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Saltery Lake Lodge

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Saltery Lake Lodge
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $3,500 to $4,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing

The Saltery Lake Lodge sits on the southeast shore of Saltery Lake inland from the Ugak Bay.The beautiful single story lodge offers guests a wilderness experience. In addition to the main lodge, guests can book any of the six private cabins. Rooms are set up for double occupancy, and the lodge is a mixture of rustic and country chic styling. Expect that your stay will be comfortable, clean, and full of prime Alaska fishing.

Fishing with Saltery Lake Lodge

The lodge fishes four rivers that all within easy walking of the lodge. The folks at Saltery Lake Lodge provide transportation to each fishing spot for you. Expect to target Sockeye, Chum, Coho, and Pink Salmon. In addition to the long list of salmon, the local waterways hold Dolly Varden, Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, and Arctic Char.

The wonderful thing about Saltery Lake is that in a very small areas the fishing changes often. The natural setting is perfect for fly fishermen and even spin casters. The rivers here are not huge rivers and often provide easy fording so fishermen can reach the best points from which to cast their line.

The diversity of the rivers and even within the rivers provides an amazing amount of opportunity for fishermen. Mix the diversity of the rivers with the brilliant number of sport fishing species available and a fishing paradise is born. Rivers by their nature change as they flow, but the local rivers of this area offer vast changes in just a short span of the river. You can wade out to a gravel bar and on one side find four foot deep holes with ripple sections feeding into them, and on the other side of the bar, is a shallower run with slower moving water. Both offer amazing potential for salmon. Riffles are one of the most oxygen rich sections of a river and that is where you find the aquatic insects on which the fish feed. What this means is the deeper holes downstream from the riffles is likely to contain Salmon, Trout, Dolly Varden, and Arctic Char. The smaller streams and river offer plenty of tree-lined, darker pools where fly fishermen can find amazing opportunity too.

Wildlife Viewing on Kodiak Island

Beyond the brilliant and lush fishing, Kodiak Island is home to some amazing wildlife. One of the most amazing creatures you may encounter is the Kodiak Bear. This is an entirely different species of bear from those on the mainland. They also have the capacity to grow huge. They are the largest terrestrial predator on the globe. Fortunately for everyone involved, they tend to be the most docile of the major bear species. Though they have the capacity to be a deadly creature, there is so much food available that the competition for food is quite low, and that lowers their aggressiveness. It is very likely that while fishing you will see many Kodiak bears. Your fishing guides know how to keep you safe and it would most unusual for a direct bear encounter. Though these giants are inquisitive, they are also shy. If you have the opportunity, you should take a moment and just enjoy these beautiful creatures from a distance.

Overall, expect your stay at Saltery Lake Lodge to be amazing. Expect excellent fishing, beautiful country, and outstanding hosts.

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Saltery Lake Lodge
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on July 20, 2019
  • Just spent a week with my family at Saltery Creek Lodge. It was a trip of a lifetime. Dave and Alana do an outstanding and first class job with their fishing lodge. The fishing guides were amazing...
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We Keep Coming Back. That is how awesome this place is!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 4, 2018
  • It was another great year at Saltery Lake Lodge. We?ve stayed here six out of the last seven years. The staff is always friendly and I keep telling people how we become part of the family. The meals...
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What a great week!
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Reviewed By on August 3, 2018
  • My group and I had a great week fishing and socializing in one of the most beautiful spots in the world. Each day we caught our limit of fish thanks to the top notch, super professional (and fun...
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