SEASONS AND SPECIES

Alaska Fishing Lodge

Rainbow Trout and Steelhead Fishing(Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Alaska Rainbow trout are the most beautiful fish found at our Lodge. These fish are typically caught on the surface.  You will enjoy small water fly-fishing for wild rainbows.  A battle with our rainbow trout can be an epic experience from June through October.  Our Rainbows are handled with great care and included in our ‘catch and release’ program.

Steelhead fishing is conducted during similar months at the Lodge. Come target them in May and early June or from mid-September through October.  Ask us about our steelhead operation as you will surely want to fish the  “Bering Sea Chrome”!

Alaskan Arctic Char and Dolly Varden Fishing(Salvelinus alpinus)

Fishing for the Arctic Char or Dolly Varden is one of Alaska’s best kept secrets. These colorful and extremely aggressive fish fill the  rivers at our fishing lodge.  Many do not realize the Char can grow upwards of 30 inches and provide one of the best fighting experiences.  Fisherman have many 100 fish days on our local river.  The average Dolly is very a serious size.  Our guests consistently land fish 28 to 36 inches in length.  Our Char fishery is truly one you must see to believe.  Trophy Char are best targeted June through October at Wildman Lodge.  The owner of our Alaska fishing lodge, Butch King, holds the world record Dolly Varden weighing: 16lbs. 12oz.

Chinook “King” Salmon Fishing Lodge(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Alaska King Salmon fishing is primarily known for great size, and lengthy battles. The mighty Chinook is the largest member of the pacific salmon. Imagine fly-fishing for a King that could be 15 to 55 pounds!  Two handed fly fisherman enjoy swinging large, vibrant flies for our Kings.  Our Kings salmon numbers peak in the June and July.  Many anglers consider the Chinook the holy grail of all pacific salmon.  The Chinook are prized for their high fat content and nutritional Omega-3’s.

Alaska Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)

The Sockeye Salmon or “Red” Salmon are the most precious salmon species at our fishing lodge.   Do not be surprised  to see thousands of 6-12 pound fish at our Alaska fishing lodge.  The Alaska Sockeye salmon start their migration into our home river and neighboring rivers in June.  Let our guide service target them with you throughout June and  July.  After a plate of Sockeye salmon you will understand the value of this delicacy to the Alaskan Brown Bears.  Have a look at our wildlife viewing at the lodge.

Alaska Coho “Silver” Salmon fishing(Oncorhynchus kisutch)

The Coho or “Silver” Salmon are Alaska’s true warriors.  Can you imagine a furious 18 pound Silver attacking a mouse imitation?  Silvers flourish at our fishing lodge as well as our fly out destinations.  Our anglers will find this outrageous fish becoming most common mid-August through September.  You don’t want to miss an opportunity to fish this species… one after the other!

Chum Salmon at our Lodge(Oncorhynchus keta)

You will remember the  Chum or “Dog” Salmon for their colorful purple and green tiger like markings.  These powerful fish weigh 7 to 15 pounds, and are a most excellent fighting species. The Chum are lower in fat than the Sockeye and Chinook, but the flesh is delicious and brightly colored.  The sheer numbers of this salmon made them a perfect meal for the sled “dogs” during historical Tundra travel.

Pink Salmon Fishing(Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)

Pink Salmon arrive at our fishing lodge shortly after the Chum.  Although they are the smallest of the Pacific Salmon, the Pink is usually the most abundant.  An aggressive salmon, they typically range anywhere from 3 to 5 pounds.  Pink Salmon densities peak on your trips in July and early August.  Do you want enjoy an ocean-bright at our Alaska fishing lodge?