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Igiugig Lodge is located at the headwaters of the Kvichak River. The Kvichak River is a big river draining Lake Iliamna, the largest lake in Alaska. The Iliamna Lake drainage, which includes the Kvichak River, is designated by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game as a Trophy Rainbow Trout area and careful regulation has kept the fishing spectacular. Probably one of the nicest surprises for anglers visiting the Kvichak River is it’s size and wade ability. Though much of the water on the Kvichak is big by any standard, there are miles and miles of intimate braids containing the famous monster Alaskan Rainbow Trout. Trophy Rainbow Trout are an easy cast away, ready to test anglers of any skill level. Imagine yourself standing knee deep in a crystal clear river. In front of you is a school of bright red, spawning Sockeye Salmon. You cast your fly line out into the swirling current, and just as the line passes in front of you it pulls tight. A 30 inch slab of powerful Alaskan Rainbow Trout comes spiraling up out of the water in a tremendous leap, then dashes off downstream.

The fishing on the Kvichak may be so good you won’t want to leave, but what’s an Alaskan fishing experience without a float plane fly out? At Igiugig Lodge we’ll fly you to other rivers and lakes in the area. Fly outs give us the flexibility to go where the fishing is exceptionally good at any given time. Our location allows us to quickly reach the best fly fishing streams in Alaska. From our lodge we can reach streams offering all five species of Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Northern Pike, Grayling, and Arctic Char.

Book your trip now. With an 80% angler return rate, spaces are limited! Call
907-360-1856 or email brad@alaskaslodge.com

Read About Our Target River Fish

Arctic Grayling


Arctic Grayling are God’s gift to light tackle fanatics. They are thick in many of Alaska’s streams and will attack a fly all season long even in the worst of weather. Most grayling average 10 to 14 inches with trophies measuring 21 inches. Their good reputation comes from their susceptibility to dry flies and the gracefulness in which they take them.

Arctic Char



Char are commonly associated with the Dolly Varden since they are biologically the same. They average 3 to 5 pounds with the largest of the fish tipping the scales at 15 pounds. Available season long, they are a very hard fighter for its size and one of the most beautiful fish that we have in the State.

Chinook (King) Salmon



The largest of the Pacific Salmon, Kings average 20 to 30 pounds with the largest weighing in at 60 pounds. They enter our rivers in early June with fishing peaking from mid June to the middle of July. We fish the Nushagak River which holds the largest returning run of Kings in Alaska. We lease several different lands on the “Nush” providing our guests with the BEST King Salmon fly fishing available.

Sockeye (Red) Salmon



The Sockeye salmon enter the Iliamna drainage by the millions in late June and early July. For the first few weeks that they are in fresh water they are considered to be the hardest fighting salmon pound for pound. Sockeye Salmon average 6 to 10 pounds with a 15 pound maximum.

Chum (Dog) Salmon



Chums average 8 to 12 pounds and have a keen appetite for streamer flies and spinners. They don’t have as good as a reputation as the other salmon species when it comes to the dinner table, but for on the fly line there is much respect for their fighting endurance. Chum Salmon top the scales at 20 pounds and arrive in our rivers in July and early August.

Pink (Humpy) Salmon



The smallest of the Pacific Salmon, averaging 3 to 5 pounds. They arrive in mid-July and August. What pink salmon lack in size they make up for in aggressiveness and non-stop action. They are excellent sport on smaller rods.

Silver (Coho) Salmon



Fishing for Silvers is at its best in August and September. Most silver Salmon weigh between 8 and 15 pounds and are very aggressive towards flies and spinners.

Northern Pike



Northern Pike are the freshwater alligators of Alaska. Their strike is vicious, they are usually big and they will hit anything the moves! Pike are usually caught in the 25 to 40 inch class range. Pike can be found as close as your cabin door and are available all season.

Rainbow Trout



For the fly fisherman, Alaska is synonymous with giant Rainbow Trout. The Rainbows in this area are all wild…no hatcheries here.  Rainbows are available all season long, averaging 18 to 27 inches, and the prized 30 inch fish is not uncommon.

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) $6,700

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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