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Alaska's Bearclaw Lodge

Lake Aleknagik, Dillingham, AK 99576-1547
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Our family owned, Alaskan fishing lodge is located near the southern boundary of the Wood-Tikchik State Park, the largest state park in the nation. Our Alaska fishing lodge offers fishing trip packages for king salmon, silver salmon, sockeye salmon, pink salmon, chum salmon, native rainbow trout, Arctic char, grayling, Dolly Varden and northern pike. We also have a fly-in camp located on the Nushagak River.
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Lake Aleknagik, Dillingham, AK 99576-1547
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Rob and Lisa Fuentes have perfected the southwestern Alaska lodge adventure! We are headed back for our fifth visit this year and we cannot wait to return. This exceptional, comfortable lodge is located on a 14 acre peninsula in the natural beauty of the Wood-Tikchik Park Lake Aleknagik area. The amazing, pristine lakes and rivers are teeming with many species of salmon and native fish. You can catch silver or pink salmon on the fly or with a spin cast, or lure nice big rainbows, grayling, dolly varden or Arctic char on a dry fly, or lure some voracious northern pike on the fly. Stay in the well-equipped Hog Island boats ( very stable, with grippy decks for excellent footing and a front support stand for fishermen to enjoy extra stability. if you choose, or get out and wade either the river, or hike a creek and enjoy some of the best sight casting round. The accommodations and food at the lodge are superb. Every comfort you could want in a wilderness lodge. The incredibly quiet generators and on-demand limitless hot water are great. Internet and phone service is available to keep up with the outside world. The guides are very hardworking, highly skilled professionals committed to ensuring your safety and to providing a world class fishing experience. The high quality Simms waders, boots and fishing gear are top notch. The chef-prepared food is amazing, and the lodge hospitality and ambience is exceptional. What to take: Gore-Tex rain jacket, layers of clothing since you could have the 70s or rain and the 50s, fingerless gloves, Buff or similar face mask, polarized sunglasses, slip on lodge shoes, ankle high rubber boots Note to mobility-challenged people like me: if you have 70 degrees of knee flexibility and can walk with a trekking pole and stand for an hour at a time, this trip is very doable. Everything from arriving in Dillingham, boarding the comfortable small transport bus for a 40 minute drive to the large jet boat, then a 30-minute boat ride to the lodge and a 125 yard walk up a gently sloping groomed trail to the lodge ( which has a ramp.) Guest rooms are located on the first or second floor. A dozen or fewer guests at a time allow you to get to know some very interesting people and to learn how Rob and his crew responsibly operate this lodge in an environmentally responsible manner, with a small footprint. You can also go on flyout trips offered by a highly experienced, top pilot, either to the equally amazing Kingfishers camp to fish for king salmon, or to a remote creek for a chance to catch the rainbow of a lifetime!
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I stayed at the Bearclaw Lodge on August 2019 and experienced world class salmon and rainbow trout fishing! The Lodge is very nice and comfortable with all the amenities of home and the views from the deck are breathtaking. The food is served timely each day and is hot and delicious. The guides are all very friendly, experienced and knowledgeable and will flat out put you on the fish! You can pick your preference of quality fishing tackle that is provided and catch plenty of fish on either fly or spinning gear. It is without hesitation that I am happy to highly recommend this Lodge and the owners Rob and Lisa which provide a warm and caring family oriented experience. I certainly intend to return soon.
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The lodge is very nice with a very cozy atmosphere to it. It allows the guests ti mingle and really get to know each other. The guides work hard and do a great job. If you're like me and need to know a game plan not to worry it is laid out for you each evening, when breakfast is, when you will cast off, where you are going and with whom. The food is great and you will not go hungry!
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My father and I have visited Bearclaw Lodge annually for the past dozen years or more. Although we’ve fished across the lower 48 and in other key destinations (Europe, New Zealand) there is simply nothing that compares with bush Alaska, the Wood-Tikchik river system, or Bearclaw Lodge. When they say 100+ fish days, they actually mean it. We’ve had back-to-back doubles for an hour straight in June. We’ve had days with non-stop dry fly action in July. We’ve seen bead action in August that would blow your mind. We’ve caught boatloads of 24”+ rainbows in a week. We’ve seen the SW Alaska June grand slam (char, dolly, bows, grayling, kings, sockeye) numerous times from clients ranging from beginner to expert. All of this is thanks to Rob, Lisa, and the incomparable guide team they maintain year after year. When additionally viewed through the filter of price, Bearclaw is a value you can’t beat almost anywhere in the world. Highly recommended.
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I stayed at Bearclaw Lodge last August with 9 other friends and had a great time The accommodations were nice. I shared a comfortable room w/a fellow angler. The guides were very good and we caught a lot of trophy sized fish. Since this was my first trip to Alaska, I don't have any other lodges to compare it to but I would go back for the fly-fishing.
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