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Igiugig Lodge

      Where Alaska Meets The Frontier…

                …and where your unforgettable adventure begins!

With over 32 years of experience in the lodging business, Brad and Brenda Waitman look forward to hosting your Alaska fishing vacation. Our lodge sits on a prime location where the Kvichak River meets Lake Iliamna.

Brad Waitman serves as your pilot-guide with 32 years of experience flying and guiding in Alaskaʼs Bristol Bay waters. Brad is a registered Big Game & Sport Fishing Guide and is a licensed Commercial & Instrument rated Pilot with over 6,500 hours. He also holds a USCG license and is a certified First Aid & CPR First Responder. Brad has a reputation for finding amazing fishing and his passion for flying and fishing is apparent.When on a fly out with Brad in his Cessna 206 float plane, he is your pilot guide for the day – the airplane will not leave you. This is a great feature of our operation because you have the option to move to a different river or return to the lodge at any time,especially if inclement weather is moving in.

Our location is optimum for a fishing lodge in the Bristol Bay region. We are just steps away from the Kvichak River which has the largest run of Sockeye Salmon in the world.Every year in late June through mid July a run of 2 to 4 million Sockeye Salmon move right past our lodge. Sockeye are an important food resource for the region and Brown Bear frequent the area. The Kvichak River also produces excellent Rainbow Trout fishing. Thanks to the protein rich Sockeye eggs upon which they feed, it is not uncommon to hook a 30-inch Rainbow Trout.

Being based on the Kvichak River means that we can go fishing on a blue ribbon river no matter what the weather conditions bring. If the weather is not fit for flying, we fish our home river and never miss out on any fishing time. In addition to the huge runs of Sockeye Salmon and incredible Rainbow Trout, the Kvichak also gets a good run of Silver Salmon mid August. Letʼs not forget the resident population of Arctic Grayling that are great fun to sight fish with dry flies all summer long.

Interested in fishing for King Salmon? A short 20 minute plane ride from our lodge takes you to the Nushagak River. From mid June through the end of July the Nushagak River gets the largest run of King Salmon in the world. There are many fishing opportunities just a short flight away from Igiugig. Being located on the Kvichak River and having Brad and his Cessna 206 float plane to access other rivers in the area makes for the perfect combination to offer an incredible, high adventure sport fishing vacation.

While youʼre all out fishing, Bradʼs wife, Brenda, manages the lodging details to ensure your stay is comfortable. Sheʼs a third generation Alaskan familiar with the logistics and demands of running a remote lodge and providing welcoming Alaskan hospitality. Our friendly crew is dedicated to meeting your needs and assuring you successful fishing and a pleasant stay.

Your Host and Hostess
Brad & Brenda

The Waitman Family

Brenda fishing with the boys

Lodge Dinner Menu

Igiugig Lodge Dinner Menu

Appetizers and fresh baked bread each evening.

CEDAR PLANK SOCKEYE SALMON – Served with a lemon dill glaze, warm German potato salad, crispy Brussels sprouts.
Vanilla bean creme brulee’.

SLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB – served with grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes and au fus gravy, creamy horseradish sauce on the side.
Chocolate mousse with a crown royal float.

SIX-HOUR SMOKED BABY RACK RIBS – served with homemade barbecue baked beans, sauteed corn, apple and cabbage coleslaw, cast-iron cornbread.
Strawberry Crostata with homemade vanilla semifreddo.

GRILLED GAME HENS – served with rice pilaf and sauteed garlic broccoli.
Lemon Tart with honey Chantilly cream.

GRILLED MOROCCAN SPICED LAMB – served with a smoky romesco sauce, almond date quinoa, oven roasted cauliflower.
Chocolate souffle

CLASSIC PORK SCHNITZEL – served with apricot habanero chutney, creamy polenta and mixed vegetables.
New York style cheesecake with blueberry compote.

ALASKAN CRAB & WHOLE ROASTED CHATEAUBRIAND – served with Bearnaise sauce, caramelized onion and potato gratin, vegetable succotash.
Lemon spongecake.

Full Week Fishing Rates

Rates

FULL WEEK 7 NIGHT STAY (SATURDAY TO SATURDAY) $6,500

Rates Include: 6 full days guided fishing, including, fly-outs, plus you can fish the day you arrive and the day you leave. Rates also include use of rods, reels, flies and other fishing equipment including boats, planes and fuel; food, drinks, and lodging ,with daily room and laundry service. plus transportation from the town of Igiugig to the lodge and back.

Rates Do Not Include: Air taxi flights to Igiugig from Anchorage and back, Alaska state fishing license ( available on line), and gratuities.

Deposits and Reservations: 50% of the trip cost will reserve your spot. The balance is due 90 days prior to your arrival. Accommodations for groups up to 6 guests, in double occupancy rooms available.

Refund Policy: Generally, payments are non-refundable, but are transferable. Should Igiugig Lodge be successful in filling trip dates which become available due to your cancellation, deposits may be refunded. It is suggested you purchase vacation insurance should you be concerned an unexpected event may disrupt your plans.

Phone: (907) 360-1856
Email: brad@alaskaslodge.com
PO Box 872966
Wasilla, AK 99687

Iliamna, Alaska! The Last Frontier

Iliamna Lake or Lake Iliamna is a lake in southwest Alaska, at the north end of the Alaska Peninsula, between Kvichak Bay and Cook Inlet 240 miles southeast of Anchorage, Alaska.

It is the largest lake in Alaska, eighth largest lake in the United States of America, and one of the largest in North America, covering about 2,600 km² (1,000 sq. miles). The lake is 77 miles (124 km) long and up to 22 miles (35 km) wide, with a maximum depth of 988 feet (301 m). Through the Kvichak River, its waters drain into Bristol Bay.

Iliamna Lake is noted for its sport fishing. The three primary targets of anglers in the lake are trout, salmon, and grayling. June through September is prime time for catching fat rainbow trout, some of which exceed 30 inches long. The Kvichak River Policy (the drainage of Lake Iliamna) is catch and release on trout (and all other native fish), but not on salmon. Sockeye (Red) and Silver (Coho). Salmon are consistently found in the lake and are open to harvest under Alaska Department of Fish and Game Regulations. Lake Iliamna also has one of few populations of freshwater seals in the world.

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