The clear water Naknek River, which begins its 35 mile journey to Bristol Bay from within the massive Katmai National Park and Preserve, hosts all five species of Pacific Salmon along with giant rainbow trout. Sitting downstream from Naknek Lake, at the juncture of King Salmon Creek is the Bear Trail Lodge. The location allows you to fish for salmon on their home river or fly out on a daily basis (included). These fish are just 20 miles from the ocean and dime bright. You can fish the best spots of the upper part of the river where large rainbows are feeding behind spawning salmon.
The Naknek River receives runs of all five pacific salmon along with being voted Alaska’s number one rainbow trout river. You have access to the Naknek and Kvichak Rivers via boat / fly out fishing in the Katmai / Bristol Bay area is included! This is the best place to enjoy great fishing in style.
he inviting cedar main lodge offers a large dining room, relaxing living room and spectacular sun room with decks overlooking the Naknek River. The heated private guest cabins include spring beds, private bath / shower, and comfortable couches. The entire lodge is connected via a boardwalk system.
Fly: 6 and 8 wt. fly rod or a 5 and 7 wt. works well all season. Conventional: Lightweight rod / reel combo for smaller fish, and a medium action rod (6 - 7 ft) for salmon. The lightweight reel will hold 150 yards of 6 - 8 lb. mono. Salmon reels will hold at least 150 yards of 12 to 15 lb. mono.
Guests fly commercially to Anchorage where you will connect to the town of King Salmon (flight included). You will then be driven a short distance to the lodge on the famous Naknek River. The Naknek is the only connection between Bristol Bay and the massive Naknek Lake drainage, thus, each year millions of salmon that are returning to the drainage to spawn must swim right past the lodge. With all of these salmon, the native rainbow trout and arctic grayling grow to unbelievable size. Their program combines fly out fishing to different rivers throughout the area to add diversity.
Two - seven day trips available from $3,675 to $9,550. All-inclusive fly out fishing packages provide all the gear for fishermen and even include the commercial flights to / from Anchorage / King Salmon. Chef prepared meals and comfy double occupancy cabins round out the package.
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