Our family owned, Alaska fishing lodge is located in the Bristol Bay area near the southern boundary of the Wood-Tikchik State Park, the largest state park in the nation. Our Alaska fly fishing lodge features fly fishing trips, but we also have plenty of spinning and bait casting gear as well.
The Bristol Bay region is known for having the largest run of sockeye salmon of any place else in the world and most of the best locations for rainbow trout. Most of our fishing is easily accessible by boat on the Wood River system. A large part of the Wood River system is located within the boundaries of the Wood-Tikchik State Park and consists of five interconnected lakes surrounded by the magnificent Wood River Mountains with hundreds of miles of scenic shoreline. Two rivers of significance are the Agulowak and the Agulukpak Rivers, known for the best dry fly fishing in the state for rainbow trout and grayling. Over 1.5 million sockeye salmon (red salmon) from 6-10 pounds make their way up the Wood River system swimming right past the lodge each summer, providing some of the best sockeye fishing in Alaska.
We also have a tent camp on the Nushagak River which is mainly known for the king salmon runs, but has all five species of Pacific salmon as well as rainbow trout and pike. Our main interest is the king salmon which have typical runs exceeding 100,000 fish each season. Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge offers many opportunities to enjoy not only world-class fishing, but also the activities, friendships and moments of solitude which will make your trip the experience of a lifetime.
to read an article on Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge in Sportsman’s News.
If you are looking for non-stop action on multiple species in the perfect Alaskan setting, well look no further than Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge. Nestled among the pine covered shores of Lake Aleknagik in the Wood-Tikchik region of Bristol Bay, Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge incorporates what Alaska is all about: Beautiful surroundings, abundant wildlife, waters teeming with big runs of salmon, rainbows, grayling and char, well I guess you get the picture.
Literally millions of sockeye salmon make their way past the doorsteps of the lodge each summer and are the prime target in June and July. Rainbow trout and grayling can be caught throughout the summer on just about everything, even exciting dry fly action can be had if you can pull yourself away from the red hot Arctic char fishing. Phenomenal king salmon fishing is only a floatplane ride away on the mighty Nushagak River during these same months and the silver salmon fishing heats up by the end of July and just keeps getting better and better all the way through August.
First class accommodations, great food and some of the best service in the industry await you at Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge and Rob Fuentes and his staff will make sure your stay is one to remember. They know their waters well and I guarantee whether you are a seasoned veteran or a first time Alaskan visitor, you will be ready to book your return trip before the end of the week!
– written by Kent Danjanovich