THE YAKUTAT LODGE FISHING REPORT SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2018

River fishing continues to be tough due to the low water and sunny skies. Rain is forecast for this week and we are keeping our fingers crossed that it will be enough to raise the water levels.

This is a link to the weather page we watch if you would like to take a look:
Taiwah Creek and the Lost River are producing fish on the incoming tides, but not a super hot bite.
The ocean fishing is still producing good numbers of halibut and some silver salmon also. Ling Cod and rockfish are also still being caught in decent numbers.

THE YAKUTAT LODGE FISHING REPORT SEPTEMBER 14th, 2018

The weather is absolutely beautiful, but that is creating a low clear water scenario that is making the river fishing a little more difficult than usual. Large numbers of fish are arriving on every tide and the fishing seems to be best on those fresh fish entering the system before they are trapped in the low water upriver. With no significant rain in the immediate forecast, the fishing will continue to more difficult, but working for the fish sometimes is more rewarding for the fisherman.
Ocean fishing has been great. Large halibut and good numbers of Silver Salmon are still being caught on a daily basis, along with rockfish and Lingcod. Flatwater conditions have made the ocean the place to be the last couple weeks and look to continue for the rest of the month.

THE YAKUTAT LODGE FISHING REPORT SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

Fishing update from the guides at The Yakutat Lodge: Doesn’t get better than this!

Freshwater Fishing: Silver salmon have filled up the Situk River and continue to come in with every incoming tide. Fishing has been really good for about a month now. All the guides are in full swing and clients are coming back with sore arms.
Saltwater Fishing: Ocean fishing has also been spectacular for halibut and rockfish, with many 100lb halibut caught this season, and a couple in the 200 lb range. Weather could not be better, with sunny skies for the next 10 days it’s going to be a great time to be in Yakutat fishing. We are excited to show our guests a great time.

THE YAKUTAT LODGE FISHING REPORT June 19, 2018

Fishing report from the Situk.
All the Steelhead have now vacated the river for the arrival of the Sockeye run.
Although it’s been a slow start for the Sockeye, last night we had our first decent push over the weir. We have been catching a few in the lower end now for about a week, but they were not migrating up the river, but with a good amount of rain the last couple of days the fish seem to be on the move.
Looking forward to a great Sockeye season this year.
Bookings still available for the 2018 season and we would love to host you.
For all booking inquiries email fish@yakutatlodge.com.

A Day Fishing With The Yakutat Lodge

Have you ever wondered what a day up at the Yakutat Lodge is like?

Have you wondered what time your day starts, what the menu is like, how long you are on the river or ocean for, what the travel time is to the fishing holes? Well, wonder no more. This blog is here to answer all your questions. If you have others be sure to contact fish@yakutatlodge.com for all the answers and booking inquiries.

What time do you wake up?

Typically, the clients are asked to be at the lodge at 6:00 am to have breakfast – so they would be waking up around 5:00 am.

Do you have breakfast at the lodge restaurant? What is it usually?

Yes, we have a full breakfast menu running from 6:00 am – 11:00 am. There is always a daily special – which is different each day. Typical breakfast is choice of Bacon, Sausage, or Ham with Eggs, Toast and Hash Browns

How long is the drive to the river?

The drive from the lodge to 9-mile bridge (the boat launch) is about 13 miles and takes around 30 minutes to drive there.

Do you have lunch while at the river? What is it?

We supply sack lunches for all of our clients – guided or non-guided. The lunches are a cold meat sandwich, bag of chips, cookie/dessert, and a bottle of water. We can make special lunches for anyone with a dietary needs. They can pick up their lunches at breakfast from the morning bartender.

How long are you fishing for?

 The average fishing day is about 8 hours long but depends on water levels and fishing.  Clients can ask to come in early if they are done fishing.  There is not an exact time that all clients have to be off of the river.

Do you float downstream or stay in one spot?

 It is a 14-mile float down the Situk River. The guides will stop in certain spots/holes and fish there a for awhile and then move on to the next spot/hole.

How many fish can you bring back to the lodge with you?

The fishing limits change with each species of fish and will also depend on how many fish have entered the river system. So that is something that can be answered when you book.

What time does dinner start? 

 We start serving appetizers at 4:00 pm and our full menu is available at 5:00 pm. The kitchen is open until 10:00 pm and the bar is open until 10:00 pm or later depending on what guests are sticking around.

What are the evenings like at the lodge? Is there a bar? 

  The same thing goes with this, depends on the time of the year and how many clients we have checked in. I would say that most clients will eat between 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, then sit around and have a few drinks while exchanging fishing stories and comparing photos from their day. I guess they typically will go back to their rooms/cabins around 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm. This is just an average. There are no required times for clients to eat, drink, and head to their rooms.

Does this sound like your kind of vacation?

Have more questions? Don’t hesitate to ask. We would love to host you are your group fish@yakutatlodge.com.

THE YAKUTAT LODGE FISHING REPORT MAY 25, 2018

Steelhead season is winding down. It was a great success and I wish to thank all of the Yakutat lodge guests that made it up fish with us this season.
There is still some fresh Steelhead coming in on the tides, but significantly less than a couple weeks ago, so fishing has slowed, but we are still getting decent numbers hooked up.
We are gearing up for the start of Sockeye season and excited and waiting to see the first bunch come in.
We have openings for June and July still if you want to come catch some of the most explosive fish in Alaska. To book contact fish@yakutatlodge.com or call 1-800-YAKUTAT (9258828).

THE YAKUTAT LODGE FISHING REPORT MAY 9, 2018

The 2018 Yakutat fishing season has started off great!! Our guests are enjoying saltwater and freshwater fishing daily.

Steelhead season is still in full swing. Water has been high due to recent rains,  but is now on the drop and fishing is picking up again.  Steelhead should continue to arrive on every tide change for the next couple weeks.

We have openings available through may and the fishing should continue to be good throughout the month.

As for the halibut fishing, they are biting and we are experiencing great adventures out on the ocean. Experience the best of both saltwater and freshwater fishing when you visit The Yakutat Lodge.

 

To book your next Alaska fishing trip contact The Yakutat Lodge at fish@yakutatlodge.com or call 1-800-YAKUTAT (9258828).

Fishing Season Kicks Off At The Yakutat Lodge

It’s been a very eventful first few weeks of being open. The steelhead are on the lines in good numbers. It’s been great to see new and old faces returning to the lodge.

And it’s only the beginning. Expect to see more photos and updates as the season progresses.

If you are interested in booking or for any inquiries please email fish@yakutatlodge.com or call 1-800-YAKUTAT (9258828).

We Are Officially Open!!

It’s Been A Great Start Already!! 
We officially open Friday, April 6th. 
 
Though the snow is still falling, we are here at The Yakutat Lodge open for the 2018 fishing season!
Come by and visit us for a beverage or meal or the world-class fishing that only Yakutat has to offer.

The Yakutat Lodge is officially ready to welcome guests for the 2018 fishing season. Whether it’s your first visit or you’ve been coming for years we look forward to hosting you and your group.

Recent Renovations
Our Airport Motel has been renovated with new queen log beds, comfortable new mattresses, new flooring, new TV mounts and new interior furnishing. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible while enjoying the rustic beauty Alaska has to offer. You can see the pictures below.

 

The Yakutat Lodge is committed to our guests new and old. We want to create a warm and welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for our guests to enjoy. For all inquiries please contact fish@yakutatlodge.com or call 1-800-YAKUTAT (9258828).

How To Plan Your Fishing Trip To Alaska

FISHING EQUIPMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

Fishing vest, hip boots or neoprene waders, good quality rain gear, gloves, insect repellent, polarized glasses, waterproof bag, hook sharpener, needle-nose pliers or hemostat, leader clippers, knife, an appropriate assortment of high quality swivels, weights, hooks, new line, extra spools and reel oil or WD-40.

HOW TO GET THERE

There are daily scheduled jet services to Yakutat. Though there are many options, the most common way to get there is to fly Seattle-Juneau-Yakutat on Alaska Airlines flight #61 in the morning. Or Anchorage, Cordova, Yakutat on Alaska’s evening flight #66.

WEATHER

Yakutat’s climate is characterized by mild, rainy weather. Average summer temperatures range from 42 to 60 degrees, while winter averages 17 to 39 degrees. As part of one of the northernmost rainforests in the world, Yakutat gets some of the heaviest precipitation in Alaska. The weather in Yakutat is wet. Don’t forget to pack your rain gear and clothes that will keep you warm at 40 degrees!

THE YAKUTAT LODGE

The beautiful thing about Yakutat Lodge is that trips are tailored to the desires of the visitors. Fishing is always included in your package, so you can divvy up the number of days between the river and the salt. Or you can choose to tour and see some of the majestic Gulf Coast on trips like the flight-seeing tours of the Hubbard Glacier. The lodge is rustic, and rooms are clean and comfortable, each with a private bath. All rooms accommodate up to four persons. The full-service dining room offers a variety of items, including a daily breakfast of your choice and a full dinner of anything on the menu.

The Yakutat Lodge is the closest lodge to the Situk River and other fishing hot spots. Fly-outs literally originate from the front door, with offered packages that include fishing. They prepare, fillet, freeze, and box your catch in custom fish boxes. They’ll even prepare any trophies for shipment to your favorite taxidermist.

For more information or to book your next trip to join the Alaskan Fishing Team call 1-800-YAKUTAT or (907) 784-3232. You can also e-mail us at fish@yakutatlodge.com with any questions. We look forward to seeing you at The Yakutat Lodge!