Located on the banks of picturesque Aleknagik Lake near Dillingham, Mission Lodge is hands-down one of the nicest, best-run operations in Alaska. In a region loaded with fishing options, Mission’s fishing program covers an area up to 120 miles in every direction with the daily use of three DeHavilland Beaver float planes (Daily fly-outs are included in all weekly packages.). Guest rooms are spacious and comfortable, and the bar area, dining room, and common areas are exactly what you would expect from a high-end Alaska lodge. Meals are prepared by a well-trained and experienced kitchen staff, and the menu may include entrees such as you would find in the finest restaurants in any large city. Mission Lodge has served guests since 1984 and their attention to detail sets the standard for all Alaskan lodges.
LOCATION: Lake Aleknagik – Bristol Bay Region, Alaska
SEASON: June through late September
CAPACITY: Maximum of 28 guests per week
CLOSEST MAJOR AIR HUB: Anchorage, AK (ANC)
TARGET SPECIES: Rainbow trout, all five species of Pacific Salmon, char, Dolly Varden, pike and Arctic grayling
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: Photo identification for airlines and Alaska fishing license
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The facilities at Mission are beautiful. All guests rooms are spacious and comfortable and the bar area, dining room and common areas are spacious and comfortable. When it comes to amenities, guest comfort, and customer service, the owner, managers and staff of Mission truly leave no stone unturned. The Lodge offers wireless internet access, as well as a guest computer station. There is also a billiards room, a fully-stocked bar area (with all drinks included) and a full fly shop. It is important to mention that all rooms at Mission Lodge are single or douple occupancy. There is no single supplement charge for a single room. Community bathrooms and showers are located on each floor. Private suites with private bathrooms can be arranged for couples or individuals, if requested in advance.
Food and Beverages
All meals at Mission Lodge are prepared by a world-class kitchen staff and the dinner menu may include entrees such as you would find in the finest restaurants in any U.S. city. Lunches will be pre-packed, or, if you really want a true Alaskan experience, can include a shore lunch of fresh cooked fish. Dinner entrees include everything from fresh seafood to thick, juicy steaks.
Typical Length of Stay
A standard package at Mission Lodge is seven (7) nights / six (6) fishing days. Trips of other lengths may be accommodated based on availability. Please contact Yellow Dog for details.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
For non-anglers, the Lodge offers a variety of activities including scenic flights, wildlife viewing, boat tours, and seasonal bird hunting. The Lodge staff is fantastic about accommodating non-anglers and family members.
Internet / Communications
Internet access is available at the Lodge. Cell phones will not work during your visit.
The Bristol Bay region has the largest salmon runs in the world, and the sheer numbers of fish that this area supports is mind-boggling. Depending on the time of the season that you fish this particular region, you can find all five species of Pacific salmon (kings, silvers, sockeyes, chums and pinks) along with trophy rainbow trout, dolly varden, arctic char, arctic grayling, northern pike, lake trout and Sheefish. Over the course of a standard week, you can expect to fish a great variety of waters, from small creeks and streams to large rivers. The Lodge maintains outpost camps with boats scattered throughout the region, covering a variety of waters accessed through exclusive-use permits (including the Upper Togiak refuge). Because of these factors, you will have daily access to the best fishing the region has to offer. Each day of fishing is based solely on the desire of the anglers and your daily fishing itinerary is decided and discussed the evening before with the Lodge's outstanding guide staff.
Boats and Equipment
Three DeHavilland Beavers on floats provide fishing access throughout the region. The Lodge also utilizes a large fleet of aluminum boats equipped with Yamaha jet motors - some based at the Lodge itself, and many others strategically scattered throughout the region on numerous rivers. The Lodge provides all gear and equipment, including rods, reels, wading boots, flies and all terminal tackle. Guests are welcome to bring their own gear if they choose.
How To Get There
Your trip starts upon arrival in Anchorage's Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC). Several major airlines serve Alaska from the Lower 48 with connections direct to Anchorage. From Anchorage you will fly to Dillingham, Alaska (DLG), where you will be met by a Lodge representative upon arrival. Dillingham is serviced by Alaska Airlines and Pen Air.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Guests overnight in Anchorage the day before your trip begins and connect to Dillingham the following morning. Connections can be made through Alaska Airlines or Pen Air. Arrival time into Dillingham should be after 12:00 PM. It is recommended that guests arrive after 12:00 PM on the day of arrival and depart before 12:00 PM on day of departure. Fridays are non-fishing days with casting clinics provided upon arrival if desired.
Photo identification is required by airlines and to purchase your Alaska Fishing License. Licenses can be purchased at the Lodge, or online prior to your trip, by visiting this website: Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
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.
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 based on double occupancy. Add a 9% Alekgnagik City Tax onto each package price.
Fishing Package Per Person, Per Week (Friday to Friday) = $8,925.00 plus 9% City Tax
- Round-trip transportation from Dillingham (DLG) to the Lodge
- All accommodations at Mission Lodge
- All meals at the lodge
- Daily guided fly-out fishing (all daily fly-outs weather permitting)
- All fishing tackle, flies, lures, tippet, and use of waders, boots, rods and reels (if needed)
- Open bar and all alcoholic beverages
What's Not Included
- Airfare from original destination to Dillingham, Alaska (DLG)
- Alaska fishing license ($55) Salmon stamp ($30)
- 9% Aleknagik City tax
- Fuel Surcharge ($300.00 per person)
- Lodging and meals while in Anchorage
- Items purchased at lodge gift shop
- Gratuities for staff and guides
While the pure beauty of Southwest Alaska is reason enough to visit here, to avid anglers the world over, the Bristol Bay area is synonymous with world class sport fishing. Starting in June and running all the way through to September, this region is teaming with all five species of Pacific salmon, rainbow trout, arctic char, Dolly Varden, arctic grayling, lake trout, and northern pike. From trophy rainbows to tackle-busting kings, Mission Lodge is ideally located to fulfill every angling scenario.