June – August
If you’re looking to experience some of Alaska’s best fishing in complete solitude, yet have all of the creature comforts of a 5-star lodge, then keep reading! Located some 450 miles northwest of Anchorage, this lodge offers incredible fishing for all five species of Pacific salmon plus excellent fishing for grayling, arctic char, and even some really big pike! The lodge is located 70 miles from the nearest village, and with no other lodges around, expect to have the river all to yourself! Fly fisherman and spin fisherman alike will enjoy the variety of fishing that this river has to offer. The river typically runs clear and offers some exciting sight fishing opportunities. The hand-hewn spruce log lodge is about 6,000 square feet and houses five ample sized guest rooms plus a private cabin that can sleep three. The main lodge is complete with a comfortable great room, fly-tying station, wood stove, comfy couches and chairs, refreshment area and a huge rustic dining table. A portion of the main lodge is an original homesteader’s cabin that has been converted into kitchen, pantry and your host’s family quarters. Each guestroom has two beds with cozy comforters and flannel sheets. The private bathroom for each guestroom is complete with flush toilet, shower and unlimited hot water. Your room will be cleaned and beds will be made daily. If you have laundry that needs to be attended to it will be taken care of at no extra charge. A solar powered electrical system supplies power to the property. As a back-up, a 20-KW diesel generator is ready to go. The lodge is also wi-fi equipped. To start your day out right you’ll be served a delicious home-cooked breakfast at the lodge at 8 am and you’ll be on the river at 9. Your guide will prepare your lunch on the shore, whether it’s the fish you’ve just caught or delicious deli type sandwiches on bread baked daily. Fruit, cookies, chips, beer and soft drinks accompany lunch. After up to nine hours of fishing (if you’d like) it’s back to the lodge to relax with snacks, complimentary cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks, before a delicious dinner complete with main entrée, salad or fruit, vegetables, fresh baked rolls and desert. Dinners are served family style, and you surely won’t want to miss our steak and king crab night. Meals aren’t just basic restaurant food. In fact, most of the salad vegetables and herbs used are fresh from the owner’s garden. Since the river is shallow enough to wade and with almost 24 hours of daylight you can fish right in front of the lodge unguided until late in the evening if you wish! You may also choose to relax in our authentic steam lodge, play cards, corn-hole or horseshoes, sit around the nightly bon-fire (weather permitting), tie flies or just enjoy the view from the lodge’s large picture windows or big front deck.
5-nights/4 ½ days fishing $6,650 (double occupancy/shared boat).
Purchase at lodge upon arrival. Approx. $70.
Round-trip private charter from Anchorage, lodging, all meals, all beverages (including beer, wine, liquor), guide services, all gear including fly and spin equipment, waders, rain gear, and fish processing. ALL-INCLUSIVE!
Airfare to Anchorage and overnight, license, gratuities.
Day 1 Fly to Anchorage and overnight. We recommend the Dimond Center Hotel where the lodge receives a special rate of $179/night. Dinner taken independently. Day 2 Check-in with Alaska Central Express (ACE) at 9 a.m. This local airliner is located at Gate L2 on the lower level of the Anchorage International Airport – South Terminal. The hotel shuttle can transport you there. Depart Anchorage at 10 a.m. for the flight to the local village. On arrival, you’ll be met by some of the guides and transported about 2.5 hours by enclosed jet boat to the lodge. Lunch and drinks will be provided. On arrival at the lodge, you will meet your hosts, purchase your fishing license, and fish the remainder of the day with a guide. Dinner and overnight back at the lodge. Days 3-6 Continued fishing and overnight at the lodge. Day 7 You will begin your return trip home and are typically back in Anchorage around 3 p.m. Most return flights to the lower 48 are red-eye flights.
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.