Incredible fishing spot
The best Bristol Bay fishing
Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge sits on the shores of Lake Aleknagik in the renowned Bristol Bay area of Alaska. The Bristol Bay region is known for the largest run of sockeye salmon in the world and most of the best locations for rainbow trout.
Bristol Bay fishing photos
Just a few of the scenes nearby! Click into any of the photos below to see a larger version of the image.
A remote lakefront location, 350 miles southwest of Anchorage and 35 miles northwest of Dillingham, Bearclaw lodge can only be reached by boat or floatplane. Once here, you will have access to all five lakes in the 1.6 million acre Wood-Tikchik State Park, the largest state park in the U.S.
The breathtaking landscape of forest, mountain and tundra also supports a diverse population of wildlife including brown bear, moose, caribou, eagle, waterfowl and other migratory birds.
There’s a great deal to see! Below are just a few pictures taken nearby.
- Your first destination in planning your trip is in Anchorage.
- From Anchorage, you will take an hour-long plane ride to Dillingham on Alaska Airlines or Ravn Alask, arriving Sunday evening.
- You will be met at the Dillingham airport by lodge staff.
- After loading your luggage into a lodge van, you will be driven about 20 miles to the boat launch on Lake Aleknagik.
- Gear and clients will be taken to the lodge site, about 15 miles from the boat launch in a covered and comfortable boat.
- After enjoying 5 days of Bristol Bay fishing, guests depart the lodge on Saturday morning.
- Plan on arriving in Dillingham between noon and 7:30 pm on arrival day and leave Dillingham after 10 am on departure day.
Our anglers get the benefits of access to waters that are exclusive and remote, where you will not compete for a spot on the river or participate in “combat fishing.” Anglers can enjoy our fishing program that is diverse and capitalizes on our knowledge of where and when to find the best Bristol Bay fishing. With our extensive variety of water to fish, both spin and fly anglers will find our waters challenging for the advanced anglers yet accommodating for the novice. Above all, our anglers catch fish and enjoy the sport of doing so.