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 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.

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).

Recent Upgrades to The Yakutat Lodge

There have been many upgrades to The Yakutat Lodge since the new owners took over in October of 2016. With this being the first year in operation we have learned a lot and have taken all requests into consideration. Thank you to all of our guests for their feedback. The Yakutat Lodge wanted to let its valued guests know exactly what updates have occurred and how they might affect your stay with us.

We will start with the upgrades to our fishing fleet. Last year we had all of our ocean vessels sent to Juneau, the upgrades that were completed were; new outboard motors, new onboard heaters, new electronics and all hulls where cleaned and refurbished. We currently have stocked up with some of the best new rods and reels in the industry for our guests to enjoy. Our freshwater clients will be happy to learn that we are adding two new Pavati Drift Boats. These boats have heaters for those chilly Alaska mornings, a heated compartment for meals on the river or as Pavati calls it a “Pizza Oven”, flat floors for ease of movement, built-in fish box and a padded fly fishing casting area to help with clients standing in a moving boat. The new Pavati Drift boats are comfortable and versatile for a great day on the Situk. We also have added several newer Suburban’s to our fleet to make transportation to and from destinations more comfortable.

We have done major upgrades to many of our accommodations as well. “The Big House” has all new carpeting, furniture, queen log beds and new comfortable mattresses. Keep in mind that the big house is ideal for a multitude of different types of groups. Whether you are planning a corporate retreat for your high-end clients or a family reunion, the big house is a perfect fit for up to 18 guests. The Lodge has been updated with a new kitchen and refurbished bar for all of your dining and drinking desires. This is a place to relax and socialize with a cozy atmosphere. Our Airport Motel has been renovated with new queen log beds, comfortable new mattresses, new flooring, and new interior furnishing. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible while enjoying the rustic beauty Alaska has to offer.

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).

The 2017 Season Is Wrapping Up

Yakutat Lodge is finishing up a great season and closing things down for the winter. Fishing is still good, but the weather takes a turn for the worse at this time, and the river becomes to dangerous to continue floating.
If you are considering booking your 2018 trip be sure to contact us with any and all questions or inquiries. We are hoping that you are looking forward to next year as much as we are.
If you have any photos from this year we would love to share them on our social channels and our website. Please send them to yakutatlodgemedia@gmail.com. Thank you to all the guests that have sent photos, keep an eye on the website and social accounts to see your feature.
If you would like to have our 2018 promotions sent directly to your inbox, please send your email address to yakutatlodgemedia@gmail.com and you will be added to our list receiving the opportunity to book our 2018 promotions first.
See you all in the spring of 2018 for a great Steelhead season.

Yakutat Lodge Fishing Report September 12, 2017

Silver Season on the river is in full swing. The fishing is stupid good. Thousands of Silvers entered the system this week and should continue for the several weeks straight. Flies, Jigs, and Spinners are very effective for the aggressive fresh Silvers. All 14 miles of the river is full of fish now and the guides are reporting 40 to 75 fish landed per boat each day.
Ocean conditions remain good for Halibut and Silvers. Although the Silver fishing is slowing down, there are still plenty of residual fish swimming around out there.

The weather has been wet, but not too cold yet.

FISHING REPORT FROM YAKUTAT ALASKA AUGUST 25TH, 2017

Water levels have finally risen from the recent rains and it’s calling for more rain to come, which will keep the river in good shape for the kick off to Silver Season.

The number of Pink Salmon have started to decrease as the Silver numbers are increasing on every tide.

Silver Salmon and Halibut fishing have continued to be exceptional in the bay.

Awesome Drone Footage Of Salmon Fishing With The Yakutat Lodge Crew

It may be quiet and peaceful out on the river, but it’s not this silent.

Imagine the trickle of the water, splashing of the fish, the chirping of the birds and the humming of the bees. Plus the unexpected sound of the drone flying overhead. This gives you a bird’s eye view as to what a day on the Situk River with the Lodge’s experienced guides is like.

Man and nature as one, untouched and unspoiled. This is what Yakutat has to offer.

Ready to book your next Alaska adventure? Contact The Yakutat Lodge for to answer any and all of your questions about the area or the experience. Call 1-800-YAKUTAT or email info@yakutatlodge.com.

FISHING REPORT FROM YAKUTAT ALASKA JULY 25TH, 2017

Curious about the fishing conditions around The Yakutat Lodge? Wonder no more.

Sockeye reached 66,000 over the weir, and the King count is almost at 600 large. Even though the Sockeye season is coming to a close, the Pink Salmon have started to their march up river in big numbers. 11,000 Pinks over the weir so far, and many more to come over the next month.
Halibut and Coho fishing in the bay has been spectacular, with limits of both being obtained by Noon on a daily basis,(Coho limits are 6 per person in the Ocean). Coho will be arriving in the river system in the next couple weeks, and by mid-August, the river should be full of Pink and Coho Salmon.