Trip Overview 

Bristol Bay Lodge was founded in 1972 and has since then earned a reputation as one of Alaska’s most established and renowned lodges throughout the entire state. Sitting at the North end of Lake Aleknagik, Bristol Bay Lodge has direct access to the nation’s largest state park, Alaska’s Wood-TikChik Park. With scenery that rivals New Zealand, excellent service and a world-class fishery, Bristol Bay Lodge is the definition of a true Alaskan experience. Bristol Bay Lodge utilizes well-kept De Havilland Beaver float planes to access multiple rivers throughout the Wood-TikChik Park and Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, giving anglers access to literally dozens of fishing options and scenarios throughout their stay. They also have two extremely remote outpost camps available within their program, giving the adventurous angler options to head into the true Alaskan backcountry. 

Destination Quick Facts 

Location: Lake Aleknagik – Bristol Bay, Alaska

Season: Early June through early September

Closest Major Air Hub: Anchorage, AK (ANC)

Capacity: 22 anglers per week

Target Species: Rainbow trout, all five species of Pacific salmon, char, Dolly Varden, and grayling

Documents Required: Photo identification for airlines and Alaskan Fishing License

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Lodging details:
Elegantly built on the shores of Lake Aleknagik, Bristol Bay Lodge provides anglers with an incredible view and accommodations to match. With eight spacious rooms in the main lodge and four private cabins, guests can be assured they’ll feel at home and have everything they could possibly need. The main lodge features a well-equipped kitchen, lounge room and fireplace, dining area, bar, library and a stocked fly tying bench ready for anyone wishing to tie a few flies for their week of fishing. A hot tub and sauna is available for guests to use anytime throughout their stay, and makes for a great way to soak those sore muscles from a long day of fishing.

Food and Beverages:
Hearty meals are a rule at Bristol Bay Lodge and anglers can expect a plethora of choices when they arrive at the dining room for an early morning meal. Breakfasts are made to order each morning with muffins, cold and hot cereals, toast, fruit, bacon, sausage, eggs and other options available to suit each guest’s individual appetite. Lunches are prepared while on the river featuring a freshly caught fish cooked over an open fire. A sandwich bar is available at the lodge where its recommended anglers make a sandwich for a late morning or afternoon snack. After a long day on the water, appetizers and cocktails will be available in the main lodge where dinner will be served. For dinner, the lodge Chef presents anglers with two entrée choices which consist of either steak, prime rib, crab legs, halibut, fresh salmon, pork or chicken. Bristol Bay Lodge has the ability to accommodate most dietary requests and will do everything possible to keep their guests full and happy during their week-long stay.

Typical Length of Stay:
The standard package at Bristol Bay Lodge is seven (7) nights / six and a half (6) fishing days (Saturday to Saturday). Shorter week options are available, please contact Yellow Dog for more details.

Non-Angling Activities and Options:
Birdwatching, photography and hiking activities are limitless.  Berry picking is available and is exceptionally productive from early August through the end of the season. That said, Bristol Bay Lodge is primarily a fishing focused destination.

Internet / Communications:
Wi-Fi in camp is available for emergency use only, as service band-width is easily exceeded. Cell phones will not work during your week at the lodge.


General Information:
Bristol Bay Lodge has an incredibly extensive range of fishing options for any given week. Utilizing their De Havilland Beavers, BBL has access to virtually any river within the Bristol Bay region. Anglers will be assigned a new guide and destination each day, allowing guests to get a full and true Alaskan experience. Each evening anglers will be debriefed by their guide to ensure they know what to expect and are prepared for the upcoming day. BBL also utilizes two extremely remote outpost camps within their porgram, giving adventurous anglers the option to spend a night out on a section of river with virtually zero angling pressure. This is one of the most diverse fishing programs we have seen within the entire state of Alaska, and BBL takes great pride in making sure each and every angler leaves with a lasting memory of an incredible fishing experience.  

Boats and Equipment:
Bristol Bay Lodge utilizes a variety of high quality jet boats and De-Havilland Beaver float planes to access rivers and fishing areas throughout the region. It is recommended that anglers bring all of their own gear and equipment, including rods, reels, wading boots, flies and all terminal tackle. 


How to get there:
Guests should plan their travel itinerary all the way to Dillingham, Alaska (DLG) via Anchorage's Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) using one of several carriers. Bristol Bay Lodge and Yellow Dog can work with each angler to set up domestic flight itineraries from Anchorage to Dillingham, Alaska where you will meet the staff and team of Bristol Bay Lodge.

Arrival and Departure Details / Times:
From Anchorage (ANC), guests will travel to Dillingham Airport (DLG) to begin their trip. We highly recommend traveling via Alaska Airlines. It is recommended that guests arrive into Dillingham on Saturday. A Bristol Bay Lodge representative will be waiting for anglers at the Dillingham airport.

Documents Required:
Photo identification is required by airlines and to purchase your Alaska Fishing License. Licenses can be purchased in Anchorage, or online prior to your trip, by visiting this website: Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Travel Arrangements:
Yellow Dog offers a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or travel [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.


Package Rates:
Remember that Yellow Dog's services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person and quoted in US dollars.

2018 Weekly Rate:
7 nights / 6 days fishing (Saturday to Saturday): $9,850.00 per person

2018 Short Week Rates:
3 nights / 3.5 fishing days (Saturday to Tuesday Evening): $5,300.00 per person
4 nights / 3 days fishing days (Tuesday to Saturday Morning): $4,500.00 per person

Bristol Bay Lodge Package includes:

  • Fishing license and King Salmon Stamp
  • Round-trip airfare from Anchorage to Dillingham, Alaska
  • Fly-outs from lodge
  • US Coast Guard and ADF&G licensed guide
  • After dinner fishing (daylight permitting)
  • All necessary lines and lures
  • All waders, boots, rods and reels if needed
  • Professional vacuum sealing and preparation of salmon for shipping home
  • Airline approved wet-lock fish box
  • Meals beverages

Items not included:

  • Airfare to/from Anchorage, AK (ANC)
  • Purchases from Gift Shop
  • Gratuities for Staff