ALASKA TROUT CAMP LODGE
ALASKA TROUT CAMP
Everyone knows the Naknek River holds Alaska’s biggest Rainbows. Here’s a prime time offer to fish for these trophy bows at an unbelievable price. This trip is not available to other destinations. Be the first to enjoy this incredible fishery at this wonderful location.
AK Trout Camp is a traditional style Alaskan fish camp, unique in size, location, and history. Located on the banks of the Naknek River, it is just 15 miles from the town of King Salmon in the heart of the Bristol Bay Watershed. At AK Trout Camp, the goal is to provide a unique and highly personalized experience for their clients.
Make no mistake, they are not a large-scale factory type lodge, pumping 25+ clients a week through a 9 to 5 cookie cutter schedule. AKTC operates with 2 experienced and reputable guides, who host a maximum of 6 clients per week. Our small camp size allows us to offer a much more intimate and personal experience based solely on the needs and desires of their clients. This isn’t a “one size fits all” program like the big lodges run. They will work with you to create the exact type of trip you’re looking for and make sure no detail is missed.
At a Glance
Location: South Alaska
Target Fish: Leopard Rainbows, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden, Grayling, possibly Coho Salmon
Time of Year: September 1 - November
Lodge Capacity: 6 anglers
Nearest Airport: Anchorage AK, King Salmon AK
Documents Required: Alaska Sport Fishing License (can be purchased at the lodge) Additional Licenses required for King Salmon (also available for purchase at the lodge)
The fishing program is built around targeting the biggest Wild Rainbow Trout in the world. During the months of September and October, these massive non-anadromous Rainbows move from the lake and into the river to gorge themselves on salmon eggs, flesh, and leeches.
We run from September 1st to November 1st. This the prime time to catch these monster ‘bows by way of the fly. The average size of these fish is 25 to 27 inches in length and 10-15 pounds.
During your stay at AKTC, you will have the opportunity to land a 30+ inch wild Rainbow on the fly. If you’re a trout fisherman, these are the fish you’ve been dreaming about your whole life.
We offer Remote Fly Out day trips to some of the most secluded and truly wild fisheries in Alaska. We’ll load into a Cessna 206 or a De Havilland Beaver on floats and venture deep into the heart of the Bristol Bay region where we will target Leopard Rainbows, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden, and Grayling.
Book a trip in the first two weeks of September and you will also have the opportunity to target Coho Salmon. You will see an abundance of wildlife on your fly outs; bears, moose, caribou, bald eagles, and you may be lucky enough to see a pack of wolves from your float plane.
The camp is comprised of a Main House, which includes a living room, dining room, and kitchen. Here you’ll enjoy delicious, home cooked meals, swap fish stories, and perhaps unwind with a cocktail after a day of fishing. The Main House dates back to the 1920’s when it was built by an early Bristol Bay commercial fisherman and ship builder. It is a truly historic building that represents early Bristol Bay and a culture built around fishing.
Guest cabins are set up duplex style and have been built to provide a private and comfortable stay. Each room has its own bathroom with shower, tub, flush toilet, and a sink with (hot and cold) running water. Rooms are equipped with propane heat, generated electricity, solar powered lights for when the generator is off, refrigerator, and a great view of the Naknek River! Our accommodations are modern and comfortable; equipped with everything you need.
5 Days Fishing
6 Nights Lodging
Transportation to/from King Salmon Airport
Tackle (Rods, Reels, Flies, Line, etc.)
(Fly outs priced per person based on location, group size, and available aircraft)
You will fly from your home city to Anchorage. We will arrange a flight from Anchorage to King Salmon (cost of this flight is in addition to the price). This flight will take about one hour. We recommend that you fly to Anchorage the day before and overnight in a hotel.
On the following day (Sunday) you will leave Anchorage on Lake Clark Air at for your flight to King Salmon. You will return to Anchorage from King Salmon the following Sunday. Specifics will be available in our Pre-Trip document which you will receive prior to your trip.
Geordie Beldock is a passionate fly-fishing guide, who loves to be out on the water, putting clients on fish and sharing a good laugh. His love for the sport of fly fishing started at an early age, chasing small brook trout and salmon in his home town of Charlotte, Vermont. He began guiding rivers in Vermont and spent the summers guiding on the flats and blue water in Nantucket.
After obtaining his USCG 50-ton Master Captain’s License Geordie moved on to guiding in Alaska in the summer and Chile in the winter. Most recently Geordie has been guiding in the Maldives, Indian Ocean. Geordie has spent many seasons guiding in Bristol Bay Alaska and is extremely knowledgeable about the various fisheries it has to offer.
Geordie has a very diverse background, guiding fresh and salt water for various species all over the world. He loves sharing his expertise and passion about the sport of fly fishing. Any day on the water with Geordie is guaranteed to be a good day.
Luke Hammond is a dedicated outdoorsman hailing originally from Rangeley, Maine. Luke grew up fly fishing the prestigious waters of the Western Maine region, where his family has run a successful sporting camps operation and guide service for over 20 years. He has also spent a considerable amount of time chasing Stripers and Bluefish throughout Casco Bay and the Maine coastline.
Once he obtained his USCG Captain’s License, Luke decided to head for the Last Frontier. Over the years Luke has guided much of the fishable water available in the Bristol Bay Region of Alaska. His knowledge of Bristol Bay fisheries matched with his hard working nature and witty banter make for an enjoyable experience regardless of the conditions.
Luke spends the winter months coaching elite level ski racers at Sugarbowl Academy in Lake Tahoe, California. He is also working towards becoming a licensed Big Game Hunting Guide in Alaska.