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Kvichak Lodge

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

The Kvichak Lodge sits along the southern shores of Lake Iliamna, west of the western bank of Cook Inlet and north of the Katmai National Park and Preserve and near the village of Igiugig. This is a fly-in lodge that provides beyond world-class fishing and is home to the biggest run of Sockeye Salmon in the World. Impressive, but it gets better. Let's explore the Kvichak Lodge and the outstanding fishing here.

Lodging with the Kvichak Lodge

"Lodge" is not the right word to describe what is basically a home for fishermen. It is a place of rustic country comfort and beyond world-class fishing.

The barn red lodge seemingly rises up out of the river itself. It is a clean two-story structure with room for 6-8 guests, outstanding 5-star meals, and all the comfort of home.

Fishing with the Kvichak Lodge

Fishing here is insane. Not only is this the spot where the world's largest Sockeye Salmon run occurs, it is a place where trophy rainbow trout are pretty much a guarantee.

June and July is a busy month for fishing at the Kvichak Lodge. You have access to King Salmon, Sockeye, big Rainbows, Dolly Vardens, Northern Pike, Arctic Grayling, and Char.

The second week of June through the first week of July is a prime time for King Salmon fishing.

Towards the end of July and into the first part of August, the Silver Salmon begin their run. With the King Salmon and Sockeye Salmon runs over, the focus is on the Silver Salmon. As a fly fishing target it does not get much better than Silver Salmon. These are high-energy fish with lots of fight. There are still the big Rainbows, Dolly Vardens, Northern Pike, Arctic Grayling, and Char available. Dolly Varden and Char are a cousin to both the Salmon and the Rainbow Trout. In addition to the Silvers, the Chum Salmon and the Pink Salmon are available too. Chum Salmon are also known for their spunk and the Pink Salmon fight too. Pinks are the smallest of the Pacific Salmon but they make up for their size in sheer numbers. They may outnumber the Sockeye.

Fishing with the Kvichak Lodge is all about quality. It is one of the best fly fishing destinations in the world. Expect expert guides, professional services and access to an amazing assortment of fish. including big Rainbows.


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Kvichak lodge fishing trip
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 14, 2020
  • Just finished enjoying my fifth trip to Mike McDowell and staff at the Kvichak Lodge. We love the accommodations with window views overlooking the river and wildlife. Mike must have arranged a...
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Kvichak Lodge Fishing
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on July 12, 2019
  • The Kvichak Lodge team and Mike McDowell make sure each guest has a wonderful experience fishing for big rainbows, grayling, pike, king salmon, and sockeye salmon. Mary, the chef, provides excellent...
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Fantastic fishing trip!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on April 5, 2019
  • If you want a down to earth authentic fishing experience- this is the place. The lodge owner, Mike, is the most personable man along with his guides and staff. A very laid back atmosphere, where the...
  • 1 Helpful Vote
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