Kulik River, Larsen Bay, Iliamna River & Rainbow River Lodges
We are featuring three exciting options to Alaska, Rainbow River, Larsen Bay and Kulik River Lodges. Each lodge will offer its own distinctive fishery and level of participation, as well as a fit for most any budget. Whether you wish to fly out every day, fish from your boat or content to wade the shore, there’s a place for you in the land of the midnight sun.
Rainbow River Lodge
The success of any Alaska fishing operation relies on three key factors; location, location and location. Of course, you must have a great staff and incredible surroundings to compliment your GPS coordinates, and Rainbow Bay has that and more. Owner/operator Chad Hewitt has developed what was once a good lodge into a great facility that utilizes one of the best assets in Alaska, the infamous Copper River. Anglers the world over have come to the Copper to taste the honey that is one fantastic battle after another for rainbow trout in the 30 inch range and it’s a Tiger Woods drive and edge away from your cabin door.
Not only will you experience tremendous fishing on the Copper, but you will be flown to the area’s best trout and salmon waters, within reach of their DeHavilland Beaver Float planes. The lodge has beautiful new outside cabins with wonderful wood interiors and a common dining and lounge area affording spectacular views.
Larsen Bay Lodge
Tucked away in beautiful Larsen Bay on the northern side of Kodiak Island is a lodge where one can really get away from it all and enjoy a real Alaskan fishing experience. Larsen Bay Lodge has been in operation since 1979 and offers a wide variety of fishing and hunting services at very affordable rates. Their fishing includes saltwater species like halibut, salmon and black sea bass as well as freshwater action for rainbow trout, steelhead and Dolly Varden in the Karluk and Ayakulik Rivers. Larsen Bay is a family owned business with cabins on the water offering real Alaskan hospitality and serving the best seafood from your very own crab pot.
Kulik River Lodge
Located in the famous Bristol Bay watershed, Kulik is part of the Katmailand umbrella of fine Alaskan Lodges. Well known for their network of planes, service and the only lodgings allowed in Katmai National Park, Kulik offers not only terrific fishing, but incredible views of the volcanos, glaciers and multi-colored tundra of the Aleutian Range from your native spruce cabin overlooking the Kulik River. Salmon, rainbow trout, Arctic Char, grayling and lake trout are available within 100 miles of the lodge, using very affordable optional flyouts. If you like game viewing, there will be ample opportunities to see bear, moose, caribou, eagles and beaver.
Iliamna River Lodge
This is a new property that fulfills a unique void between high-end fly out lodges and a productive home waters operation. Located on the banks of the pristine Iliamna River, the Iliamna River Lodge will surpass all expectations of what an Alaskan wilderness lodge views, secluded accommodations, and unmatched service, you’ll find everything you need to experience the fly fishing adventure of a lifetime. The lodge is sitting in not only the heart of Alaska’s best fishing area, it is also surrounded by breath-taking Alaska scenery. Nestled among pines overlooking the Iliamna River where our float planes land and take off, the lodge gives our guests easy access to fabled local waters to fish for Trout, Salmon, and Char. Our newly built spacious cabins are appointed with efficient heating, walk-in showers, and a front porch that offers fantastic views of nearby peaks and the Iliamna River. A group of eight gets exclusive use of Iliamna River Lodge where owner Bill Betts makes sure you experience the real Alaska.
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