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Upon arrival at our lodge, our Head Guide will meet with you to discuss the type of fishing you would like to do and what options are available during your stay.
It is important to remember that weather controls our ability or lack there of, to accomplish the fly outs each day so you will have to demonstrate rigid flexibility.
Each evening after dinner, the Head Guide will discuss with our guide staff as to what rivers fished good and what rivers did not. This allows all of the guides to pool their knowledge for the benefit of our clients.
The Head Guide will then also check with the pilots for a weather forecast for tomorrow, so they can put together the schedule for the next day and assign guides with clients.
Yes! You can absolutely request a particular guide.
It is important for you to give feedback to your guide as to the type of fishing experience that you want. If you find that a specific river or type of fishing fits your desires more so than another.
Please note that some fishing adventures are physically strenuous. Know your bodies limitations and communicate with your guide. In some cases, Anglers could walk several miles through tundra to reach remote locations with limited resources.
If you chose to fish the NakNek river, your guide will have your boat ready and will be waiting for you on the dock each morning.
Typical Day on the Naknek:
We allow guests to fish after dinner in June and July if they wish, however, we have a 9:45 P.M. curfew on the guides at which time they need to have all guests back at the lodge.
We do have fixed times for aircraft departures and mealtimes at the lodges, but other than those you can you can work with your guide to plan out whatever fishing schedule you would like.
If you are on a fly-out for the day, you will depart the lodge after breakfast and be at a remote location for the day. You will return to the lodge before diner each day.
- Breakfast made to order begins at 5:45 AM.
- You will depart the lodge at 7:00 AM for a day of fishing on the Naknek River.
- Lunches will be served riverside by your guide.
- After lunch, you will continue to fish the river until approximately 5:00 PM.
- Cocktails and appetizers are in the main lodge at 6:30 PM and dinner is at 7:30 PM each night.
Typical Fly Out - Day
Fly outs can be rigorous contingent on which exclusion you chose. Please communicate with your guide about any physical limitations that you may have and know your personal limits.
The first thing to keep in mind about any fly out program is that the weather controls everything that we do.
We are located in a remote part of the world and we are flying in a rugged wilderness where weather conditions change rapidly and sometimes unexpectedly.
We schedule fly outs the night before based upon weather predictions and also fishing conditions.
If you are scheduled to be on a fly out, we want you to have breakfast right at 5:45 AM so you have time to prepare for the excursion.
You will depart the lodge after breakfast and spend the day on a remote river.
Your guide will either prepare a shore lunch or have sandwiches for you.
You will return to the lodge sometime between 4:30 and 5:30 PM.