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No See Um Lodge sits on the shores of Alaska’s Kvichak River, surrounded by thousands of miles of pristine waters, wilderness and world-class fishing. No See Um has definitively earned the reputation of being one of Alaska’s finest fly-out lodges, and we believe that this operation is completely in a league of its own. With a fleet of float planes and jet boats, No See Um fishes the Kvichak, Moraine, American, Kulik, Funnel, Brooks, Battle, Talarik and numerous other "Tier-One" waters. One thing that we really like about this operation is that not only do you fly out every day (weather permitting), but the lodge floatplanes do not leave your side once you are fishing. This ensures safety and consistently good fishing by providing the option of a quick and easy relocation if needed. Also, with the lodge being located directly on the banks of the Kvichak (one of the finest trout rivers in the world!) there are never missed fishing days due to poor weather.
The standard package at No See Um is a 6.5 fishing day / 7 night package (Monday to Monday)
Located 300 miles southwest of Anchorage in the world famous Bristol Bay watershed, the lodge sits directly on the banks of the Kvichak River. Several buildings comprise the lodge, including the guest houses, which have six bedrooms. Each bedroom has two twin beds and a complete private bathroom. With an excellent view of the river, you can relax in your room after a long day of fishing, enjoy the comfortable lodge with a full complimentary bar, or sit streamside in the Jacuzzi. Other amenities include phone service, internet access, and 24-hour electricity.
All of the meals at No See Um are prepared by a world class chef. The lodge will gladly accommodate any special needs with a little advance notice. Fresh breads, rolls and desserts are prepared daily in the bakery. Select red and white wines are served with dinner.
Being located in the greater Iliamna region, No See Um concentrates primarily on trophy rainbow trout, along with arctic char, dolly varden, and grayling. All five species of Pacific salmon are also available, depending on the time of year. The fishing at No See Um Lodge changes almost daily. The small number of clients (a maximum of twelve per week) allows for a different fishing experience every day. Owner John Holman and his excellent team of pilots and guides will give you the best options nightly so you can decide what you would like to experience during your fishing the next day. Daily options are dependent upon weather, water conditions, time of year, and physical factors. The guest-to-guide ratio is never more than 2-to-1, so you can be assured that no matter what your needs are, No See Um can and will accommodate them. With three DeHavilland Beaver float planes and numerous aluminum jet boats, No See Um has no trouble getting you to the fish. And one thing that we really love about this operation is that with three Beavers for a maximum of only 12 guests, the planes stay with you each day while you're fishing. They do not simply drop you off and then return later in the day, but rather wait with you, ready to quickly pick up and move at a moments notice if the fishing, the conditions, or the weather dictate it. Very few lodges in Alaska offer this luxury! This ensures safety and better fishing by providing the option of a quick and easy relocation if needed. Also, with the lodge being located directly on the banks of the Kvichak River, there are no missed days due to weather.
The lodge is just 30 miles downstream from the mouth of the Kvichak, which drains Lake Iliamna. The lake is the second largest freshwater lake in the U.S. – covering over 1000 square miles – and holds the world’s largest wild rainbow trout. Whether you're a veteran fly fisherman or a beginner, No See Um is the perfect Alaska trip.
Three DeHavilland Beavers on floats, and aluminum jet boats equipped with Yamaha jet motors. For accessing the trout regions of the Kvichak, the lodge has three 22-foot inboard jet sleds equipped with heaters for your comfort. The key things about having THREE Beavers for only 12 guests is that (A) Guests fly every single day that they want, and (B) the planes stay with guests each day - all day long. That allows for rapid movement and the ability to quickly head to another destination or river if the fishing conditions, fish numbers, weather, etc. dictate it. It is recommended that anglers bring all of their own gear and equipment, including rods, reels, wading boots, and terminal tackle.
** Effective on January 1, 2012, Alaska will enforce a ban on felt-soled wading boots to help prevent the spread of a slew of potential water diseases. Please keep that in mind while planning for your trip.
For non-anglers, the lodge offers a number of other activities, including scenic flights, wildlife viewing, boat tours, Brooks Lodge bear viewing, and seasonal bird hunting. That said, No See Um is primarily a lodge destination for those who are there to fish!
Your trip starts upon arrival in Anchorage. The flight from Anchorage to King Salmon, Alaska is included in your lodge package. Several major airlines serve Anchorage, Alaska from the lower-48, including United, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and several other major carriers.
All No See Um trips run Monday through Monday. The Monday morning flight out of Anchorage to the lodge will depart at 9:00 AM arriving King Salmon about 10:30 AM. The charter company is called TransNorthern and is located at gate L2 in the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage (right next to the Pen Air gate). The following Monday (departure day from the lodge back to Anchorage) will entail a relaxed breakfast and lodge departure about 9:30 AM. Departure from King Salmon at about 11:00 AM, arriving back in Anchorage at 12:30 PM. It is recommended by No See Um that guests overnight in Anchorage the day before your trip begins and connect to King Salmon the following day.
Rates are per person and based on double occupancy. Please call Yellow Dog for details.
7 Nights / 6.5 Fishing Days ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $8,700.00
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Three hundred miles southwest of Anchorage Alaska is the world famous Bristol Bay watershed. Bristol Bay, an arm of the Bering Sea, is bounded on the south by the Alaskan Peninsula. The bay, about 250 miles long and 180 miles wide at the mouth, is shallow and well known for rich salmon fisheries. The Kvichak River drains Lake Iliamna, the largest lake in Alaska and the second largest freshwater lake wholly within the United States. Covering approximately 1,022 square miles, it holds the worlds largest wild trout. No See Um is located about 30 miles down from the lake and about 25 miles up from the bay. At this part of the Kvichak the depth ranges from 2 ft to over 30 ft. The width directly across from the lodge is approximately 340 yards.