After arriving at Bristol Bay Lodge, you will have lunch and Manager Steve Laurent will brief you on the afternoon's local fishing experience and the fishing program for the week ahead. That first afternoon you may fish Lake Aleknagik, the Agulowak River, Youth Creek, Sunshine Creek, and Icy Creek for Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Sockeye Salmon, Dolly Varden, Artic Char or Artic Grayling, Steve and his guide team will advise you on best tactics and flies. After a full day's fishing, relax in the lakeside sauna or enjoy a soothing hot tub before cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a hearty dinner. The cuisine is plentiful and prepared with skill and attention to detail, including freshly made soups, bountiful salads, home-baked breads, and pastries. Enjoy the game room, library, and tackle shop after dinner or perhaps a warming drink and a cigar from the lodge humidor whilst seated on the screened veranda. Bristol Bay Lodge is Alaska’s premier world-class wilderness fishing lodge. Strategically located in the heart of America’s largest state park, Bristol Bay Lodge has the distinct advantage of being utterly surrounded by pristine wilderness. The lodge’s proximity to the watersheds within Wood-TikChik Park and Togiak National Wildlife Refuge means more fishing and less travel time, with flights averaging only 30 minutes. Abundant home water fishing is also minutes from the lodge. Just a short boat ride from the lodge’s front door is the world-famous Agulowak River, celebrated for its productive fishing for rainbows, grayling, char, dolly varden, and sockeye salmon.
Seasons & Species
After spending an evening at the lodge, you will depart for one of two fishing destinations that will later involve an overnight experience at one of BBL’s two outpost camps. Spending the first day fishing one location, you will then be transferred by plane to either Birch or Rainbo Camp. Planes and passengers depart the lodge at 7:45 am to either the Togiak or Kemuk for the day. Between 4 and 4:30 pm (pilots will determine exact departure time) guests will be transferred to one of the overnight outpost camps. Upon arrival at Birch or Rainbo Camp, you will be greeted by a permanent staff consisting of two guides and a cook who will offer you a light snack and beverages. Dinner is typically served at 7 pm, allowing for several hours of fishing time before dinner if you are so inclined. After a meal served in the dining tent, guests can enjoy some time to relax or make a few last casts on the river that runs only yards in front of camp.
Catering to up to 26 guests per week who desire the finest freshwater angling available, the lodge’s well-appointed facility offers casually elegant wilderness living filled with creature comforts and an atmosphere of camaraderie. The main lodge houses the completely equipped professional kitchen, the dining room, a large living room with bar area, the library and a huge fly tying bench laden with everything one needs to tie quality flies suited to the surrounding rivers. The famous see-through fireplace is fronted by a panoramic view of Lake Aleknagik.
The lodge has eight bedrooms in the main lodge as well as a fully equipped fly and tackle shop. Guests can arrive with nothing but a waterproof jacket and be fully outfitted. In warm weather the lodge’s decks are the favorite gathering places for appetizers, cocktails and weekly barbecues. The meticulously hot tub and sauna get lots of use after fishing – relaxing sore muscles. Set around the lodge, but private in every regard, are four cedar cabins, often used for small groups or families. Each cabin is different, offering its own character. Yet all the cabins offer scenic views of Lake Aleknagik, slightly fragrant with the scent of cedar as you would expect of true wilderness cabins.
All scheduled weeks are $7,850*. Trips begin on Saturday and end the following Saturday. The price INCLUDES all meals, lodging, fully guided daily fly-out fishing excursions, and transportation between Dillingham and the lodge.
The price DOES NOT INCLUDE terminal tackle - flies, lures, lines, etc., and your Alaskan visitor's fishing license. The price also DOES NOT INCLUDE gratuities. Package rates start upon your arrival in Dillingham, AK.
EACH MONDAY 4 TO 5 GUESTS ARE ADDITIONALLY TAKEN. THE RATES ARE THE SAME AS THE PREVIOUS SATURDAY.
*An additional fuel surcharge may apply.
Family & Special Weeks
Family Week - June 22nd-29th 2013
This will be the 25th annual Family Week. (It used to be called the "father/son week" but there are so many requests for mothers, daughters, son’s-in-law, cousins, nephews and grandchildren too!)
PRICE: The “head/heads of the house” or adults fish at the regular weekly rate of $7,850 and the “children” for 50% or $3,925.
Midsummer Family Week - July 27-August 3
There have been many requests from families whose vacation dates conflict with the June Family Week, who have asked for an addition of another week. Here it is!
PRICE: Adults fish at the regular rate of $7,850 and the “children” come for 50% or $3,925.