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Katmai Lodge

Katmai Lodge

120 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
6 - 7 Days: $6,000 to $7,000 Per Person
4 - 5 Days: $5,000 to $6,000 Per Person
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.
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Our 3 Day Stay package runs Wednesday - Saturday and we make getting to Katmai Lodge fast and easy. Our changeover days are Saturday and Wednesday. On many of those days we offer a private charter from Anchorage directly into our 5,000 foot runway at the lodge. The flight takes about an hour and is over some beautiful scenery.

From those just learning to fish to advanced anglers, there is no place more enjoyable and productive to fish than a boat ride through hundreds of miles of fishable water outside our lodge, or a flyout to tributaries which feed the Alagnak. Our guests can fish from the boat and gravel bars, or wade- whichever choice the conditions call for. All five species of Pacific Salmon run in the Alagnak.
Note: Round trip airfare between Anchorage and the lodge is $600


Our 4 Day Stay package runs Saturday - Wednesday and we make getting to Katmai Lodge fast and easy. Our changeover days are Saturday and Wednesday. On many of those days we offer a private charter from Anchorage directly into our 5,000 foot runway at the lodge. The flight takes about an hour and is over some beautiful scenery.

From those just learning to fish to advanced anglers, there is no place more enjoyable and productive to fish than a boat ride through hundreds of miles of fishable water outside our lodge, or a flyout to tributaries which feed the Alagnak. Our guests can fish from the boat and gravel bars, or wade- whichever choice the conditions call for. All five species of Pacific Salmon run in the Alagnak.
Note: Round trip airfare between Anchorage and the lodge is $600


Our 7 Day Stay package runs Saturday - Saturday and we make getting to Katmai Lodge fast and easy. Our changeover days are Saturday and Wednesday. On many of those days we offer a private charter from Anchorage directly into our 5,000 foot runway at the lodge. The flight takes about an hour and is over some beautiful scenery.

From those just learning to fish to advanced anglers, there is no place more enjoyable and productive to fish than a boat ride through hundreds of miles of fishable water outside our lodge, or a flyout to tributaries which feed the Alagnak. Our guests can fish from the boat and gravel bars, or wade- whichever choice the conditions call for. All five species of Pacific Salmon run in the Alagnak.
Note: Round trip airfare between Anchorage and the lodge is $600

Talaheim Lodge

Talaheim Lodge

6 - 7 Days: $9,000+ Per Person
4 - 5 Days: $4,000 to $5,000 Per Person
Nestled in the foothills of the Alaska Range, Talaheim Lodge lies 80 miles west of Anchorage and 50 miles from the nearest road. Located on the Talachulitna River, one of the first hook-and-release Alaska trout fisheries in the state, it’s a prime location for a remote Alaska fly-in fishing lodge. Massachusetts native and forester Mark Miller pitched a tent at this site in 1974, naming it Talaheim Lodge. Mark now has 34 years of experience flying and fishing Alaska’s wilderness, and the tent is now a luxurious facility with modern appliances, solar powered electricity, a private airstrip, two helicopters, and a professional staff. With the owners’ children on the staff, the family atmosphere is palpable. Half of the bookings at this cozy getaway are repeat clientele.
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With over forty years in business, Talaheim Lodge is known throughout the world as a premiere fly fishing destination and is the only lodge in Alaska that owns two helicopters for our guest's exclusive use. Located 80 miles west of Anchorage, surrounded by nothing but a valley of mountains, we fish streams rarely seen by other anglers. By limiting guests to only 8 fishermen per week, we ensure that everyone deserves the top notch service and attention to detail that a once in a lifetime experience deserves.

Most of our rivers are wade-able and perfect for fishermen that like to cast across small rivers in search for that perfect catch. But if you need a break from wading, no problem. Our portable blow-up canoes offer that flexibility - you can choose to walk the river in part, or not at all. With a helicopter as your means of transportation, you are free to follow the fish, whether that be for three miles or just 300 feet. We'll pick you up wherever you end up. Within a 15-minute helicopter flight from Talaheim, we have access to over 100 miles of great fishing waters. Tributaries that are so remote that if you see a foot print, it was likely your guides from the week prior.

Whether you're an avid fly fisherman looking to hook one of our famous Rainbow Trout, or a novice angler after an Alaskan King, Sockeye, or Silver salmon, see why Talaheim Fishing Lodge has been the anglers choice for over forty years.

Angler's Alibi

Angler's Alibi

32 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
6 - 7 Days: $4,000 to $5,000 Per Person
4 - 5 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
Angler's Alibi is a rustic, yet comfortable, fishing camp on the Alagnak River in the famous Bristol Bay watershed, 23 miles North of King Salmon. This cozy camp is just outside the Katmai National Park boundary, over 250 miles from the nearest highway. Its location on the tidewater section of the Alagnak River means that you don't even need to leave camp to find amazing fishing. No fly-outs means you can spend more time on the river than at other lodges. Or, fly-out to Moraine Creek, Funnel Creek, and other fantastic fishing holes to say you were there. The near 90% guest return rate at Angler's Alibi offers evidence of its excellence.
Aniak Air Guides

Aniak Air Guides

6 - 7 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
Aniak Air Guides is located in the village of Aniak and is only accessible by plane or by boat. The nice thing about staying here is that they will pick you up at the airport. It is easy to charter a flight from Anchorage to Aniak. The village of Aniak sits along the banks of the Kuskokwim River and is a community of about 500 people in the summer. The lodge doubles as a B&B and houses up to 12 guests. The lodge is made up of a main lodge and three out-cabins and offers a private time for guests. This is bush country Alaska style, and the Aniak Air Guides lodge is pretty amazing. It is comfortable and offers conveniences such as WiFi, Cable TV, and 24-hour electricity. They will even allow you to bring your pets. A new service for Aniak Air Guides is the Fly-out - Drop-off…
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A self-guided float trip through the Alaskan wilderness on a large inflatable raft. These are easy flowing rivers with the purpose of the trip being fishing (not whitewater rafting). Which of our nine rivers you choose will depend on the species of fish you want to catch and the time of year. All of our unguided packages are designed for our guests to bring/supply as little as possible. In a nutshell.....you provide food, sleeping bag, and personal/fishing gear....we take care of the rest.

Prices for unguided trips include all bush flying and airport pick-ups and transportation around Aniak, rafts and camping gear. Contact Us for more information on our unguided float trips!


Trips run Monday through Saturday include guided fishing, round trip transporation from Aniak, lodging, food and one bush flyout for up to 6 people.
Imagine the wonderful fishing you will experience by having an experienced guide, an airplane at your beck and call and some of the finest fishing rivers in the world for an entire week!

Aniak Air Guides' lodge sits on the outskirts of the village of Aniak, at the confluence of The Aniak & Kuskokwim Rivers (see location page). Being right in the heart of the 3 most productive fisheries in western/southwest Alaska ( the Yukon, Kuskokwim, and Bristol Bay Drainages), gives us a unique advantage to access, and choose from so many wonderful and productive fisheries.

Local waters commonly yield 20-30 salmon per day!....not too mention all the rainbows, arctic char, dolly varden, & arctic grayling. King and chum salmon are the first to arrive.... starting their run by the village in mid June and culminating by the end of July. Aggressive silvers typically show in late July, and hit all the way thru mid-Sept. Reds and pinks are sprinkled in from late June thru early August. Rainbow Trout fishing is second to none, starting in mid-June, with hot fishing all the way in to September. Arctic char, dolly varden, and arctic grayling are also caught in abundance until mid-September.

Afognak Wilderness Lodge

Afognak Wilderness Lodge

35 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
6 - 7 Days: $5,000 to $6,000 Per Person
4 - 5 Days: $4,000 to $5,000 Per Person
Afognak Wilderness Lodge is located in the heart of a true-wilderness area on the mountainous & Spruce forested Afognak Island, the second largest & most beautiful of the Kodiak Islands. Owing to its proximity to both saltwater and freshwater, Afognak Wilderness Lodge is able to offer you the best of both fishing worlds. What’s more, they are grandfathered into the heart of the Afognak Island State park because they were there long before the park was formed and there’s no villages or other lodges/residents. You’ll enjoy staying in a spacious elegantly rustic guest cabin, built from hand-hewn local logs by the pioneering Randall family. References from guests from around the globe are available in each brochure.
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Afognak Wilderness Lodge is a First Class Alaska Lodge offering a unique remote Alaska experience and has been a prized retreat since 1974 for photographers (professional & amateur), sport-fishermen and adventurous vacationers. Our lodge is a wilderness vacation retreat on the mountainous and densely forested Afognak Island, one of the Kodiak Islands group. Encompassing nearly 50,000 acres Afognak Island State Park can be accessed via air or boat. It is ideal for those who want a casual yet active and adventurous day in the freedom of wilderness and sea, whether your interests are in photography, sport fishing or just having fun! Includes first-class spacious log guest-cabin accommodations, quality meals, boat-travel with USCG licensed guides, all fishing gear/lures (spinning, fly & deep-sea), fish cleaning/freezing, rain-gear/hip-boots (if needed), kayaking, hiking, beachcombing, wildlife photography and sauna.

We offer both fresh & saltwater fishing as well a variety & abundance of wildlife. Freshwater Fishing for Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Steelhead & Salmon and Saltwater Fishing for Halibut, Lingcod, Salmon, Yellow-Eye, Sea Bass & Snapper.

If you're looking for an Alaska experience, Afognak Wilderness Lodge offers one of the most unique experiences on the continent. The land & marine wildlife viewing/photography, sea kayaking and, of course, fresh & saltwater fishing expeditions are part of a fantastic nature-tour vacation. Treat yourself to an Alaskan vacation package that you will never forget at our award-winning lodge!

Rates: $900/Day/Person (1/2 for teens & younger)

Wilderness Place Lodge

Wilderness Place Lodge

125 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
6 - 7 Days: $4,000 to $5,000 Per Person
4 - 5 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
We offer the best customized, All-inclusive Alaska fishing lodge and wilderness adventure packages! Now booking for the 2020 season and between now and November is the best time to secure your trip for next season. Inquire to plan your 2020 trip here. Special for June and July 2020! Combine a stay at our inclusive deluxe fishing lodge with a one day fly-out and float trip to the historic Pioneer Cabin Outpost! The lodge portion includes guided fishing on your preferred schedule, deluxe private cabin with bath, gourmet meals and all fishing accessories. On one day of your stay at the lodge you will fly out to the Pioneer cabin located on a small lake just off the river. Enjoy lunch on the dock prior to a guided 5 hour float trip from the cabin back to the lodge, fishing your whole way down. Arrive back to the lodge in time…
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June is one of our favorite times of the year offering great weather and 24 hours of sunlight! Our June trout camp is one of our most popular trip specials we offer each season as it bundles many incredible experiences including southcentral Alaska's finest wade fishing for native rainbow trout and grayling, superb top-water fishing for northern pike in a nearby lake chain, all the spoils of our deluxe wilderness lodge, fine cuisine, fireside shore lunches and a 5 mile raft trip with fishing included as part of the trip package. This package is one of a kind and is all inclusive from Anchorage including and awesome round-trip float plane flight. We include all fishing gear and your personal guides will offer top-notch instruction.

Available June 15 - July 1, 2020.
2 Nights - From $1,995 Per Person
3 Nights - From $2,500 Per Person
4 Nights - From $3,200 Per Person


Spending some extra time in Anchorage during you Alaska vacation? A local Alaskan looking for a great day trip for visiting family and friends? Our deluxe fishing lodge offers all-inclusive Anchorage day-fishing trips for as low as $499 per person!

We include all the gear and team you up with a personable fishing guide to attend to your every need. Enjoy a scenic 45 minute float plane flight over the Susitna River valley northwest of Anchorage, Alaska. On clear days, Mt. Denali (McKinley) is clearly visible to the north. Arrive at our fly-in river lodge approximately 8:30am and hit the water fishing for the day. We provide lunch on the river, all fishing equipment (spin and fly fishing), waders, flies and lures so no need to bring anything. It's that easy! Day fishing trips focus on Alaska river fishing for trout, grayling, northern pike or various salmon species depending on the time of summer you visit. Extended trip packages from Anchorage for 2+ days are also available.


Our Our Alaska float trips are 60 mile, 6 day river adventures featuring the finest fishing for trout, grayling and salmon. This is the ultimate trip for the adventure seeker and those looking for a truly unique Alaska fishing vacation.

We raft the length of Lake Creek Alaska from the source at Chelatna Lake on the southern border of Denali National Park to the confluence at the glacial Yentna River. Our float trips give you the ability to explore a 60 mile wild & scenic stretch of remote Alaska. Stray from the crowds to view wildlife, and enjoy superb Alaska salmon fishing for multiple species, rainbow trout and arctic grayling. Our pro guide staff fully caters to your every need and assists with every aspect of your adventure. Our Alaska float trips are all-inclusive and cater to small groups of 3 - 5 (or split groups of 2-3 each) per trip offered at specific dates throughout the summer season. Request further information to set up your wilderness float fishing adventure!

Trip Inclusions: Float plane service: round trip from Anchorage to Lake Chelatna and back from the lodge; all meals & beverages, beer, raft and rafting related gear, camp gear, rafting guide, camping equipment, all fishing gear, lures, flies, Gore-tex waders and boots.

Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge

Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge

110 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
6 - 7 Days: $4,000 to $5,000 Per Person
The Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge is an Alagnak River lodge that focuses on trophy fishing in a beautiful wilderness setting. The lodge sits along the shores of the Upper Braids of the Alagnak River offering fly fishermen a trip of a lifetime and fishing inside the Katmai National Park.
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This deal speaks for itself. If you pay for two places at our lodge...you get to bring an extra person along for free. This offer is based on availability and under the condition that all three people in your group stay in the same cabin and share a boat and guide. Other than that, the week will be the same as any other, with delicious meals, comfortable beds and world class fishing.

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Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge site on 160 acres of prime river frontage in an iconic section of the Alagnak River known as the upper braids. The only access to the Lodge is via bush plane, landing on a private airstrip located on the property. Welcoming wooden cabins are equipped with running water, heating and power, that will guarantee you a comfortable stay. With an abundance of wildlife and stunning scenery, this trip is sure to live up to the image of Alaska that you have always dreamed of.

Boasting a world-famous run of all five species of pacific salmon, the Alagnak River is also home to a host of resident fish, such as leopard rainbow trout, arctic char and grayling. This prestigious river is located within the Katmai National Park, with its headwaters in the surrounding mountains and drains into Bristol Bay. It is also famously known as The Branch River for its seemingly endless braids, where 10 miles of river can easily contain 30 miles of fishable waters. With such exclusive river access, you are sure not to be bothered by any crowds.

This package includes all meals during your stay. 6 days of guided lodge based river experiences, whether it be fishing, wildlife- viewing or adventure activities. Comfortable heated riverfront cabin with access to toilet and hot showers only a few steps away from your cabin door, or en-suite toilet and hot showers. You will arrive on Sunday, and activities begin Monday through Saturday with departure on the following Sunday.


For those who think a toilet and bed is too extravagant and would rather spend their nights in a tent surrounded by the stars and sounds of the wild, we have the perfect package for you. Our guests will stay in a tent camp on the lower Alagnak river hosted by professional guides and targeting primarily fresh sea-run salmon. There is a possibility for Rainbow Camps near the Lake Outlets early season in June as well. Like our lodge based packages you will arrive on Sunday, fish Monday through Saturday and depart on the following Sunday. Your meals are included, and your help around camp is expected.

No See Um Lodge

No See Um Lodge

75 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
6 - 7 Days: $9,000+ Per Person
The No See Um Lodge sits along the fish-rich waters of the Kvichak River in the South Central part of Alaska. The location of the lodge was chosen because it sits nearly equal distances between several fisheries that offer guests some of the best opportunity for landing trophy fish. No See Um Lodge is all about the entire experience. They offer top guides, pilots and a staff that knows how to make you feel comfortable and who attend all of your needs. Features include a hot tub with river view, sauna, daily housekeeping, on demand hot water, 24/7electricity, and WiFi throughout the property. The main lodge has satellite TV, but the best treat might just be their well stocked Pro-Shop. The fishing here is intense, which is why the staff focuses on your entire experience. The cabins and rooms are well furnished with quality. The decor is upscale wilderness chic,…
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Fishing is what we do. For over 40 years we have been flying and guiding anglers throughout Bristol Bay. There are a few other lodges that can boast that many years but none that have fine-tuned the operation like No See Um. At a maximum of twelve guests per week, our fleet of three DeHavilland Beavers goes out with a maximum of four anglers and is committed to those anglers all day. We don't drop and go back for more as is the case with most lodges. This ratio of guests to aircraft also allows for the greatest flexibility in the industry. We have the ability to fish more than one location in a day and always have the option to "head in for cocktails" if the weather or an emergency pushes the issue. On days that weather doesn't allow for safe flight, we have the option to use boats to access our home water, the Kvichak River.

Imagine over 20 million acres of wilderness with no roads, very few people and the largest populations of wild rainbow trout, pacific salmon and bears on the planet. This is our playground. Since 1975, No See Um has been consistently striving to be not the biggest, but the best fishing lodge in Alaska. Our 7 day trips include flexible and customized fishing program, fly-outs, lodging, all meals and drinks, round-trip airfare from Anchorage to the lodge, daily housekeeping, and all lodge amenities. While it's all about the fishing, our goal is to give you a complete experience. When you are at the lodge you can enjoy our hot tub or sauna, both are always hot! There is beer on tap, horse shoe pits, a screened in gazebo with fire pit, and fishing in front of the lodge. We want your trip to be the adventure of a lifetime.

Double-occupancy rates are $11,000 per week/person from Anchorage
Single-occupancy rates are $12,500 per week/person from Anchorage

Alaska's Anvik River Lodge

Alaska's Anvik River Lodge

42 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
4 - 5 Days: $4,000 to $5,000 Per Person
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.
Alaska Rainbow Lodge

Alaska Rainbow Lodge

83 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
6 - 7 Days: $8,000 to $9,000 Per Person
4 - 5 Days: $6,000 to $7,000 Per Person
Hosts Ron and Sharon Hayes built Alaska Rainbow Lodge in 1982 to take advantage of its location on the Kvichak River, 230 air miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska in the Bristol Bay region. The Kvichak is home to the largest salmon run in the world; Sockeyes swim past the lodge’s front door by the millions each summer. This excellent location ensures that guests have the opportunity to fish every day, regardless of the weather. Ron Hayes has been in the sport fishing business in Alaska for 50 years. With a capacity of only 16 guests, he and his staff are able to provide personal attention for each guest.

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