The lodge sits in a sheltered bay on the eastern shore of Lake Illiamna, providing easy access to the best trout and salmon rivers in the Bristol Bay area. After a devastating fire, a beautiful, new state-of-the-art lodge was built in 2014. The “home” rivers are the Copper and Gibraltar; synonymous with big rainbows. Incredible dry fly action in the early season is a real draw and a brand new Beaver floatplane get guests to the best fishing in comfort. This “A” list lodge is one of the finest lodges in Bristol Bay. Great guides and gourmet meals complete your trip of a lifetime.
The world famous Copper and Gibraltar Rivers are the home rivers accessed by boat. There are also many fly-out rivers very close, meaning short flights. The Moraine, Funnel, Battle, American, Kvichak, New Halen, and Talarik Rivers are on the docket for world-class trout and salmon fishing action.
Intricate Bay Lodge is a small venue operation with 5 double guest rooms and 2 private cabins to entertain 14 guests per week. Marvel at the view of the sun setting over Lake Iliamna while enjoying cocktails and appetizers. Weekly barbecues are held on the deck, with propane heaters to keep you cozy
Combo of 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 should hold 150 yds. of 6-8 lb. mono. Salmon reels should hold at least 150 yds. of 12-15 lb. mono.
Fly commercially to Anchorage. The first night in Anchorage is spent in a hotel. The following morning, take a taxi or shuttle to the charter office for Lake Clark Airlines. They will provide your round-trip air transportation between Anchorage and Iliamna. Upon arrival, the lodge provides ongoing floatplane transfer to the lodge. The floatplane ride is approximately 20 minutes across Lake Iliamna. Once at the lodge, you will be shown to your room, followed by lunch and time spent with your guides.
Fly Out Package $10,250 pp (5 fly outs)
Combo Package $8,750 pp/per week (3 fly outs)
Exclusions include airfare to/from Anchorage and to/from Iliamna, fishing license (available online), alcohol, staff and guide gratuities. Guests are welcome to use Lodge rods, reels, tackle.
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Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.
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