Location
Bristol Bay
Alaska, United States
Fly-in Access
All-Inclusive?
All-inclusive lodges include:
  • accommodation
  • all equipment/gear/tackle
  • boats and fuel
  • guiding
  • all meals
  • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only)
See below to find out exactly what is included in the price.
Fishing
freshwater (lakes), freshwater (rivers),
Guided
9 hours/day/day
Fly fishing
RATING
Avg.
5/5
22 reviews

Overview

Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge is a full-service, family-owned lodge in Alaska that offers the finest amenities for your trip. You may choose either a main lodge or Nushagak King Camp experience or a combination of the two. We are proud of our reputation for delivering exceptional service for our guests; you won’t find a better value or more professional, friendly and experienced service anywhere in Alaska.

At Bearclaw Lodge, we accommodate up to 10 guests per week so you can be sure to receive personal attention. Our Alaska Fly Fishing Lodge features fly fishing trips but we also have spinning and bait casting gear as well. Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge offers many opportunities to enjoy not only world-class fishing, but also the activities, friendships, and moments of solitude which will make your trip the experience of a lifetime!

Our anglers get the benefits of access to waters that are exclusive and remote, where you will not compete for a spot on the river or participate in “combat fishing.” Anglers can enjoy our fishing program that is diverse and capitalizes on our knowledge of where and when to find the best Bristol Bay fishing. With our extensive variety of water to fish, both spin and fly anglers will find our waters challenging for the advanced anglers yet accommodating for the novice. Above all, our anglers catch fish and enjoy the sport of doing so.

What makes us unique:

  1. A remote lakefront location, Bearclaw lodge can only be reached by boat or floatplane.
  2. You have access to all five lakes in the 1.6 million acre Wood-Tikchik State Park, the largest state park in the U.S.
  3. We're able to offer varied Alaska fishing packages because we have multiple locations for fishing: Lake Aleknagik AND the Nushagak River.

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Arctic Char
  • Arctic Grayling
  • Dolly Varden
  • Northern Pike
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Salmon - Chum (Dog)
  • Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
  • Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
  • Trout - Rainbow
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Arctic Char
Arctic Grayling
Dolly Varden
Northern Pike
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Salmon - Chum (Dog)
Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
Trout - Rainbow

Our season runs from June 15 to August 31.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$879.00
CA$1,152.94
£679.31
€743.25

PER PERSON

6 nights / 5 days fishing
US$4,395.00
CA$5,764.71
£3,396.54
€3,716.24
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $175.80 per person

NOTES

Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

This lodge charges in $USD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $USD, so the amount billed to you may be different than the converted value shown here. Source: openexchangerates.org

What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

9 hours/day

Return transportation:

If YES, the lodge covers all transportation costs to and from the Travel Destination. If NO, you are responsible for all costs getting to and from the lodge.

Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

Fish processing:

Cleaning, filleting, vacuum packing and refrigerated (or frozen) storage.

All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:

Alcohol:

Beer and wine, no liquor.

Other:

  • Guests will catch-and-release all resident species but can keep and take home salmon.
  • Management seeks to make each client feel special and customize their itinerary.
  • Tips are pooled and shared among the staff, thereby promoting team unity.
  • Guides are non-competitive and seek to share information with one another.

Deposit required: 50%

Balance due: within 10 days of the start of the trip.


Cancellations made after January 1 are subject to a 100% cancellation fee unless the space can be re-booked, or you have the option to transfer your deposit or payments to another available date in the following year only.


Payment Methods Accepted
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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 160 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
-11
-18
10.9
Feb
-7
-15
11.2
Mar
-6
-14
8.8
Apr
2
-6
8.6
May
11
1
17.9
Jun
16
7
26.7
Jul
17
9
43.3
Aug
15
8
60.4
Sep
11
4
47.3
Oct
3
-4
26.2
Nov
-5
-11
25.4
Dec
-9
-16
18

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 160 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
12
0
0.43
Feb
20
6
0.44
Mar
22
6
0.35
Apr
36
20
0.34
May
51
34
0.7
Jun
61
44
1.05
Jul
63
49
1.7
Aug
60
47
2.38
Sep
52
39
1.86
Oct
37
25
1.03
Nov
23
11
1
Dec
17
3
0.71

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

Within this Alaskan fishing lodge we have five private bedrooms designed for double occupancy with shared, full size bath rooms complete with hot showers. Guest rooms are tastefully decorated and fully furnished. Decks surrounding the lodge offer guests views of our beautiful crystal clear lakefront setting, surrounded by mountains and forests.

  • 10 guests per week maximum, which is low among Alaska fishing lodges, so clients enjoy a guide to two angler ratio, and have an intimate lodging and fishing experience.
  • 5 fully furnished guest rooms with double occupancy.
  • The lodge is located on 13 acres on a peninsula in Lake Aleknagik in the shadow of Jackknife Mountain, offering a quiet and serene location.
  • Beds are comfortable and clean, rooms have plenty of space. Bathrooms are clean and functional with plenty of hot water.
  • Supremely comfortable chairs adorn the front porch so clients can relax and view the scenery.

Details

Corporate buyout:

US$43,950 to buyout the lodge for the week.

A corporate buyout is a single group booking the entire lodge. Often done for executive retreats.

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

10

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

20 mins

Amenities

Amenities include full electricity powered by generators, batteries and inverter systems which allow power to always be on, laundry facilities and lounging/reading areas — all the comforts of home in a wilderness setting.

Guests are treated to the finest entrees prepared by our chef in our full-service kitchen. Besides hot and hearty breakfasts, take-along shore lunches, and savory evenings meals, guests delight in our fresh homemade breads, cookies, pies, and cakes.

Meals

Food is excellent, offering a varied and interesting menu. Local seafood is on display, as well as delicious sides and scratch-made baked goods.

    Other Activities

    Kayaks and canoes are available so that guests can paddle around and soak in the scenery and wildlife.

    BOATS

    Description

    Comfortable, covered 23′ Wooldridge Super Sport Drifter for transporting guests and multiple boats from 18′ for drift fishing to 20′ for fighting big kings on the Nushagak River.

    Details

    Bathroom:

    n/a

    Heated cabins:

    n/a

    Ratings and Reviews

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    Travel destination:

    The last significant city or town before the final leg of the journey to the lodge. If you are flying, this is where you'll fly to.

    Dillingham, Alaska

    Transportation to/from the lodge and here is included in all packages.
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    Details

    The first leg of the trip to Alaska will be the travel from your hometown to Anchorage, Alaska. Your final leg is from Anchorage to Dillingham, Alaska, 350 miles southwest of Anchorage, which is served by Ravn Alaska or Alaska Airlines.

    We strongly recommend that you make your flight reservations as soon as possible.

    Please schedule to arrive in Dillingham, AK on Sunday after 2:00 pm and depart Dillingham, AK on Saturdays after 12:00 pm. We follow the current Alaska Airlines jet schedule for pick up and drop off times. Please call for assistance if you cannot meet this schedule.

    For 2019, Alaska Air Flight 166 arrived into DLG on Sundays at 3:15 PM and Alaska Air Flight 169, departed DLG on Saturdays at 4:05 PM. Times are subject to change

    Upon your arrival you will be met at the Dillingham airport by one of our staff; After retrieving your luggage, you will be transported by our van then by covered jet boat 35 miles northwest to Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge. The trip from the airport to the lodge takes about 60 minutes.

    Due to our remote location, we have scheduled pickup and drop off times at the Dillingham airport. There will be an additional charge of $100 per group for early arrivals or late departures from the lodge unless you have added additional fishing time or made prior arrangements with us. If there are any questions, please contact us at your earliest convenience before booking your flights. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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