How to Book Bristol Bay Salmon Fishing Lodges – Conde Nast Traveler

In the May 2012 issue of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, there is a fascinating article entitled “The War Over Alaska’s Soul” about a proposed gargantuan multi-billion dollar mine near the headwaters of Bristol Bay. Proponents argue that it will provide thousands of jobs, while others warn that it could destroy on of the world’s most important salmon fisheries.

Frontiers Travel is the industry leader in arranging salmon fishing  trips and Alaska fly fishing adventures to classic Bristol Bay fishing lodges, including Bristol Bay Lodge, No-See-Um, Tikchik Narrows and many more Alaska fishing lodges.  While Bristol Bay salmon fishing  is some of the best angling in the world, it is not the only fishing in the area.  Rainbow trout are available all season and average 3-10 pounds with some up to 15 pounds. Dolly varden, arctic char, arctic grayling, and at least one of the five Pacific salmon will have rods bent all season. Also, daily fly-out fishing excursions allow guests to experience the power of a monstrous king salmon.

For more info on Bristol Bay salmon fishing, Alaskan fishing trips, or  fly fishing lodges, call Frontiers Travel at 800-245-1950 or visit

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Owner/manager Bud Hodson has decades of Alaskan experience and a commitment to great fishing. Over the years, Tikchik has developed a very loyal clientele, so openings are rare and guests who have experienced the outstanding accommodations, great meals, and excellent fishing usually sign up again.

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One of Frontiers' top recommendations for an unparalleled fly-out fishing experience is the legendary Bristol Bay Lodge, strategically located in the heart of North America's largest state park, Wood-Tikchik. In such unspoiled and untouched surroundings, guests staying at this private, luxurious hideaway can expect to catch a great abundance and variety of fish.


With a maximum capacity of twelve guests, No See um Lodge offers the ultimate fishing experience for couples and small groups. The cedar log guest house has shower and toilet facilities with each bedroom and a comfortable lounge complete with fireplace. Delicious meals are prepared and served in the dining room, and guests may plan the next day's fishing while tying flies in the fly-tying area.