Fine Accommodations And Even Better Fishing Opportunities
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 floatplanes (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.
The facilities at Mission are beautiful. All guest rooms 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 double 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 top-tier 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 freshly 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.
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) on a privately arranged charter by Mission.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Guests overnight in Anchorage the day before your trip begins and connect to Dillingham the following morning. Fridays are non-fishing days with casting clinics provided upon arrival if desired. Contact Yellow Dog for specifics on arrival/departure times.
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.
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.
Rates and Terms
2021 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 based on double occupancy.
Fishing Package Per Person, Per Week (Friday to Friday) = $11,475.00 per person
- Round-trip transportation from Anchorage to Dillingham via private air charter
- Round-trip transportation from Dillingham to the lodge
- All accommodations at Mission Lodge
- All meals at the lodge
- All taxes and park fees
- Alaska fishing license
- Fuel surcharges
- 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:
- Lodging and meals while in Anchorage
- Items purchased at the lodge gift shop
- Gratuities for staff and guides
Mission Lodge (Aleknagik, Alaska)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
A 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. All cancellations must be received in writing, sent to Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, LLC. For cancellations outside of 90 days, a full trip credit will be offered if substitute dates are available. Please note that this is entirely at the discretion of the lodge. Otherwise, a refund will be given minus a $500.00 per person cancellation fee charged by the lodge and a $100.00 per person cancellation fee charged by Yellow Dog. For cancellation inside of 90 days, refunds and credits will not be issued unless trip can be resold by either the lodge or by Yellow Dog (in which case there will also be a $500.00 per person fee charged by the lodge in addition to the $100.00 per person fee charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing). Changes made to a trip itinerary after a trip has begun are not eligible for refund. 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, 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. Mission Lodge reserves the right to cancel or alter scheduled flights, tours or itineraries as situations or conditions require for safe operations due to weather or other factors beyond their control. For all of these reasons, and because of the lodge’s cancellation policy, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance and full coverage for your trip. 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.
Yellow Dog Customer Reviews
“Fantastic experience and really enjoyed the daily flyout set up at Mission Lodge. The fishing was awesome and the beauty of Alaska is second to none. We were also able to fish for different fish which required different gear and styles of casting. The guides were excellent in helping us fish for silver salmon, sockeye salmon, trout, darlings, graylings, etc.” – Daniel S.