The clear water Naknek River, which begins its 35 mile journey to Bristol Bay from within the massive Katmai National Park and Preserve, host all five species of Pacific salmon along with giant rainbow Trout. Sitting about 14 miles downstream from Naknek Lake and at the confluence of the King Salmon Creek is the Alaska Sportsman’s Bear Trail Lodge. The location of our lodge allows us to fish for aggressive salmon on our home river right in front of the lodge. These fish are just a short 20 miles from the ocean and are dime bright and very strong. This location also allows us to fish the best spots of the upper part of the river where we find large rainbow Trout feeding behind spawning salmon and out migrating salmon smolt. The Naknek River has a strong run of King salmon and one of the best spots on the river is within sight of the lodge. The Naknek River also has annual sockeye returns in the millions and has a very strong run of silver salmon. We utilize our boats to access the best spots on the river to catch these species of salmon. Our fly out program takes advantage of our close proximity to the many intimate streams of Katmai National Park that are full of spawning salmon and hungry rainbow Trout. These streams are also in Alaska’s designated Trophy Rainbow Trout area.
The Alaska Sportsman’s Bear Trail Lodge consists of a very comfortable and inviting cedar main lodge that is complete with a commercial kitchen, a large dining room, a relaxing living room, a spectacular sun room with decks overlooking the stunning views of the Naknek River and the mountains of Katmai National Park.
The guest cabins are well appointed with comfortable beds, private bathrooms, individual heaters, and comfortable couches. Of course all of the rooms have the impressive views of the river. The entire lodge is connected by a boardwalk which will lead you to a dramatic deck with a hot tub that is elevated 70 feet above the river and provides guests with the opportunity to relax while reflecting on the adventures of the day.
Hosted by Bear Trail lodge September 29 through Oct 4 Sunday through Friday 5 nights and 5 days of Spey fishing. Instruction and gear included $5885.00 per person Includes air transportation to and from Anchorage! Join us for our annual Spey Week on the famous... Read More
During June, shortly after the ice goes out, the sport fishing season in the Bristol Bay area opens. The first part of June is excellent for explosive rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling, and Northern Pike. There is plenty of excitement for anglers as the fish are aggressively... Read More
Our goal at Alaska Sportsman’s Bear Trail Lodge is to provide each guest with a quality Alaska experience each day. We fish by wading, drifting, casting, or plugging. You can fly fish or use conventional gear. There are streams that are fly fishing only areas and... Read More
Upon arrival at our lodge, our Fishing Program Manager will meet with you to discuss the type of fishing you would like to do and what options are available during your stay. It is important to remember that weather controls our ability or lack there of, to accomplish... Read More
The lodge chef will prepare three hearty meals each day. All meals are served home style and are all-you-can-eat. Breakfast includes hot and cold cereals, muffins, breads, fruits, eggs, French toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, reindeer sausage, juices, and coffee. The lunch... Read More
The Alaska Sportsman’s Bear Trail Lodge is nestled on the bank of Naknek (NACK-neck) River fourteen miles downstream from Naknek Lake and Katmai National Park, and 280 miles southwest of Anchorage. The Naknek is the only connection between Bristol Bay and the massive... Read More
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