Join Montana Angler guests on an Alaskan adventure to the legendary Bristol Bay Region of Alaska in early September of 2019. We will be targeting a variety of species and will have options to fly to different fisheries every day. Land based jet boat packages are also available. Early fall is prime time to chase monster rainbows in the legendary tributaries of lake Iliamna. We will stay at the Intricate Bay Lodge which is a smaller 10 person capacity lodge with incredible access to ultra productive fisheries. In addition to great fishing guests can also expect to see an amazing display of wildlife including moose and massive salmon-eating brown bears. Guests can also opt for a day of brown bear viewing at the famous Brooks River Falls in Katmai National Park.
Please note that the lodge is already sold out beyond our Montana Angler week and we strongly recommend booking ASAP to ensure a spot. The Alaskan season is short and IBL is a small capacity lodge so spots fill fast!
Read out our 2016 Trip Report to Intricate Bay Lodge
Week of September 8-15
This week should coincide with the first wave of the sockeye salmon run with eager rainbows aggressively hunting for eggs. A great combination of good fishing and nice weather.
$8500 Full fly out fishing package includes 7 nights at lodge, 5 full fly out fishing days and 1 local fishing day on the Copper River via jet boat (weather dependent on flights)
Sept 7 – fly to Anchorage – self book hotel (we recommend Lakefront Anchorage Hotel) – note beer is on tap at lodge but if you would like wine or liquor pick some up in Anchorage to bring with you (Iliamna village is dry).
Sept 8 – afternoon flight to Iliamna village with Iliamna air taxi (if staying at Lakefront they offer shuttle to Iliamna air taxi) – arrive late afternoon, Intricate Bay Lodge pilots pick you up and transfer to lodge for lunch
Sept 9-14 – guided fishing (blend of fly out fishing and fishing local rivers via jet boat or lake boat access) – guys up for flying will get at least 3 fly out days each
Sept 15 - morning flight back to Anchorage with Iliamna air taxi – either fly out red eye or one more night at hotel in Anchorage
Sept 16 – arrive home