Alaska's Anvik River Lodge

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Alaska's Anvik River Lodge Fishing
  • Approximate Cost:
    4 - 5 Days: $4,000 to $5,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing

As you may have guessed, Alaska's Anvik River Lodge is located on the Anvik River, about 450 miles northwest of Anchorage. It’s the only lodge on this historic river, which was used as a trade route by Russian explorers from Russian ports in St. Michael, Alaska in the 1800s. Today the tiny town of Anvik, located at the confluence of the Anvik River and the mighty Yukon River, is home to a mere 80 residents. The lodge itself is located 75 miles upriver from Anvik on a former homestead, and some of the original structures can still be seen.

It's like having your own private fishing reserve at our truly remote yet extremely comfortable lodge

The nearest neighbor to this remote lodge is about 75 miles downstream in the village of Anvik. The well-worthwhile challenge of reaching the lodge’s home waters means that you won’t see anglers from other camps. Don’t let the rustic, hand-hewn log building fool you. It has many of the comforts of home and more, including a steam lodge, wifi, open bar, fully equipped fly tying station, and free laundry service. Relax in the spacious, vaulted-ceiling great room that overlooks the river. This spacious lodge hosts up to 16 guests in five lodge rooms and one private cabin. All of these are powered by super-quiet solar energy, making for a peaceful stay. Feast on food made from scratch, including garden-fresh veggies and homemade bread. This is the utmost in wilderness comfort. While you’re here, you’ll have a chance to meet moose, gray and black wolves, otters, beavers, eagles, ospreys, falcons and more.

Whether you are a novice or a seasoned angler, fly-fisher or spin caster, you'll have the time of your life reeling in Pacific Salmon, Northern Pike, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden and Arctic Grayling all on the Anvik River.

The Anvik has been described as of the most important fish producing tributaries of the entire Yukon region. This home river is gin clear and filled with fish, making fly-outs unnecessary. The lower section is slow and wide, and the river is wade-able throughout. You’ll have a variety of fishing options – walk, wade, or by boat. The excellent fishing right outside the door, as well as near limitless daylight, mean that you can fish unguided through the evening if you choose. Spend less time flying and more time fishing this little-pressured river.

Our accomplished guides each have their own techniques to help you catch more fish than you can imagine.

The lodge rotates guides each day, so you'll get a chance to fish with many of them and learn their tips and tricks. Depending upon your room configuration, the guide-to-guest ratio will be one guide for every two to three guests.
The operation practices catch-and-release of pike, char and grayling, with the exception of shore lunches. Fishing for Sockeye Salmon is catch-and-release as well. Guests may keep male Chum, King and Silver Salmon only. House limits are currently one King per person, per day and two Chum and Silvers per person, per day.

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Smiles All Around
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Reviewed By on August 26, 2017
  • The attached group photo says it all (Thanks for the picture Cliff!). Great people, great experience; all smiles all the time. Don't hesitate to take this trip, whether you're an expert fly...
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First Cast = Fish On
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Reviewed By on August 22, 2017
  • This was our second visit to the Anvik River Lodge (me, my son and my son-in-law). My first cast predicted how this visit would go - a large Arctic Grayling on the first cast! Read the positive...
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Amazing.
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Reviewed By on August 17, 2017
  • Cliff and Cheryl have created an atmosphere that is truly amazing. The staff that they have trained are all exceptional. They are friendly, knowledgeable and truly happy to be doing what they are...
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