Afognak Wilderness Lodge
Sockeye, Pink & Silver Salmon and Rainbow, Steelhead & Dolly Varden Trout
SeasonOpen May 20 through September 20
Within the Kodiak Islands, Afognak Island is considered the “jewel” for anyone seeking Alaska’s finest combination-destination. With both fresh & saltwater fishing trips PLUS a variety & abundance of land/marine wildlife PLUS some of the classiest accommodations, this Kodiak island lodge has been a prized retreat since 1974 for photographers (professional & amateur), sport-fishermen and adventurous vacationers.
If you’re looking for an Alaska travel deal, Afognak Wilderness Lodge offers one of the most unique experiences on the continent. The land & marine wildlife viewing/photography, sea kayaking and, of course, fresh & saltwater fishing expeditions are part of a fantastic nature-tour vacation. Treat yourself to an Alaskan vacation package that you will never forget at our award-winning lodge!
Saltwater Fishing: We have an advantage over inland locations by also having the North Pacific’s bounty of seafood, ranging from bottom fish to shellfish, which also makes for first class dining while with us, for which we have all the proper gear on hand. Throughout the summer months, the fish that abound in our area are: Halibut, Ling Cod, Sea Bass, Yellow-Eye, Red Snapper, Flounder, Greenling, and whatever strays from South Pacific waters!
Alaska Freshwater Fishing: You would be hard pressed to find a place where the fishing is better than it is here. At our fishing spots, both along the stream banks and at the estuaries, the salmon abound by the thousands and you do not have to compete to find your own friendly nooks. It is not uncommon for guests to catch their daily-limit for each species targeted. (A guest freezer and waxed airline boxes are available for those who want to take all or part of their catch home.) Catch-&-Release is also popular for those who just love to fish and fish and fish!
Sockeye, Pink & Silver Salmon and Rainbow, Steelhead & Dolly Varden Trout call these streams home. Offshore, there’s a myriad of saltwater species waiting to saturate your fishing urge from the giant halibut right down to the delicate flounder with delectable lingcod, red-snapper, sea-bass, greenling and much more in between.
At low tide, you can dig clams, harvest mussels/cockles, hunt octopus or just investigate the interesting inter-tidal zone for jelly-fish, starfish, sea-urchins, periwinkles, jumping-jacks and much more.
Afognak Wilderness Lodge is an incredible experience in a totally remote atmosphere where you can play hard, eat big and sleep deep. It accommodates 12 guests and international references are readily provided. Its wholesomeness is popular with singles, couples, families and business groups alike, with many repeat and referred guests through the years. Reliable satellite TV, phone, FAX, and wireless-Internet are available for guest use.
Hearty local cuisine is served family style in the main lodge, plus a dandy packed lunch is prepared for an uninterrupted day with Mother Nature. Boats include fast, comfortable cabin cruisers that are ideal for those who want a casual yet active and adventurous day in the freedom of wilderness and sea.
What people are saying about Afognak Wilderness Lodge
This was the BEST lodge we’ve been to. All the comforts of home in a remote setting. Very friendly people, helpful and obliging… like Laura Ashley marries Eddie Bauer! Caught fish here when all were getting skunked everywhere else. The lodge even added extra fish to our box of frozen fish for the trip home.