Wildman Lake Lodge is ideally located on the banks of the Ocean River, Alaska's only crystal clear artesian sport fishing river, 500 miles southwest of Anchorage on the Alaska Peninsula. This beautiful river is clear and wade-able 365 days a year. This remote lodge is not located in a village or on a river with any other lodge. Even on fly out fishing days, it’s rare to encounter other fishermen.
Wildman Lake Lodge is a true wilderness fishing lodge, owned and operated by lifetime Alaskans
Host Butch King is an experienced Alaskan bush pilot and Alaska Master Guide with 40 years of experience guiding sportsmen on the remote Alaska Peninsula. The authentic, rustic accommodations are accompanied by great food, either in the lodge or on the river. Brown bears can be spotted from the Trapper’s Den, a comfortable living room overlooking the Ocean River. While the lodge specializes in fly fishing, guides can help you find the fish you seek based on your preferred method.
Five Species of Pacific Salmon, Char, Rainbow and Steelhead
The best Silver Salmon fishing in all of Alaska takes place on the Alaska Peninsula, mostly in August and September. Fish a number of area rivers for King Salmon, which can be found for a full eight weeks. You may want to use your strongest rod for these 30-to-55 pounders. Since there’s very little fishing pressure in the area, Wildman has Alaska’s most generous King Salmon limits. Wildman also hasn’t had the unexpected closures and restrictions that other areas of Alaska have experienced.
In June, the Sockeye Salmon run return to the Ocean and other nearby rivers, making for some excellent salmon fishing. Hook Silver Salmon ranging from 12-22 pounds on flies, spinners, or spoons. Chum and Pink Salmon are also plentiful in area waters throughout July and August. The Ocean River is also full of Native Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, and Arctic Char. Chase these down to add some variety to your excursions. Enjoy unlimited fishing time right behind the lodge.
Fly-out Salmon and Steelhead fishing trips to neighboring rivers
A weeklong fishing package includes three fully guided fly out fishing days targeting the salmon on neighboring rivers, as well as local fishing by boat. Guides with years of experience in the area know right where the best fishing is at any point in the season, and can get you to your destination with little walking. Fly out to one of a dozen remote salmon streams within 25 minutes. These are wading and casting fly fishing rivers, where you can wade on firm, black, volcanic sand bottoms. Floating fly lines with sink tips are favored on most rivers. Many clients enjoy using double hand Spey rods for salmon and Steelhead. Wild, shiny Steelhead are found throughout the watershed in early spring and late fall. The vagaries of early and late season weather can make Steelhead fishing a challenging, but invigorating, outing for serious anglers. Your arrival day also includes a full afternoon of local fishing, which is rare among Alaska lodges.