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Katmai Lodge
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $5,000 to $6,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $4,000 to $5,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing

The Katmai Lodge is the original riverfront lodge on the Alagnak River. Their long history here makes them experts fishermen and master of the river. The lodge offers a rustic charm with a modern twist. There are hot showers, comfortable beds, and a relaxing atmosphere at the lodge.

What Fish Are Available for Fishermen?

There are all five species of the Pacific Salmon available throughout the summer. There are trophy Rainbow available all summer long. The Dolly Varden and Arctic Char begin to peak at the beginning of August. The Northern Pike run from August through September. Arctic Grayling are available from June-October.

Salmon fishing on the Alagnak begins typically in mid-June and end by the beginning to mid-September. If you are after King Salmon then late June through July is the best time to make a reservation. The Sockeye Salmon overlap the King Salmon and show up mid-June through the end of July. The best month for Salmon Fishing is July. The best month for Silver Salmon is August. The best Month for Rainbow Trout is July. The best month for Arctic Grayling is July.

Fishing with Katmai Lodge

There are nine species of sorts fish in the area. Fishing in Alaska is very seasonal, and the fish run based on natural conditions such as water temperature. Plan your trip so that you have the best opportunity to target the specific species of sports fish that you want. The lodge also has the option of doing fly out fly fishing trips.

Special Fish Species

Rainbow Trout attract fishermen from all over the world. These are not your typical small rainbow trout. These fish grow to trophy size thanks to the influx of salmon and salmon row. Expect Rainbow Trout from 12-30 inches in length. Rainbow Trout swim with the salmon, especially the King or Chinook Salmon.

The King Salmon are the largest of the Pacific Salmon. The King Salmon record for Alaska is 126 pounds. So if you want the biggest salmon, the Kings are the ones to target.

The Silver Salmon are the true sports fish. These are not timid fish. They strike hard and if you are not alert will rip the rod out of your grasp. Once hooked, they are fierce competitors. They are well known for their aerial display and breaching. If you want a fighting fish, it does not get much better than the Silver Salmon.

The Monsters of the River are not the salmon though the Kings may be larger, they do not compare to the Northern Pike. These are long, lean fish with a huge mouth. They lurk and gulp prey. Their mouth holds more than 700 teeth and if you wish to target these apex predictors, then use a steel leader. These fish grow to 40 plus pounds.

The Fun and exasperating fish are the Arctic Grayling. These are smart fish, and you have to dial in your skills to catch them. It is all about fly choice and if you want to learn how to be the best fishermen possible, spend some time targeting Arctic Grayling.

As you can see, the fishing at the Katmai Lodge is fantastic. Rain or shine there are fish present in numbers sufficient to make your fishing adventure one you will never forget.

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Silver Salmon
4.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 17, 2018
  • Superb guide, cuisine, staff and accommodations provided a wonderful annual trip. But more than 2 weeks have elapsed and we still do not have our luggage or salmon because of bungling by Pen-Air at...
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A step above all the rest.
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 10, 2018
  • What an amazing journey. People say Alaska is the trip of a lifetime and I cant imagine taking that trip anywhere else but Katmai Lodge. There are so many places to choose from out there from the...
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As Good as it Gets
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 10, 2018
  • The Alagnak is a phenomenal ecosystem, and it is a pleasure to get to experience it in (relative) comfort. This is still fishing in Alaska, so pleasant weather and fishing success are never...
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