On January 3, 1959, President Eisenhower signed the official declaration making Alaska the 49th state. Covering over 371 million acres, the “Land of the Midnight Sun” contains one-fifth the total landmass of the Lower 48, more than half of America’s national park land, more that 80% of America’s national wildlife refuge land, more world-class fishing water than a person could possibly fish in a lifetime.
 
Once an angler has decided to plan an Alaska fly fishing trip to experience all that this amazing region has to offer – the huge rainbows, the grizzlies that are more than happy to share their waters, the runs of salmon so thick you can almost walk across their backs, and the incredibly long fishing days in a land where the sun hardly sets – the most important question becomes: “WHERE exactly do I go?” A quick search on the web produces a mile-long list of different Alaska fishing lodges and outfitters, all claiming to be the best and all showing plenty of photos of anglers lifting fat, trophy fish and smiling broadly at the camera.  With so many options, how do you begin to narrow down the list and ultimately choose the perfect lodge or operation? Here at Yellow Dog, we feel strongly that we have the most diverse and ultimately work with the very best fly fishing lodges in Alaska. When working with you on planning and researching an Alaska fly fishing trip, our goal is to give you the best, the most realistic and the most honest information available to help you make the right decision. With the experience that the Yellow Dog staff has in the field and our first-hand knowledge of each and every Alaskan lodge that we work with, we’ll create an itinerary and a trip package that more than lives up to your expectations. From high-end fly out lodges to remote tent camps to overnight float trips in the Alaskan bush, our Alaskan fly fishing operations are the very best at delivering great fishing, personalized service, and a fantastic overall Alaskan experience. 
 

Alaska Fly-Out Lodges


 Anglers follow a weekly itinerary where each day of the week, they will fly-out to different rivers and fisheries. Typically, high end accommodations and top tier pricing for all Alaska lodges. Truly a trip of a lifetime. 

Alaska Sportsman's Lodge Fly Fishing

Alaska Sportsman's Lodge

  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • Wi-Fi available

Nestled high on the riverbank of the world-famous Kvichak River, Alaska Sportsman's Lodge is ideally situated in the very heart of the Bristol Bay region. The fishing is excellent on the Lodge’s home water, and the location is very close to many of Alaska’s most famous fly-out rivers, as well

Bear Trail Lodge Fly Fishing

Bear Trail Lodge

  • Preferred family destination
  • Preferred couples destination
  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • Wi-Fi available

Bear Trail Lodge is located on the banks of the crystal-clear Naknek River, a fishery that was recently named the "Best Rainbow Trout River in Alaska” by Fish Alaska Magazine. This amazing river is home to all five species of Pacific salmon as well as some of the largest rainbow trout in the world.

Bristol Bay Lodge Fly Fishing

Bristol Bay Lodge

  • Preferred family destination
  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • Wi-Fi available

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.

Enchanted Lake Lodge Fly Fishing

Enchanted Lake Lodge

  • Preferred family destination
  • Preferred couples destination
  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • Wi-Fi available

Located on the banks of Novianuk Lake in Katmai National Park, Enchanted Lake has established its reputation over the years as one of the top operations in Alaska and arguably in the entire world.

Intricate Bay Lodge Fly Fishing

Intricate Bay Lodge

  • Preferred family destination
  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • Wi-Fi available

Intricate Bay Lodge is a full service, high end fishing lodge located on the banks of the world-renowned Iliamna Lake in the heart of the Bristol Bay region of Alaska. Taking a maximum of only ten guests per week, this program was designed to provide an intimate experience in one of the most productive fishing areas in the entire state.

Kulik Lodge Fly Fishing

Kulik Lodge

  • Preferred family destination
  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • Wi-Fi available

Since 1950, Kulik Lodge has provided anglers with the finest Alaskan freshwater sportfishing opportunities available. The Lodge is situated on the banks of the Kulik River itself – one of the top trout rivers in Alaska and the world.

Mission Lodge Fly Fishing

Mission Lodge

  • Preferred family destination
  • Preferred couples destination
  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • Wi-Fi available

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

No See Um Lodge Fly Fishing

No See Um Lodge

  • Preferred family destination
  • Preferred couples destination
  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • Wi-Fi available

No See Um Lodge sits on the shores of Alaska’s Kvichak River, surrounded by thousands of miles of pristine waters, wilderness and world-class fishing. No See Um has definitively earned the reputation of being one of Alaska’s finest fly-out lodges and we believe that this operation is completely in a league of its own

Tordrillo Lodge Fly Fishing

Tordrillo Lodge

  • Preferred family destination
  • Preferred couples destination
  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • Wi-Fi available

Located at the foothills of the Tordrillo Mountain range on the beautiful Judd Lake and outlet of the Talachulitna River, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge offers anglers and outdoor enthusiasts numerous options for fishing and adventure - all in a beautiful, high-end, relaxed environment.

Riversong Lodge Fly Fishing

Riversong Lodge

  • Preferred couples destination
  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • Wi-Fi available

Accessible by floatplane only, Riversong is one of our favorite destinations for a quick one or two-day trip to a remote area of Alaska that not only offers great fishing, but an overall experience that will leave even the most seasoned travelers and anglers satisfied.

Alaska Fixed-Based Lodges


Centrally located on one river which is accessed by jet boat throughout the week. Generally, a week-long itinerary where anglers will fish one river and access different sections throughout their stay. More of a rustic experience where anglers stay in weather port cabins but certainly one of the greater values for Alaska. Great home water so anglers can fish after dinner if they’d like.

Alaska Charter Service Fly Fishing

Alaska Charter Service

  • Preferred family destination
  • Rental / demo equipment available

This mobile fishing platform gives you the opportunity to leave behind crowded fishing grounds as you embark on a five-day, live-aboard excursion. The Adventurous provides access to remote, untouched fishing opportunities for all five species of salmon, halibut, a plethora of bottom fish species, and – most importantly – trophy steelhead.

Alaska West Fly Fishing

Alaska West

  • High value / economy package

We consider this operation to be one of the very best values in all of Alaska – especially when you consider the quality of fishing. The Kanektok River, the home waters for Alaska West, is arguably one of the best places in the world to target King and Silver salmon.

Brooks Lodge Fly Fishing

Brooks Lodge

  • Preferred family destination
  • Preferred couples destination
  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • High value / economy package
  • Wi-Fi available

Overall, this may be the best family fly fishing lodge in Alaska. Located at the gateway to Katmai National Park, Brooks Lodge is the ideal location for both the do-it-yourself angler and those looking to do more than simply fish.

Chrome Chasers Fly Fishing

Chrome Chasers

  • Preferred couples destination
  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • Wi-Fi available

Based out of Wrangell, Alaska, Chrome Chasers offers guests a unique opportunity that has been carved from over a decade of exploring the various rivers and streams in the region of Southeast Alaska. The sole purpose of that exploring being to target wild steelhead, saltwater species, and to show guests all that Southeast Alaska has to offer.

Egdorf's Western Alaska Fly Fishing

Egdorf's Western Alaska

  • High value / economy package

Western Alaska Sport Fishing is an "on the spot” tent camp that has been in continuous operation since 1982. This is a high-value, wilderness tent-camp operation that focuses on fly fishing in a pristine, isolated wilderness setting.

Great Alaska Adventure Lodge Fly Fishing

Great Alaska Adventure Lodge

  • Preferred family destination
  • Wi-Fi available

Located on the world-famous Kenai Peninsula, this operation’s proximity to Anchorage allows for short, quick fishing trips, single overnights, or multi-day packages, making the Great Alaska Adventure Lodge a solid stand-alone fishing destination or the perfect add-on to an extended Alaskan vacation.

A remote and very private small lodge operation located on the narrows between Grosvenor Lake and Colville Lake, Grosvenor Lodge is an intimate fishing operation that accommodates a maximum of only six anglers per week.

Midnight Sun Trophy Pike Fly Fishing

Midnight Sun Trophy Pike

  • High value / economy package

Midnight Sun fishes more than 350 river miles of the remote Yukon Drainage and they are the only ones operating throughout this entire fishery. These professional guides provide a level of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm that ensures the trip of a lifetime for those anglers interested in hooking the largest northern pike in the world.

Sandy River Lodge Fly Fishing

Sandy River Lodge

  • Wi-Fi available

It would be difficult to find a river more suited to swinging flies for King salmon and fresh steelhead than the Sandy. This fishery offers what is arguably the best - and most consistent - King Salmon and steelhead opportunities in the world, all set in a remote, uncrowded and untouched region of the Alaskan peninsula.

Alaska Mixed-Based Destinations


Provides the best of both worlds. Anglers have the ability to choose the number of days they fly-out and also provides incredible home water fishing opportunities in the event they prefer not to fly at all. Allows a more flexible schedule and more variety in the overall trip itinerary.

Alaska Rainbow Adventures Fly Fishing

Alaska Rainbow Adventures

  • Preferred family destination
  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • High value / economy package

Alaska Rainbow Adventures provides one of the best Alaska fly fishing float trips in the state to fish some of the most fabled Alaskan waters, as well as provide anglers who want to get “off-the-grid” with an intimate knowledge of an entire watershed that is unmatched by most operations.

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