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Icy Bay Lodge

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Icy Bay Lodge
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $4,500 to $5,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing

Icy Bay is not just a place, it is an adventure. The name is given to a body of water that appeared in the last 100 years as glacier retreat revealed a 30-mile natural fish hatchery. This is part of the Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and it is so remote that few anglers ever make it here to fish. For those that do, welcome to a pristine, raw, and rugged place where the fishing is insanely addictive.

Guests stay in a well organized and maintained lodge with out-cabins. For as rugged as the area is, the lodge offers comfortable, clean, and well-equipped place from which to enjoy your Alaskan Adventure.

Fishing with Icy Bay Lodge

Icy Bay is about 60 miles from Yakutat and is an easy 20-minute float plane ride. The lodge focuses on guided fishing trips for Silver Salmon, King Salmon, and Halibut. Icy Bay is a saltwater fishery with access to freshwater fishing opportunities.

The Best time for Silver Salmon Fishing is the End of August through Mid-October. Silvers are common in the 12-15 pound range with ample opportunity to battle a 20-pound trophy fish.

The best time to fish for Halibut and King Salmon is mid-May through the first part of August. The Kings range in the 20-25 pound range with opportunities to land 50-pound fish. Halibut are always present and it is not uncommon to see someone with a 200 pound Halibut.

The remote area offers fishermen a lot of opportunities to battle with trophy fish and plenty of fish to make this an adventure to remember.

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unsafe, poorly run, and not worth the risks
1.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on December 8, 2023
  • I was in a different group than these other reviews but had similar experiences. Wheels rusted out, flipping a cart. Cart broke down on multiple occasions. Used beer tops to hold propellors on motors...
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Dangerous, Needs Major Improvement
2.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on October 18, 2023
  • Sept. 2-9, 2023 we had 9 people in our fishing group. Food good. Cabins very basic but comfortable beds, adequate heat, hot water heater for each cabin. The water stayed hot for our showers. Some...
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Great potential but needs significant investment
2.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on October 18, 2023
  • I was also in the group that involved the last two reviewers: WRC and Oidos. I completely agree with their comments. Lack of reliable transportation makes safety a key issue, and when...
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