For the past forty-two years, your guides have extensively explored and fished the Bristol Bay region and Western Alaska. Based on this experience they have designed and fine-tuned a fishing program that maximizes your fishing opportunities. During your stay at Bristol Bay Lodge, you will fish a different location each day and have the opportunity to catch every species of fish available to you during any given week.
Each evening you’ll be informed of your next day’s fishing adventure by a guide assigned to prepare you for the next day. Every aspect of the coming day will be explained, and you’ll be fully informed and confident that you are prepared for whatever the next day brings.
Fishing from the Lodge: Flying from the lodge accesses their “home waters” in the Agulawok and Agulukpak Rivers which provide some of the regions most productive and consistent fishing for rainbow trout, arctic char, grayling, and Dolly Varden. Additionally, these rivers are host to one of the largest sockeye salmon runs anywhere in the world. On average, several million sockeye salmon return to the Wood-Tikchik lake system each year, and most pass through these two rivers. The first sockeye salmon are usually caught around the 4th of July. When the time is right, it’s not unusual to catch limits of these noble fish before lunch and spend the afternoon pursuing rainbow trout, arctic char, and grayling.
Fishing from BBL’s Overnight Camps: Bristol Bay Lodge maintains exclusive leases on two of the most exceptional fisheries in all of Western Alaska, and it’s on these very different rivers where you’ll spend two nights, and experience what Alaska is really about. Located northwest of the lodge, and north of the tree line, is Birch Creek Camp. This camp is strategically located on a braided and meandering tundra stream. In addition to all five species of Pacific salmon, you’ll find marauding rainbow trout, enormous arctic grayling, and an incredible population of sea-run Dolly Varden.
Directly west of the lodge, located below the confluence of two exceptional rivers, and on the tidewater of the Bering Sea, is Rainbo Camp. Those who have spent time at Rainbo camp lovingly describe it as “the end of the earth”, a place where the wind in the grass brings whispers of ancient times. The camp is located on tidal water, at the edge of the Bering Sea, and every tide brings with it the promise of a fresh run of salmon just minutes from the saltwater.
While these camps may seem to be on the very edge of the earth, they are well appointed, comfortable, and safe.
Founded in 1972 on a wooded rise, and surrounded by mountains, Bristol Bay Lodge overlooks the north end of Lake Aleknagik. It is ideally located in the pristine wilderness of America’s largest state park, Alaska’s Wood-Tikchik Park. Bristol Bay Lodge has been ranked the fourth best fishing lodge in the world by Forbe’s magazine and the best, #1, of all Alaskan lodges.
Fishermen at Bristol Bay Lodge enjoy a well-appointed facility that offers comfortable elegance and camaraderie in a wilderness setting with a breathtaking view. The main lodge features a professionally equipped kitchen, dining room, and great-room with a fireplace, bar, library, and a large, well-furnished fly tying bench with everything needed to tie flies suited to the surrounding rivers and lakes. There is also a fully equipped fly and tackle shop where, should the need arise any angler can be completely outfitted.
In warm weather the lodge’s decks are a favorite gathering place for appetizers, cocktails and the Lodge’s weekly barbecues. Relax in the hot tub or sauna after a long day of fishing, and keep your waders and rain jackets cozy and dry in the warming house.
In addition to the eight spacious bedrooms in the main lodge, there are four comfortable and private cabins set around the grounds. These cedar cabins are often used for small groups or families. Each has its own character and offers a scenic view of Lake Aleknagik.
The Lodge’s chef will prepare a hearty breakfast and dinner each day. Breakfasts are made to order, and include your choice of hot and cold cereals, muffins, breads, fruits, eggs, French toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, reindeer sausage, juices, and coffee or tea. Your midday meal on the water, unless you prefer otherwise, will be a shore lunch featuring fresh fish, or you can prepare a sandwich at the Lodge’s sandwich bar. Dinners always begin with cocktails and appetizers, followed by your choice of two entries. These include steaks, prime rib, crab legs, fresh salmon, halibut, shrimp, chicken, and pork. Your choice of a delicious dessert always compliments these dinners.
A number of major airlines service Anchorage with direct connections from the Lower 48. Once you arrive in Anchorage, PenAir provides continued air service to Dillingham, Alaska where your guides will greet you upon arrival.
Expedition Broker can arrange all aspects of your travel including flights, hotels and additional travel while in Alaska at no cost to you. Feel free to use our local expertise to help you prepare for your trip!
|Lake Aleknagik, Bristol Bay, Alaksa
|Maximum of 26 Anglers per week
|Early June through Early October
|Rainbow Trout, All Five Salmon, Arctic Char, Arctic Grayling