Copper River Lodge - Alaska Fly Out

COPPER RIVER LODGE

Bristol Bay, Alaska

Quick Facts

  • Price

    $6,100 Per Person Per Week

  • Trip Starting Point
    Iliamna, Alaska
  • Lodge Type
    River Lodge | Wilderness Lodge
  • Capacity
    6 Guests
  • Location
    Bristol Bay, Alaska

Fishing & Guided Activities

The Copper River Lodge is a small Alaska fly fishing lodge that caters to only six people per week. The small group size ensures personal service, relaxing atmosphere, less people and more time on the river.

The Copper River is one of the premier wild Alaska rainbow trout rivers; and considered by many, one of the premier rivers in the world. It is a State of Alaska designated "trophy rainbow river" and regulated to "fly fishing only; catch and release." It is this designation that has kept the fishing on the river so outstanding.

Unlike other tundra rivers in Alaska offering large trout, the Copper River runs through a scenic river valley lined with groves of cottonwood, spruce, and birch. Aside from helping make it one of the most gorgeous rivers in the state, these trees offer the fly fishermen refuge from the relentless northern winds. Probably one of the nicest surprises for anglers visiting the Copper River is it's size and wade ability.

Fishermen of any age or skill that desire the solitude of the river rather than the tutelage of the guide can comfortably and successfully fish on their own. The Copper River rainbow trout are some of the largest in Alaska, and are the reason the Copper River was the first river in the state designated a "fly fishing, catch and release only, trophy rainbow river." It is this designation that has kept the fishing so spectacular

They also offer trips to the Upper Copper River which is inaccessible by jet boat and can only be reached by floatplane. Fishing the Upper Copper River requires a private fishery permit and is very unique to CRL.

Fishermen of any age or skill that desire the solitude of the river rather than the tutelage of the guide can comfortably and successfully fish on their own. The Copper River rainbow trout are some of the largest in Alaska, and are the reason the Copper River was the first river in the state designated a "fly fishing, catch and release only, trophy rainbow river." It is this designation that has kept the fishing so spectacular

They also offer trips to the Upper Copper River which is inaccessible by jet boat and can only be reached by floatplane. Fishing the Upper Copper River requires a private fishery permit and is very unique to CRL.

Lodge & Dining Details

From your arrival on the dock until your departure, you will enjoy a high standard of personalized service while at the Copper River Lodge. Copper River Lodge finished the construction of their new fishing lodge and guest cabins in June of 2014. The lodge is a beautiful building overlooking the Copper River. It has a large deck perfect for watching the sunset. In the lodge there is a large living room and dining area, bathroom, and a very nice kitchen. There are 4 guests cabins adjacent to the main lodge that all have nice decks overlooking the river, heat, a queen and single bed, and private toilet/shower.

The gourmet food will leave nothing to be desired. Fresh baked bread, pastries, and rolls complement meals created by the Copper River Lodge professional kitchen staff.

Sample Itinerary

6-Days of Fishing / 7-Nights Accommodations 
  • Sunday
    Arrival day. The Copper River Lodge guides will meet you at the plane with their boats and transfer you to the lodge. This is a 5 minute boat ride so keep your jacket out if it is a rainy day. Upon arrival at the lodge you will unpack, eat some lunch, and get your fishing gear ready. As soon as you are ready the lodge guides will go fishing with you. This is still a big day of fishing as you will fish until 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday - Friday
    Monday through Friday you will fish all day. Usually breakfast is at 8:00 a.m. and departure is at 9:00 a.m. You will fish until approximately 7:00 p.m. Please note that this schedule can change depending on when the best fishing is and your personal preferences.  
  • Saturday
    Departure Day. On Saturday you can get some fishing in if you still need to catch a few fish. You can usually fish for 3 hours on Saturday. You will have lunch and then depart on the floatplane at roughly 1:30 p.m. This gets you to Iliamna in time for the 3:00 p.m. flight to Anchorage. You will arrive in Anchorage at 4 pm. Please give yourself 2 hours between your arrival and departure from Anchorage.

Travel Details

How to get there

Most guests arrive on Saturday and spend the night in Anchorage. It is good to get a hotel with an airport shuttle. Please give yourself a couple hours to transfer from a commercial flight to your Iliamna Air Taxi flight.

Sunday depart from Anchorage with Iliamna Air Taxi at 9:30 a.m. PLEASE NOTE THAT ILIAMNA AIR TAXI IS NOT IN THE MAIN AIRPORT. IT IS LOCATED IN THE SIGNATURE AIR TERMINAL LOCATED IN THE AIR CARGO SECTION OF THE AIRPORT. Your hotel shuttle will most likely know the location. There is a combined 70lb baggage limit.

Upon arrival in Iliamna you will be transferred to the airport. Iliamna Air Taxi also does the floatplane shuttle to the lodge, so please just follow their lead. If you have questions just ask anyone at the desk and tell them you are with the Copper River Lodge. After roughly 45 minutes in Iliamna you will be transferred to the float plane near the airport with Iliamna Air Taxi’s van. You will then be flown to the Copper River Lodge in Dehavilland Beaver which is a short 15 minute flight. 

On Saturday (departure day) you will depart on the floatplane at roughly 1:30 p.m. This gets you to Iliamna in time for the 3:00 p.m. flight to Anchorage. You will arrive in Anchorage at 4 pm. Please give yourself 2 hours between your arrival and departure from Anchorage.

 

Rates & Package Options

  • 6.5-Day / 6-Night All-Inclusive Package

    $6,100 Per Person

What’s Included

• Float plane transfers between Iliamna and the Lodge
• All accommodations and meals during the week
• Taxes and fees
• Flies, leaders, tippet, and guide services

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What’s Not Included

• Airfare to Iliamna
• Fishing license,
• Gratuities for the camp staff
• Liquor
• Fly outs to other location
• Fishing equipment - rods/reels/lines/etc

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Rates are based on double occupancy and are subject to change
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