You’ve been thinking about taking a fishing trip to the best place on earth to do it: Alaska. If so, you’ll want to select accommodations in a fishing lodge that’s within your budget. You’ll also want the feeling of being immersed in the natural beauty of the 49th state. Just know that fishing lodges come in all shapes, sizes, and locations. Finding the right lodge is generally a matter of research: what fish do you want to catch, and which lodges offer the best accommodations and packages in your price range?
When you go fishing all you want to think about is where are the fish and will I catch a big one? No one wants to worry about details: licenses, searching out guides, what equipment is needed, what about food? You know that sort of thing. Like most vacation packages, fishing lodges in Alaska take the stress out of planning with “no worries” all-inclusive packages. Some only offer all-inclusive options. Some give you a choice. It’s up to you as to how involved you want to get with the details.
While accommodations themselves will vary from luxurious to budget, what’s included in the packages is fairly standard.
- Rental vehicles
- Food package options
- Stamps (special permits)
- Hip boots
- Fishing gear
- Fish cleaning, processing, and packaging for the trip home
There are many fine budget lodges throughout the state that offer a wide variety of fishing packages. Most have guides either on staff or on call. Equipment rental, if they do it, is based on the type of fishing you’ll be doing. You might want to research that before you go and come prepared. If you are fending for yourself, you may need to hire a guide if you’re unfamiliar with the local waters. Word-of-mouth information on the best fishing spots is also a good source of information. Transportation may be up to you, but there are generally for-hire wheels in almost all locations. Don’t forget to get your license beforehand or any other special permits needed. Most lodges are a good and accurate source of information.
Luxury Lodge Accommodation
For those not looking for the rough and ready Alaska experience, luxury lodges feature upscale amenities like saunas, massages, fine quality linens, premium wines, and the latest trending “farm to table” cuisine. These places generally offer private day excursions from the coast to pristine inland wilderness areas. Most include private fishing expeditions options for clientele, but it is wise to check before booking.
Finding a Lodge
The easiest way to find a lodge is to research the area where you want to fish – the one that offers the ultimate experience you’re looking for. Some areas may be home to Salmon just this side of Moby Dick. Others have a rep for gigantic Halibut, Cod, or Yellow Eye Rockfish. For you, the best experience may include all of them. If so, you’ll want to find lodges that advertise access to a variety of locations.
Fishing areas and lodges are generally associated with prime fishing locations.
- Kenai River
- Bristol Bay
- Kodiak Island
- Cooper River
- Indian Creek, Anchorage Bowl
- Wosnesenski River, Kenai Region
- Lowe River
- Campbell Point Lake
Gone Fishing Lodge on the Kenai River offers accommodations and fishing packages for every experience and budget.
Call or email today and make your plans.
Gone Fishing Lodge, 48672 Soldotna, AK 99669
Call: (877) 462-5752