When it comes to Alaskan fishing retreats, Bristol Bay Lodge has been ranked the fourth best fishing lodge in the world by Forbe’s magazine and the best of all Alaskan lodges. That’s saying a lot, but we live up to our reputation, and are certain when you book a fishing trip to our lodge, it’s an experience you will talk about for years to come. From our breathtaking views of the stunning Alaskan wilderness, to the comfortable elegance of our main lodge with its professionally equipped kitchen, dining room, and great room featuring a fireplace, bar, library, and large, well-furnished fly tying bench, fishermen from all over the world can enjoy everything they need to have the adventure of a lifetime.
After an exhilarating day of fishing, the lodge’s decks are a favorite gathering place for appetizers, cocktails, and our weekly barbecues as weather permits. Enjoy our hot tub or sauna and feel your worries and stress melt away under a huge wilderness night sky full of stars. We guarantee you’ve never seen anything like our award-winning Bristol Bay Lodge, and we invite you to experience the beauty, excitement, and adventure available here at the “end of the world”. See what so many others have enjoyed on their Alaskan fishing retreats, and book your Bristol Bay adventure today!
Your host at Bristol Bay Lodge: Brian Kraft, Owner. Bristol Bay Lodge has been ranked the fourth best fishing lodge in the world by Forbes magazine… and the best, number one, of all Alaska fishing lodges. Our guests come from all corners of the world to experience the beauty of this remote territory, see the millions of stars flung across the sky, and most importantly, fish the bountiful waters right off the deck of our picturesque Alaska lodge. Fishermen at Bristol Bay Lodge enjoy a well-appointed facility that offers comfortable elegance and camaraderie in a wilderness setting with a breathtaking view you won’t find at any other Alaska lodge. Nestled in the edge of the Wood-Tikchik State Park and built in 1972, 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 worthy of this top Alaska fishing lodge 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 our weekly barbecues. As waves gently break against the shore and fish leap from the blue waters, relax in our hot tub or sauna after a long day of fishing, and keep your waders and rain jackets cozy and dry in our warming house.
Fly-fishing experience at Bristol Bay Lodge: For over forty-five years, we have extensively explored and fished the Bristol Bay region and Western Alaska. Based on this experience we have designed and fine-tuned a guided fishing program that maximizes your fishing opportunities. During your stay with us 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 an experienced fishing 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. Two of Alaska’s most renowned fisheries, The Agulawok and Agulukpak Rivers are ‘home-waters’ for Bristol Bay Lodge. These fisheries 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. You will fish each of these legendary rivers, as a day-fishery, returning to the lodge in the evening. Click here for quick link country guide.
A typical fly-fishing day at Bristol Bay Lodge: You will be greeted on the dock by our staff, and escorted to the lodge where you will enjoy a filling lunch while your bags are placed in your room or cabin. Afterwards you will receive a comprehensive orientation by Steve Laurent, Bristol Bay Lodge’s general manager. You will then meet with an assigned guide, who will prepare you for the rest of your day. You will either spend the afternoon fishing the legendary Agulawok river, or depart for one of our exclusive overnight camps. If you fish locally, you will return to the lodge at 5:30, and be treated to cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a sumptuous meal before learning about the following day. If you go to camp, you’ll be met by your guides at the destination, and escorted to the camp where you’ll fish into the evening, spend the night, and fish the next day. You will return to the lodge the next evening, after a full day of fishing. Because we believe in being prepared, your next day always begins the night before! Whether day-fishing from the lodge, or spending the night at one of our overnight camps, you will be told what to expect, what to pack, and what rods, tackle and flies you will need for a successful day on the water. Your tackle will be inspected and made ready for whatever situation might arise. t 8:00 AM, after a hearty breakfast, you will depart from the lodge by boat, or in one of our three de Havilland Beavers. After an enjoyable day on the water, with a memorable shore lunch, you will return to the lodge by 5:30 PM. Before dinner, which is usually served between 7 and 7:30 PM, you might enjoy a soak in the hot tub, or a steam in our sauna, followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Accommodation at Bristol Bay Lodge: 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 the kind of scenic view of Lake Aleknagik for which you choose our Alaska lodge, click here to view. For booking please contact the host.
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Permits: It is best to go online to the Alaska Fish & Game Online Store and follow the instructions to purchase your fishing license. Be sure to add on the King stamp if you will be targeting Kings in July. Print out two copies and pack them in different locations. We cannot guide you if you do not have an Alaska fishing license. We do not sell licenses at the lodge. They can be purchased at the airport store.
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