7-Day "Best of Bristol Bay" package

1-5 Guests • Cabin • Private • Guided

Description

7-Day / 6-Night - Saturday-Saturday

What’s included:

  • Pick up and drop off at King Salmon Airport

  • US Coast Guard and ADF&G licensed guides

  • Breakfast and Dinner at the main lodge

  • Grilled or packed shore lunch

  • All necessary flies and lures

  • All terminal fishing gear, rods and reels

  • Cleaning and Vacuum packing of salmon for flying home

  • Linens, comforter, private bathroom with hot/cold water.

  • Daily maid service

  • Waders and wading boots are available but are limited in size.

This package adds 3 guided float plane fly-outs (weather dependent).


Hopefully, we have convinced you that the lodging will be comfortable and the food filling and delicious, so now we can get to the important stuff – the fishing. Let’s face the facts; no one in their right mind travels all the way to Bristol Bay, Alaska for a gourmet meal.


It’s all about the largest runs of salmon in the world, the giant rainbow trout and char and the rare and beautiful grayling that inhabit these fertile waters. The most important part of your trip will be spent on the water with your guide, which is why we take great pride in providing our guests with some of the best fishing guides in Bristol Bay!


All of our guides are expert fly fishermen in their own right, able to instruct you in the latest techniques, provide you with the best in tackle and flies and help you succeed in having the best fishing experience possible. Our boats and fishing gear are customized to give you the greatest chance for success and feature products from Orvis, Simms, StealthCraft and Koffler Boats, Scott and Temple Fork Fly Rods and Hatch fly reels.

We partner with Branch River Air and their meticulously maintained fleet of float planes to offer fly out packages to the other famous Bristol Bay destinations like the American, Alagnak, Nushagak, Moraine, Ugashik and Kulik as well as many of the small gems hidden around the more remote sections of southwest Alaska.


We consider the famous Brooks River and Falls a must-see attraction, which is why we have included a trip to Brooks in every one of our standard packages. The Brooks River offers world class trout fishing in a small stream setting, and a tremendous sockeye salmon run that feeds an entire ecosystem, including a few dozen of the world’s largest bears. Make sure to bring your camera!

What’s not included

  • Flights to and from King Salmon

  • Fishing on Saturday

  • Alcohol

  • Taxes

  • Fishing License and King Stamp

  • Tips for staff and guides

  • Fish Box or Cooler (insulated fish boxes can be purchased at the lodge)

Pricing is per person per experience

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Your Host

Jim's Trip

Jim J

Hello, my name is Jim and I am addicted to catching big fish. I’ve been through all of the 10 step programs. I’ve read John Gierach. I’ve even taken pictures of 8 inch brook trout. Nothing has worked. The adrenaline rush that sweeps through me when a monster fish grabs my fly is like a drug. For someone afflicted with this pervasive illness, Alaska is the only medicine.

from $8465/Experience

Base Price

$8465.00 Per Person Per Experience

$8465.00

Pay later options are only available for trips that start more than 30 days from today.

Total Payment

$8465.00

Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.


Amenities

  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Bait & Tackle
  • Fish Cleaning
  • Maid Service
  • Waders and Wading Boots
  • Expert Guides

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Gear List

  • Book Flights
  • Fishing License and King Stamp
  • Tips for Staff & Guides
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing

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Rules & Guidelines

What to Bring

We try our best to accommodate the best we can but we also know that catching a fish on your own rod with your own fly is a truly special experience. Throughout the Summer the selection of flies and lines do change but here is a list of essentials that are always going to be good to bring along.

Breathable Waders with non-felt sole wading boots. We do fish from boats quite a bit but waders are going to be required to fish most days in order to be the most effective.

A good Wading Jacket or Rain Jacket. It rains most days in Bristol Bay and a good jacket will make those rainy days just as pleasant as the sunny days.

Bring layers most days we start off with a fleece jacket or a puff coat and if it is June, July, or August we might take a couple of layers off, but it is always better to be able to take a layer off than to need an extra layer and not have it.

5 or 6 weights for small streams and fly-outs. We typically with rig them with an indicator to nymph with or just a standard 9 ft leader and a small streamer or mouse.

The Flies we use vary as the seasons change but we like to use traditional nymphs as well as dry flies for most of the summer until the eggs start flowing and then we replace the dry flies with Beads. The beads we use are in 6, 8, and 10mm sizes and we usually will stay in the more natural colors. With lighter rods we do like throw streamers and mice. Medium-size streamers with stinger hooks and cone or bead heads are very useful because they will sink with a floating line.

7 or 8 weights for the Naknek river or Larger rivers. We will fish these on the main river with Floating line or a 250 or 300-grain sink tip and streamers or floating line and indicator.

Flies for the main river include a lot of streamers with love jointed and stinger hook streamers because these rainbows love to tail nip, but the naknek river in a 1 hook river to remember to trim your front hook. Flies like Sex dungeons, string leeches, and dolly lamas are all must-haves.

9 weights for salmon. If you are fishing for Kings we rig these up with 350 grain or heavy sink tips and big bright flies. If we are targeting Silvers or Chums then we run a floating line and bright flies as well. For Sockeye we nymph them with bottom bouncing rigs with either shooting line or floating line.

Intruder-style flies are the go-to for us when targeting all of the salmon except sockeye. Pink, orange, chartreuse with weighted eyes and a stinger hook we also love using the bright dolly lamas with the heaviest cone heads. When targeting Sockeye we use large nymphs with strong hooks these fish will bend hooks no problem. Pheasant tails, wooly buggers, egg flies, all of the classic Salmon and Steelhead nymphs all work great.

Spey rods. We love the 2 hand game at KTL we like to run 7 or 8-weight Spey rods for trout with a Skagit head and a sink tip and sculpin or leech style flies almost all summer and fall. We also will run 8 or 9-weight Spey rods for Kings with Skagit heads and bright intruder flies.

Bring a Backpack to bring along with every day to keep your fly boxes and extra layers in or even to shed that rain jacket when the sun peaks out.

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