Fishing in Alaska with Roxtons
Fishing Unlimited is one of the most breathtaking lodges in Alaska and offers service that is second to none.
This is a fly-out lodge with some of the best pilots/guides in the Bristol Bay area, who are always able to put you on to the best fishing.
As well as the fantastic fishing the lodge offers fly-out trips for the casual fisherman who wants a break from catching huge numbers of fish, or for non-fishing partners. These fantastic trips take in the stunning scenery and wildlife that abounds this wilderness area and really is a must do for all.
The fishing is over 30,000 miles of the Bristol Bay watershed, including the famous Iliamna River, Kodiak Island, Katmai and Lake Clark National Parks.
Alaska's Fishing Unlimited Lodge is in the midst of some of the world's best fresh water fishing. The area abounds with a variety of species including all five Pacific Salmon: Kings (Chinook), Reds (Sockeye), Silvers (Coho), Pink (Humpy) and Chum. The region's legendary Rainbow Trout, colorful Arctic Char, Arctic Grayling, Northern Pike and Lake Trout are all wild and feisty.
There is also excellent fishing available along inland coastal systems for silver salmon and dry fly fishing only a short walk from the lodge in Lake Clark itself.
The float planes and jet boats allow you to fish remote waters that other lodges and fishermen simply cannot get to.
Fishing Unlimited's pilots are experienced aviators and seasoned fishing guides. So, instead of dropping you off and going back for another load, they'll stay with you as your guide, giving you maximum freedom and flexibility.
A second guide will accompany guests in DeHavilland Beavers to ensure an optimum guide to guest ratio. Few lodges offer a comparable service.
King salmon run these waters in early June, replaced by schools of silver salmon come August until the ice closes fishing in October.
Fishing Unlimited Lodge sits on five beautiful wooded acres along the shore of a secluded bay on Lake Clark and consists of two cedar lodges, flanked by nine cabins, scattered amongst the trees and connected by cedar boardwalks.
Each provides accommodation for two rods with private bathrooms and there are also two hot tubs and two wood-fired saunas.
Dining is in one lodge and the second houses a pool table, video and fly-tying room with spectacular views over the Tanalian peaks across the bay.
The quality of cuisine is fantastic and, with very easy access from Anchorage, Fishing Unlimited really does offer some of the very best of Alaskan fishing.
The most commonly used rod is a 7- weight, 9ft to 10ft fly rod.
Alternatively to cope with some of the larger king salmon a 15ft double handed rod rated for a 12 weight line will be a good choice too.
You will need a 7- weight floating line to sink- tip 10ft to 12ft long, or a 12 weight line with the same tip if using a double handed rod. We recommend at least 130 yards of backing for each of these lines.
With these two set ups you will be able to fish for everything from the feisty grayling to the mighty king salmon and trophy sized rainbow trout.
Please feel free to bring other lines with you to cover any situation.
Some popular fly patterns are:
- Black Gnat
- Quill Gordon
- Woolly Worm (dark patterns)
- Salmon Egg Fly Patterns
- Large and small streamers (weighted)
- Egg leaches (weighted)
- Flesh flies (ginger or flesh color)
This list is endless and these are just a few examples to take with you.
- Waterproof wading jacket.
- Breathable or thin waders and boots.
- Gravel guards.
- Layered clothing for under waders.
- Snippers or forceps.
- Peaked cap.
- Good polarized sunglasses.
- A selection of nylon leader from 5lbs to 25lbs.
With float planes and jet boats at your daily disposal you can choose from an enormous variety of activities from flightseeing and kayaking to exploring the Shelikof Coast or landing in volcanic lakes to marvel over the moonscape scenery.
If you like the outdoor lifestyle this really is a fantastic lodge to visit.
July until September.
Time difference from GMT
- 10 hours.
US Dollars $.
Tipping is entirely at your discretion although we generally recommend each satisfied angler gives between $250-$300 to your guide and $100 to the lodge staff.
UK Citizens require an ESTA Visa to enter the US and you can apply for these online.
You do not generally need to take any medication for the US but please consult your GP before flying.
In the latter part of August mosquitoes can become quite a pest. A long sleeved light shirt and good insect repellent should protect you whilst on the river bank.
The lodge is 160 miles southwest of Anchorage on the shore of Lake Clark. The chartered flights from Merrill Airfield in downtown Anchorage take you directly to the lodge on an hour long breathtakingly scenic flight through the Lake Clark Pass.
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+44 (0)1488 689 788
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A fly-out lodge that not only caters for the fishermen amongst us, but wildlife lovers too.
Prices start from £5,500 per person including international flights.