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Alaska West
Alaska West
Alaska West
Alaska West
Alaska West
Alaska West
Alaska West
Alaska West
Alaska West
Alaska West
Alaska West
Alaska West

Details

  • Fresh Water
  • Season

    June - August
  • The rate for 2017 is $6395 per week. The charter flight from Anchorage to the lodge is about $850.
  • Number of guests

    The lodge takes 22 anglers per week.
  • Species:
    • King Salmon
    • Silver Salmon
    • Pink Salmon
    • Chum Salmon
    • Rainbow Trout
    • Char
    • Arctic Grayling

Alaska West

United States >> Alaska >> Quinhagak
Fishing and Species
The Kanectok River has it all: five species of Salmon (Kings, Chum, Coho, Sockeye and Pinks), Leopard Rainbows, Char, Dollies and Arctic Grayling.

Why does Alaska West operate a fixed-base tent lodge, on the Kanectok River, where no one can build a permanent lodge? THE FISHING. All five species of salmon, beautiful rainbows, dollies, char and grayling are the reasons to fish here. Alaska West is located in the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge in western Alaska, five miles upriver from the Alaska Native village of Quinhagak.
Why does Alaska West operate a fixed-base tent lodge, on the Kanectok River, where no one can build a permanent lodge? THE FISHING. All five species of salmon, beautiful rainbows, dollies, char and grayling are the reasons to fish here. Alaska West is located in the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge in western Alaska, five miles upriver from the Alaska Native village of Quinhagak.

The facility is a “tent lodge.” It is made up of a combination of permanent and semi-permanent structures, and is designed to offer comfortable living, eating and lounging areas. The dining tent gives you plenty of room to spread out, relax and enjoy the gourmet Alaska cuisine. If you’re looking for white linen tablecloths, you should look elsewhere. If you’re looking for a very comfortable place to spend the week fishing, relaxing and enjoying a little corner of Alaska, you’ve come to the right place.

Dining Tent
The dining tent is a spacious 24?x 60? heated structure with wood floors and is always kept neat and clean. The kitchen has all the best equipment such as gas ranges, convection oven, microwave, refrigerators and freezers.

Lounge Tent
The lounge is a great place to relax after a full day of fishing. This large heated tent is furnished with comfortable chairs and tables. At your disposal are a refrigerator of cold drinks, poker chips with cards, board games, dart board, magazines, books, map board, telephone, satellite television and an online camp computer. They also have a fly-tying bench with a limited supply of fly-tying materials and vises.

Drying Tent
After returning from your day’s fishing adventure, this tent serves as a place for you to hang your wet waders, coats, boots and anything else you don’t want wet or dirty in your sleeping quarters.

Gazebo/Viewing Deck
This split-level wood structure has a great river view. The bottom area is open-air and enclosed with a fine mesh bug screen. This is a great place to sit and enjoy the midnight sun without being bothered by your little biting buddies. Directly above is the viewing deck. Bring your camera– the sunsets can be breathtaking!

Showers and Restrooms/Outhouses
The showers have hot and cold running water with a sink basin and chair. They are cleaned daily. The restrooms are indeed outhouses. They too are cleaned daily and they are strategically located near your tent cabin.

Tent Cabins/Sleeping Quarters
Your heated tent cabin is furnished with two single beds with full bedding and pillow, clean shower linen, nightstand, hang-down bug net, lantern, carpeted floor and clothes hangers. Housekeeping staff will come through daily to make beds, empty trash and tidy up to ensure your new home stays neat and clean.

The Staff
Visiting Alaska West means spending a week in your own little village in the middle of the Alaskan bush. The staff that supports the facility is a major reason that many guests choose to return year after year. Besides the best-in-industry guide staff, the team includes mechanics and camp helpers, a gourmet chef and kitchen staff, housekeepers, managers and a dedicated camp host. Although the guests see nothing but smooth operations and great days of fishing, back at camp a crack team is maintaining motors, preparing meals, smoking and freezing salmon, cleaning tent cabins, doing laundry, making repairs, and just generally making sure that all you need to worry about is making the next cast!

You will fish out of 16 to 18 foot flat-bottomed jon boats that are powered by 40 HP jet pumps. They are equipped with bow and stern anchors, two swivel seats and life jackets. A cooler is on board to store lunches and drinks. The boats are used in several different ways. While fishing for salmon you might fish from the boat, anchoring up and swinging or stripping. Fishing for trout can be done from the boats as well. Both seats are removed, your guide rows you down river ‘drift boat style’ and you cast while floating. This method is a wonderful way to see the river and cover water. While fishing from the boat is fun, most anglers also choose to fish from the wading-friendly gravel bars. This is where the jet boat shines! They can run over very shallow water and get you to many small side channels that can be hiked up and fished from shore with your guide.