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
saltwater, freshwater (lakes), freshwater (rivers),
Guided
10 hours/day
Fly fishing
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Overview

Welcome to great fishing in the Iliamna/Bristol Bay region, the center piece of Alaska’s fishing treasure. Not only are we located in the heart of Alaska’s prime fishing waters, our central goal is to provide you the opportunity to enjoy the most remote, personalized, and affordable experience possible (because sport fishing, in the first place, is the experience.) If you envision clear water, pristine vistas devoid of crowds and human encroachment; streams, rivers and coastlines with abundant wildlife; and above all, great fishing; then we want the opportunity to serve you.

Our facilities are located where access to the fishing is as logistically uncomplicated as possible and the ambiance lacks the metropolitan feeling of locations such as a downtown motel or neighborhood. This trip is truly for those wishing to temporarily leave civilization behind while still enjoying the comforts of home. Though nestled in the mountains of the Chigmet range, the main lodge boasts indoor plumbing in each guest room, full time electricity, satellite internet, carpeted floors and lots of room. Each guest room has its own bathroom, and the weekly roster is normally a maximum of eight people in double and single occupancy rooms.

Charters, fly outs, and guided fishing are not extra charges here! Even the charter flights between the lodge and Anchorage are included in the price of the trip. We won’t rent you a boat and leave you on your own in brown bear country. We ask that you bring your own waders, personal effects and liquor (if desired). Everything else is provided or can be reserved. We politely ask you to compare the value we provide against others offering the same or similar services in the Alaskan Bush. Our lodge is family owned and operated by local Alaskans with generations of experience in the northwestern fishing and guiding industry. Not only is it our desire to provide you with the best fishing experience possible, we also want you to become lifelong friends willing to refer our services to others with whom you associate. Return customers are the majority of our business and your name deserves to be on our guest list!

Freshwater Fishing

If Alaska is the royalty of fishing, surely its crown jewel is the Lake Iliamna/Bristol bay area. World renown for both size and abundance of its trout, Lake Iliamna and Katmai National park are second to none. The beauty and remote nature of the lake and its surroundings are an added bonus that increases the pleasure of the fishing experience (because after all; fishing IS the experience, so why settle for anything less!)

The waters of Bristol Bay provide plenty of habitats for all 5 species of Pacific Salmon. The Kvichak and Nushagak rivers are two of the Bay’s major drainages with King and Silver Salmon that are, today, unmatched in run strength. One of Alaska’s hidden treasures just waiting for an arm tiring day playing fish after fish. Unlike the Kenai, King Salmon on the Nushagak can be fished catch and release, which means we keep right on fishing after you have your limit. No watching others fish just because you decided to keep a paltry limit of one fish here.

Ocean Charters

For Halibut fishermen, Alaska’s most productive waters have been in or around Cook Inlet. Unlike Southeast Alaska, the Cook Inlet catch limits remain 2 fish in possession. If you are a saltwater enthusiast, the charter boat fishing we offer is your chance to land a big halibut, Salmon or cod.

As an added bonus, the marine environment is a unique blend of scenic beauty and exotic wildlife that appeals to landlubbers as well as seasoned mariners. You can see whales, dolphins, seals, sea otter, and a wide array of shore birds including the puffin (native only to northern waters.)

What makes us unique:

COVID-19 AWARENESS

Taking 2020 bookings:

Not specified

What We Catch

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

Our season runs from June 8 to Sept 7.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$871.43
CA$1,166.20
£667.66
€739.22

PER PERSON

4 nights / 5 days fishing
US$4,400.00
CA$5,888.32
£3,371.13
€3,732.44
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6 nights / 7 days fishing
US$6,100.00
CA$8,163.36
£4,673.61
€5,174.51
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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?

10 hours

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:

Deposit required: $1000

Balance due: 30 days prior to arrival.


Deposits are not refundable.


Payment Methods Accepted
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Wire transfer/bank draft:

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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 139 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
-5
-13
12.2
Feb
-2
-11
10.8
Mar
1
-9
6.1
Apr
7
-2
6.1
May
12
2
10.8
Jun
16
7
16.1
Jul
17
9
30.7
Aug
17
8
45.1
Sep
13
4
63.8
Oct
6
-2
41.5
Nov
-1
-9
20.1
Dec
-3
-11
19.1

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 139 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
24
8
0.48
Feb
29
12
0.43
Mar
33
15
0.24
Apr
44
28
0.24
May
54
36
0.42
Jun
60
44
0.63
Jul
63
49
1.21
Aug
62
47
1.77
Sep
55
40
2.51
Oct
43
29
1.63
Nov
30
16
0.79
Dec
26
11
0.75

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

5,500 square foot, two story building with 6 guest bedrooms (each with its own bathroom).

Details

Corporate buyout:

Price varies according to days reserved, activities requested, and peak season or pre/post season booking. Contact us for details.

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:

0-60 mins

Meals

    BOATS

    Description

    Outboard johnboats, cabined inboard jet boats and big, comfortable, aluminum, twin engine boats designed for use in the salt. Wheeled and float planes are also used as transportation to fishing areas.

    Details

    Bathroom:

    Heated cabins:

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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.

    Anchorage, Alaska

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

    All trips will start and end in Anchorage, Alaska where you will fly with Lake Clark Air from Merrill Field to Pedro Bay, Alaska–the closest airstrip and village to our lodge. LAKE CLARK AIR, (907) 278-2054, serves the Iliamna area with daily flights and they have an excellent safety record. There is a 50 pound baggage restriction because of the increased baggage load on the return trip due to transporting fish back to the states. PLEASE PACK LIGHTLY! Guth’s Lodge at Iliamna River is not responsible for flight delays due to weather or scheduling.

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