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Yakutat Lodge

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Yakutat Lodge
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $3,500 to $4,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $2,500 to $3,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $1,500 to $2,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing

Yakutat Lodge is located in Yakutat village in the Southeastern part of Alaska and on Yakutat Bay. The lodge is open year round though the fishing season is not. This is an old-school lodge and for fly fishermen and spin casters, that is a blessing. They have ALL of the permits which mean you will get to fish in places most people will never be allowed to fish legally.

The lodge itself is a rustic affair, but it is steeped in comfort, and you won't find a cleaner lodge around. Another bonus of staying here is that they are just across the way from Alaska Airlines. You do a fly-out fishing trip from the back door of the lodge.

Fishing with Yakutat Lodge — Situk River

This is a wild steelhead fisherman's paradise. These guys have a permit that allows you to fish the Situk River, which is where the largest run of wild steelhead migrate to spawn. We are talking about wild steelhead in the 10-12 pound range that are just full of fight. You also have plenty of opportunities to target steelhead that are 16-22 pounds. Bust out the nine-pound rod and float your fly down the current until something tries to rip the rod from your hands. That is the explosive reaction by the Situk River steelhead.

Steelhead are just one option. The local area is prime for Salmon, both saltwater and freshwater options are plentiful. The best time for King Salmon is from June - October. In fact, this is a great time for Salmon fishing period. During the season expect to target Sockeye Salmon, Silver Salmon, King Salmon, and Pink Salmon in the local rivers.

Ocean Fishing with Yakutat Lodge

Saltwater fish means Pacific Halibut. The Yakutat fleet of boats is well known as the 100 pound Halibut crew because they do well with the bigger Halibut. Expect the opportunity to battle 100-300 pound Halibut. There are plenty of Halibut here too that are under 100 pounds. Salmon fishing in these quiet bays and straights is also good. Expect to find 20-50 pound Kings, plenty of Silvers, and a host of Pinks, Sockeye, and Silvers. If you have not experienced fishing for three foot long Ling Cod, then this is the place to try that out too. The Ling Cod are long and lean predatory fish that are amazing to eat and amazing to fight.

As a service to all of their guests, the day's catch will be cleaned, filleted, Vacuum packaged, and frozen for you as part of every fishing adventure.

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Great spot, great people and lifetime experience
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 5, 2023
  • I have been fortunate to spend lots of time at Yakutat lodge over the years. I arranged a trip for a business peer group I am a member of so 14 of us went up. We had meetings and housed at the big...
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Decent Room, Good Food
3.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on July 18, 2023
  • This is a hard review to write because Yakutat Lodge is geared up for fishing trips, which is not what I was there for. The lodge is right by the airport (literally step out of the terminal into the...
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All the halibut we could want!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 7, 2022
  • Yakutat Lodge is a solid choice for fishing. One that delivered all we were looking for and plenty of fish to take home. Comfortable facilities and good equipment made our trip. Jeff, our fishing...
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