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Despite the global pandemic caused by Covid-19, it doesn't necessarily mean an Alaska fishing adventure is off the table for 2020. While Covid-19 continues to hamper travel and worry folks, The State of Alaska has put specific protocols in place so that traveling to and from Alaska can continue safely. What that means for many visitors is that you likely won't notice too much different when you are out on the water but your trip to/from your destination will defintely be a bit different than normal. You'll likely have to wear a mask while traveling, your lodge/guide will be following cleaning/safety protocolts set by the state and you'll be required to take a Covid-19 test prior to or when you arrive in Alaska. You must present a negative Covid-19 lab test at the airport or take a Covid-19 test at the airport and then self-isolate until the results return, and that can take longer than 72 hours. See this article for great information on traveling to Alaska & Covid-19 testing requirements.

If you are not comfortable with these additional regulations or have underlying health issues you would be better off putting off your trip until 2021…however, there are several advantages for those who want to travel to Alaska in 2020 and fish safely. First, it is the unexpected vacancy at many of the fishing lodges…many of which are normally booked solid 1 - 2 years out for prime weeks that now have openings. Second is the discounts that some lodges are offering to fill last-minute vacancies.

While some Alaska fishing lodges, guides & charters have decided to close for the season, many remain open but operating according to the Alaska Health Mandates put in place to keep visitors safe. Below is the list of the Alaska fishing lodges, resorts, guides & charters that remain open and their response/protocols for accepting guests under Covid-19.

Fishing Lodges, Guides & Charters Open in 2020

Soldotna B&B Trophy Lodge
Soldotna B&B Trophy Lodge
Top Rated Alaska Fishing & Adventure Lodge | Whether you are looking to fish, canoe, hike or just enjoy Alaska, we have packages for you.
246 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
Due to Covid-19 Prime King Salmon Fishing Trips in July are available!

Covid Response - Following guidlines set forth by the State of Alaska.

Located on the banks of the Kenai River in the town of Solodtona…freshwater fishing on the Kenai & Kasilof River, saltwater fishing for Halibut, wildlife & a wide variety of activities. One of the best values on the Kenai Peninsula. Due to Covid-19 availability for Prime Time for King Salmon Fishing in July plus openings in Late August / Early September for the fantastic runs of Silver Salmon. Contact Us to learn more about our up to date packages & availability.

Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge
Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge
Alaska's Premier Fishing and Bear Viewing Lodge Since 1988 | Remote Fly-In Fishing Lodge on the Alagnak River
110 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
Save Up to $1,750 Per Person From Regular Price!

Covid Response - Following guidlines set forth by the State of Alaska.

Experience the exceptional fishing on the Alagnak River at this remote fly-in fishing lodge. Due to Covid-19 we are only offering a maximum of 8 spots a week, each week of the season starting July 5th through September 13. Our normal prices are $5,750 plus flights and taxes of $550 per person. But for the remainder of this season, we are offering between $3995 and $4500 plus flights and taxes per person depending on the week. We are offering "No Risk" special booking terms for THIS season only on all NEW bookings only form June 6, 2020. Any new booking will have a 100% return policy on deposits paid after June 6. This offer applies for the 2020 season.only. Due to the more smaller group size the quality of fishing experience and overall Alaska experience will be unparalleled this year.

FishHound Expeditions
FishHound Expeditions
Guided Single Day & Overnight Fly-Fishing Trips on some of Alaskas' Best Rivers | Choose From Single Day Float, Wade or Heli-Fishing & Multi Day Remote Guided Float Fishing Trips
34 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating

Covid Response - We at FishHound Expeditions are very fortunate that we will be conducting guided fishing trips for the 2020 season. We are adhering to all state mandates and guidelines for safe operation. Fortunately, due to the nature of our trips being private and outside not much will be different. The differences are that for our heli, airplane, and vehicle shuttles guests and guides will be required to wear a mask.

FishHound Expeditions is a guide owned, guide operated company offering Alaska Fly Fishing Day & Overnight Trips on some of Alaskas' best rivers. At FishHound the owners are the guides and bring over 30 years of combined guiding experience along with a true passion for fly-fishing. We offer full & half-day guided fishing trips an hour north of Anchorage near the town of Willow on the Susitna River Tributaries. And if you're looking for a trip you'll never forget choose a Helicopter Fly-Out Fishing Day Trip to remote fishing destinations or a 7-10 Day Fully Guided Remote Float Fly-Fishing Trip. We look forward to being able to show people our incredible state while being safe and doing our part!

Katmai Lodge
Katmai Lodge
Ready for the Trip of a Lifetime at Our Remote Alaska Fishing Lodge? | Experience the Best Fishing in Alaska, Abundant Wildlife & Exceptional Service at Katmai Lodge
120 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
Save $2,000 Per Person From Regular Price!

Covid Response - As outlined by Alaska State Government - Social distancing, reduced amenity list, masks in vehicles including planes and helicopters.

Katmai Lodge will be operating at limited capacity, with simplified amenities to ensure the health and safety of our guests, all while adhering to Covid-19 restrictions. The fishing experience will be as amazing as ever. We are offering an all-inclusive 7-Night stay INCLUDING round trip private charter from Anchorage to the Lodge, for $5,500 (regular price $7,525). This special rate will only be available for August 2020. Please click below to contact us or call 1-800-330-0326 for details and availability.

Salmon Falls Resort
Salmon Falls Resort
Premier All-Inclusive Ketchikan Fishing & Adventure Lodge | Choose From Guided or Self-Guided Fishing and Customize with Adventure & Sightseeing Options
74 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating

Covid Response - As outlined by the CDD, State of Alaska, and The World Health Organization. Salmon Falls Resort has implemented additional cleaning standards and schedules, are providing you a PPD kit for your room, educated their staff, and require facemask and gloves to be worn at all times by their staff.

Salmon Falls Resort is large and offers a range of rooms and suites. Salmon Falls Resort is an all inclusive luxury fishing & adventure resort located in Ketchikan, Alaska. This all-inclusive resort offers exceptional accommodations, service & meals along with a wide variety of fishing, wildlife & adventure options meaning you can plan your trip the way you want. The focus here is on Saltwater fishing for Halibut & Salmon but they do also offer fly-out freshater fishing trips as well. Due to Covid-19 there are openings for prime weeks that usually book up well in advance, so check with the Salmon Falls Resort about specific packages & dates.

Aniak Air Guides
Aniak Air Guides
Remote Alaska Fishing, Wildlife & Rafting Adventures Since 1955 | Choose From an All-Inclusive Guided Lodge Package or a Budget Friendly Self-Guided Float Fishing Trip
Remote Alaska Fishing & Wilderness Experiences!

Covid Response - Following guidlines set forth by the State of Alaska. Due to the nature of the remote float trips, few COVID limitations are needed. Masks required in vehicles, including planes and helicopters.

Anaik Air Guides offer fully guided float fishing trips where they guide & take care of everything...or for the more adventurous choose a self-guided floats trip where they set everything up you need for your float fishing trip– both take place in beautiful, remote locations with exceptional fishing. Fishing for rainbow trout, lake trout, all five species of pacific salmon, arctic char, dolly varden, arctic grayling, northen pike, and sheefish – fishing for all of these species is fantastic in this remote and scenic area of Alaska. Expect beautiful country, wild fish, and different varieties of fish from many other fishing options.

Kodiak Island Resort
Kodiak Island Resort
Remote, World-Class Sport-Fishing Lodge on Kodiak Island, Alaska | Experience Kodiak Island's outstanding fishing, magnificent scenery, abundant wildlife and our fishing lodge's four-star service!
109 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating

Covid Response - Following guidlines set forth by the State of Alaska. As of June 10th, Kodiak Island has no positive cases of COVID-19.

Experience luxury in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness on remote Kodiak Island, Alaska. Luxury accommodations, wilderness adventures, kayaking, bear viewing & more in addition to incredible freshwater fly-fishing & saltwater fishing for Halibut. The 2020 fishing season remains strong with options for all five types of Salmon, Halibut, Trout, Steelhead, and Arctic Char. Fly-out fishing options for trophy fish available too. Contact Kodiak Island Resort to learn more about what they offer & available dates.

Angler's Alibi
Angler's Alibi
World Class Fly-Fishing on the Alagnak River | Remote Fly-In Fishing Camp
32 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating

Covid Response - Limited to ten guests per week, down from 14 on the Alagnak River. There are no COVID regulations while fishing, social distancing, and strict hygiene protocols in place, including masks in vehicles, planes, and helicopters.

Experience incredible fishing, wildlife & scenery and some of the best fly-fishing in Alaska on the Alagnak River. Fly-Fishing for King Salmon, Trophy Rainbow Trout, Silver Salmon, Dolly Varden & more. You don't have to travel far from camp for world-class fly-fishing on the Alagnak River thanks to the prime location of our camp&hellipfly-out fishing options are available as well. Come find out why Angler's Alibi has one of the highest return rates in the industry.

Jimmie Jack's Alaska SeaScape Lodge
Jimmie Jack's Alaska SeaScape Lodge
All-Inclusive Fishing Trips Combined with Five-Star Luxury Accommodations | Freshwater Fishing, Saltwater Fishing & Fly-Out Fishing Options along with Fine Dining, Wine & Drinks When You Get Back!
33 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating

Covid Response - Following guidlines set forth by the State of Alaska.

Jimmie Jack Alaska Seascape Lodge combines the top quality fishing trips Jimmie Jack is known for with five-star luxury in a beautiful location on the shores of the Cook Inlet near the town of Kenai, Alaska. This central location gives guests easy access to quality, world-glass guided freshwater and saltwater fishing on the Kenai River & Cook Inlet. Guests fish for Trophy Rainbow Trout, huge King Salmon, Halibut and more with knowledgeable guides and top notch gear & boats. Some openings are available for 2020. Check with Jimmie Jack for specific dates and more information about Jimmie Jack's Alaska Seascape Lodge.

Alaska Strike Zone Sportfishing
Alaska Strike Zone Sportfishing
Top Rated Ketchikan Fishing Charters & Cruise Ship Fishing Excursions | Alaska Strike Zone will pick you up to eliminate the stress of a taxi!
141 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating

Covid Response - They are offering specialized treatment for Cruiseship Guests with cancelations. They have implemented additional pre-launch and post-launch boat cleaning to help minimize the risk of COVID. No masks are required on the open water. Masks are required in transport vehicles.

Alaska Strike Zone is a locally owned & operated fishing charter out of Ketchikan, Alaska…and the primary fishing targets are Salmon & Halibut. Expect top notch equipment, excellent guides & service at this top rated fishing charter. They offer a wide variety of charters, starting with the four-hour Salmon trip and ending with full-day fishing for either Halibut or Salmon. They have space available for 2020, as many of their guests have rolled their 2020 reservations over to 2021 due to cruise cancelations. Check with Alaska Strike Zone about specific dates and deals.

Wilderness Place Lodge
Wilderness Place Lodge
Incredible Selection of Fishing, Wildlife & Adventure Packages in a Remote Location | Perfect for Families, Couples, Groups & Guests with Limited Fishing Experience to Expert Anglers
127 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating

Covid Response - In operation for the 2020 summer season under enhanced safety and sanitation protocol in line with the state of Alaska's guidance on Covid-19 business practices.

Wilderness Place Lodge offers lodging and glamping float fishing trips from beautiful & remote Lake Creek, Alaska, within the Susitna Valley. They are 80-air miles from Anchorage and take care of getting you to the lodge from the Anchorage Airport. The guide ratio here is 1:2, and the staff ratio is 1:1 so expect fantastic service both on and off the water. In addition to incredible fishing for Trout, Salmon & Grayling…Wilderness Place Lodge offers a wide variety of adventure & sightseeing options. Bear viewing, hiking, heli-glacier tour, dog sledding they offer it all – Great for families, couples, kids and for die hard fisherman alike!

Alaskan Fishing Adventures
Alaskan Fishing Adventures
Top Rated Alaska Fishing & Adventure Lodge | Something for Everyone - Perfect for Families, Couples, Groups or the Die-Hard Angler!
109 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
Due to Covid-19 Prime Silver Salmon Fishing Trips in Late August / Early September are available!

Covid Response - Following guidlines set forth by the State of Alaska.

Located on the banks of the Kenai River in the town of Solodtona…freshwater fishing on the Kenai & Kasilof River, saltwater fishing for Halibut, wildlife & a wide variety of activities. One of the best values on the Kenai Peninsula. Due to Covid-19 availability for Prime Time for King Salmon Fishing in July plus openings in Late August / Early September for the fantastic runs of Silver Salmon. Contact Us to learn more about our up to date packages & availability.

Jimmie Jack's 'Original' Alaska Lodge
Jimmie Jack's 'Original' Alaska Lodge
All-Inclusive Top Quality Guided Freshwater & Saltwater Fishing Trips | Expect a High Quality Experience Both On & Off the Water at an Affordable Price!
252 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating

Covid Response - Following guidlines set forth by the State of Alaska.

Jimmie Jack's Original Alaska Lodge offers all-inclusive top quality guided freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing trips at affordable prices. Plan on catching Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, Rockfish and Trophy Rainbow Trout and then coming back to relex on the deck and take in the beautiful Alaska views. Jimmie Jack offers something for everyone…perfect for the die-hard angler, families, couples & groups. Check with Jimmie Jack for specific dates and more information about what Jimmie Jack's Original Alaska Lodge has to offer.

Alaska FishOn! Charters
Alaska FishOn! Charters
Affordable Kenai Peninsula Fishing & Lodging Packages | Kenai River, Kasilof River, Cook Inlet & Fly-In Fishing Options
46 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating

Covid Response - Following guidlines set forth by the State of Alaska.

Alaska FishOn Charters offers lodging & guided fishing throughout the Kenai Peninsula. Wide vareity of affordable Kenai Peninsula fishing & lodging packages to choose from. They offer freshwater fishing for Salmon & Trout, Saltwater fishing for Halibut and even fly-out fishing to the western side of the Cook Inlet. They also offer a variety of adventure options such as bear viewing, glacier cruises & gold prospecting. Contact them to find out more about the wide variety of affordable Kenai Peninsula fishing packages they offer.

Afognak Wilderness Lodge
Afognak Wilderness Lodge
Award-Winning Fishing, Wildlife & Adventure Lodge | Located on Beautiful & Remote Afognak Island
35 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating

Covid Response - Following guidlines set forth by the State of Alaska.

Situated within the Kodiak Islands on remote & beautiful Afognak Island…Afognak Wilderness Lodge offers one of the most unique experiences in North America. They are the only lodge on Afognak Island and offer an all-inclusive adventure consisting of guided freshwater & saltwater fishing, wildlife viewing both on land and at sea, kayaking, hiking, photography & more. Wildlife & nature viewing here is at a whole different level at this remote & untouched corner of paradise. Freshwater fishing for Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, Dolly Varden & saltwater fishing for Halibut, Lingcod, Rockfish & more. Contact Afognak Wilderness Lodge to find out more about their incredible location & lodge.

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