Bristol Bay Lodge is a fishing paradise for Salmon fishing, each year 40-50 million Sockeye Salmon enter the waters. If you want to experience this spectacular sport, we have the perfect location for you. Bristol Bay Lodge is strategically placed in the unspoiled and untouched surroundings of Alaska’s pristine Wood-Tikchik State Park. Not only is this lodge surrounded by beauty but it is the perfect home whilst you are on your fishing holiday as they will take care of everything you need, including tackle.
The Bristol Bay watershed is a vast area which contains 14 major lakes and connecting river systems. The only way to have access to the entire watershed is by float plane and at Bristol Bay Lodge there are three in legendary DeHavilland Beaver floatplanes. These planes are used to ferry customers through the entire system, where with your guides our riverboats fitted with jet outboards will be waiting for easy accessibility to the most productive fishing spots.
Bristol Bay has two main home waters the Agulawok and Agulukpak Rivers which provide some of the region’s most productive and consistent fishing for Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Grayling, and Dolly Varden. The Agulawok River is just a short boat ride from the main lodge. The Agulukpak River, which flows between two lakes, is only a few minutes by float plane. These two main rivers also play host to the single largest Sockeye Salmon run anywhere in the world. On average, several million fish return to the Wood-TikChik lakes system and surrounding watershed every year. Other rivers you may fish through the week are the Kanektok, Goodnews, and Togiak rivers which are among the most productive in Alaska for Chinooks, Chum, Sockeye and Coho.
The outside decks of the Bristol Bay Lodge are a favourite gathering place for appetizers, cocktails, and weekly barbecues. You can enjoy a hot tub or sauna with a nice glass of wine and feel your worries and stress melt away under a huge wilderness night sky full of stars.
During your stay, you will also spend one night at each of the two famous Bristol Bay overnight camps. The Bristol Bay Lodge maintains exclusive leases on two of the most exceptional fisheries in all of Alaska and it’s on these very different rivers where you’ll experience what Alaska is really about. A floatplane trip north and you will be at Birch Creek Camp. This camp is strategically located on a braided and meandering part of the river. In addition to all five species of Pacific Salmon, you’ll find Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling, and sea-run Dolly Varden. A short flight to the west of the lodge on the tidewater of the Bering Sea is the famous Rainbo Camp. This camp is also strategically placed just below the confluence of two exceptional rivers where you will find huge amounts of the 5 species of Pacific Salmon.
At Bristol Bay Lodge, we operate a rotation system so each day you get to fish with different guides in different river systems. At the beginning of the week, you will be put into groups of 4 anglers and you will remain in that group of 4 for the entire week. Fishing each day is based on 2 anglers per guide and each evening you will be debriefed by your guide to ensure you know what to expect and are and confident that you are prepared for whatever the next day brings.
The wildlife on this trip would be enough for a holiday in its own right, each day you are amongst the wildlife like you are on safari in Alaska. You will see everything from large grizzly Bears, Moose, Elk and Bald Eagles. Fishing in Alaska does not get much better than this and this is what Bristol Bay Lodge is famous for.
If you have any questions about our Bristol Bay Salmon fishing trips you can contact us in the office or request a free brochure. Alternatively, you can view all our freshwater fly fishing holiday destinations.