Bristol Bay Lodge was founded in 1972. Those years and experience in the industry have enabled them to assess exactly what their guests want. Bristol Bay Lodge has designed a fishing program that maximizes the opportunities in terms of variety of rivers fished, species caught and methods of fishing during any given week. If you want to catch the same species all week long, Bristol Bay Lodge is not the lodge for you because our program does not provide for this. However, if you want the full Alaska experience, seeing lots of different rivers and catching many species in one day, Bristol Bay Lodge is an excellent fit. There are many choices on a given day. With the quality of fishing they have available, Bristol Bay Lodge may enjoy the variety and a broad experience of what Alaska has to offer.
Each day's fishing is scheduled the evening before and the destination board is posted showing your pilot, guides, destination, species available, time of departure and your fishing companions for the day. This allows you time for conversing with guides, manager Steve Laurent, and pilots so that you can fine-tune preparations for the following day’s adventure.
Catering to up to 26 guests per week who desire the finest freshwater angling available, the lodge’s well-appointed facility offers casually elegant wilderness living filled with creature comforts and an atmosphere of camaraderie. The newly remodeled main lodge houses our completely equipped commercial kitchen, a spacious dining room, a fully stocked bar, an indoor patio, and a comfortable living room with panoramic view of Lake Aleknagik.
Bristol Bay Lodge has eight bedrooms in the main lodge as well as a fully equipped fly and tackle shop. Guests can arrive with nearly nothing and be fully outfitted by Bristol Bay Lodge. In warm weather, the lodge’s decks are the favorite gathering places for appetizers, cocktails and weekly barbecues. The hot tub and sauna get lots of use after fishing – relaxing sore muscles. Set around the lodge, but private in every regard, are four cedar cabins, often used for small groups or families. Each cabin is different offering its own character, yet all offer scenic views of Lake Aleknagik.
The Bristol Bay Lodge chefs and kitchen staff will prepare a hearty breakfast and dinner each day. Breakfasts are made to order, and include your choice of hot and cold cereals, muffins, breads, fruits, eggs, French toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, reindeer sausage, juices, and coffee or tea.Your midday meal on the water will be a shore lunch featuring fresh fish and/or sandwich of your choice.
Dinners always begin with cocktails and appetizers, followed by your choice of two entries. These include steaks, prime rib, crab legs, fresh salmon, halibut, shrimp, chicken, and pork. Your choice of a delicious dessert always compliments these dinners. Dietary restrictions or preferences can almost always be accommodated.
First, you will need to fly from your home to Anchorage, Alaska. After that, Bristol Bay Lodge has arranged Air charter flights from Anchorage to Dillingham, Alaska. These flights will be arranged by Bristol Bay Lodge. This allows better control of flights inbound to Dillingham and outbound returning back to Anchorage. Guests should overnight in Anchorage prior to their flight to Dillingham and first day at the lodge.
• 7-Days guided fishing
• 7-Nights accommodations
• All meals, beverages (including alcohol)
• Fishing license and king Stamp
• Fly outs from the lodge
• US Coast Guard and ADF&G licensed guide
• Post-dinner Fishing (when weather/light allows)
• All necessary fishing equipment - lines, lures, waders, boots, rods and reels
• Professional vacuum sealing and preparation of salmon for shipping home
• Airline approved wet-lock fish box