Join Montana Angler guests on an Alaskan adventure to the legendary Bristol Bay Region of Alaska in late summer of 2020. We will be targeting a variety of species and will have options to fly to different fisheries every day. Late August and early September is prime time to chase monster rainbows in the legendary tributaries of lake Iliamna and the remote fisheries of Katmai National Park. We will be working with our friends at Intricate Bay Lodge which is a smaller 10 person capacity lodge with incredible access to ultra productive fisheries.
This unique itinerary will blend 3 nights of camping in Katmai National Park with 3 nights at Intricate Bay Lodge. While camping we will be using rafts to float from camp to camp along the legendary Moraine Creek. The Moraine is famous both for its massive rainbow trout as well as some of the best bear viewing in the world. After a few days fishing in the wilderness we will return to the comforts of Intricate Bay Lodge for 3 more days of fishing as we target a variety of famous fisheries via float plane and jet boat.
The Alaskan season is short and Intricate Bay Lodge is a small capacity lodge so spots fill fast!
Read our past trip reports for an idea of what to expect:
Week of Aug 30 - Sept 5
This week will coincide with the peak of the the sockeye salmon run with eager rainbows following them up rivers to aggressively hunt for eggs. A great combination of good fishing and nice weather.
$7500 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)
Aug 29 – (Saturday) fly to Anchorage – self book hotel (we recommend Lakefront Anchorage Hotel)
Aug 30 - morning flight to Iliamna village, lodge pilots pickup in the village to fly to lodge for lunch. Drop off unneeded luggage and then fly into Katmai National Park for a half day of float fishing, float into camp
Aug 31 - full day wade fishing on the Moraine and Funnel Creek
Sept 1 - full day floating and wading on the Moraine
Sept 2 - full day floating and wading on the Moraine, fly back to Intricate Bay Lodge after fishing in time for dinner
Sept 3 - fly out fishing from the lodge via float plane
Sept 4 - fly out fishing from the lodge via float plane
Sept 5 - (Saturday) fishing either by jet boat or float plane, return to lodge late afternoon. Fly to Iliamna village for early evening flight to Anchorage. Either take red eye flight or stay night in Anchorage
Sept 6 - return home