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 to entertain 10 guests per week. Marvel at the magnificent 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 Iliamna Air Taxi. Iliamna Air Taxi will provide your round-trip air transportation between Anchorage and Iliamna. Upon arrival, Iliamna Air Taxi provides ongoing floatplane transfer to the lodge. The floatplane ride is approximately 15 minutes across Lake Iliamna. Once at the lodge, you will be shown to your room, followed by lunch and time spent with your guide. You begin fishing the afternoon of arrival.
Fly Out Package $9,250 pp/per week (5 fly outs)
Combo Package $7,750 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.
Senior Program Manager
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.
The 2020 Alaska fishing season was an uncertainty, to say the least. Many lodges faced the grim prospect of closing their doors for the entirety of the 2020 season, most by no choice of their own. Many remained optimistic. Through monumental efforts from the State of Alaska, Alaska Fish and Game, and the sportfishing community/lodges, they managed to implement acceptable health and safety measures to allow the last half of the sportfishing ...