About Kiklukh Lodge
Kiklukh Lodge is a remote fly fishing lodge located 80 miles southeast of Cordova, Alaska, a small fishing community on the Prince William Sound. The lodge sits on a bluff overlooking the Kiklukh River and the Gulf of Alaska. Behind us sits three mounts ranges: the Robinson, Chugach and Saint Elias with the Bering Glacier in between.
A two minute drive by ATV from the lodge, the Kiklukh River, is approximately eight miles, of low gradient, free flowing water from two mountain lakes. The water is small, averaging forty to sixty feet in width, depending on the water level, with an average depth of just over three to five feet. The lower three miles of the river is flat and braided with excellent holding water and runs for incoming fish. The upper river is narrow with higher water volume, offering more shoot and run type fishing conditions.
Lodge Amenities and Activities
• Game Room (Man Cave)
• Satellite TV
• Wet Bar (BYOB)
• Game Tables
• Drying Room (No more wet waders and gear in the morning)
• Vacuum packing on site
• Satellite Telephone for emergencies
• Photo Opportunities
• Trap Shooting
• Beach Combing
• Flight Seeing (extra cost)
• Prime Rib and Alaska King Crab
• Filet Mignon and Shrimp
• Halibut Fish Fry
• Grilled Salmon
• Cornish Game Hen
• Smoked Ribs
• Homemade Desserts
• Fresh Salads
• Homemade soups
Anglers are asked to bring their own spirits. The lodge will provide all the set-ups. If you enjoy wine with dinner or a cold beer for lunch, we can have it waiting for you at the camp and you can pay for it on arrival.
Our fishing season at the Kiklukh Lodge runs from late August through the middle of October. Our trips run from Friday to Friday. The Kiklukh River surrenders to an annual run of silver salmon, somewhere in the nature of 20,000 fish. This specific strain of Coho along the North Gulf Coast is larger in average than the Coho in southwest or western Alaska. Coho on the Kiklukh average twelve pounds, with many fish taken during a week’s fishing between thirteen to eighteen pounds. Each year several fish in the twenty-pound category are caught and released. The unofficial lodge record was a weighed, fly-caught chromer that tipped the sales at twenty-two pounds and four ounces.
Catch and Release
Each guest is allowed to keep and bring home six salmon. In the spirit of sportsmanship and conservation in preserving these world-class fisheries, we ask that all trout and steelhead be released. We also ask that all treble hooks on lures be replaced with single barb-less hooks. Your salmon will be cleaned, flash frozen and boxed for shipping home. There is always a batch of salmon in the smokehouse for hors d’oeuvres while at the lodge.
Fishing licenses can be purchased at the lodge or purchased on-line from Alaska Game and Fish. A seven-day license costs $55.00.
Deposits, Final Payments and Cancellations
The total cost of the trip to the Kiklukh Lodge is $5,250, which includes all applicable taxes. A $2,000 deposit is required by March 1st for confirmation of a booking, with the balance due on July 15th. We will not hold any open dates without the required deposit.
Deposits are refundable less a $600 cancellation fee if we are notified prior to sixty days from scheduled arrival date. Cancellations received after sixty days prior to scheduled arrival date are nonrefundable. Travel insurance is strongly recommended to protect your investment.