$7,200 Per Person Per Week
Trip Starting PointIgiugig, Alaska
Lodge TypeFly Out
LocationBristol Bay, Alaska
Fishing & Guided Activities
Igiugig Lodge is located right at the mouth of the Kvichak river. The Kvichak is a big river draining Lake Illiamna, the largest lake in Alaska. Though much of the water on the Kvichak is big by any standard, there are miles and miles of intimate braids containing the famous monster Iliamna rainbow trout. This is river is "the river" for the biggest baddest rainbow trout on planet Earth.
At Igiugig Lodge they'll also fly you to other rivers and lakes in the area. Fly-Outs give them the flexibility to fish where the fishing is exceptionally good. Their location allows them to quickly reach the best fly fishing streams in Alaska. From Igiugig Lodge you can reach streams that have trophy rainbows, explosive-striking pike, beautiful grayling, arctic char, and of course, salmon. The fishing on the Kvichak may be so good you won't want to leave, but what's a trip to Alaska without float planes and big fish?
The bottom line is that Igiugig Lodge is about the fishing. Brad Waitman is the owner, pilot, and guide of all the fly outs. He is a serious angler and has been a professional guide in Bristol Bay since he was a kid. I wouldn’t put many guides in front of Brad. And, the experienced guides he employs are normally some of the most knowledgeable of the Kvichak River as they fish it everyday.
Lodge & Dining Details
The lodge has a large comfortable living room with a well stocked fly tying table, books and a 40" flat screen TV for your enjoyment.
The living room at Igiugig Lodge welcomes you to relax. The lodge has internet for those who want to stay connected, as well as a phone. During the evening guests have full access to the living room and dining room, where they spend time sharing stories from their day and tying flies.
During your time at Igiugig Lodge you will stay in their well-appointed guest cabins. All of the cabins have either twin beds or a king sized bed for couples, private bathrooms with a full sized tub, private heat and unlimited hot water.
For dinner at Igiugig Lodge, you can expect the following: grilled ribeye, new york, or t-bone steaks, king crab, a variety of shish-kabobs, baby-back ribs, barbecued chicken, shrimp scampi, halibut, and everyone's favorite - fresh caught wild Alaskan salmon. Alongside entrees they serve various side dishes and fresh baked bread, followed by homemade desserts.
SaturdayFly from Anchorage to the small village of Igiugig, Alaska via Lake and Peninsula Airlines in the morning. Igiugig Lodge will meet you upon arrival to transport you to the lodge. Get settled in at the lodge, have lunch and get out on the Kvichak River for a half day of fishing.
Sunday - FridayEnjoy six full days of guided fishing. Each day you will either fish locally on the Kvichak River or fly out to a nearby river to fish for trout or salmon. The fly outs offer added variety, with options in Katmai National Park and other tremendous fisheries in the Bristol Bay watershed. You will likely fish the Kvichak for 4 days and fly out for 2 days. You'll return to the lodge by 6:00 p.m. in time for appetizers, cocktails and dinner. You may fish out in front of the lodge after dinner if you wish.
SaturdayPack your bags and prepare to depart the lodge. You will be boated over to the village of Igiugig for your departure flight back to Anchorage. Do not book flights home departing Anchorage before 4:00 p.m.
You should plan to arrive into Anchorage the Friday evening before your fishing trip starts. On the backend, book your return flight out of Anchorage after 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Once we have your itinerary in hand, we will make travel arrangements with an air taxi for your ride to and from Igiugig. You will pay your airfare for the air taxi direct – about $550/person RT, which includes 50lbs of gear. Please note, while Igiugig Lodge will try to accommodate your travel plans, the air taxi service is considered “non-scheduled” and flight times may change with little notice. This is why we recommend giving yourself plenty of time to catch your flight out of Anchorage.
Rates & Package Options
6-Day / 7-Night All-Inclusive Package
$7,200 Per Person
• 6 full days guided fishing
• 2 Fly-outs
• Use of rods, reels, flies and other fishing equipment • Use of boats
• All meals, drinks and snacks
• 7-Nights lodging
• Daily room and laundry service
• Transport from Igiugig to the lodge and back