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. 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 and was voted Alaska’s number one rainbow trout river. The package includes access to the Naknek and Kvichak Rivers via boat/fly-out fishing in the Katmai/Bristol Bay area! This is the best place to enjoy great fishing in style.
The inviting, cedar main Lodge offers a large dining room, relaxing living room, and spectacular sunroom 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 rods or 5 and 7 wt. work 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 pound mono. Salmon reels will hold at least 150 yards of 12–15 pound mono.
You'll 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 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 7-day trips available from $3,925 to $10,425. All-inclusive fly-out fishing packages provide all your fishing gear 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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Specializes in Alaska and Canada fishing, and South America fishing and big game programs.
Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.
For our Alaska lodge line-up, we have some spectacular lodges that have weathered the initial wave of lodge closures and will be operating for the 2020 season. Many of their 2020 guests have decided not to travel this summer, leaving prime dates vacant for booking. Some space will be discounted, and the booking terms are designed to protect your investment. To enter Alaska in 2020, guests will need to show a negative COVID test within 72 ...