The Unalakleet River Lodge is a remote luxury fishing lodge in the northwestern bush of Alaska. It has been operating on the Unalakleet River and the adjacent Nulato Hills since 1998. The Lodge offers great Salmon fishing in the wilderness of Alaska with all the amenities and comforts of a full resort. The river is home to large runs of king, chums, pinks, silvers, dollies, char, and grayling. Fly and spin groups welcome. Stay in private double cabins with full bathrooms. Enjoy the nearly 1 to 1 guest/staff ratio which ensures guests’ needs are met no matter how large or small.
The Unalakleet River reliably yields one of the best remaining salmon runs on the planet. With access to hundreds of miles of fishable water, it eliminates the need for fly-outs. Its slow, deep, lazy bends and minor tides make this river easy to wade and fish. Char, dollies, and grayling are availab
This rustic lodge is a great place to relax, tie flies, or enjoy an evening cocktail at the hand-carved bar. Each cabin has a twin- or king-sized bed with oversized comforters, heat, and full bathroom with shower and flush toilets. It's a true bush experience with all the creature comforts.
Fly: 9/10 wt. rods for kings and 6/7 w.t rods for coho. Fly rods available by request. Conventional: 7/8 foot medium-action (silvers, chums, sockeye) 10/15 lb. line, 7/8 foot medium/heavy (king salmon) 15/25 lb. line. Spin-cast fishing equipment is available by request.
The village of Unalakleet is located 395 miles northwest of Anchorage on Norton Sound. It’s the perfect venue for those looking for a remote lodge with very productive fishing for salmon, dollies, char, and grayling. It offers miles and miles of easy-to-wade pea gravel riverbed. The river gets one of the most prolific silver (coho) and pink (humpy) runs in Alaska. During the peak season for silvers, catching 40-80 fish a day in the 7-12 pound range is common. Chum salmon are present a good part of the season in big numbers, and early season king fishing is reliable.
6 nights/5 days–$5,950 per person (Sunday-Saturday schedule; 5 full days of fishing) June/August season. 14 guests per week in double-occupancy cabins. Extra costs include hotels in Anchorage, Ravn Alaska commercial airline tickets, alcohol, and gratuities.
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Like many other Alaska Lodges, Unalakleet River Lodge canceled their 2020 fishing season, but we are reloading for what promises to be a spectacular 2021 season. Guests who had booked trips in 2020 have been forwarded to the 2021 season, leaving very little space available as they typically are filled to capacity each year.
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Thank you for your continued patience during this difficult and confusing time. We appreciate your many calls and inquiries in recent weeks, and we're happy to finally report that there is some progress toward opening the state to non-Alaskan resident travelers for the 2020 fishing season. Governor Dunleavy has just announced a loosening of the restrictions on interstate travel. Until now, travelers from out-of-state have been required to ...
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