Location
Southeast Alaska
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
2:1 guest-to-guide ratio
Fly fishing
RATING
Avg.
4.9/5
81 reviews

Overview

Overlooking the spectacular view of the Bay and pristine Wolverine Creek, the lodge is nestled in the heart of The Tongass National Forest, the largest temperate rain forest on Earth. For over 40 years, the Hack family has been welcoming guests to Yes Bay Lodge. Unlike most fishing resorts in the state, Yes Bay Lodge is able to offer guests a wide range of saltwater and freshwater fishing, due to its unique location. The myriad of lakes, streams and rivers located within a short distance of the lodge, offer some of the finest freshwater fishing available in Southeast Alaska, while the saltwater fishing is world-class.

The fishing around Yes Bay Lodge has been defined as an almost religious experience! Yes Bay sits in a very unique location with boat rides to prime fishing spots around 20-25 minutes at the most. Sometimes the best spot is right at the mouth of the Bay, less than a 10-minute ride away. Your professional guide will know what species are running and where to give you the most opportunity to get your limit. We are also the only Alaska lodge that features two to four anglers per private boat, assuring you the personal attention that Yes Bay Lodge is famous for!

What makes us unique:

  1. A true "Family" atmosphere at the Lodge - unlike many fishing lodges, Yes Bay is a friendly, family-style lodge, where you are more like guests in a private home rather than a guest in a large, cold hotel. Kids are welcome at Yes Bay and will surely enjoy the Yes Bay experience.
  2. Yes Bay is the only Lodge in the SE that fishes 2-4 anglers per private boat with the personal attention that Yes Bay sets the standard for.
  3. Location - Yes Bay is located in one of the most abundant fishing grounds in Alaska. Inland waters offer the protection from rough seas, so the fishing is comfortable in even the worst weather that Alaska can provide. It is a rare day when it is too rough to go fishing!
  4. The Yes Bay Dining Experience must be enjoyed to understand how wonderful it really is.
  5. The View - If you had all of Alaska to choose from, you would have a hard time finding a more ideal location for a fishing lodge.
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What We Catch

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Species Availability Calendar
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
  • Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
  • Salmon - Chum (Dog)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Halibut
  • Rockfish
  • Trout - Rainbow
  • Trout - Cutthroat
  • Alaskan Spot Prawn
Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
Salmon - Chum (Dog)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Halibut
Rockfish
Trout - Rainbow
Trout - Cutthroat

Our season runs from June 15 to September 24.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$1,099.00
CA$1,352.21
£794.78
€942.44

PER PERSON

4 nights / 3 days fishing
US$3,995.00
CA$4,915.44
£2,889.11
€3,425.88
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $159.80 per person
5 nights / 4 days fishing
US$4,795.00
CA$5,899.76
£3,467.65
€4,111.91
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $191.80 per person
6 nights / 5 days fishing
US$5,595.00
CA$6,884.08
£4,046.20
€4,797.94
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $223.80 per person
Current Deals

NOTES

Rates are per person, double occupancy; based on 2-4 guests per private boat. Guest bookings in groups with an uneven number of anglers are subject to an additional per day fee for the remaining empty space: $600/per day.

Additional nights: + $800.00. Additional half-day: add + $450.00. Fly-outs to Mountain Lakes and some other optional tours are not included.

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

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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:

A bar is available in the lodge.

Other:

Daily housekeeping service, guided hiking, kayaking, tours of area waterfalls, hot springs, and landmarks. Bottled water, can soda and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at the fully stocked bar.

Deposit required: $1000

Balance due: 50% due before Jan. 15, remaining balance due 60 days prior to arrival.


For reservations made after January 15, deposit equal to 50% the total package price due within 10 days to confirm and hold your reservation.


Payment Methods Accepted
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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
4
0
257.7
Feb
5
0
187.4
Mar
6
0
196.3
Apr
10
2
161.6
May
13
6
124.9
Jun
16
9
101.4
Jul
18
11
104.5
Aug
18
12
134.4
Sep
15
9
226.8
Oct
11
5
332.3
Nov
7
2
306.4
Dec
5
0
270.2

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
40
32
10.14
Feb
41
31
7.38
Mar
44
33
7.73
Apr
49
36
6.36
May
56
43
4.92
Jun
61
49
3.99
Jul
64
52
4.12
Aug
64
53
5.29
Sep
59
48
8.93
Oct
51
41
13.08
Nov
44
35
12.06
Dec
41
33
10.64

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

Warm and inviting, our accommodations within Yes Bay Lodge feature natural wood walls, roomy private baths with tub/shower combinations, and traditional lodge décor. Rooms within Yes Bay Lodge are designed for double occupancy with two twin beds or a single queen bed. There is plenty of closet space for all your gear.

Details

Corporate buyout:

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

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

30

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

15 mins

Amenities

Raingear – Yes Bay Lodge provides guests with all-weather gear (high-performance bib overalls and hooded jackets, and waterproof XtraTuf neoprene boots) to keep warm and dry in all conditions — allowing you to pack light!

Internet – Yes Bay Lodge offers complementary Wi-Fi for the convenience of our guests, however, it is extremely limited and delicate. It does not support uploading, downloading, video streaming or video calling/conferencing of any kind.

Telephones – Most cell phones now support Wi-Fi voice calling. If this does not work for you, we do have a satellite phone in the office. For the convenience of our guests, we provide this service free of charge.

Game Room – Enjoy a game of pool or ping-pong before you retire for the evening. We also have a variety of board games and playing cards.

Gift Shop – The gift shop carries quality outdoor clothing along with a variety of last-minute necessities.

Exercise Room – The exercise room is located in the outbuilding in front of the lodge and is open 24/7 for your enjoyment.

Easy Payment – We will run a tab for all store and bar purchases while you’re here, and we’ll settle up either the night before or the morning of your departure. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Cash or Check. We cannot accept AMEX/Discover.

Meals

Your Yes Bay Dining Experience begins each evening in the lounge with our famous appetizer buffet and happy hour! The presentation varies each evening but is sure to include such signature items as fresh Alaska shrimp, Hot Crab Cakes, Fresh Smoked Salmon, Hot Crab Dip, Wild Alaska Crab Deviled Eggs and various cheeses and vegetables.

After enjoying the appetizers you will soon be invited to your dining table to enjoy one of our many signature dinner selections, such as Dynamite Halibut, Fresh Grilled Salmon, Steak and Dungeness Crab, and always a wonderful fresh garden salad.

Make sure you save room for a fresh baked dessert, everything from fresh Strawberry Cheesecake, fresh from our garden Rhubarb Pie, or the ever popular Crème brûlée.

The desserts always make a fine finish to your day at Yes Bay!

Dinner isn’t the only meal that Yes Bay Lodge prides itself in. Our hot lunches and fresh made soups and sandwiches are also an experience. You have not lived until you have enjoyed a fresh smoked salmon omelet to start your day of fishing!

Other Activities

For the hiking enthusiast, there are physically challenging trails throughout the rainforest surrounding the lodge. Guided hikes lead to McDonald Lake, traveling along Wolverine Creek. Take a kayak out to explore the back of Yes Bay. There are boat rides available to Bailey Bay, Shrimp Bay, Orchard Lake and Lake Shelokum, as well as the Neets Bay Hatchery where you can have an opportunity to view both brown and black bears. Yes Bay Lodge can also arrange flight tours where you may also visit the bear observatory at Anan Creek, take a floatplane tour of the Misty Fjords National Monument, or fly out to one of the many freshwater lakes or rivers for some awesome freshwater fishing.

BOATS

Description

For decades, Yes Bay Lodge has used custom-built, canopy-covered Olympic boats. At twenty feet in length and powered by 90 HP Yamaha four strokes, they are designed for two-angler comfort and fishing efficiency. An 8 HP Yamaha kicker engine is used for trolling.

In 2014 we started replacing our fleet of Olympics with custom-built Silver Streaks, which are aluminum, hardtop boats for your fishing comfort. They are the ultimate 2-3 person fishing machine.

By popular demand, Yes Bay Lodge also has two four-angler vessels in the fleet. In 2008, the lodge added a beautiful 27-foot Boston Whaler. Powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha outboards, it can get you to the fishing grounds in a hurry and in comfort. And in 2021, a 26-foot Hewescraft joined the fleet. Both boats are designed to fish up to four anglers and can carry up to six people for sightseeing trips. They are great for families with children, as well.

Your guide will be featuring Lamiglas rods and smooth, dependable Penn reels for trolling. Stout Ugly Stick halibut rods and Penn reels are the tools you’ll use for large bottom fish. You also have the option of setting traps for Dungeness Crab and Alaskan Spot Prawns, which you may either pack home or have prepared as an extra course with dinner (we recommend both!). With only 2-4 anglers per private boat, your captain will tailor your trip to assure your ideal fishing adventure.

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Travel Planner

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.

Ketchikan, Alaska

Transportation to/from the lodge and here is included in all packages.
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You should arrange your flights on Alaska Airlines into Ketchikan, typically through Seattle. We recommend that you plan your arrival and departure flights for midday, with as much flexibility as possible. This will allow you to easily connect with our floatplane for the quick 30-minute flight to the lodge. Departure flights from Ketchikan begin with the morning 9 a.m. flight, which works well for most of the season. In September, however, you will need to take a later flight from Ketchikan, as there is not enough daylight for a 6 a.m. departure from the lodge on our floatplane, and weather can often be a hinderance, as well.

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