Alaska Sportsman's Lodge
Alaska Sportsman's Lodge
As you travel down the crystal clear Kvichak (pronounced kwee-JACK) River from majestic Lake Iliamna, you will find The Alaska Sportsman's Lodge nestled high on the riverbank. This intimate, full service fishing lodge - one of the most famous fly fishing lodges in all of Alaska - is located in the heart of the Bristol Bay region, home not only to the world's richest commercial and sport salmon fisheries, but is also Alaska's only designated "Trophy Rainbow Trout" area.
Here, snow-fed streams flow crystal-clear from the mountains across the rolling tundra to the sea, and the purity of this nutrient-rich environment allows fish to grow to an enormous size. With annual salmon runs in the millions and rainbow trout in excess of thirty inches, anglers throughout the world see this specific area as home to the finest sport fishing in the entire region. Anglers fishing out of Alaska Sportsman's Lodge will fish by both wading or drifting, utilizing either fly tackle or conventional gear. (There are streams that are designated as fly fishing-only areas and there are rivers that allow both fly fishing and the use of conventional gear.) The type of fishing you do is your choice. Your guide is there to help you and to educate you about the rivers in the area and all of the different angling methods.
Our location is one of the strongest attributes of our operation, and our lodge was built on the Kvichak River for three very important reasons: First, the Kvichak has the largest salmon run in the world, with literally millions of fish swimming right past the lodge every summer. Secondly, our home river has some of Alaska's largest rainbow trout and indeed some of the largest rainbows in the entire world. This is a known fact. The Kvichak will consistently produce rainbow trout in excess of 27" with fish over 30" caught on a regular basis. The population of these fish is very healthy, and the fish are protected by Alaska Department of Fish & Game regulations for catch and release only. Finally, we are in close proximity to other excellent fishing streams that can be quickly accessed by using the lodge's floatplanes. The lodge is only a short flight away from some excellent fly fishing-only streams for rainbows and arctic char, as well as some fantastic salmon streams. All daily fly-outs are included in the package price.
By locating the lodge on a trophy river such as ours, you can be assured that you will have the opportunity to fish every day during your stay. Most lodges in this area have a program that is structured so that you must fly-out every day because there is limited fishing where their lodge is located. It is very important to choose a lodge that is able to provide trophy fishing opportunities every day of the season, regardless of weather or adverse conditions. At the Alaska Sportsman's Lodge, you get the best of both worlds.
We are also near Katmai National Park and Preserve and carry permits to operate on "limited access" rivers. Two DeHavilland Beavers and one Cessna 180 (all on floats) provide fishing access throughout the region. The lodge also utilizes a large fleet of aluminum boats equipped with Yamaha jet motors - some based at the lodge itself, and many others strategically scattered throughout the region on numerous rivers.
Sitting on the riverbank overlooking the world-famous Kvichak River, Alaska Sportsman's Lodge consists of a 3,500 square-foot, solid cedar, chalet-style main lodge, three duplex cabins for guests, the "Iliamna" guest cabin, and a wood burning sauna. The lodge can accommodate a maximum of 16 guests per night, and all the cabins have hot and cold running water and 24-hour-a-day electrical service from the generator plant.
The main lodge has a hardwood-floored dining room, a comfortable living room with a fireplace, couches and rockers, a wet bar, fly tying area, a tackle/guides room, a loft with a reading area and map room, and a laundry room. The lodge is spacious enough for all of the guests to stretch out and relax, yet intimate enough to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow guests and guides.
The guest cabins were designed for comfort and all have breathtaking views of the Kvichak River. Each double-occupancy room is complete with a private bathroom, shower, and two very comfortable full beds with linens and comforters. Each day your room will be cleaned by staff members. The entire lodge is connected by a boardwalk that runs from the floating dock up to the main lodge. The Iliamna cabin can comfortably sleep four guests and is perfect for small groups or families. This cabin has its own living room, loft with a reading area, a kitchenette, and a private bath.
Airfare between Anchorage and the Lodge on a lodge chartered flight, all daily fly-outs in the Lodge aircraft, unlimited guided fishing time with US Coast Guard and Alaska Dept. Fish & Game licensed guides, all necessary fishing gear, rods, and reels, and a fully stocked fly tying bench, meals, beverages, beer, and wine, professional vacuum sealing and preparation of salmon for shipment home, shipment of your salmon back to Anchorage, double occupancy cabin room with two comfortable beds, linens, comforter, private bath with hot and cold running water, daily maid service for your cabin, and fishing license and Salmon stamp.
Your trip starts upon arrival in Anchorage, Alaska. Several major airlines serve Alaska from the lower 48 with connections direct to Anchorage. It is recommended that guests overnight in Anchorage the day before your trip begins and connect with the lodge the following morning.
7 days/7 nights: 8475.00/person. 4 1/2 days/5 nights: $6475.00/person. 2 1/2 days/2 nights: $3300.00.
A 50% deposit (per angler) of the total package cost paid within 10 days of booking to secure the reservation. Guides and dates cannot be held without a deposit. We reserve the right to charge a handling fee of $100 per person for date changes after the initial reservation has been made. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure.