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Alaska Fishing Lodge Fly Out

Overview

Alaska Fishing Lodge Fly Out

This well established lodge is easily considered to be the finest Alaska fishing lodge with daily float plane fly out fishing to remote areas. Located in the heart of the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska, they are within easy flying distance to the finest waters in the state. Depending on the week they target five species of Pacific Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden, Arctic Grayling, Lake Trout and Northern Pike and most any combination thereof.

Why do we love this Alaska Fishing Lodge so much?  Besides the amazing fishing, it is the people that make this the Alaska fishing experience you will want to enjoy year after year.  It is not uncommon to sit across the table with clients that have been coming to this lodge for three decades!  It is your turn to make this your annual fishing experience.Alaska Fishing Lodge Fly Out

Beside exceptional service and people, unique to this lodge is there offering of Lake Hop fishing!  An exciting and adventurous day of landing on remote sometimes unfished lakes.  Your group, guide and your pilot will land on a remote gorgeous lake where you will try your hand.  Enjoy the exhilaration as the fish begin to bite with aggression as they have not been exposed at all or sometimes seldom to the sight of the fly or lure.  Stay until they decide they are interested no more and take off to land on the next lake and so on for the entire day!  It doesn’t get any better than this.

In June fly out to the Nushagak River for the famed King Salmon run.  In July enjoy the variety of salmon and other species on numerous rivers.  August and September present the Silver Salmon run and big fat healthy Rainbow Trout.  Each day experience a new exciting fishing opportunity.

If you and your group are interested in a first class luxury Alaska fly fishing lodge experience, without comprising great fishing to find luxury, this may well be your kind of place.

They are committed to providing the best service possible with the ultimate goal being to have fun while catching lots of fish!

 

 

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Species: Rainbow Trout, 5 Species of Salmon, Arctic Char, Arctic Grayling, Dolly Varde
Capacity: 24
Location: Near Dillingham, Alaska in the Bristol Bay Region
Season: June through September
Method: Fly Rod or Spinning Gear
Lodging: Very nice remote lodge with a spa and private rooms
Food: Chef
Trip Length: One Week - Friday to Friday
Transport: Float Planes and Jet Boats
Guided: 2x1 Guided
Weather:

Fishing

This lodge is a premium fishing lodge located 350 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, in the Bristol Bay Drainage. Bristol Bay-area rivers and lakes, like the world famous Nushagak, are renowned for their runs of wild Pacific salmon and thriving resident populations of rainbow trout, arctic char, arctic grayling, northern pike, lake trout and dolly varden.

The waters surrounding the lodge are a fishing paradise. The diversity is incredible, the productivity exceptional, and experience is singular and special in every way.  The lodge packages, for example, feature daily fly-out fishing excursions that deliver guests to the best fishing in the area. That means one day you can be fly fishing for trophy rainbows, the next day drift bait for monster King salmon, and a day later be on the hottest pike bite you have ever experienced.

Add to that all the other possibilities. They are located right on the shoreline of Lake Aleknagik just a short drive and a boat ride from Dillingham. The lake and some of its tributaries boast fabulous fishing for char and rainbows while, some of the more remote waters they fish, are home to gigantic grayling and big rainbows that by any standard are genuine trophies.

How much fish and what kind can I take home?
Each client is allowed one 50 pound box of Salmon only.  They practice a strict catch and release policy on all resident species (Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic Char, Grayling, Pike and Lake Trout).

For King Salmon, the state regulates the number of Kings you can harvest.

What is the season?
The lodge is only open during prime fishing months and the prime weather months.  Any time from June-September is excellent it just depends on your activity desires.  If you are specially seeking a certain species of fish then sometimes are better than others. Look at the fish and animal viewing chart below:

Species June July August September
King Salmon

X

X

Silver Salmon

X

X

Chum Salmon

X

X

Sockeye Salmon

X

X

Pink Salmon

X

X

Rainbow Trout

X

X

X

X

Lake Trout

X

X

Dolly Varden

X

X

X

Arctic Char

X

X

X

Arctic Grayling

X

X

X

Northern Pike

X

X

Bear Viewing

X

X

X

Itinerary

Friday Day 1:  Arrive in Dillingham, Alaska and the lodge  provides van transportation from the
Dillingham (DLG) airport. Approx 20 minutes from Dillingham to
Lake Aleknagik by van And then approx 10 minutes in a covered boat

Saturday – Thursday:  You and your guide will decide each evening what the next day will hold.  It is your choice but is weather dependent of course.

Friday: Begin your return trip home

Shortened itineraries are possible for groups.  Call for details

Daily Schedule:

7:00 am full sit down breakfast
7:30-8:30 am depart for a full day of guided activities
5:00-6:00 pm return to lodge
6:00-7:00 pm appetizers are served and activities are scheduled for the next day
7:00 pm Alaska gourmet dinner is served
After dinner guides sit down with guests and talk about the next days activity

 

Lodging

Easy access, deluxe facilities, great people and unsurpassed trophy fishing make this classic Alaska fly out lodge experience one of the finest available.  Sauna, hot tub, sumptuous dining, comfortable lounge and recreation area are added features of the lodge.  A large deck surrounding the facility is just steps from the dock, float planes and boats.  Large bay windows frame views of Lake Aleknagik and the beautiful mountains beyond.  This is a rugged immense land of startling beauty – a great place to just step out of every day pressures and relax.  At the end of each day each guest retires to their own private room!

The lodge offers 20 guest rooms and can accommodate 20 guest each with a private guest room.  They are one of the only lodges in Alaska where a private room is standard.

Meals:
The chef will prepare all your meals.  Breakfast is a hot buffet or help yourself cereal and fruit bar.  Lunch will be served streamside, and depending on the locations and nature of fly-out, will either be cooked by your guide or will consist of sandwiches etc.  Appetizers at 6:00 pm upon your return.  Dinner is served family style consisting of wonderful homemade soups, salads, fresh breads, desserts and gourmet entrees.

The lodge serves wine with meals and hosts an open bar before and after dinner.  They have a variety of beers and liquors, however we recommend that if you have a favorite liquor you bring some along.  Remember they are in the bush, and once you get there it may not be possible to get those “extras” that you may have forgotten.

Activities

Sometimes guests just spend the day flying the area just for the spectacular views and exciting wildlife.  The most popular flight seeing trip is known as the “Lake-Hop”.  Just like the title implies, you will fly from lake to lake, stopping to explore the beaches, fish some of the inlets and even venture into an ice cave.  Bear viewing is also very exciting.  As for the lodge, enjoy the spa, sauna or hot tub or a good book on the deck.

Book these flight seeing excursions ahead of time at no additional charge:

  • Katmai National Park – Brooks Falls (view bears feeding on salmon in falls)
  • Katmai National Park – Valley of 10,000 smokes
  • Caribou/Moose viewing
  • Walrus viewing
  • Lake Hop

Spa:
The lodge offers a highly qualified trained “bodyworker” with a degree from message therapy school.  Choose from classic 30, 60, and 90 minute massages, relaxation massages, Sports/Restorative, Salt/Sugar scrub add ons, hot stone massages, and more.  A wood-fired sauna and hot tub are also available

Rates

2017 Rates:
$8,500 per person per week with private room accommodations.  7 nights/6 days

What is included:  Transport from Dillingham as described above, all meals, beverages and accommodations. Fully guided daily adventures (including float plane transportation), all necessary gear and equipment (including fishing gear , waders and wading boots), filleting, packaging, freezing of Salmon species.

Call for more details.

Weekend Get-away packages also available.  Call for details

FAQ

Are the float planes safe?
The lodge operates three DeHavilland Beavers on floats.  Their safety record is without injury incident for over 26 years in operation.

As for the distance of the float plane flights…it is hard to answer this question.  Your destination travel time will be anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 ½ hours depending on winds and weather.  In a normal week, you will generally travel an average of 20-4- minutes a day by plane each way.  Some of the destinations are close and only a 10-40 minute boat ride from the lodge.

If the weather prohibits flying, there are several opportunities within easy boat access from the lodge.  On average in a season they only have about 3 days in which planes cannot fly at all.  They will never compromise your safety if it is not safe to fly.

What is the weather like?

Weather in Western Alaska is always unpredictable and frequently downright miserable. Early June ranges from 45-65 degrees with possible light rain while September is around 30-50 degrees. You should dress in layers in order to accommodate the changes that can occur throughout the day.  On every trip to Alaska, you must be flexible and expect the unexpected.  Sometimes planes and boats breakdown and your patience will be needed.  Alaska is always an adventure!

How do I get to the lodge?
Your destination is Dillingham, Alaska (DLG).  Alaska Airlines(www.alaskaair.com) and their partner, Peninsula Airways (www.penair.com) service Dillingham.  We recommend that you overnight in Anchorage before your flight to Dillingham in order to ensure that you do not have any delays that shorten your trip.

What is the travel schedule?
All trips start and end on Friday.

Quick Facts:

• All inclusive Lodge packages
• Private room accommodations
• Alaskan Gourmet meals
• Sauna & Hot tub
• 2:1 Angler to Guide Ratio
• All equipment provided
(waders, rods, reels, flies & lures)
• Three Float Planes
(DeHaviland Beavers)
• Twenty plus years in operation

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TRAVEL INSURANCE:  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  

Links to the companies we recommend:

Travelex Insurance       Ripcord Insurance

While we do everything in our power to protect our clients from travel problems, we cannot prevent illness, natural disasters, wars, deaths, lodge closings and more; we live in uncertain times!  The only way to protect yourself and your investment is through travel insurance. Travel insurance can provide medical coverage, cancellation due to natural disaster, illness, death in the family, lodge closings and other unknowns; in this day and time, anything is possible.  Lodges count on you to protect your investment as they cannot refund your payments due to the nature of the product they offer.

Finally, travel insurance is time-sensitive and must be purchased within a certain number of days of your deposit to cover preexisting conditions, lodge closings and other various issues.  It is still available later but the benefits may be more limited.

Both companies offer evacuation insurance in addition to their travel insurance but Ripcord has more thorough coverage in this area.

The Ripcord membership and travel Insurance provides the highest levels of medical, security, evacuation and rescue services in the industry combined with travel insurance:

  • Remote rescue services from point of injury or illness
  • Medical evacuations to the member’s home hospital of choice
  • The best evacuation and rescue triggers that include rescues for medical conditions that will result in permanent injury in addition to just requiring hospitalization
  • Security extraction services for geopolitical events and natural disasters
  • Involuntary detention resolution services for members who are held against their will
  • Consulting services from special operations veterans, paramedics, nurses, and physicians
  • Travel insurance