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.
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.
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.
• 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