Yakutat Lodge Fishing Report | May 11, 2017

Recent rains have the fish on the bite!
The main push of spring fish is coming to an end and the winter fish have dropped back into the system and are starting the spring spawn. The river is full of fish for the entire 14-mile float, and the water levels should continue to hold for the next couple of days while the sun shines. Rain is forecast for the middle of the week and should keep the fish on the bite.
Yarn balls and beads are most effective at this time and should be the go-to for the remainder of the season. Good luck out there and tight lines.

The Best Time Of Year to Saltwater Fish In Alaska

There is a variety of species to be caught when on board one of our ocean going “Happy Hooker” fleet. Species include king salmon, coho salmon, pink salmon, ling cod, rockfish and halibut. The availability of these fish varies according to the time or year. As you can see in the chart above, the best time for

As you can see in the chart above, the best time for king salmon is March through July, with some noted in the later of the year. If you are aiming to catch coho salmon planning a trip between June and October will have the most likely chance of you bringing one in for dinner. Pink salmon and Ling cod have a fairly short season ranging from June to August, you will want to be quite specific with your plans during that time to catch some pinkies. The hideous rockfish are more frequent during the year being available from April to September. And last but definitely not least sir Halibut biting on rods from March until October.

Our recently in 2017 updated “Hooker Fleet” consists of the Happy Hookers III, IV and Madam Hooker. Our “Hooker” fleet has caught the most fish in all of Alaska. It’s quite common to land fish over 100 pounds and once again, our guest have landed fish over 270 lbs in the last year.

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The ocean boats are equipped with new fishing equipment and lead by our top-notch professional skippers to ensure your safety as well as an opportunity to experience the highest quality saltwater fishing available.  Upon your return, your catch is filleted, packaged and vacuum packed, and frozen for you right at The Yakutat Lodge’s our own dock and commercial fish cleaning facility.

The Ocean fishing is simply among the best in Alaska.  The Yakutat Bay and surrounding waters and spectacular mountains complemented by the world’s largest glaciers provide an arena of incredible beauty where mere words couldn’t do it justice. It is so much more then just a fishing trip, it is an experience of a lifetime that will keep you coming back year after year.

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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.wpengine.com any questions.

What To Expect At The Nations Best Sportsmen’s Trade Shows

The Yakutat Lodge has already begun the year with participation at different trade shows throughout the United States. Its been great to connect with so many outdoor enthusiasts.

Over the next month’s we will be at four more shows including the International Sportsmen’s Show in Sacramento California from January 18th-21st, at The Sportsmen’s Shows in Puyallup Washington January 24th-28th and Portland Oregon February 7th-11th then to round up the tour at the final International Sportsmen’s Show in Scottsdale Arizona show March 22nd -25th.

The purpose of this article is provide the basic information about the show so we can see you smiling face there if you are in the area. Come find us and learn about the world-class fishing experiences and comfortable accommodations that The Yakutat Lodge has to offer.

ISE has produced America’s premier sportsman’s and outdoor shows in the western United States since 1975. ISE’s four expos kick-off each new year spotlighting thousands of products and services from 1,300 companies and offering more than 100,000 sportsman attendees the largest, finest face-to-face outdoor marketplace available. Free seminars, contests and hands-on show features educate and inspire attendees–newcomer to expert, youth to senior, man and woman–to begin their next outdoor adventure.

International Sportsmen’s Show ~ Sacramento, California
Location: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Sacramento, CA 95815
Date: January 18th to 21st 2018
Hours: Thursday & Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm

Website Link: http://www.sportsexpos.com/attend/sacramento

International Sportsmen’s Show ~ Scottsdale, Arizona

Location: WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N Pima Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Date: March 22nd to 25th 2018
Hours: Thursday & Friday 10am- 7pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm

Website Link: http://www.sportsexpos.com/attend/scottsdale/

For any more information please contact fish@yakutatlodge.wpengine.com.

These shows are more than the largest sportsmen’s shows around, it’s a celebration of fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation.  The Sportsmen’s Shows have been around for decades and continue to be one of the best in the nation because of the diversity, sheer size of the event and all the major players are here — including manufacturers, retailers, guides and outfitters and hundreds of opportunities to learn and improve your fishing, hunting and outdoor skills. Come out to feed your passion for the outdoors.

Sportsmen’s Shows ~ Puyallup, Washington

Location: Washingtons State Fair Events Centre
Date: January 24th-28th 2018
Hours: Wednesday through Friday 12pm- 8pm, Saturday 10am – 8pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm

Website Link: www.sportsexpos.com/

 

Sportsmen’s Shows ~ Portland, Oregon

Location: Portland Expo Centre
Date: February 7th- 11th 2018
Hours: Wednesday through Friday 11am– 8pm, Saturday 10am – 8pm and Sunday 10am – 6pm

Website Link: www.sportsexpos.com/

 

There is a lot to take in at the Expos. The Yakutat Lodge hopes to see you there!

The Yakutat Lodge Sponsors The Sportsman’s News Outdoor Writing Contest 2017

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The Yakutat Lodge is sponsoring the Sportsman’s News Outdoor Writing Contest in 2017. Contestants will be submitting publications throughout 2017 for the chance to win a five-night guided fishing excursion at the newly updated Yakutat Lodge in Alaska. The winner will be joining a team from Sportsmen’s News for an all-expense paid experience of a lifetime.

The Yakutat Lodge looks forward to reading and featuring monthly publications of each finalist on their social media streams. We are complete supporters of sharing the different scopes of outdoor adventure and experience.

Below are the details of the contest and how to submit an entry. To contact Sportsmen’s News for more details head to their website https://www.sportsmansnews.com/outdoor-writing-contest/.

RULES AND HOW TO ENTER

Grand Prize Package
• One lucky winner will be chosen to join the Sportsman’s News Team on a 5 night and 4 full guide days, plus 2, ½ days guided fishing trips for Steelhead at The Yakutat Lodge in Yakutat, Alaska. The trip will take place during the summer of 2018 and with prime fishing dates. The winner will be responsible for airfare to and from Alaska as well as lodging and meals while en route.
• Contest will run from January 1st, 2017 through December 31, 2017, with up to 2 stories selected each month and published in the Sportsman’s News printed and/or digital publication. One grand prize winner will be selected from those whose stories have been published during the contest period. The winner is randomly selected through a drawing basis and will be notified via e-mail.
• Every published entry will receive a knife from Outdoor Edge and will be entered into the grand prize drawing.
• E-mail stories and photos to info@sportsmansnews.com.
• Stories should be between 900 and 1500 words and be sent as an MS Word document or pasted into an e-mail.
• Photos should be high-resolution JPG’s, TIF’s or PDF’s: if you have any questions regarding photos call (435)865-1680.
• Stories without photos will not be considered for publication or contest entry.
All stories may be edited for content and size. Published articles and photos become property of Sportsman’s News. All prizes are provided by Sportsman’s News Inc. Must be 18 years of age to win the grand prize.
All entries must include author name, address and phone number to be considered for publication. Sportsman’s News will not confirm receipt of entries.

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Phone (907) 784-3232 or 1-800-YAKUTAT (925-8828)/ Mobile (907) 602 2853 

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