Fish Alaska's Recommended
Bristol Bay Businesses
Bear Trail Lodge
Sitting about 14 miles downstream from Naknek Lake at the confluence of the Naknek River with King Salmon Creek, Bear Trail Lodge holds prime position on one of Alaska’s best-fishing rivers, whether targeting chrome salmon just a short 20 miles from Bristol Bay or chasing trophy rainbows a few minutes’ run upstream from the lodge. Bear Trail Lodge also offers a complete fly-out program, taking advantage of the close proximity to the many intimate streams of Katmai National Park. The lodge itself consists of a very comfortable and inviting cedar main lodge that is complete with a commercial kitchen, large dining room, relaxing living room and a spectacular sun room with decks overlooking stunning views of the river and the mountains of Katmai. Rooms feature river views, and the lodge is connected by a boardwalk, which leads to a dramatic deck with a hot tub elevated 70 feet above the river, just the place to reflect on the adventures of the day.
Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge
Built in 1997, Brian Krafts full-service world-class fly-fishing lodge on the Kvichak River sits four miles downstream from Lake Iliamna and provides guests with a quality Alaska fishing experience, high-end dining and comfortable cabins with private baths. It’s located in the heart of Alaska’s designated trophy rainbow trout area, where guests fish for all five species of Alaska’s Pacific salmon, giant rainbow trout, northern pike, Dolly Varden and Arctic grayling, Trophy trout fishing is right out of the front door. Guests have the option of fly-outs (over 30 different rivers are fished throughout the season) in float-equipped aircraft or fishing the Kvichak. Iliamna drainage rivers that are targeted include the Copper, Gibraltar and Kvichak rivers and Upper Talarik Creek. All-inclusive packages include air transportation between Anchorage and lodge, fly-outs, unlimited guided fishing time with two guests per guide, fishing license, meals, beverages and all necessary fishing equipment.
Our location on the tidewater section of the Alagnak River means that we have great fishing right off our shoreline, even right off the dock! The Alagnak River is well known for a wide variety of healthy fish. We utilize 6 guide boats, 6 guides, and take only 12 guests per week. This makes our fishing program very easy to customize according to the guests' wishes. We offer 9 hours of guided fishing every day, and if that is not enough, we will take guests out after dinner until our 9pm curfew. If this is too much time fishing and not enough time relaxing, no problem– we let the guests dictate how much time they want to fish.
Angler's Paradise Kulik Lodge
Katmailand includes Brooks Lodge, Grosvenor Lodge and Kulik Lodge. All are in prime locations and provide world-class angling, lodging and dining. Planes departing from Kulik Lodge will travel to the Kvichak River, Talarik and Gibraltat creeeks over the course of the season. Anglers target all five species of Alaska’s Pacific salmon, rainbow and lake trout, Dolly Varden and grayling, and northern pike.
Angry Eagle Lodge & Outfitters
Located at the eastern end of Lake Iliamna in Pedro Bay, Angry Eagle Lodge is a cedar log lode that combines a rustic setting with all the creature comforts. Accommodating 12 to 14 guests per week, the lodge features six private bedrooms with bathrooms, upscale dining, satellite TV and WiFi. The Newest addition is Eagle’s Peak Lodge, which is also situated in Pedro Bay and provides a similar experience for 6 to 8 guests per week. Anglers access the area’s most productive waterways by plane and by boat, which includes among others the tributaries and lakes of the Iliamna region. Targeted species include all five species of Alaska’s Pacific salmon, rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, grayling and northern pike. Guest stay in cabins with private baths, and are treated to fresh, home-cooked meals.
Come join us for awesome sport fishing on the Mulchatna River. Located in the Bristol Bay area of western Alaska, the Mulchatna River feeds the mighty Nushagak River, which boasts some of the highest salmon runs in the world. The Mulchatna River is a breeding ground for all five species of pacific salmon as well as world-class rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, grayling and pike. We've got it all - quality, quantity, variety and we are the only established lodge on the Mulchatna River with easy access to the Koktuli and Stuyahok rivers.
Blue Fly B&B Guide Service
Owned by Patricia Edel, Blue Fly is located in King Salmon at the heart of the rich Naknek River fishery, offering a B&B with two, two-bedroom units. Each unit is riverfront and has a combination of queen and twin beds, one and a half bathrooms, a cozy living room with sofa bed, fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor grill, deck, and hot tub. Their chef spoils guests daily with a wonderful home-cooked breakfast, as well as preparing a sack lunch for the day’s adventure. Blue Fly’s success thrives on the fact that it is a small, personalized operation, with each group of fishermen getting undivided attention, and the offered guiding services allow anglers to get out and access the Naknek and its famous fish with individual attention from top guides.
Branch River Air Service
Branch River Air Service provides visitors to Alaska’s Bristol Bay and Alaska Peninsula with floatplane access by top-notch pilots to many of the remote areas of the region, including daily fly-outs from King Salmon. This area of Alaska has long been recognized as the premier fishing and adventure destinations of fishermen, photographers, rafters, hikers and bear- and bird-watchers. Attractions include Katmai National Park and Preserve, the Alaska Peninsula/Becharof National Wildlife Refuge, Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, the Wood/Tikchik Rivers State Park, McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, nearby Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, with many other rivers, lakes and streams.
Frigate Adventure Travel’s Fly Fish Bristol Bay
Frigate Adventure Travel, owned and operated by professional fishing guides Kate Taylor and Justin Crump, offers fully-guided sport-fishing experiences and wildlife viewing on the Naknek River and surrounding Bristol Bay region, including Katmai National Park and Becharof Wildlife Refuge. Kate and Justin specialize in extraordinary hospitality and an intuitive ability to create fulfilling experiences. Come see why these two create lasting relationships with all their guests!
King’s Flying Service
The King family has been flying fishermen and hunters as well as local residents all over the Bristol Bay region for over 75 years. It’s a family-run business with two brothers and one of their sons piloting their planes. Home base is King Salmon and they fly to areas like Igiugig, Dillingham, Portage Creek, Port Heiden and Egegik in their Piper Cherokee aircraft. The King family also provides scenic flight tours of the Bristol Bay area and can help arrange guided hunting trips.
Naknek River Camp
Naknek River Camp is Bristol Bay’s affordable alternative to the region’s many fly-out lodges, featuring 8 comfortable cabins located within Katmai National Park at the outlet of Naknek Lake. This unique location offers quick access to both the Naknek River and to the wadable wilderness streams that feed the beautiful lake. The lodge uses three large, deep-V boats to access the remote rivers that are fly-out destinations for most other lodges, including the world-famous Brooks River.
Naknek Trading Company
1.5 Alaska Peninsula Highway
The best place in Naknek to stock up for all your adventures, the Naknek Trading Company offers everything you need for your fishing or hunting adventure, including rods, reels, fishing and hunting licenses, ammunition and camping supplies. Located a convenient 15 minutes from the King Salmon airport, make sure you stop in prior to heading out on the water or into the field, even if it’s just to pick up lunch. Naknek Trading Company is a full-service grocery store as well, and even offers a deli counter for sandwiches that are perfect for your midday fishing break.
Rainbow King Lodge
World-class fly-out fishing, five-star dining and luxury sleeping accommodations are the program at Rainbow King Lodge, Which sits on the north side of Iliamna Lake. Guests enjoy modern amenities within a wilderness retreat setting. Throughout the season, which spans from June throughout the end of September, anglers target all five species of Alaska’s salmon, rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic grayling, northern pike and halibut. Each day anglers choose and are flown-out to a range of the best-producing destinations in the region.
Rainbow River Lodge
Chad Hewitt’s place sits on the south side of Iliamna Lake with home water on the Copper River and provides fly-out fishing, deluxe accommodations and high-end dining. Popular Iliamna fly-outs include the Kvichak, Talarik, Gibraltar, Iliamna and Funnel. Targeted species are rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic grayling, northern pike, lake trout and all five species of Alaska’s Pacific salmon.
Salmon Heights Lodging
Salmon Heights Lodging is a family-owned and operated small business just three miles from the King Salmon airport and minutes from the Naknek River. There are two separate, fully-furnished units available for renters: The Little House is a 950-square-foot two-bedroom house with a large living area, kitchen, mudroom, laundry, chest freezer and screened-in porch. The second unit is a recently remodeled one bedroom (two twin beds) apartment called “The Grotto.” It has a private entrance with lots of hooks to hang your gear, and both units are stocked with enough breakfast supplies to get your day started right, and guests have access to a second-story deck with a grill. For adventurers heading afield, the owners, who are 30-year Alaska residents, can help coordinate day trips for fishing, flightseeing and more. Lodging can be booked through Airbnb.com by searching “King Salmon, Alaska.”
Talarik Creek Lodge
Situated on the north shore of Lake Iliamna, Talarik Creek Lodge provides on all-inclusive fishing, dining and lodging experience. Comfortable accommodations, excellent meals and incredible fishing are the hallmarks of this establishment. Erik and Martha Salitan are second-generation lodge owners with 30 years experience that go above and beyond to insure that their clients have an enjoyable stay and awesome fishing. The lodge, which is WiFi equipped, includes a comfortable living room with incredible views of Lake Iliamna, a billiard room and bar, as well as a sauna and private guest rooms. Anglers target all five species of Alaska’s Pacific salmon, as well rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic grayling, lake trout and northern pike. Boats, aircraft and 4-wheel drive vehicles transport anglers to fishing locations.
Togiak River Lodge
The Togiak River is unique in that it is more remote than most popular salmon fishing rivers and gets very little pressure. The Togiak River Lodge is the only lodge on the entire river and unlike many other salmon fishing locations, their king salmon fishery has not been affected by closures or restrictions. They catch 20 to 40 (or more) kings per boat, per day on average during the king season and silver salmon fishing is nothing less than spectacular.