I have been coming to the lodge in September for the last 4 years with my wife(fishing buddy) joining me for the last 3 years.
It's just a great place to go
The lodge & accommodations are rustic but very clean & comfortable
The staff goes out of their way to make sure you have a good time.
The meals are terrific
The scenery is awesome. we see bears, wild horses, bison and other stuff every year
It's tough to discuss the guides, they are that good. Whether you fish with Geoff, Brant or Matt
you will be well taken care of.
Of course the fishing is weather dependent. In 2012 the silver run was late. This year it was off the charts. We would generally limit out on silvers within an hour and then go for dollies.
After a break we then would go for chum salmon, catch and release silvers or go exploring down by the ocean
It was one terrific week
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just being here is an adventure! We offer a variety of exciting activities to make sure your stay with us will be a vacation of a lifetime.We are the only lodge, or structure for that matter, on Saltery Lake, which is located on Kodiak Island about 2 miles from Ugak Bay and Saltery Cove, a true wilderness setting. We have four salmon rivers which are accessible from the lodge by foot or four-wheel-drive vehicle. Getting here is only a 15 minute flight from the City of Kodiak in our floatplane which provides transportation to and from the lodge as part of your week long package. No extra charter fees apply!Naturally, fly fishing is our most popular activity, but these fish can be caught on conventional spinning gear any time. Our guides are happy to assist you with instruction, flies, lures, licenses and camaraderie as desired, and will fillet, freeze, and pack any fish you wish to take home. We enjoy huge runs of Silver (Coho), Red (Sockeye), Pink (Humpy) and Chum (Keta) Salmon in Saltery River, Ugak Bay and Saltery Lake. Dolly Varden and Rainbow Trout are always in abundance. For lucky anglers, Steelhead Trout will be found early and late in the season, and Starry Flounder can be caught from the beach!Other popular activities include hiking, viewing or photographing abundant wildlife. Bald eagles, waterfowl, Sitka Blacktail Deer, red and silver fox, and Kodiak Brown Bear are prevalent. Unique to Saltery Cove, wild horses and bison are now common visitors!Saltery Lake Lodge is simply the best location and salmon fishing in Alaska! ... more less