Alaska Sportsman's Lodge will regularly fish their guests by varying techniques - wading, drifting, casting, or plugging, etc. You can fly fish or use conventional gear. There are streams that are designated as fly fishing only areas and there are rivers that allow either fly fishing or the use of conventional gear. The type of fishing you do is your choice. Your guide is there help you find success in addition to educate you about the river, the fishing, and the surrounding environment. The fishing program is flexible and capable of catering to your specific interests.
The Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge was built on the Kvichak River for three very important reasons. First, the Kvichak River has the largest salmon run in the world that swims right past the lodge every summer. Secondly, the Kvichak River has some of Alaska’s largest rainbow trout in the world. The Kvichak will consistently produce rainbow trout in excess of 27″. The population of fish is very healthy and the fish are protected by Alaska Department of Fish & Game regulations for catch & release. The third reason the Kvichak River was an ideal location to build a lodge is its close proximity to other excellent fisheries that can be quickly accessed by using the lodge floatplanes. The lodge is just a short flight away from some of the best salmon and trout steams in all of Alaska. The Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge home river (Kvichak River) assures their guests that they will have the opportunity to fish every day during their stay at the lodge regardless of weather and flying conditions.
Non-fishing activities include bear viewing, flightseeing, spa, and photography.
The Alaska Sportsman's Lodge consists of a 3,500 square foot solid cedar chalet style main lodge, three duplex cabins for guests, the "Iliamna" guest cabin, a wood burning sauna, spa/massage room, and a riverside gazebo. The lodge will accommodate 20 exclusive guests per night and all the cabins have hot and cold running water and 24 hour a day electrical service from our generator plant. The main lodge has a hardwood floored dinning room; a comfortable living room with a fireplace, couches and rockers; a wet bar; a fly tying area; a tackle/guides room; a loft with a reading area and map room; and a laundry room. The main lodge is spacious enough for all of the guests to stretch out and relax. Yet it is intimate enough to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow guests and guides.
The guest cabins were designed for comfort and all have breathtaking views of the Kvichak River. Each double occupancy room is complete with a private bathroom, shower, and two very comfortable beds with linens, and comforters. Each day, the ASL hospitality staff will clean your room. The entire lodge is connected by a boardwalk that runs from the floating dock up to the main lodge.
The lodge’s executive chef will prepare three hearty meals each day. Dinners are 3 or 4 courses and comparable to any 4/5-star restaurant in any major city. Breakfast include hot and cold cereals, muffins, breads, fruits, eggs, French toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, reindeer sausage, juices, and coffee. The lunch usually consists of tasty sandwiches and hearty soups. A shore lunch can be arranged with your guide, which adds a nice experience on the river. Dinner menus include Alaskan style appetizers, NY strip, prime rib, king crab legs, fresh salmon, halibut, shrimp, duck, chicken, and pork. Delicious desserts complete these excellent dinners.
How to get there: A trip to Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge starts in Anchorage, Alaska. A private charter will take you to the small village of Igiugig where you will be met by the Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge staff.
Check-in with Trans Northern Aviation (contact for Trans Northern is Andrea 907-227-3784), Departing Gate L2 (downstairs on baggage claim level) in the main airport at Anchorage International Airport. The flight is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes to the landing strip at Igiugig, where the ASL staff will greet you for the final 10-minute boat ride to the Lodge.
• Staff gratuity (We recommend 10-20% of package price)