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Alaska's Anvik River Lodge

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Alaska's most remote full service fishing lodge. Trip pkgs. are all inclusive from Anchorage, with private air charter, lodging, meals, beverages, gear, daily guided freshwater fly and/or spin fishing for pacific salmon, northern pike, arctic char, dolly varden arctic grayling. Guides and accommodations, are all top shelf. Celebrating our 23rd season. We have the entire river to ourselves. Beautiful grounds, river, birds and wildlife. Alaska's Anvik River Lodge is perfect for corporate retreats or family reunions too. All rooms are very comfortable and are either double, triple or quad occupancy with private bathrooms. Lodge capacity is 12-15 guests. True comfort in true Alaskan wilderness.
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Anvik, AK 99558-0109
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Anvik Airport1 mi
Grayling Airport18 mi
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This was my 2nd fishing ‘expedition’ to Alaska - quite a big undertaking when you live in Estonia and need 3 flights to get to Anchorage. Money spent on tickets and time spent in the air is considerable so it has to be worth it. My first trip to Alaska in the Kenai area was good
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Response from Experience662300, Owner at Alaska's Anvik River Lodge
Responded Sep 20, 2018
What a lovely review and it already brings back good memories of you guys being here. Thanks so much Guy and we'll no doubt see you again! Take care, Cheryl
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What a gem! Great people, lodge, fishing, and location. Exceptional service, accomadations, and food. Truly an unforgettable Alaska wilderness experience. Can’t wait to return. Cheryl and Cliff know how to take care of folks in remote Alaska.
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Response from Experience662300, Owner at Alaska's Anvik River Lodge
Responded Sep 20, 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a nice review. We're looking forward to seeing back on the Anvik in the not too distant future!
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The lodge is wonderful, the fishing (when I was there) is very good, but the people are the best part! Cliff and Cheryl are wonderful hosts and, as it says on their web site "Come as guests and leave as family." This statement couldn't be more true! The food is excellent,
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Response from Cliff and Chery... H, Owner at Alaska's Anvik River Lodge
Responded Sep 5, 2018
Thank you so much Tom. It was great to meet you and share a bit of what we love so much about the Anvik River. We're glad you had a great time and hope to see you again.
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I've used the term "amazing" to describe food, basketball games, and the leather jacket my girlfriend bought for me a few Christmases ago. After my trip to the Anvik River Lodge, I've had to retire the word from my vocabulary. The Anvik River Lodge is that great: I'm not sure
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Response from Cheryl H, Owner at Alaska's Anvik River Lodge
Responded Aug 8, 2018
What a wonderful and extremely entertaining review Brian. The whole gang loved reading and we sure appreciate your insights! It seems like you all just left, but it's been almost a couple of weeks already! Time flies when you're having fun - and your stay with us flew by for sure. Thanks so much and we hope to see you all again. Until then we'll keep a line in the water with your names on it!
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If you are OK with catch and release, this is an A+ place. If you want to bring fish home, not so much. The house rules are very, very restrictive, much more so than the AK fishing regs. The planned activities, variety and quality of food, staff and owners are awesome. The
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Response from Cheryl H, Owner at Alaska's Anvik River Lodge
Responded Aug 5, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to post a review Don. We’re glad that you and Fran enjoyed your experience here. As far as our house rules being very, very restrictive – even though we allow guests to keep 10 salmon per person during their stay - we’d like to explain why that is. Being the most remote lodge in Alaska that provides a private charter flight directly to Anvik, does come with some limitations. Namely our ability to process, freeze and transport our guests catch. So yes, we do limit our guests to 2 male salmon per person per day or a total of 10 per our 5-night trip. The female’s energy is going into their eggs so the meat quality isn’t as good as the males – and of course we’d rather have them live to lay their eggs. Given that, if a couple such as yourselves is successful in catching your house limit – that’s 20 salmon that you can potentially take home. After being fillet and frozen most folks catch will average about 60lbs. Our house rules and information are stated on our website as well. The State of Alaska fishing regs state that a person can keep 10 salmon per day plus 3 king salmon per day. If we followed that with a full house of 14 guests that would be 182 salmon per day to process & transport – and we surely wouldn’t be able to do that clear out here in the wilderness. Places on the road system have a much better ability to handle that kind of volume. Last year folks were allowed in addition to the two other salmon to keep one king salmon per person during their trip per State regs and our house rules. But as we saw this year the king salmon fishing was restricted to zero keep and immediate release. Something that was out of our control. To make up for the states restriction on kings we allowed guest to be able to keep one sockeye in lieu of a king. You were here during what normally is a very good time for catching and keeping salmon. But as you saw, we had an outrageous pink salmon run this year – over a million in the river according to State Fish & Game. This quantity of pinks fighting for space and spawning grounds in the river made fishing for other salmon more difficult than usual – so it is understandable that you weren’t able to limit out. But as they say, that’s fishing. Again, we’re very glad that you were happy with what we can control as we enjoyed you both very much. You’re a great couple and a lot of fun! Take care – Cliff & Cheryl
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All food and drink are provided. This is a full service adventure. More food than you can eat, more liquid than you can drink, and it’s all good. If you spin fish or spin cast, don’t bring anything except personal items. A rain jacket is a must. If you go in Sept, you may want to bring some waterproof gloves. I suggest some waterproof/mud proof shoes or hiking boots because the launch point when boating into the lodge is muddy. If you fly fish, bring an 9’-10’ 8 wt rod/reel, sink tip line, and line dressing. They have one 9’ 8 wt rod, and a number of 7-1/2’ 4-5wt rods, which are totally incapable of turning a heavy fly with a sink tip line. For all fly fishing, drift fish only. The fly needs to get to the bottom to catch salmon. Grayling Ansbro Arctic char will take a surface fly. Small poppers or spiders work the best. For salmon, drifting an intruder works the best. For salmon other than kings, bring a few of your own Shadraps, single #2 hook, barbless or pinched barb (house rules). Pretty much anything works for pike. Silver salmon run in later August and into Sept. That’s why they are booked at least one year in advance during that time frame. My wife and I are 73, and had no problems whatsoever. Allow one extra day in Anchorage on the way out. The weather there is instant and unpredictable, so you may not get out on the last day. Bugs are pretty thick thru July. In June, they’ll carry you away. Hope all this helps. Don
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"The cabin is a great room to share with friends."
"You fall into bed at night after a day of fishing the Anvik River!"
"Most rooms are in the lodge but there is a guest cabin that would sleep 4. We were in the cabin and it was romantic and very private"
"After some feedback, you will be given the perfect room by the hosts."
"The cabin with 3 beds is great."
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