Intricate Bay Outpost

The Intricate Bay Outpost is operated by our friend Brian Harry of Intricate Bay Lodge. The Outpost is located in the same region as the larger Intricate Bay Lodge and offers the same great fly fishing options in the heart of the Bristol Bay Region. What makes the Outpost unique is that it caters to small groups. Imagine your own fly out fishing lodge exclusively for you and your friends or family! Single occupancy rooms are a bonus at no charge for groups of 4. The Outpost is perfect for groups of 6 or smaller and we do not mix parties. The program is located on the banks of the famed Iliamna Lake and guests can target a vast variety of fishing options.

The Outpost has an incredible location and is just a short float plane ride away from many of Alaska's most productive wild trout and salmon waters including the Copper, Kvichak, Moraine, Gibraltar, Battle, Newhalen and more. Outpost guides are also permitted to fish the rivers of Katmai National Park as well which is a short flight away. The rivers that feed Lake Iliamna are also home to all 5 species of Pacific Salmon which means anglers can have a rich and diversified fly fishing experience sampling multiple rivers and targeting multiple fish species all in one week. The drainage is famous for the world's largest salmon run with millions of sockeyes flooding the lake's tributaries every season. Although salmon are targeted at times it is the massive rainbow trout that are the primary target. The Bristol Bay region is home to some of the largest rainbow trout in the world with trout over 26" caught regularly by lodge guests and true 30" trout occasionally landed by a few lucky anglers.  

After a great day of fishing guests will return to the Outpost each evening to enjoy outstanding meals prepared by a train chef and tell stories about the days adventures. The large deck outside overlooks the calm crystal clear waters of Intricate Bay. 

Read some past trip reports to the sister lodge, we fish very similar waters at the Ouptost:

Read our September 2016 Trip Report To Intricate Bay Lodge

Read our September 2019 Trip Report To Intricate Bay Lodge

Rates

Rates are based on 6 nights at the lodge:
$7500 Per person. Only offered in August and early September. 7 days fishing with a blend of camping and lodge accommodations.

Included:
All meals, guide service, lodging, camping gear, fishing equipment as needed, transportation to and from fishing grounds.  We welcome you to bring personal fishing gear rods and reels but there is also high quality equipment on site. 

Not Included:
Please, note that packages do not include transportation to Lake Iliamna from Anchorage, liquor, King Salmon stamps (if appropriate), fishing license, or gratuities. Guests may bring their own favorite liquors or wines (purchase in Anchorage before arriving) - a bar with complimentary beer on tap is available at the lodge.

Fishing

Intricate Bay Outpost is nestled in the prime location on Bristol Bay. Most lodges in the region require daily fly-out because they are not situated near good local fishing.  When the weather turns, this can be a serious drawback. By contrast, the home waters of Intricate Bay Lodge include two world-class rivers: the Copper and the Gibraltar.

You get the best of both worlds; not only is the fishing excellent nearby the Outpost, but the location is also very close to many “fly-out” rivers, and that means shorter flights. We can land you on the rivers and streams of Katmai National Park including the Moraine, Funnel, Battle, American rivers, also Kvichak River, New Halen River and Talarik River.  Of course, the Copper and Gibraltar are the most famous, especially when targeting big rainbow trout, but we believe our guests should have the chance to see and experience the tremendous fishing diversity of the entire Bristol Bay / Lake Iliamna area; consequently, we frequently make trips to target species like rainbow trout, arctic char, grayling, lake trout, pike, and Pacific salmon.

Accommodations

The Intricate Bay Outpost was operated by the legendary bear hunter Bob Cusack for years. The lodge has a classic Alaska cabin feel. Each bedroom has a small private bathroom. New beds and furniture have been purchased for the 2020 season. The main level has a comfortable dining and gathering area. A large deck overlooks the clear waters of Iliamna Lake. A trained chef prepares outstanding meals each evening for dinner back at the lodge. This is the perfect getaway to enjoy the wilds of Alaska in comfort. We only book one group at a time at the Outpost so you and your friends or family will have your own private Alaska fly out fishing lodge for the week!!!

Location

Fly into Anchorage:
Alaska is well served by a number of airlines including Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Northwest Airlines. Flight times vary, but non stop flights to Anchorage run from over 3 hours from Seattle to over 5 hours from the Chicago or Minneapolis. For schedules please visit the individual airlines websites. Anchorage is often called the “air crossroads of the world” due to its strategic location between major population centers in North America, Europe and Asia. So we are accessible to fishermen world wide.

Fly from Anchorage to Iliamna:
Alaska is well served by a number of airlines including Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Northwest Airlines. Flight times vary, but non stop flights to Anchorage run from over 3 hours from Seattle to over 5 hours from the Chicago or Minneapolis. For schedules please visit the individual airlines websites. Anchorage is often called the “air crossroads of the world” due to its strategic location between major population centers in North America, Europe and Asia. So we are accessible to fishermen world wide.

Iliamna Air Taxi
45 minute flight – instrument controlled
tel: 907-571-1248
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Lake Clark Air
tel: +1-907-781-2208