Hosting just 10-12 guests per week, the Royal Coachman guides/pilots have the flexibility to go the best fishing locations for what you want to fish, not where a “pre-determined schedule” dictates. The lodge experience is defined as a small venue with a flexible and personable staff. Decide whether to fish for 25-lb. pike on the surface, fresh sea lice-covered salmon near the coast, or hike small creeks for arctic char in mountain lake streams. Rainbows and dollies on the Nushagak, Agulapak, Kvichak, or a mixed bag grayling, lake trout and rainbows on home river-the Nayukuk-are also offered.
The lodge targets 12 species of fish, from King Salmon, Pike and Sheefish to huge rainbows. The Nuyakuk is the lodge’s home river. It sits on grandfathered land in Wood Tikchik State Park. Class 5 rapids above and below the lodge buffer anglers from outside intrusion and provide 24-hour access.
There are four 1 and 2 bedroom cottages with private bathrooms. There is 1 bedroom in the main lodge. Each cabin or room has modern bathroom facilities, independent heat, comfy beds, and the creature comforts of home. The lodge affords anglers multiple options from single cabins to family cabins.
Fly: Combo of 6 and 8 wt. fly rod or a 5 and 7 wt. works well. 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.
Frontiers will assist guests with a Sunday flight schedule from Anchorage and arrival in Dillingham, Alaska, where the Royal Coachman representatives will transport you by van to the floatplane base for your ride to the lodge. The lodge has a limited amount of gear available for guest use.
$12,200 per person/week Sunday–Sunday.
Exclusions: Private charter to/from Anchorage/Dillingham (approx. $770 roundtrip), personal gear, rods, reels, liquor, fishing license, King stamp, and gratuities.
Senior Program Manager
Specializes in Alaska and Canada fishing, South America fishing, and big game programs.
Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.
Alaska is truly one of the last frontiers for purely wild fish. Seasonal prolific runs fill the rivers with large volumes of salmon making their way to their spawning grounds and eager for the fly. The season kicks off in April with wild steelhead fishing in southeast Alaska, followed throughout the summer by various salmon migrations. Wild rainbow trout are available from ice-out, with a double-digit trout a distinct possibility at any date ...