Iliamna River Lodge

Fish at one of the most Storied Lodges in Alaska

Front Range Anglers is thrilled to announce some limited availability angler spots at one of Alaska’s most special Flyin/Flyout fishing lodges. Chase large plentiful aggressive rainbows, silvers and dollies at the famed Iliamna River Lodge on Lake Iliamna Alaska. Bill & Mel Betts operate a world class fishing operation at the Iliamna River Lodge and count most of their clients as personal friends. Usually this lodge has no space during the season as its almost always filled with returning clients, this year is slightly different with the Covid-19 travel difficulties. Alaska is continuing to be open but effective Aug. 11th, all anglers must have a negative PCR test prior to being allowed to board their departing aircraft for Anchorage. This is comforting knowing that everyone boarding the plane has tested negative on a COVID test. The lodge has an easy, no-hassle system of providing a test for you before your trip. No issues there. Fishing is done by jet boats on the local rivers, so you can choose from 3, 4 or 5 days of flyouts in the Dehavilland Beavers airplanes. Enjoy superb cuisine, and fabulous new, clean accommodations in the lodge's new cabins.


Contact Front Range Anglers Adventure Travel Manager Rob Kolanda or Adventure Travel Coordinator John Brown for additional information and to BOOK!

When you BOOK with FRA Adventure Travel you never pay more for our services as we work for YOU and the Lodge!.



The Fishing

What to Expect
Spend a day flying out to a remote river, or running upstream on a jet boat and sight fishing for wild trout, char, and salmon. Explore the bends and oxbows filled with native Char and trophy rainbows in the crystal clear waters of Lake Iliamna watershed of Bristol Bay. Hear the roar of bears in distant valleys under the watchful gaze of bald and golden eagles. All this and more is waiting for you at the Iliamna River Lodge


The Fishing Lodge
Our Fishing Lodge sits not only in the heart of Alaska’s best fishing area, but it is also surrounded by breath-taking Alaskan scenery. Nestled among pines overlooking the Iliamna River where our float planes land and take off, the lodge gives our guests easy access to fabled local waters to fish for Trout, Salmon, and Char. Our newly built spacious cabins are appointed with efficient heating, walk-in showers, and a front porch that offers fantastic views of nearby peaks and the Iliamna River.

Dinners like one would find in finer restaurants are served here in the main lodge. The bell for breakfast rings early for anglers anxious to get out and fly fish this treasured Iliamna Lake region of Alaska. Whether you’re dining or relaxing, the lodge provides the perfect setting for many pleasant moments, conversations, and memories. Rest assured that you won’t leave for a day of fishing without a full belly. Our gourmet chef receives the highest praise from our guests.

Travel Details

Getting There
• Arrive in Anchorage anytime before 2:00 p.m. on the day of your departure.

• Once you arrive in Anchorage, you will need to head over to Lake Clark Air for a 4:00 p.m. departure to Pedro Bay. You will need to be at Lake Clark Air by 3:00 p.m. The phone # for a cab is 907-276-1234 or 907-562-6805

• Lake Clark Air is located on Merrill Field airstrip at 2425 Merrill Field Dr, 907-278-2054. We will arrange this flight for you but you will need to pay for it ($500) once you get there unless you want to call LCA and pay in advance. (LCA is an excellent family run charter busi-ness. This will be one of the most spectacular flights you will ever take)

Returning Home
We will return from fishing by 3:00 p.m. so everyone will have time to get organized, eat a light meal, and say good-bye before a departure from the lodge at 5:00 p.m. We suggest scheduling your commercial flight out of Anchorage no earlier than 10:30 p.m. or 11:00 p.m


What's Included
Transportation to the lodge from Pedro Bay and transportation to the best fishing destinations by air or boat. All gourmet meals, guiding, use of all boats and motors, use of aircraft, all equipment including rods, reels, flies & leaders. We also include waders and wading boots if you need them or would like to leave yours at home.

2024 Rates and Dates

- 7 Night/6 Days: $9800 per angler (based on double occupancy)


- June 18-24

- June 25 – July 1

- July 2 – 8

- July 23 – 29

- September 24-30

What's Not Included
Gratuities, liquor, 7-day Alaska fishing license, commercial flight or chartered air travel between Anchorage and Pedro Bay (this flight will be set up by lodge personnel through Lake Clark Air).

Flyout Rates
You must choose between 4 or 5 flyouts included in your trip (additional flyouts added at a rate of $500 per angler and may be added once you’re at the lodge).

- 4 Flyouts / 2 Homewaters: $8800

- 5 Flyouts / 1 Homewaters: $9800

Term and Privacy.

COVID-19 Cancellation Policy
We will allow guests to reschedule if they are forced to cancel their trip due to travel or lodge closures from the pandemic. In this event, any deposits and final payments will be transferred in full to a rescheduled week. Trip insurance does not cover pandemic related issues, but it may provide coverage if you contract COVID-19 prior to or while on your trip. In addition, a ‘cancel for any reason’ (CFAR) upgrade is available to be added to cover cancellations due to uncovered reasons at 50% reimbursement. For any specific policy or coverage questions, please contact the insurance provider. We recommend purchasing standard trip insurance at minimum. For this reason, we recommend purchasing standard trip insurance at a minimum. We especially encourage travel insurance for float trips due to the medical and evacuation coverage it may provide in case of an emergency. Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
Cancellation/Refund Policy
At the time of booking 50% of the trip is due and payable. At 90 days the remainder plus all VAT and taxes are due. Cancellation greater than 90 days from the date of trip, all monies refunded less $100 fee if a replacement angler is found. Cancellation within 90 Days, no refunds are provided unless a qualified replacement angler is provided. No refunds are provided for trip cancellation due to Weather, Acts of God, Airline/Travel issues.
Travel Insurance
Front Range Anglers recommends all anglers to have Medical Evacuation Insurance- we recommend Global Rescue, and we HIGHLY recommend Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance. FOR ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: Jessica Minard at 617.210.8106 (direct) or email