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Larsen Bay Lodge

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Larsen Bay 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 Saltwater Fishing

Frank Carlson opened Larsen Bay Lodge, the oldest fishing lodge in Larsen Bay, in 1979. Current owner Mike Carlson, who began transporting and guiding guests at this Kodiak Island location at age 15, is now following in his father's footsteps to run the family business. As the oldest lodge in the area, it was able to pounce on prime fishing real estate. This beautiful beachfront lodge, which is a 30-minute flight from Kodiak, has even recently appeared on the History Channel series "The Hunt". Despite their wild success, owners and staff are community-focused locals who give all excess fish and game from the lodge to the community.

One of the best parts about Halibut fishing at Larsen Bay Lodge is that you don't have to travel for hours by boat across open water to get to the fishing grounds.

Most of the lodge's Halibut fishing is done in in shallow water close to the shore. Guests frequently catch Halibut over 150 pounds, and 300 pound fish have even been caught within 300 yards of the lodge! To experience the best Halibut fishing, come in July or August, when these huge predators follow the salmon runs into the bays. Guides will usually anchor, but will drift for them under the right conditions. You'll likely get a chance to watch Silver Salmon chasing candlefish while at anchor. Larsen Bay Lodge's location on deep protected bays means it is highly unlikely that a storm will stop you from hunting Halibut!

With a fleet of boats and our own floatplane, you can design your adventure any way you would like.

Larsen Bay Lodge's location and transportation options allow you to experience the best of both freshwater and saltwater fishing. There's abundant saltwater fishing for huge Halibut, Black Sea Bass, Ling Cod, and more. Or, if you prefer, search for salmon and Steelhead at world class rivers only minutes away. The lodge offers fly-outs to the famous Ayakulik, Karluk, Fraser, and Olga salmon fisheries.
With exclusive, commercial sport fishing rights to the Ayakulik River - the most productive salmon fishery on Kodiak Island '“ there's fantastic fishing for King, Sockeye, and Silver Salmon, as well as Steelhead and Arctic Char. Enjoy amazing angling inside the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, and meet the local, wild residents while you're there!

Larsen Bay Lodge offers world-class fly-fishing on one of the Top 10 Salmon Rivers in the world, the Karluk River.

The Karluk River has been repeatedly rated one of the top ten salmon rivers in the world. Experience extraordinary fly fishing in this wide, shallow river teeming with King Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Silver Salmon, Steelhead and Dolly Varden. While the Kings are not as large as those from the Kenai River, you can catch more per fisherman. This fabled fishing hole is a mere five minute flight away. Since access to this privately-owned land is restricted, you won't be crowded by fellow fly casters. All of the lodge's waters can also be fished with spinners, which are provided for you.

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Fishing with family and friends.
4.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 6, 2021
  • There were 9 of us in our group and for the most part everything was top notch, food, accommodations and fishing. A couple of things that rubbed me the wrong way were the packaging/shipping of the...
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5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 2, 2021
  • Unbelievable! The whole experience exceeded my expectations. First, the staff at Larsen Bay was top notch. ALL of them were friendly and welcoming. The lodging and food was phenomenal. All of us 8...
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All They Promised
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on October 25, 2020
  • Larsen Bay Lodge comes through on all of their advertisements! Flying in to fish at a permit only lake while watching bears in their own habitat was magical and adventurous. Mike and the staff were...
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