ILIAMNA RIVER LODGE
$11,000 Per Person
Trip Starting PointPedro Bay, Alaska
Lodge TypeRiver Lodge
LocationBristol Bay, Alaska
Fishing & Guided Activities
Iliamna River Lodge sits on the Iliamna River at the head of Alaska’s renowned Bristol Bay watershed. This is, without question, one of the best fishing areas in the state. In addition, the lodge is surrounded by breath-taking Alaskan scenery. The lodge boasts fantastic homewater fishing on the Iliamna River in combination with the option to fly out to some of the best salmon and trout streams in the Katmai and greater Bristol Bay region.
In general, the Iliamna River is "the bread and butter" fishery for Iliamna River Lodge with exceptional fishing fishing for Arctic char, rainbow trout, and sockeye salmon. There are several braids and back channels that offer different methods of fishing (wading, drifting, shore fishing, etc). The river itself has an aqua marine turquoise color that is truly unique to the region. The neon red sockeye salmon glow against the blue in a color combination that can't be see anywhere else in nature. Fly outs can be added at a daily rate while you are at the lodge to add even more variety of fishing experience. Iliamna River Lodge has dedicated float planes as they own and operate Rainbow River Air Taxi. Iliamna River Lodge is great for families and couples as it can offer many non-fishing activities also - fat biking, ocean tours, kayaking, and more. Each day is customizable to your specific interests.
The newly built lodge was modeled after their sister lodge - Rainbow River Lodge. It boasts an open layout with a commercial kitchen, dining area, and comfortable great room looking over the Iliamna River. Share a fish story by the wood stove, enjoy a cocktail at the bar, or chat with our executive chef at the kitchen counter about your own culinary interests. The main lodge is a comfortable space to enjoy the compnay of your fellow anglers all while feeling like you're in your own home.
The spacious guest cabins are appointed with efficient heating, walk-in showers, and a front porch that boasts fantastic views of nearby peaks and the Iliamna River.
Food & Beverage
Dinners like one would find in finer restaurants are served in the main lodge. The bell for breakfast rings early for anglers anxious to get out and fly fish this treasured Iliamna Lake region of Alaska. Dining or relaxing, the lodge provides the perfect setting for many pleasant moments of conversations and memories. Rest assured that you won't leave for a day of fishing without a full belly. Also note that because Pedro Bay is a dry village guests are responsible for providing their own alcohol, and the crew is happy to assist you in that process.
SundayArrive to Anchorage before 2:00 p.m. in order to catch 4:00 p.m. flight to Pedro Bay, Alaska with Lake Clark Air. Upon arrival into Pedro Bay, you will be transported to the lodge by boat. Get settled in before welcome dinner.
Monday - FridayEnjoy 5 full days of fishing and adventure. Your day starts with a friendly wake-up knock and your morning beverage delivered to your cabin door. Meanwhile, a hearty breakfast is being prepared for you in the lodge. After you eat and warm up by the fire, it’s off to the day’s adventure via boat or float plane. The lodge will take a break mid-day for hot soup, riverside lunch, and maybe some salmon on a fire. Return to the lodge at the end of the day with sore arms, fish stories, and ready for a steaming hot shower before appetizers and an excellent dinner. You can watch the chef prepare your meal and enjoy a beverage or play a game of horseshoes with everyone. The lodge will customize your week to fit your specific needs and interests.
SaturdayIt's departure day, but you will have the opportunity to fish or adventure for 6 or 7 hours before you depart back to Pedro Bay for your return flight to Anchorage. You will be back from fishing by 3:00 p.m. so everyone will have time to get organized, eat dinner, and say goodbye before a departure from the lodge at 5:00 p.m. The lodge will make sure you are in Pedro Bay for your flight departing to Anchorage at 6:00 p.m.
You will need to arrive into Anchorage before 2:00 p.m. on the day of your departure to the lodge. Once you arrive in Anchorage, take a cab or UBER to Lake Clark Air (located at Merrill Field) for a 4:00 p.m. departure to Pedro Bay. The lodge will arrange this flight for you but you will need to pay for it (approximately $450 R/T) once you check-in. Please arrive to Lake Clark Air by 3:15 p.m.
Upon arrival in Pedro Bay, Iliamna River Lodge staff will be waiting for your arrival. From there, they will transport you and your luggage by boat to their remote lodge on the Iliamna River.
Rates & Package Options
6-Day / 6-Night Fly Out Package (5 fly outs)
$11,000 Per Person
• Guided fishing on the Iliamna river and other boat-out destinations
• All meals, snacks, and beverages
• Use of all boats and aircraft
• All fishing equipment including rods, reels, flies and leaders
• Transportation to and from the fishing lodge from Pedro Bay