the way you always imagined it. Incredible fishing in the midst
of incomparable natural beauty. Maybe the finest fly-out lodge
in Alaska, Mission Lodge located on Aleknagik Lake, combines
daily fly-outs to the best fishing in Bristol Bay with unrivaled
food, lodging and staff, all in a warm family-friendly atmosphere.
With all the comforts of home the sauna, hot tub, well
stocked lounge, humidor and masseuse - this place will pamper
you. Cost: $6,600 per week from Dillingham
Located on the Kanektok River, nick-named
"Chosen River" by folks hoping to keep the identity
of this "fish factory" a secret. Their tag line says
it all, "For the Serious Angler." Youll sleep
and eat in tents and catch fish till your arms ache. Fish for
all five species of Pacific salmon, plus leopard rainbows, char,
dolly varden and grayling. Your battle cry will be, "I
can rest when I get back to the office". After a week at
AK west theyll "pour" you onto the plane! Cost:
$4,350 per week based on double occupancy. Shorter stays available.
Orca Adventure Lodge
Imagine landing on deserted stretch of beach 100 miles south
of the fishing village of Cordova, on the Alaskan Gulf
Coast - an area natives call the "Lost Coast." Lost
Coast Lodge is strategically located between the Bering Glacier,
St. Elias Mountains and the Tsiu, Tsivat and Kaliakh Rivers.
The area is home to the biggest and orneriest silver salmon
on the planet - producing specimens over 20 lbs every year.
And they eat dry flies! Clean comfortable cabins and great
food, including "Surf and Turf" Alaskan-style--juicy
prime rib with a stack of king crab legs. You'll ice your drinks
with glacier ice that washes up on the beach. This is
a special place. Cost from: $2,550 per person per week from Cordova.
Ask anyone whos fished Alaska for trophy rainbows where
to find the biggest ones and chances are the name Kvichak River
will come up. Here they measure rainbows in feet! ASL owners
Dave Sandelin and Brian Kraft chose the section they call the
"braids," about 4 miles downstream from the outlet
of Lake Iliamna to build this new lodge. In addition to mind
boggling "bows" the river produces a healthy sockeye
run and with the addition of their new Dehavilland Beaver, daily
fly-outs are an option. Cost: $6,950 per week from Anchorage,
(includes two fly-outs). Shorter stays available.