Renowned & Authentic Alaska Fishing Lodge
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 floatplanes 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.
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 bandwidth is easily exceeded. Cell phones will not work during your week at the lodge.
How To Get There
Guests should plan their travel itinerary to arrive in Anchorage, Alaska via Anchorage’s Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) using one of several carriers. Bristol Bay Lodge arranges their own charter through Ace Charter Service that departs in the A.M. of your departure day. Upon arrival in Dillingham, you will be met by Bristol Bay Lodge staff.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Anglers should arrive in Anchorage a day before their charter departs and overnight in Anchorage. On the return we recommend anglers book their return flights from Anchorage anytime after 7 P.M.
Photo identification is required by airlines and to purchase your Alaska Fishing License. Licenses can be purchased on the first day of your trip, or online prior to your trip, by visiting this website: Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.
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 program, 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 the incredible fishing experience.
Boats and Equipment
Bristol Bay Lodge utilizes a variety of high-quality jet boats and De-Havilland Beaver floatplanes 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.
Rates and Terms
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.
2021 Weekly Rate:
7 nights / 6 days fishing (Saturday to Saturday): $11,150.00 per person
- 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
What’s Not Included:
- Airfare to/from Anchorage, AK (ANC)
- Purchases from Gift Shop
- Gratuities for Staff
Bristol Bay Lodge (Wood-Tikchik State Park, Alaska)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is due within 10 days of booking for all lodging and fishing packages, and final payment if due 90 days prior to arrival. For cancellations, all deposits and payments are non-refundable. In no event will the lodge or Yellow Dog be responsible for any cancellation of services or operations due to inclement weather, any event of force majeure, airline delays or flight cancellations, or any other reason beyond the control of the lodge. The lodge will not refund payments in the event of poor weather, or if arrival flights are cancelled or airline connections are missed. Additionally, the lodge and Yellow Dog are not responsible for alternative travel arrangements including flights, hotels, meals and any other expenses incurred. For all of these reasons, and because of the lodge’s no refund and no credit policy, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance and full coverage for your trip. If a cancelled package is resold by either the lodge or by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, then a full refund will be issued minus a $100.00 per person fee charged by Yellow Dog. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages. Once again, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance for these Alaska packages.
Payment Terms For All Yellow Dog Trip Bookings
In order to lock in your trip reservation, we ask that you please remit payment within 10 days of receipt of invoice. For your convenience, Yellow Dog accepts on-line payments via a direct and secure ACH platform – a quick and easy way to complete your trip reservation. Note that all Yellow Dog invoices include a live link that takes you directly to the Yellow Dog ACH platform for fast and easy payment. For open and existing invoices with a remaining balance, payment reminders also include this easy link to the ACH page.
Other customary forms of payment that are accepted are checks or wire transfers. If you would like to pay in a different way or have any questions about alternate payment methods, please contact Yellow Dog at (888) 777-5060 or (406) 585-8667. We are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Beginning September 1st, 2020, Yellow Dog will apply a 2% convenience fee for all American Express credit card transactions, and a 3% convenience fee for Visa, MasterCard and Discover transactions.
Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Standard Forms For Payment
- ACH online payments (for US banking institutions only).
- Traditional checks (sent via mail)
- Electronic wire payments (client is responsible for any wiring fees)
*Please contact us if you prefer or require a different payment option. Convenience fees may apply for other payment methods.
**Please be aware that the ACH platform is only available for US financial institutions and bank accounts. International payments can be made via wire or with a credit card.