The amount of work and preparation that it takes to open at Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge each season is remarkable and can easily be overlooked by the casual guest. Every nail, every fly, every food item is shipped by air from Anchorage to the village of Igiugig, which is 4 miles upriver from the lodge. Then, the items are transported by… Read More
At the end of each season we always feel a sense of accomplishment. This year that feeling was magnified tremendously. We at Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge want to thank all of the clients that visited us during these trying times in the summer of 2020. We made the choice to open up and operate starting in late June. With a lot… Read More
We are excited to share with you our latest short film produced with Fly Out Media – Hold the Line. This film is not just about amazing fishing. It is also about our intimate and humble connection to the world’s greatest salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Native Alaskans have lived off the salmon resource here for thousands of years…. Read More
The bounty of Bristol Bay is difficult to comprehend, even for those of us who have lived and worked in the region for decades. For people who haven’t visited Bristol Bay, it’s impossible to fully understand the importance of the salmon resource to the region. At Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge, we have a responsibility to the land, the people, and the… Read More
These are no ordinary rainbows! In this interview with veteran guide Jeff Pfaender, he chats about his experience with these ‘trout of steel’ from the Kvichak River.