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MISSION LODGE ALASKA A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE

Customer Rating 83%
Tour Code ALL028  

Fly Fishing Mission Lodge

Mission Lodge Alaska sits on the bank of Lake Aleknagik, located in the heart of the world-famous Bristol Bay region. The whole Bristol Bay area and its watershed is among the most essential and fertile Pacific Salmon fishing destinations globally. Each year 40-50 million Sockeye Salmon enter these waters, combining with the trophy Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char & Grayling to make the most fantastic fishing in a spectacular wilderness setting.

Four things that set Mission Lodge apart from alternative lodges in the same region. First, there is no set itinerary or fishing rotation to follow; with over 40 boats stashed within fly distance on various rivers, you will be in control to decide what you want to do. Second is the whole lodge based on single rooms, so there’s no need to share with a stranger and give you personal space at the end of a day fishing. If you combine all these points, location, not set itinerary and all single rooms, it makes Mission Lodge the perfect destination to fish either as a group of friends or as a single angler. Third, each day you will fish with a different guide allowing you to experience each of their special fishing places. Finally, although you are more than welcome to bring all your own tackle, if you prefer not to everything is provided, just bring your clothes and do not forget the camera.

Where will we fish

The Bristol Bay region has the most extensive Salmon runs globally, and the sheer numbers of fish that this area supports is mind-boggling. Depending on the season you fish, you will find all five species of Pacific Salmon Kings/Chinook, Silvers/Coho, Sockeye, Chum and Pinks. Also, there is trophy Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic Char and Arctic Grayling.

At Mission Lodge Alaksa, you will find yourself fishing a wide variety of waters from small creeks and streams to large rivers. In addition to all this, the Lodge also has three outpost camps with boats scattered throughout the region, some based on exclusive use permits like the Upper Togiak refuge.

Each of your days fishing is based on what you wish to fish for and what rivers you would prefer to fish. Each evening the staff will discuss with you what you would be interested in doing the next day. This allows the fishing guides to tailor the day to suit you.

Depending on the location you are heading for, sometimes you will fly in and meet your guides on the river, who will have all the boats ready to whip you straight of fishing. On other more remote rivers, you may find the guides fly out with you to use one of the 40 plus boats we have stashed in the region.

who is this trip suited to

Mission Lodge Alaska is suitable for experienced anglers right through to complete beginners as they cater to all abilities. The fishing area is so vast, and the sheer number of species and fish to catch means that the guides can tailor what you are fishing for depending on your experience and what you wish to target. The Lodge also recognises that not everyone wants to fish the same. Some of you will be die-hard anglers who want to fish every available minute, and that’s fine. However, they also know that for many, it’s not just about fishing; it’s about the whole experience.

As for physical abilities, as you depart the Lodge each day by either boat or floatplane, there is little walking, so this destination is suitable for all ages and physical fitness. The only thing you need to think about is getting in and out of small floatplanes regularly.

When to travel

Time to visit will depend on what you wish to target when freshwater fly fishing, if looking for sheer numbers of fish or larger specimens. The watershed of the Bristol Bay region fills with Chinook Salmon in late June and throughout July. King Salmon is always followed closely by Chum Salmon and Sockeye Salmon and provide excellent sport to the end of July. August sees the arrival of the millions of Cohos, also known as the Silver Salmon. These fish come in daily through to mid-september and provide first-class sport for all fly anglers. They are eager to chase flies and can provide lots of action for you every day.

If you are looking for Rainbows and Grayling, these species are present in the rivers all year. In the early season, they can be found in the lower sections and take various flies, plus in the evenings, they provide excellent sport on dry flies. As the season progresses, these fish will follow the Salmon up to the upper reaches feeding on their eggs, where we try to match with egg pattern flies which again provides some fantastic sport.

Therefore if you are looking for the big Salmon, its the early season; you want more mixed fishing with different species and numbers; the middle months are best. If it non-stop action with Silvers and the best of the Rainbows and Grayling, then the back end of the season is best.

Accommodation

The facilities at Mission Lodge are beautiful, all guests’ rooms are spacious and comfortable. All rooms are on a single room basis, with community jack & jill bathrooms. Private suites with private bathrooms are also available for couples or individuals if requested in advance. For two couples or a family, there is also the Owners Suite. This suite comprises a private entrance leading to a main private lounge, of which there are two double bedrooms with two double beds in each room. Each bedroom also has a private bathroom. This stunning suite also has a small private balcony overlooking the lake. 

There is a workout area in the main lodge, with table tennis and other board games, a fully stocked bar with all drinks included, plus the fully stocked fly shop. For those looking for relaxation after a long full day landing fish of your dreams, why not indulge in either the onsite Sauna hot tub or treat yourself to a full-body massage.

Outside, the large deck surrounding the lodge is just steps from the dock, where you will find all the floatplanes and boats. 

Food & Drink

Mission Lodge is often called the best restaurant in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Given the remote nature of Bristol Bay, that might not be saying much. However, the lodge goes to great lengths to fly in the freshest produce and meats available in the Northwest. Even without a major grocery store nearby, the chef creates some fantastic fair which many refer to as ‘Alaskan Gourmet’. You might even consider it high-end comfort food.

If you have dietary restrictions or allergies, Mission Lodge will do its best to accommodate you within reason; be sure to indicate this on your booking form right after booking your trip. It takes months of planning to get things to show up in the remote bush of Alaska magically.

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Itinerary

TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

Although the fishing days are fixed, the below itinerary is still flexible should you require additional free days to explore at the beginning or end of your holiday; we can tailor this itinerary to suit you personally. Feel free to talk to our travel consultants who can explain all options available.

Day 1: (Thursday)

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

Arrive Seattle Depart Seattle

Arrive Anchorage

On arrival, you will take a taxi to the Anchorage Hotel.

Overnight accommodation: Anchorage Hotel (Twin room) R/O

Day 2: (Friday)

Take a short flight from Anchorage to Dillingham.  On arrival Mission, Lodge Alaska staff will greet and transfer you to the lodge via road and boat. The transfer takes around 1 hour. The rest of the day is free to relax or join the Friday casting clinic.

Overnight accommodation: Mission Lodge (Single room) F/B

Days 3 to 8: Fishing Days (Saturday to Thursday)

Each day starts at 7:00 am with breakfast. After breakfast the aircraft and boats are ready for boarding and departure is at 8:00 am. Depending on your destination, your guide will either accompany you or will be waiting at one of the outpost camps. When fishing from one of our out-camps, your lunch will be served beside the water. On a typical day, you will return to the lodge around 6:00 pm. You will be fully guided throughout your trip. Guiding is based on two anglers to one guide.

Overnight accommodation: Mission Lodge (Single room) F/B

Day 9: (Friday)

Early in the morning transfer back to Dillingham via boat and car. You will then depart from Dillingham and arrive back in Anchorage. On arrival take a taxi back to the Anchorage Hotel.

Overnight accommodation: Anchorage Hotel (Twin room) R/O

Day 10: (Saturday)

You will take a taxi back to Anchorage International Airport.

Depart Anchorage

Arrive Seattle Depart Seattle

DAY 11: (Sunday)

Arrive UK

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FISHING Seasons

The season runs from June to September.

King / Chinook Salmon

Season: 14 June to 19 July
Peak: 21 June to 12 July
Weight: 10lb to 60lb
Average Weight: 22lb

Chum Salmon

Season: 14 June to 26 July
Peak: 21 June to 19 July
Weight: 5lb to 20lb
Average Weight: 10lb

Sockeye Salmon

Season: 21 June to July 26
Peak: 21 June to 19 July
Weight: 4lb to 15lb
Average Weight: 7lb

Coho / Silver Salmon

Season: 1 August to 30 September
Peak: 1 August to 15 September
Weight: 6lb to 20lb
Average Weight: 11lb

Rainbow Trout

Season: 1 June to 30 September
Peak: 21 July to 12 Sept
Weight: 1lb to 17lb
Average Weight: 2.5lb

Arctic Char

Season: 1 June to 30 September
Peak: 1 August to 30 September
Weight: 1lb to 20lb
Average Weight: 2lb

Package Details

Prices from
£12,213
per person

Included

  • All international flights
  • Internal flight Anchorage to Dillingham
  • Transfers to and from Dillingham and Mission Lodge
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • All meals at Lodge
  • Open bar and all alcoholic drinks
  • 6 days fishing via boat and plane
  • All fishing tackle
  • Waders

Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Meals at the Anchorage Hotels or Bar expenses
  • Transfer in Anchorage
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff
  • Alaska fishing license
  • Alaska King Tag (only necessary during King Salmon season ends July 31)

Optional extras

  • Flight upgrades
  • Additional nights in Anchorage
  • Single rooms in Anchorage

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Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation in Anchorage & single rooms at Mission Lodge (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

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Reviews

Ally

My visit to the mission lodge was amazing from the beginning to the end. The guides were very helpful and knowledgeable. The fishing excursions were well organized and rewarding. The scenery of the rivers, lakes and wildlife was truly extraordinary. The staff was very friendly and very accommodating.
Special thanks to Sarah and Guy for making us feel at home.

Stayed August 2015

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Ally, Wow what a great review, thank you for taking the time to complete for both us and everyone.

Regards

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Edward

I have been going back to Mission Lodge for many years now and it has never let me down. The fishing , lodge, food and staff are absolutely outstanding. This is a top notch place with a top notch staff; bar none! All you have to bring is yourself. they take care of everything.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Thank you for your great feedback I am sure many customers will find your good comments useful in helping them decide on a suitable destination.

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Trevor

This was a trip that blew us away. The moment you land the staff take care of you. The fishing was great, we both caught more than our share.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Thank you for the great comments and feedback we will pass these on the the lodge and all the staff. We also hope to be of assistance again soon.

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Mary

My husband and I have visited Mission Lodge several times and every time we visit, we always think it was our best trip.

We must say, Sarah, Guy and the staff are eager to please.

The food is wonderful, they even have a massage therapist.

Our first trip was to be "the trip of a lifetime" but has since become one of our all time favorite places to visit.. Even if you have never fished in your life you will come away with some great "fish stories

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Mary, thank you for your destination review it is very much appreciated. We will make sure your kind comments are passed on to both Sarah and Guy.

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Randy

This was my first time to a fishing lodge. I should stop now because it was incredible and nothing else will ever live up to my Mission experience.
The lodging is rustic but very comfortable. The staff was beyond helpful and attentive. Everyone there was there to make sure the visitors had the very best experience.

The activities were better than I could have hoped for...way beyond my expectations. We fished, fished, fished, hiked and viewed bears. The food was delicious! Each night was better than the night before. The staff made sure that we all felt welcome and part of the big picture.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Randy, thank you for taking the time to do a destination review, sounds like you love the place.

Many thanks

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Mike

Mission Lodge is absolutely a 5 star experience in accommodations and service.

They have got it right when it comes to taking care of their guests. Our rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff is extremely friendly and knowledgable, and their Guides and Pilots are the best there is.

Saying the fishing experience is World Class is an understatement. The whole experience was over the top! This is a must do for the discriminating fly angler. It doesn't get any better than Mission Lodge!

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Mike, thank you for a nice destination review, everyone is very much appreciated to get customers feedback

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Ed

I have been going back to Mission Lodge for about 5 years now annually and it never lets me down. the fishing ,the lodge, the food, the ambiance and the staff are absolutely outstanding. this is a top notch place with a top notch staff; bar none!

All you have to bring is yourself. they take care of everything including your laundry daily and everything is included including the bar.

I highly recommend this place

Probably the best fishing in America

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Ed thanks for a great review we are so glad you all enjoyed it.

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