At Mission Lodge you are never fixed to a set itinerary. Each night the head guide will sit down with you to discuss what you wish to fish for and how. They will then explain all the different options and with over 40 boats stashed within fly distance, you will not be short of places to fish. Another advantage of staying at Mission Lodge when fishing in Alaska is that they take care of everything for you.
Mission Lodge is located on the shores of Lake Aleknagik in the heart of the world famous Bristol Bay region. This area offers unsurpassed trophy fishing for Salmon and Trout in a spectacular wilderness setting. This lodge is easily considered to be Alaska’s finest fly-out lodge operations.
The Bristol Bay region has the largest Salmon runs in the world. The sheer numbers of fish that this area supports is mind-blowing. Over the course of a standard week, you can expect to fish a great variety of waters, from small creeks and streams to large rivers.
The lodge operates a fleet of 3 DeHavilland Beavers and has over 40 boats stashed within flying distance of the lodge. Many destinations you’ll fly in and meet your guide who will be waiting for you with a boat. Other destinations you will fly with your guide and will have a boat at your destination. Some destinations will be accessible only by foot, others will have a kayak waiting for you or your guide will bring a raft. All logistics are expertly orchestrated by the guides, pilots and staff.
Each evening management will discuss with you what you would like to do the next day this then allows them to tailor your day to suit what you are interested in. The guides will then gather the necessary tackle for the next day’s fishing from Mission Lodges tackle room. The following morning after breakfast, you will board one of Mission’s floatplanes and fly to one of the many world-class rivers and streams in the Bristol Bay watershed. Mission Lodge has strategically placed boats on such notable rivers as the Igushik, the Togiak, the Good News and the Nushagak, and many smaller rivers, which remain unnamed.
A typical day of fishing at the lodge consists of a departure around 8:00 AM and a return time around 6:00 PM. These times can change on either end, however, your schedule is completely up to you and your group.
Each day you will fish with a different guide and it always pays to explore there specific skills or secrets even if you choose to follow your own plan. All of the guides are licensed and guide full time.
There is much more to see and do in Alaska than just fishing, so if you like to take in a bit more adventure we can offer you at Mission Lodge either, flightseeing tours, bear viewing trips, hiking and cultural tours.
If you have any questions on any of the fishing trips we offer then contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.