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Multi-Species Fishing

In this Multi-Species Fishing photo album you will find a wide variety ...
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Alaskan Sight Seeing

Alaska is world renowned for it’s raw, natural beauty. There are many ...
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Red Salmon Fishing

Red Salmon are considered by some to be the best fighting and ...
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Alaskan Ling Cod

Lingcod are an excellent sport fish that put up a worthy fight ...

What Our Clients Say

Thanks for another great trip! Gone Fishin’ Lodge was the perfect place to host our group this year. Our trip this summer met and exceeded all of our expectations and was truly an experience that won’t soon be forgotten! The accommodations were perfect and the variety of fishing trips that you have to offer is truly unique. A first class lodge with a top notch staff in a fishing paradise!

Steve McGrath
Logan, Utah (435) 512-2001

Absolutely the best fishing packages for the money! Once again I applaud you and your staff on the outstanding service that was provided to us. We loved it so much, we are already planning on coming back again next year! This is my third year coming back and it keeps getting better! I caught a 197 lb. and a 135 lb. halibut this year!! The Gone Fishin’ Lodge has all the amenities that include a laundry room, on site fish processing, free breakfast and the best organized fishing trips I’ve ever seen!

Greg Floresca
Penn Valley, Ca. (530) 634=3939

The Gone Fishin’ Lodge is the best all around value in Alaska! The variety of fishing trips and activities you have are wide in range and your guides are great to work with on all of your adventures. You have great lodge facilities, conveniently located in Soldotna. The fish packing and freezing service at the lodge is a big plus! Thanks again for a great week, we’ll be back!”

St. George, Utah (801)-231-9838

– Kent Danjanovich Sportsman's News CEO

Alaskan fishing at it’s finest!

Alaska remains one of the last and greatest natural frontiers, with unspoiled beauty, abundant wildlife, and above all else, great fishing!

There are more than 600 species of fish that inhabit Alaska. That’s part of the reason why great fishing is easy to find in our land of three million lakes, 3,000 rivers and more than 6,600 miles of coastline. Fishing remains an angler’s paradise whether you’re a first-time novice or a seasoned veteran. With so many options to choose from, you can tailor your fishing experience to everything from fly fishing for mouthwatering trout or salmon on the banks of a lazy river, to big game hunting in the open waters of pristine coastal waters for flounder, salmon and other native species that will tip the scales in a big way.

You can go it alone, or for a first class experience, there are countless options for hiring guides, staying at lodges or retaining the services of charter operators. In fact, your biggest concern won’t be whether or not you will catch fish, but where and how you want to do so. Local experts will help you fill your freezer with trophy catches wrapped in an incredible experience.

No matter what region you choose, Alaska will welcome you with open arms, a friendly smile and fishing memories that will last a lifetime.

Fishing on the Kenai River…an unparalleled experience

While fishing anywhere in Alaska is going to be a memorable experience, one of the best places is fishing on the Kenai River.

Conveniently located not far from Anchorage which serves as Alaska’s main air transportation hub, access to the nearby Kenai River area is an easy trip. That means you can spend more time actually fishing instead of traveling to distant rivers or lakes to drop your lines. This area supports the largest and most diverse freshwater fishing opportunities in Alaska, including an abundance of species such as rainbow, lake and steelhead trout, as well as king, sockeye, pink and coho salmon. All this thanks to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game which encompasses 27 regional lakes.

In addition to hundreds of lakes in the area, the Kenai River flows 80 miles to Cook Inlet. Therefore, it is probably best to use the services and accommodations of an experienced outfitter such as the Gone Fishin’ Lodge.

Located on the banks of the Kenai River in close proximity to Soldotna, owners Ralph Crystal and Dick Bowen have been hosting and guiding locals and visitors for years, earning loyal customers and rave reviews with good old fashioned outstanding customer service, cozy accommodations and an easy going Alaskan attitude that puts everyone at ease and in the mood to catch fish.

And that’s just what Gone Fishin’ Lodge visitors do! With years of local experience to call upon, Ralph and Dick make sure everyone gets their fill of trophy salmon, halibut, trout, cod, snappers and more. On-site fish processing includes a convenient packing and freezing service as part of a great package of amenities to ensure every guest’s needs are taken care of.

Fishing in paradise has never been easier, more relaxing or more exciting, all at the same time.

Kenai River trout fishing makes for memorable thrills

In a land where fish outnumber fishermen, catching any number of species of trout that are native and stocked in the Kenai River region is a popular pastime. Visitors to the Gone Fishin’ Lodge can enjoy some of the best trophy trout fishing in the world. In fact, it’s not uncommon for anglers to pull 30” trout and larger from the river’s waters.

The hungry trout have one of the largest food supplies in the world, feeding off of more than one million salmon that swim upstream in the Kenai River every year. The trout feast and grow, reaching sizes that are almost unheard of anywhere else.

Visitors have a choice of fishing from the banks of the Kenai River, relaxing in the peace and quiet of a drift boating experience, or using a powerboat as the most effective way to get at lunkers lurking throughout the river area.

While rainbow trout are the most popular species with guests, many people also opt to try their luck at catching steelhead or lake trout as well. With numerous lakes, channels, gravel bars and other naturally occurring spots that trout absolutely love, there is no shortage of places to drop a line and pull out a great memory.

Kenai River salmon fishing is a challenging adventure

Each year, millions of salmon move up the Kenai River to spawn. Not only does that make voracious trout happy, but it also creates the finest natural habitat to catch salmon in the world.

Among all the species of Alaskan fishing, few are more prized among anglers than salmon for their great fighting ability and unmatched taste. Words simply don’t do justice to a salmon fishing experience set amongst the stunning beauty of the Alaskan wilderness.

The Gone Fishin’ Lodge is in the heart of great salmon runs. In fact, many of our guests need to look no further than our own dock, where anglers routinely drop lines for red salmon, producing great catches of up to 12 pounds per red between June and August every year.

Venturing a little further, when we take guests on charters, it’s easy to find large quantities of king salmon ranging close to a 100 pounds. We also target the sockeye, which is considered the tastiest of all salmon species. Our coho trips can produce exciting bursts when this acrobatic species takes spinners, spoons and flies with reckless abandon. Many younger anglers enjoy the thrill of catching pink salmon, which are available in even years only.

Our licensed guides have fished the area for many years, and we know when, where and how to make each and every trip a success.