Fishing in Alaska: Bristol Bay Lodge November 18, 2014 Ted Palmer Share The remote corners of Alaska are often the most beautiful. It’s not every day you get to relax on a river that’s largely untouched by civilization, watching the salmon run and enjoying the wilderness around you. Alaskan fishing lodges are a prime way to enjoy the pristine back country that surrounds Bristol Bay. Today we’ll look at Bristol Bay Lodge, which is ranked by Forbes as the fourth best fishing lodge in the world. Visitors from all over the world—England, Switzerland, Argentina, and Russia, to name only a few —come to Bristol Bay Lodge. This luxurious lodge, which overlooks Lake Aleknagik and only accepts up to 26 guests a week, can only be reached by plane or boat, so you’ll have to plan your Alaska motorhome rental from A&M RV Centr around your stay. Every day at Bristol Bay Lodge is packed with one-of-a-kind fishing experiences. You’ll fly out into Wood-Tikchik State Park or Togiak National Wildlife Refuge and fish with Bristol Bay’s expert guides on a different river or lake every day—the Togiak and the Kemuk are just two of the rivers you’ll see. Then, when you return to the lodge, you’ll be able to relax in the sauna or the hot tub and socialize around the bar with the other guests before the lodge staff serves a four-course gourmet dinner. However, you won’t come back to the lodge every night. Bristol Bay Lodge also offers two remote outpost camps. Rainbo Camp, located half a mile from the coast, provides unparalleled salmon fishing, while Birch Creek Camp is known for its dolly varden and grayling. Both camps are equipped with semi- permanent, heated tents built on wooden platforms and are staffed all season by the best guides available anywhere. The camps even have a dedicated cook each, so you won’t go hungry in the Alaskan wild. The fishing season at Bristol Bay Lodge lasts from June 23 until September 8, but weeks fill up fast, so you’ll want to book your fishing adventure now. The lodge holds two family weeks every year, when children stay at the lodge for half of the regular weekly rate. Check the Bristol Bay Lodge website to see which weeks are best for which species of fish—for example, king salmon fishing is best early in the summer, and silver salmon start their run in August. No matter when you come, however, you’ll catch more fish than you ever thought possible. While Bristol Bay Lodge is a truly great way to experience Alaska, you don’t want to miss out on the rest of the state. We recommend an Alaska motorhome rental as your trip’s finale. Travel to the Kenai Peninsula for more fishing, or climb to the peak of Denali—let Bristol Bay Lodge be just the beginning of your Alaskan adventure! Contact A&M RV Center at (907) 279-5508 to reserve your RV rental today.