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Accommodations
Guest house bedrooms // Capacity - 12 Anglers
Season
June through September
Species
Rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic char, Arctic grayling, five species of Pacific salmon
Ideal for
Couples, families, first-time anglers, seasoned veterans

A Fly-Out Lodge in a League of its Own

Accommodation Details

Lodging Details
Located 300 miles southwest of Anchorage in the Bristol Bay watershed, the Lodge sits directly on the banks of the Kvichak River. Several buildings comprise the Lodge, including the six-bedroom guest houses. Each bedroom offers two twin beds and a complete private bathroom. With an excellent view of the river, you can relax in your room after a long day of fishing, enjoy the comfortable Lodge with a full complimentary bar, or sit streamside in the jacuzzi.

Dining
All meals are prepared by a world-class chef, with fresh bread, rolls, and desserts prepared in-house daily. Select red and white wines are served with dinner, and the lodge offers a complimentary bar of high-grade liquors included in your package. The lodge gladly accommodates any special needs with a little advance notice.

Typical Length of Stay
The standard package at No See Um is seven (7) nights / six (6) fishing days (Monday to Monday).

Non-Angling Activities and Options
No See Um is primarily a fishing destination, but non-anglers can enjoy scenic flights, wildlife viewing, boat tours, Brooks Lodge bear viewing, and seasonal bird hunting.

Internet/Communications
Wi-Fi is available for guests. Cell phone service is not available.

Travel Details

How To Get There
Fly direct to the Anchorage International Airport (ANC) from the Lower 48 via several major airlines. The flight from Anchorage to King Salmon, Alaska (AKN) is included in your lodge package.

Arrival and Departure Details / Times
All No See Um trips run Monday through Monday. The Monday morning flight out of Anchorage to the Lodge departs at 3:00 P.M. through Katmai Air Taxi. The lodge books this portion of travel so anglers are only responsible for getting themselves to Anchorage. We recommend anglers arrive in Anchorage on Sunday to provide cushion time in the event of any delays or lost baggage through commercial airlines. On the return, anglers will arrive back in Anchorage around 12 P.M. the following Monday. We recommend anglers book their flights home for any time after 2 P.M.

Minors Traveling Without Both Parents
All children 18 years of age or younger accompanied by only one parent or legal guardian must have a NOTARIZED letter of consent from the other parent stating the child/children have his/her permission to travel. Single parents need NOTARIZED documentation of divorce or a spousal death certificate. Unaccompanied Minors require a NOTARIZED letter of consent signed by both parents.

Documents Required
Photo identification is required by airlines to purchase your Alaska Fishing License. Licenses can be purchased on the first day of your trip or online before your trip by visiting this website: Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Travel Arrangements
Yellow Dog provides airline reservations ad ticketing assistance through etcTravel Group, and a full-service airline logistics agent that can help book airline tickets, hotels, rental cars, and more. You can click here to request a quote or contact Yellow Dog for more information at 406-585-8667. etcTravel Group offers dedicated support services for all Yellow Dog clients. Service fees may apply when booking or researching tickets, and etcTravel will discuss this with you before sending quotes. 

Travel Tools
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Moon Phases
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Trip Insurance and Emergency Evacuation
Global Rescue Membership

Fishing

General Information
Located in the greater Iliamna region, the fishing at No See Um Lodge changes almost daily. With a maximum of ten guests per week, the guest-to-guide ratio is never more than 2:1, so you can be assured No See Um can accommodate all your needs. Owner John Holman and his excellent team of pilots and guides give you the best options nightly so you can decide what you would like to experience the next day.

With two Beavers on floats for a maximum of only 10 guests, the planes stay with you each day while you’re fishing, ready for a quick pick up if the fishing, conditions, or weather dictate it. Very few lodges in Alaska offer this luxury! Also, since the lodge is located directly on the banks of the Kvichak River, you’ll never miss a day of fishing due to the weather.

Boats and Equipment
No See Um utilizes three De Havilland Beavers on floats and aluminum jet boats equipped with Yamaha jet motors. For accessing the trout regions of the Kvichak, the Lodge has three 22-foot inboard jet sleds equipped with heaters for your comfort. It is recommended that anglers bring all of their own gear including rods, reels, waders, and wading boots, but can be borrowed from the lodge if needed.

Rates and Terms

2023 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.

June 2023:

7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $14,000.00 per person

July, August, and September 2023:

7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $15,500.00 per person

What’s Included:

  • Round-trip flights from Anchorage (ANC) to King Salmon, Alaska (AKN)
  • Round-trip transportation from King Salmon to No See Um lodge
  • All accommodations at lodge based on double occupancy
  • All meals at the lodge
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Guided fishing, daily fly-outs, and daily use of lodge aircraft and boats
  • Fishing tackle, flies, lures, and tippet

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare to Anchorage, Alaska (ANC)
  • Alaska fishing license
  • Optional meals and lodging in Anchorage
  • Gratuities for guides and staff

No See Um Lodge (Kvichak River, Alaska)TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations – Deposits are fully refundable until January 1st of your trip year. After January 1st the deposit amount is no longer eligible for refund, however, the final payment is refundable until March 1st . After March 1st refunds will only be made, for any reason, on the condition that the space is filled. 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 these Alaska packages.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW YELLOW DOG GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND CANCELLATION POLICIES

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 3% convenience fee for all credit card 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 Client Reviews

“By day 4 I was ready to say this trip transformed my life. I have a new appreciation for the world and my place in it. Fishing the Moraine, Brooks, Gertrude, Contact, and Kulik waters among the bears and other wildlife, seeing pristine unadulterated land as far as the eye can see, and being with such giving passionate people as No See Um had, plus the lodge and food and other kind guests- it was truly the trip of a lifetime. So I need another life so I can do it again.” – Matt G.
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“This was a trip of a lifetime. Couldn’t have been better.” – 
Dennis C.
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This experience was a fishing trip of a lifetime. The lodge, planes, boats, staff, food, and the waters we fished were all first-rate. A small number of guests allowed to have some great social time as well after a day’s fishing. I can’t think of one thing I would have changed!” – Carl L.
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“Incredible all-around experience. Fishing was great, but so was the attention to detail by NSL staff. My son is relatively new to fly fishing and all guides were extremely helpful, patient, and effective in their instruction.” – Rick F.
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“It was one of the best fishing trips ever. Dream come true.” – Brett T.
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“Was the very first “bucket list” trip I can recall wishing for when I was a child. Took 59 years to get there, but everything I imagined.” – Stacy M. 

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