What makes No See Um Lodge unique from other lodges is its ratio between customers and planes; it does not just drop you off to return to pick up other customers. That means no waiting for airplanes which can be a pain at other fly-out lodges. Do you want a fly fishing experience without feeling lost in a crowd? do you want an Alaskan fishing lodge adventure that delivers from sunrise to sunset? Then No See Um Lodge is for you.
The great thing about this fishing Lodge is you are in control, as you’re able to fish where you want when you want and not forced into a rigid schedule of destinations based on accommodating a large number of people.
Another advantage of this remarkable fishing lodge is that the staff are the most exceptional guides and pilots available. Their willingness to provide the best for their guests has put No See Um lodge in Alaska in a class by itself. The lodge strives to have one guide for every two anglers, and typically a good deal of walking and wading is expected to reach the best spots.
This beautiful fly fishing lodge, located in Alaska, is on a high bank that overlooks the Kvichak River in Southwest Alaska. Making its location central between several fisheries, which means its only an average flight to any destination of around 30 minutes. Also, being based right on the Kvichak allows fishing right out of the back door of the lodge using one of the many inboard jet boats.
Another advantage of this is that if the weather was too bad to fly everyone can still go fishing. No See Um Lodge runs a fleet of Beavers from which it is possible to access over 30 rivers and streams for world-class Trout, Char, Grayling, and all five species of Salmon.
These rivers and streams include Moraine Creek, Brooks River, Upper and Lower American Creek, Kulik River, Copper River, Talarik Creek and as far South as the Egegik River and Ugashik Narrows to name a few. Although many customers at No See Um Lodge like to pursue the Trout, Char, Grayling the guides are just as happy to spend as much time as you desire to go after Salmon.
For the more die-hard Salmon anglers, the lodge also holds boats on both the Nushagak and Alagnak rivers that provide for incredible Chinook or King salmon fishing, and quite possibly the best Chum and Silver fishing on the planet.
The fishing at No See Um Lodge will be with just nine other anglers and conducted in many different ways. For the customer wanting to target the big Kings and Chum Salmon, it is best to swing large flies with Spey rods.
For the smaller Salmon, you can fish with shorter lighter rods such as 12ft switch rods which make great both single and double Spey fishing. You can then even fish with 5# single-handed rods with dry’s for the many Trout and Grayling. You will be using boats to access the river, and the majority of the fly fishing is done by wading on foot.
No See Um Lodge in Alaska
No See Um Lodge only accommodates for up to 10 anglers per week. That means the guest-to-guide ratio is never more than 2:1. Each evening the owner John Holman, and his excellent team of pilots and guides will give you the best options so you can decide what you would like to do the next day.
Depending on what time of year you travel to No See Um Lodge will depend on what species will be available in the rivers Throughout the year King Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Sockeye and Silver Salmon are all on the main menu for fish captures. Other species include Northern Pike, Chum Salmon, Dolly Varden and Grayling.
The guides at No See Um Lodge are some of the finest you will find anywhere in Alaska add to this the fantastic pilots at this camp you will be transported to some of the best areas to catch these fish.
After a long day fishing, you can relax in the bar with a lovely glass of your favourite tipple or even slide into the lodges fantastic hot tub or sauna and chat about the beautiful days fishing you have just had.
For non-anglers, (or to take some time off from fishing) there are plenty of opportunities to explore the local wildlife. You never know what you will run into along the river. Whether it’s an encounter with brown bears, wolves, lynxes or the site of a soaring eagle, you will see some fantastic wildlife. Alternatively, indulge in Photography by enjoying the breathtaking view of Alaska and capture those moments through a lens.
If you have any questions regarding a fishing trip to No See Um Lodge, please feel free to contact us and our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Still undecided? Why not view all our alternative fly fishing destinations in Alaska or request a free brochure.