Alaska Fly Fishing Guide Brad Waitman


With over 35 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 35 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.

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While you’re all out fishing, Brad’s wife, Brenda, tends to the deskwork and expediting duties. Sheʼs a third generation Alaskan familiar with the logistics and demands of running a remote lodge. When she’s not at Costco, she’s practicing her skills as Reiki Master, Meditation Instructor and 200hr Yoga Teacher.

Our friendly crew of Alaska fly fishing guides and staff are dedicated to meeting your needs and assuring you successful fishing and a pleasant stay.


Erin Rogers


Erin in a 20 year veteran guide in the Iliamna drainage and Bristol Bay region. Erin splits his time between guiding on the Kvichak River in the summer months for Igiugig Lodge, and guiding on El Salto Reservoir in Mexico during the winter.

Erin is an extremely experienced guide and very creative fly tyer. He has a proven track record of providing fun filled, productive days on the Kvichak river for Trophy size Rainbows and Salmon. This is Erin’s sixth year working for Igiugig Lodge.

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Pat’s skill, passion and commitment for the sport of fly-fishing are abundant and we’re happy to have him back with us for another season. This will be Pat’s 4th season guiding the Kvichak River in Alaska. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned angler, he will be happy to help you develop or improve upon your fly-fishing skills with either a single or double handed fly rod.

Pat carries a deep bag of tricks and has provided many clients with fantastic days on the water. When not guiding, he spends his time fishing & hunting the Pacific NorthWest and fishing the beaches and backcountry waters of southwest Florida.




Joining us from the Pacific Northwest, Gabby will be spending the season attending to guest needs through housekeeping and assisting in the kitchen. Gabby visited the lodge a few years ago while her sister, Melissa, was cooking for us, and she’s excited to return to help keep camp and ensure guests needs are met. She loves the outdoors, nature, reading, fitness and psychology

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Erik graduated from Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in 2007. Starting his career in Pebble Beach learning Japanese and French fusion. He then travelled to Orvieto, Italy and studied Italian cooking for a year and a half, and returning to Napa, California he worked at several high end restaurants like Bottega , Oenotri and Bardessono.

Erik has always loved Flyfishing with his Dad who first brought him to Alaska when he was a child. We are happy to have Erik returning as our lodge chef for his third season.