You make the journey from across the country, exposing people to your excitement and joy along the way. You arrive at the King Salmon airport just an hour after the jet departs Anchorage. Then you land in a remote Alaska village, delighted that our noteworthy hospitality begins immediately.
We whisk you away to the lodge. Along the way, you see that King Salmon, Alaska, is actually a small town. Once you enter our property, however, you set your eyes on the beauty of the Naknek River and our luxury fishing lodge. You’re immediately transported into the 5-star experience you heard about. You and your companion are shown to your private cabin, where everything is elegant and fresh. Private bath accommodations, quality bedding, and fine furnishings are all tied together with hand-selected art and decor. You look around and immediately begin to relax and unwind.
The scenery will take your breath away. From the lodge this time of year, you’ll see fall colors in full effect set against a backdrop of snowcapped mountains with the mighty Naknek at your feet. Standing quietly in these peaceful surroundings can help ground you and let the stress of daily life fade away. Your flight arrival time dictates whether we feed you or start fishing right away, but as you’ll soon find, both experiences are world-class and utterly divine.
On arrival day, you’ll get situated in your cabin, walk around for a closer look at the river, then head to the main lodge for a cocktail of your choice or a nice glass of wine. Appetizers showcasing Chef Jason’s creativity are just the introduction to the culinary throw-down that’s about to ensue during your stay.
And that’s all before you have the best opportunity to catch the season’s biggest fish. Rainbow trout and Arctic char have been gorging on eggs since mid-summer and have moved onto flesh and imitation patterns. It’s fly-swinging season on the Naknek River and in the streams and creeks of Bristol Bay. Landing one of these monster Alaska fish is the complete icing on the cake of this epic journey.