Printer Friendly

Fly-in fishing fantasies.

Offering scenic wilderness, first-class fishing and world-class accommodations, Alaska's fly-in fishing lodges are legendary attractions for adventurous travelers from around the world.

For those who love to fish, Alaska's fly-in fishing lodges are a dream come true.

After all, where else can you find more than 100 lodges that provide fishing on lakes, rivers and oceans, price ranges from $50 to $5,000, self-guided to pampered angling vacations, and some of the wildest, grandest country on earth?

"We get people from all over the world," says Sonny Peterson, president of Anchorage-based Katmailand, echoing the experience of many other Alaska fly-in fishing lodge operators. "Our reputation has been built up over the years by word-of-mouth advertising. Many of our clients wouldn't go anywhere else."

If you've never ventured to an Alaska fly-in fishing lodge, listed below are the kind of adventures you'll find there.

Captives of Katmai

Before Ray Peterson, Sonny's father, built the lodges of Katmailand in the 1950s, he and a partner flew anglers out to the pristine, fish-filled lakes of the northern Alaska Peninsula. (The area became part of Katmai National Park and Preserve with the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980.)

"They wanted other people to start the lodges, but other people wouldn't do it," says Sonny. "So they picked what they felt were the best rainbow trout spots and built lodges there."

Since those early days, the three lodges of Katmailand have become legendary -- perhaps because of the varied wilderness experiences guests can choose from.

Kulik Lodge, for example, offers superb rainbow trout fishing on nearby rivers and lakes, plus flyout fishing trips to catch grayling, char, pike and five species of Pacific salmon. In addition, guests can join "eco-explorer" adventures to discover the flora and fauna of Katmai National Park. Comfortable guest cabins, an exquisite spruce lodge and gourmet dining complete the Kulik Lodge experience.

At Grosvenor Lodge, on a lake south of Kulik, visitors angle for rainbow trout, char and sockeye salmon, and relax in the intimacy of three guests cabins. (Grosvenor Lodge holds a maximum of six guests at one time.) At Brooks Lodge, located in Katmai National Park, Sonny says, "People are beating the door down to get in to watch the grizzly bears."

For more information on the three lodges of Katmailand, check Pgs. 31, 32 and 35 of Alaska Business Monthly's 1995 Fly-In Fishing Lodge Guide, or call (800) 544-0551.

Another gem near Katmai National Park is Katmai Lodge (Pg. 34). Located on the Alagnak River (Alaska's only designated trophy trout stream) in Katmai, the lodge was built by Tony Sarp in 1979.

During the summer season, running from early June to the middle or end of October, more than 600 guests pass through Katmai Lodge's doors. With word-of-mouth advertising, the lodge gets 70 percent to 75 percent repeat clientele each year. For more information, call (206) 337-0326.

Splendors of Southeast Alaska

With thousands of miles of ocean-front coastline, southeast Alaska has established its own tradition for fly-in fishing.

"Southeast offers scenic beauty and great ocean fishing for salmon, halibut, snapper and ling cod," says Mike Dooley, reservations manager for three Southeast lodges known as Waterfall Group, all about 40 minutes by small plane from Ketchikan.

Waterfall Resort (800-544-5125), one of the three, served as a cannery from 1912 to 1978. Located on the migrating paths of salmon and halibut, Waterfall proved to be popular with sport fishermen since opening as a lodge in 1982. A maximum of 84 guests at one time at Waterfall Resort enjoy excellent fishing, deluxe accommodations and full-service attention from 75 to 90 employees.

"At many of these full-service lodges, including Yes Bay and Mink Bay (800-999-0784, also part of Waterfall Group), you'll find a one-to-one ratio of staff to guests," explains Dooley. Such service brings visitors back year after year.

For more information on Alaska's fly-in fishing lodges, comb through the pages of Alaska Business Monthly's 1995 Fly-In Fishing Lodge Guide on Pages 30-43 of this issue. Then, to live the dream of fly-in fishing, pick up your phone, give any of these lodges a call ... and watch your fishing fantasies become a reality.

1995 Alaska Fly-In Fishing Lodge Guide

AFOGNAK WILDERNESS LODGE Seal Bay, AK 99697 907-486-6442... Year-round 3 cabins 6 rooms 12 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $400 per night 50% less for kids under 12 SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, rainbow, dollies, halibut

ALAGNAK LODGE INC. PO Box 351 King Salmon, AK 99613 800-877-9903 ... Year-round 10 rooms 21 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $1,800 - $2,980 SEASON OPEN: June 15 - Sept 15 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, rainbow, grayling, dollies

ALASKA FISHING CLUB-SUNSET PARK PO Box 1414 Soldotna, AK 99669 907-262-2226 ... Year-round 6 cabins 12 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $95 to $1,000 per night SEASON OPEN: May 1 - Oct 1 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: King salmon, rainbow, halibut

ALASKA RAINBOW LODGE PO Box 39 King Salmon, AK 99613-0039 800-451-6198 ... Year-round 1 cabin 5 rooms 12 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $4,650 per week SEASON OPEN: June - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, grayling, pike, dollies, char

ALASKA SAFARI INC./VALHALLA LODGE PO Box 190583 Anchorage, AK 99519 907-294-2250... Year-round 6 rooms 12 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $4,300 per week SEASON OPEN: June - Oct FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, rainbow trout, grayling, char

ALASKA'S LAKE CLARK INN 1 Lang Lane Port Alsworth, AK 99653 907-781-2224...Summer 3 rooms 10 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $105 per night to $3,800 per week SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Salmon, char, trout, grayling, dollies

ALASKA'S WILDERNESS LODGE General Delivery Port Alsworth, AK 99563 206-863-6795 ...Summer 800-835-8032...Winter 7 cabins 14 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $3,250 - $4,250 per week SEASON OPEN: June 5 - Oct 1 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, rainbow trout, char

ANCHOR POINT LODGE PO Box 210672 Auke Bay, AK 99821 907-789-0747 ... Year-round 8 cabins 16 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $2,395 SEASON OPEN: May 15 - Sept 15 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, crab, halibut, rockfish

ANGLER'S LODGE & FISH CAMP PO Box 508 Sterling, AK 99672 907-262-1747 ... Year-round 7 rooms 14 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $100 for 2 persons/per night SEASON OPEN: Apr - Oct FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, trout, dollies

BETTLES LODGE PO Box 27 Bettles, AK 99726 800-770-5111...Summer 907-692-5111...Winter 4 cabins 10 rooms 20 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $65(single), $95(double) SEASON OPEN: June 1 - Oct 5 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Grayling, pike, trout

BIG SKY CHARTER & FISH CAMP 13120 Saunders Rd. Anchorage, AK 99516 907-262-9496...Summer 907-345-5760... Winter 7 cabins 32 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $100 - $125 per night SEASON OPEN: May 20 - Sept 1 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, rainbow trout, dollies

BLACK FOX LODGE PO Box ACR Alexander Creek, AK 99695 907-733-1392... Year-round 7 cabins 20 rooms 52 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $95 to $185 per night SEASON OPEN: May 15 - Sept 1 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, grayling, trout, burbot

BLACK SPRUCE LODGE PO Box 265 Delta Junction, AK 99737 907-895-4668... Year-round 10 cabins 40 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $50 per night SEASON OPEN: May-Sept Nov-Mar FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Rainbow trout, char, silver salmon

BOARDWALK WILDERNESS LODGE PO Box 6440 - BWL Ketchikan, AK 99901 800-327-9382...Summer 907-828-3918 ... Winter 8 guests 4 rooms Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $2,075 - $3,215 SEASON OPEN: May - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Salmon, halibut, ling cod, snapper

BOB CUSACK'S ALASKA LODGE 8920 SE 45th St. Mercer Island, WA 98040 907-571-1202...Summer 206-232-3278... Winter 6 rooms 8 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $3,750 per week SEASON OPEN: May - Oct FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, freshwater fish

BRISTOL BAY LODGE PO Box 1509 Dillingham, AK 99576 907-842-2500...Summer 509-964-2094... Winter 3 cabins 8 rooms 20 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $4,250 per week SEASON OPEN: June - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, char, trout, grayling, dollies

BROOKS LODGE 4700 Aircraft Dr. Anchorage, AK 99502 907-243-5448...Summer 800-544-0551... Winter 7 cabins 9 rooms 64 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $516 - $807 SEASON OPEN: June - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Trout, grayling, char, salmon

CAMP BENDELEBEN PO Box 1045 Nome, AK 99762 907-443-2880... Year-round 3 cabins 3 rooms 12 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $125 - $350 per night SEASON OPEN: June 15 - Sept 1 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Char, grayling, silver salmon, chum

CAPT. BLIGH'S "BEAVER CREEK LODGE" PO Box 4300 Soldotna, AK 99669 907-283-7550...Summer 907-262-7919... Winter 5 rooms 24 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $40 - $55 per night SEASON OPEN: May 1 - Oct 1 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, trout, halibut

CHELATNA LAKE LODGE 3941 Float Plane Dr. Anchorage, AK 99502 907-243-7767... Year-round 4 cabins 8 rooms 16 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $1,800 - $3,900 SEASON OPEN: June - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, pike, rainbow trout, grayling

CHINITNA BAY LODGE PO Box 233032 Anchorage, AK 99523 907-522-2715... Year-round 3 cabins 9 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $285 per night SEASON OPEN: May 15 - Sept 15 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Halibut, all salmon, char

CLOVER BAY LODGE PO Box 8944 Ketchikan, AK 99901 800-354-0137... Year-round 12 rooms 30 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $1,295 for 3 nights SEASON OPEN: June 1 - Sept 15 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, halibut, rock fish

CLUB CROSSWINDS HC01 Box 1960 Glennallen, AK 99588 907-822-7104... Year-round 2 cabins 3 rooms 12 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $150 - $350 per night SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, lake trout, grayling, dollies

COPPER RIVER FLY FISHING LODGE PO Box 200831 Anchorage, AK 99520-0831 907-571-1464...Summer 907-345-9022... Winter 4 cabins 6 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $2,350 per week SEASON OPEN: June 8 - Oct 3 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Rainbow trout, sockeye salmon

CROSS SOUND LODGE PO Box 85 Elfin Cove, AK 99825 800-323-5346... Year-round 12 rooms 24 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $2,400 per week SEASON OPEN: May-Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, halibut

CRYSTAL CREEK LODGE PO Box 3049 Dillingham, AK 99576 800-525-3153... Year-round 14 rooms 20 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $4,550 per week SEASON OPEN: June 10 - Sept 20 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, char, trout, dollies

DENALI WEST LODGE PO Box 40 Lake Minchumina, AK 99757 907-674-3112... Year-round 5 cabins 10 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $325 per night SEASON OPEN: June - Oct/Feb - Apr FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Northern pike, sheefish

DESHKA RIVER LODGE PO Box 190355 Anchorage, AK 99519-0355 907-243-6813... Year-round 6 rooms 12 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $300 - $800 per night SEASON OPEN: May - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: 14 species

DESHKA SILVER-KING LODGE PO Box 870910 Wasilla, AK 99687 907-733-2055...Summer 206-644-2347... Winter 5 cabins 17 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $750 - $975 SEASON OPEN: May - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, trout, grayling, pike

ELFIN COVE LODGE PO Box 44 Elfin Cove, AK 99825 907-239-2212... Year-round 2 cabins 4 rooms 12 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $2,585 - $2,985 SEASON OPEN: May 10 - Sept 20 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, halibut

ESKIMO RED'S MUSKOMEE BAY LODGE PO Box 1234 Kodiak, AK 99615 907-486-3020... Year-round 6 rooms 12 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $170 - $300 per night SEASON OPEN: Apr - Nov FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, halibut, ling cod, trout

EVERGREEN LODGE ON LAKE LOUISE HC01 Box 1709 Glennallen, AK 99588 907-822-3250... Year-round 2 cabins 4 rooms 15 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $85 per night SEASON OPEN: May - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Lake trout, grayling

FAR OUT CAMPING PO Box 211105 Anchorage, AK 99521-1105 907-279-2398...Summer 6 rooms 12 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $175 per night SEASON OPEN: June 1 - Aug 30 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: King & silver salmon, trout, dollies

FLY FISH ALASKA/RED QUILL LODGE PO Box 49 Iliamna, AK 99606 907-571-1215...Summer 40 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $375 per night SEASON OPEN: June 26 - Aug 6 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Red salmon, grayling, lake trout

GABBERTS FISH CAMP PO Box ACR Alexander Creek, AK 99695 907-733-2371... Year-round 12 rooms 40 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $300 per night SEASON OPEN: June-Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: King & silver salmon, grayling, trout

GLACIER BAY COUNTRY INN PO Box 5 Gustavus, AK 99826 907-697-2288...Summer 801-673-8480... Winter 9 rooms 23 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $144 - $228 per night SEASON OPEN: May - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Halibut, salmon

GOODNEWS RIVER LODGE 4909 Rollins Dr. Anchorage, AK 99508 907-333-2860... Year-round 8 cabins 16 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $1,795 - $3,250 per week SEASON OPEN: June - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, char, grayling, trout

GREAT ALASKA FISH CAMP HC1 Box 218 Sterling, AK 99672 800-544-2261... Year-round 20 rooms 40 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $3,000 per week SEASON OPEN: May 15 - Sept 30 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Grayling, all salmon, trout, dollies

GROSVENOR LODGE 4700 Aircraft Dr. Anchorage, AK 99502 800-544-0551... Year-round 3 cabins 6 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $1,550 - $2,450 SEASON OPEN: June - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Rainbow trout, lake trout, pike, char

GUSTAVUS INN PO Box 60 Gustavus, AK 99826 907-697-2254... Year-round 13 rooms 26 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $125 - $190 per night SEASON OPEN: May 15 - Sept 15 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, halibut

HAEG'S WILDERNESS LODGE PO Box 338 Soldotna, AK 99669 907-262-9249... Year-round 3 cabins 8 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $300 per night SEASON OPEN: May 1 - Sept 1 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Halibut, trout, salmon

HAIDA WAY LODGE PO Box 690 Craig, AK 99921 907-826-3268... Year-round 25 rooms N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $85 - $125 per night SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Halibut, all salmon

HARDING'S OLD SOURDOUGH LODGE PO Box 1062 Wrangell, AK 99929 800-874-3613... Year-round 18 rooms 42 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $55 per night SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Salt & freshwater fish

HARMONY POINT WILDERNESS LODGE PO Box 110 Seldovia, AK 99663 907-234-7858... Year-round 3 cabins 12 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $225 per night SEASON OPEN: May - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Dollies, salmon, halibut

ICY STRAIT ADVENTURES PO Box 240941 Douglas, AK 99824 907-239-2255...Summer 907-364-2181... Winter 3 rooms 6 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $60 - $240 per night SEASON OPEN: Summer only FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Salmon, halibut, ling cod, dollies

ILIAMNA LAKE RESORT PO Box 208 Iliamna, AK 99606 907-571-1387... Year-round 28 rooms 30 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $1,000 - $3,000 SEASON OPEN: June - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, char, trout, grayling

ILIASKA LODGE INC. PO Box 228 Iliamna, AK 99606 907-571-1221... Year-round 6 rooms 12 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $4,500 per week SEASON OPEN: June 8 - Sept 25 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Rainbow trout, char, grayling, salmon

INIAKUK LAKE LODGE PO Box 80424 Fairbanks, AK 99708 907-479-6354... Year-round 6 rooms 12 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $295 per night SEASON OPEN: June 15 - Sept 15 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Lake trout, pike, grayling

KACHEMAK BAY WILDERNESS LODGE PO Box 956 Homer, AK 99603 907-235-8910... Year-round 5 cabins 15 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $400 per night SEASON OPEN: May 1 - Oct 1 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Salmon, trout, char, halibut

KANTISHNA ROADHOUSE PO Box 130 Denali Nat'l Park, AK 99755 800-942-7420...Summer 907-479-2436... Winter 28 cabins N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $520 per night SEASON OPEN: May - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Grayling

KATMAI LODGE 2825 90th St. SE Everett, WA 98208 206-337-0326... Year-round 32 rooms 40 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $2,100 per 3 nights SEASON OPEN: June - Oct FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, char, trout, dollies

KING POINT LODGE PO Box 241604 Anchorage, AK 99524 907-274-1740... Year-round 9 cabins 5 rooms 46 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $60 - $295 per night SEASON OPEN: Summer FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, pike, rainbow trout, grayling

KING SALMON ADVENTURES PO Box 602 King Salmon, AK 99613 800-976-2202... Year-round 10 rooms 20 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $240 - $3,300 SEASON OPEN: May 1 - Oct 31 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, trout, char, grayling

KOBUK RIVER LODGE PO Box 30 Ambler, AK 99786 907-445-2166... Year-round 3 rooms 12 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $150 per night SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Sheefish, char, pike, grayling

KODIAK NAUTICAL DISCOVERIES PO Box 95 Kodiak, AK 99615 907-486-4269... Year-round 4 rooms 12 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $300 per night SEASON OPEN: June - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Salmon, trout, cod

KULIK LODGE c/o Katmailand, 4700 Aircraft Dr. Anchorage, AK 99502 800-544-0551... Year-round 9 cabins 20 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $2,600 - $4,350 SEASON OPEN: June 7 - Oct 9 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, pike, rainbow trout, char

LAKESIDE LODGE 1 Lakeside Dr. Port Alsworth, AK 99653 907-781-2202... Year-round 3 cabins 12 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: Varies SEASON OPEN: May - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Trout, pike, dollies, salmon, grayling

LARSON BAY LODGE PO Box 54 Larson Bay, AK 99624 907-847-2238... Year-round 17 rooms 32 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $225 - $395 per night SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, trout, halibut

LION'S DEN WILDERNESS LODGE PO Box 66 Port Lions, AK 99550 907-454-2301... Year-round 3 cabins 12 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $350 per night SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Halibut, salmon, rockfish, sea bass

MCDOUGALL LODGE PO Box 37 Skwentna, AK 99667 907-733-2818... Year-round 5 cabins 20 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $350 per night SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, grayling, rainbow trout, pike

MCKINLEY FOOTHILLS BED & BREAKFAST PO Box 13089 Trapper Creek, AK 99683 907-733-1454... Year-round 3 cabins 10 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $50 - $225 per night SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Rainbow trout, grayling, king salmon

MINK BAY LODGE PO Box 6440 Ketchikan, AK 99901 800-999-0784... Year-round 6 rooms 12 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $2,125 per 4 nights SEASON OPEN: May 1 - Sept 1 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Trout, salmon, rockfish, halibut

MISSION LODGE AT ALEKNAGIK 200 W. 34th #1160 Anchorage, AK 99503 907-842-2250...Summer 907-349-2753... Winter 20 rooms 20 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $4,425 per week SEASON OPEN: June - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, dollies, rainbow trout

NORTHLAND RANCH RESORT PO Box 2376 Kodiak, AK 99615 907-486-5578... Year-round 11 rooms 22 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $55 - $180 per night SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, trout

OLE CREEK LODGE 506 Ketchikan St. Fairbanks, AK 99701 907-533-3474...Summer 907-452-2421... Winter 8 rooms 16 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $1,200 - $2,100 for 4-7 days SEASON OPEN: June 8 - Oct 10 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Rainbow trout, grayling, pike, salmon

OSPREY ALASKA PO Box 504 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 800-478-0103... Year-round 4 rooms 12 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $2,070 - $3,542 per week SEASON OPEN: May - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, trout, dollies

PEACE OF SELBY LODGE INC. PO Box 86 Manley Hot Springs, AK 99756 907-672-3206... Year-round 3 cabins 5 rooms 15 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $100 - $250 per night SEASON OPEN: June 10 - Sept 15 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Grayling, lake trout, pike, sheefish

POINT ADVENTURE LODGE PO Box 141 Iliamna, AK 99606 907-571-1251... Year-round 8 cabins 12 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $3,900 per week SEASON OPEN: June - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, pike, halibut, trout

PORT LIONS LODGE & CHARTERS Box 51 Port Lions, AK 99550 907-454-2264...Summer 907-486-6079... Winter 4 rooms 12 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $2,595 per week SEASON OPEN: June - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Salmon, halibut, cod, black bass

PYBUS POINT LODGE 1873 Shell Simmons Rd. Juneau, AK 99801 907-790-4866... Year-round 5 cabins 16 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $1,800 - $2,700 per week SEASON OPEN: May 15 - Sept 15 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Halibut, salmon, steelhead

QUINNAT LANDING HOTEL PO Box 418 King Salmon, AK 99618 907-246-3000... Year-round 48 rooms 192 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $165 per night SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, grayling

R & R LODGE PO Box 1272 Kodiak, AK 99615 907-486-3704... Year-round 3 rooms 6 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $245 - $270 per night SEASON OPEN: May 15 - Oct 15 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Halibut, sea bass, all salmon

REGAL AIR 4506 Lakeshore Dr. Anchorage, AK 99519-0702 907-243-8535... Year-round 6 rooms 30 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $169 - $425 per night SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Salmon, trout, grayling, pike, dollies

RIVERSONG LODGE 2463 Cottonwood St. Anchorage, AK 99508 907-276-2710... Year-round 10 cabins 40 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $250 per night SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, pike, trout, grayling

SADIE COVE WILDERNESS LODGE PO Box 2265 Homer, AK 99603 907-235-2350... Year-round 3 cabins 8 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $750 - $1,100 for 3 days SEASON OPEN: Apr - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Halibut, salmon

SALTERY LAKE LODGE 1516 Larch St. #1 Kodiak, AK 99615 800-770-5037... Year-round 4 cabins 12 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $310 per night SEASON OPEN: June 1 - Nov 30 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Salmon, trout, dollies

SILVER SALMON CREEK LODGE PO Box 3234 Soldotna, AK 99669 907-398-1889...Summer 907-262-4839... Winter 4 cabins 3 rooms 12 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $125 - $305 per night SEASON OPEN: May 15 - Sept 20 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Halibut, salmon, dollies, cod

SILVERKING LODGE PO Box 8331 Ketchikan, AK 99901 907-225-1795... Year-round 12 rooms 24 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $1,200 - $1,800 SEASON OPEN: June - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All saltwater species, steelhead, trout

SKWENTNA LODGE 8051 Rabbit Creek Rd. Anchorage, AK 99516 907-733-2722... Year-round 2 cabins 6 rooms 15 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $300 per night SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, trout, pike

SPRUCE TIP LODGE PO Box 299 Gustavus, AK 99826 907-697-2215... Year-round 3 rooms 6 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $90 per night SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Salmon, halibut, trout

STEPHAN LAKE LODGE PO Box 770695 Eagle River, AK 99577 907-696-2163... Year-round 4 cabins 7 rooms 14 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $1,500 - $2,500 SEASON OPEN: June 10 - Sept 30 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Trout, grayling, all salmon

TAKUSKO LODGE PO Box 11, 3 Amos Ave. McGrath, AK 99627 907-524-3198... Year-round 15 rooms 40 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $60 per night SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Salmon, pike, sheefish, grayling

TANAKU LODGE PO Box 49 Elfin Cove, AK 99825 907-239-2205...Summer 503-928-4868... Winter 6 rooms 12 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $2,195 per week SEASON OPEN: May 15 - Sept 10 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Salmon, halibut, ling cod

THE FARM LODGE PO Box 1 Port Alsworth, AK 99653 800-662-7661... Year-round 5 rooms 18 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $60 - $80 per night SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Lake trout, grayling, northern pike

TIKCHIK NARROWS LODGE PO Box 220248 Anchorage, AK 99522 907-243-8450... Year-round 12 cabins 24 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $4,550 per week SEASON OPEN: June - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Salmon, trout, pike, grayling

TIM BERG'S ALASKAN FISHING ADVENTURE PO Box 2457 Soldotna, AK 99669 800-548-3474 ... Year-round 12 rooms 24 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $1,595 - $2,595 SEASON OPEN: May 1 - Sept 15 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Rainbow trout, salmon, halibut

TOLSONA LAKE RESORT HC01 Box 1960 Glennallen, AK 99588 800-245-3342... Year-round 4 cabins 6 rooms 24 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $75 - $300 per night SEASON OPEN: Year-round except Oct FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Grayling, king & red salmon, trout

TRAIL LAKE LODGE 8305 Bearberry Anchorage, AK 99502 907-243-1926...Summer 907-229-6952... Winter 5 cabins 22 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $30 - $200 per night SEASON OPEN: June 1 - Oct 15 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: King & silver salmon, pike, trout

TUTKA BAY LODGE PO Box 960 Homer, AK 99603 907-235-3905... Year-round 4 rooms 12 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $250 - $275 per night SEASON OPEN: May - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, halibut

ULTIMA THULE OUTFITTERS PO Box 109 Chitina, AK 99566 907-258-0636... Year-round 4 cabins 15 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $500 per night SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, trout, steelhead, grayling

WATERFALL RESORT PO Box 6440 Ketchikan, AK 99901 800-544-5125... Year-round 40 rooms 84 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $2,325 - $3,580 SEASON OPEN: May 23 - Sept 5 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, halibut, red snapper, ling cod

WHALERS COVE LODGE PO Box 101 Angoon, AK 99820 800-423-3123... Year-round 13 cabins 35 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $1,100 - $3,300 SEASON OPEN: May 28 - Oct 1 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, halibut, trout, dollies

WHALESONG LODGE PO Box 5 Gustavus, AK 99826 907-697-2288...Summer 801-673-8480... Winter 12 rooms 24 guests N fly-in PRICE RANGE: $70 - $300 per night SEASON OPEN: May - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, halibut

WILDERNESS PLACE LODGE PO Box 190711 Anchorage, AK 99519 907-733-2051...Summer 907-248-4337... Winter 5 cabins 15 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $2,075 per week SEASON OPEN: June - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, trout, grayling, pike

WILDMAN LAKE LODGE 3646 N. Point Dr. Anchorage, AK 99515 907-243-5087... Year-round 7 rooms 10 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $2,500 - $4,000 per week SEASON OPEN: June 1 - Sept 26 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, char, dollies, trout

WINGS PO Box 112221 Anchorage, AK 99511 907-345-7121... Year-round PRICE RANGE: $35 per day SEASON OPEN: Year-round FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, trout, pike, grayling

YES BAY LODGE PO Box 6440 Ketchikan, AK 99901 800-999-0784... Year-round 15 rooms 24 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $2,000 and up SEASON OPEN: May 12 - Sept 24 FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: All salmon, steelhead, trout, halibut, cod

ZACHAR BAY LODGE PO Box 2609 Kodiak, AK 99615 800-693-2333... Year-round 8 rooms 12 guests Y fly-in PRICE RANGE: $300 per night SEASON OPEN: June - Sept FISH SPECIES CAUGHT: Halibut, all salmon, dollies

Finding a Fly-In Fishing Lodge

How do you find the fly-in fishing lodge that's perfect for you? According to Sonny Peterson, president of Katmailand, you should ask the following questions of each lodge you contact:

1. Does the lodge provide the kind of fishing you're looking for?

2. What time of year do the various species of fish run near the lodge?

3. Can you fish at the lodge or must you fly or boat out to fishing holes? How much time does it take to get to the fishing spots?

4. How much is the entire fishing trip going to cost, including transportation to the lodge, meals, accommodations and fishing gear? What is included in the lodge price?

5. What kind of reputation does the lodge have? How long has it been in business? Can you contact previous guests to get a reference on the lodge?
COPYRIGHT 1994 Alaska Business Publishing Company, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1994 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Alaska's fly-in fishing lodges
Author:Woodring, Jeannie
Publication:Alaska Business Monthly
Date:Dec 1, 1994
Words:4385
Previous Article:Towns in transition: Mat-Su on the move.
Next Article:Cummins Northwest changes gears.
Topics:


Related Articles
Hooked on Patagonia.
North by Northwest. (Travel).
Grand slammin' in the flats of Belize: need a respite? Try casting flies at this idyllic Caribbean fishing hub. But don't expect the tarpon to be...
Leave Mih Flyin Fish!
1st big show is on fly fishing.
Reeled in; Fly fishing intrigues celebrities and ordinary folks.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |