorful & classy items to dazzle seafarers & landlubbers!

Soho Coho Art Gallery: A collection of t-shirts, sweatshirts and artwork by the legendary Ray Troll, as well as, fun artwork and jewelry designed by other local artists.

Cook a Heart-Healthy Salmon Meal

If you’re cooking dinner for your sweetie, try this amazing salmon steak with orange-avocado salad recipe (photo courtesy of ASMI). You can enjoy a restaurant-quality, meal in the comfort of your own home. If you’re saving up for your next Alaska fishing trip, cooking at home is less expensive, but we also think salmon and the food you cook at home is healthier and tastier.

Lead dock hand and operations manager, McKinley, shows us how it’s done (with a REALLY dull knife).

Go on a Date — We’re Sweet On Fishing

Our Ketchikan, Alaska sport fishing packages include lodging in a private beach house and use of our aluminum 21′ boats that are ready to fish! These self-guided boats have GPS chart plotters, fish finders, down riggers, rods and tackle…everything you need to fish for salmon and halibut in Clover Pass.

Ask us about our availability…

And Speaking of Sweethearts, You’ll Love Our Staff

Our commitment to our guests is to provide the best accommodations, fishing boats and facilities in the industry and to surround them with friendly knowledgeable staff and fishing guides. At Chinook Shores Lodge you will find everything you need to make your Alaska fishing trip an experience of a lifetime. Whether you prefer Ketchikan salmon fishing or Alaska halibut fishing or bottom fishing for rockfish and cod, we have it all – same day, same place, same time.