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FRESHWATER FISHING: Alaska Steelhead Lodge
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» General Information:
Alaska is known as one of the top angling destinations in the world because of the incredible salmon runs, big trout, record halibut to name a few. Steelhead fishing in Alaska is no exception! Catches vary from 10 to 16 lbs.
The fishing takes place on 3 main rivers located on the Kachemak Bay (Kenai Peninsula), these rivers are highly coveted by local anglers and guides and they intend to keep them as pristine and special as possible.
The flight from Anchorage to Kenai is roughly 20 minutes and offers breathtaking scenery. A host will be to greet you upon your arrival to the Kenai airport! While in Kenai, most guests choose to purchase their fishing license, make a quick stop at the liquor store and/or pick up anything they forgot to pack. You and your host will then make the scenic 40 minute drive to the lodge and cabins.

» Package:
The smallest river of the three can only be accessed via foot. Although this river is the most susceptible to the elements, the Fall season seems to bring relatively stable conditions offering easy wading and smaller, more manageable fishing rigs. This river is best fished with nymph rigs, however, depending on water levels, we take every opportunity to swing using a myriad of flies. While this river has the smallest run of steelhead, you wouldn't know it because it has the least pressure from anglers leaving sections of the river all to yourself. Travel time to this river from the lodge and cabins is only 15 minutes.
The second of the three main rivers is a bit larger, but offers relatively the same fishing opportunities as the first. Anglers of all abilities tend to do very well on this river because of the sheer number of steehead in the run. Wading access can be a bit more challenging. But serious numbers of fish in the net, nymph rigs are again the preferred method. However, this river also offers phenomenal opportunities to get your fish on the swing. Travel time to this river is about 40 minutes from the lodge and cabins.
The last of the main rivers we fish is arguably the most special and has the largest run of steelhead on the peninsula. We are confident that there is not an angler on the planet that we cannot produce a Steelhead for while fishing this river. Unlike the other rivers we concentrate on, this river is not susceptible to the elements. The river is glacial fed from a lake giving it a beautiful turquoise color and most importantly, it cannot blow out which is the most concerning of all issues when booking any steelhead trip. We access this river via drift boat or power drifter and fish from the boat while on the move but mainly as transportation to all wade fishing spots along the river. Most fish are hooked in 2-3 feet of water and even less than a foot as the season grows longer. Because the river is so shallow by nature, it offers the aspiring two-handed spey fisherman an almost guaranteed opportunity to hook their first steelhead on the swing. An experienced spey fisherman will find heaven on this river and find it hard to leave each year, keeping the guests coming back year after year. Because of the location of the lodge and cabins travel time to this river is only 15 minutes to the take out where you will meet your guide.

» Accommodation:
The operation provide world class lodging with accommodations centrally located to all the rivers they fish. The main lodge and four guest cabins are perched on the edge of a 200 ft. bluff overlooking Kachemak Bay (Kenai Peninsula). The views are absolutely breathtaking morning, day and night. There is nothing better than closing an incredible day of Steelhead fishing by watching one of the most beautiful sunsets one can ever see. Each cabin has its own fire pit that is restocked daily as well as outdoor seating to enjoy after dinner before you retire to the solitude of your cabin. All guest cabins consist of a fully equipped kitchen, living room with flat screen TV and convertible bed, gas fireplace, very comfortable queen bed in the master bedroom and finally, a bathroom complete with state of the art washer and dryer. No trip to Alaska is complete without wildlife sightings and with the occasional moose dropping by the cabins, bald eagles flying next to the bluff, and seals and whales in the bay, you will not be disappointed

» Tackle and Equipment:
10 foot, 7 or 8 weight single handed rods
11 foot, 6 or 7 weight switch rods
12.5 to 13.5 foot, 6 to 8 weight spey rods

Over 20 lbs, also sinking models.

Articulated Leech # 1/0; Chewy Eggs # 4; Clow Eggs # 6; Dean River Tiger # 4; Deuce Wigalo # 4; Dolly Llama # 2; Egg Sucking Leech # 4; Egg Sucking Stone # 6; Intruders # 1; Polar Cabollero # 4.

Extra gear: leader material, clippers, repair kit for waders, some sinking tip for extreme situations, pliers, wading stick, mosquito repellent and sun glasses.

» Additional Information:
Species in 3 main Rivers
Steelhead (of course!)
Silver Salmon, Dolly Varden
Rainbow Trout.

Although the Lodge practice catch and release for Steelhead, Dollies and Rainbows, many guests choose to keep the Silver Salmon they catch to be processed and shipped home.

 » Rates /  2017/2018
U$S 3,795.- Per person on double basis.
Rates include
6 Nights Lodging, 5 Full Days of Guided Fishing, 2 Possible Half Days of Guide Assisted Fishing (depending on your travel plans), All Meals, All Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Ground Transportation to and from Kenai Airport, Fly Rods, Reels, and Terminal Tackle.
Rates do not include:
Airfare to Anchorage and Kenai, 3% TAX, Fishing License, Alcoholic Beverages, Waders and Boots, Guide and Staff Gratuity.

 » Testimonials
» No veo la hora de volver / Can't wait to go back
by: Rob Griggs - November 2017

I wanted to reach out to you and tell you what a great time I had this week. The guides, the cabins, the food and the fish were way beyond anything I had expected. My partenr expressed to me last night about how much fun he had and how he appreciated you putting him in places that he was safely able to fish and how the guides showed extra care when setting him up in the boat or on a spot in the river.
I want to tell you thank you for everything you guys did and going that extra mile for stuff. ALL of the guides were top notch and I never felt as if they were cutting corners just to get off the water quicker.
The chef, Charly, was a joy to see every morning having coffee ready and quick with a smile, a hot plate of food to get us fueled up for the day. He is one hell of a good cook! Some memories were definitely made for me and I feel I have made a few new friends on this adventure as well. I can't wait for our next adventure!! 

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