Discover the remote and idyllic Kiklukh Lodge, an intimate fishing lodge that offers personalized services to a select number of guests. Our exclusive location accommodates a maximum of 16 fishermen per week, accessible only by Bush plane, approximately 80 miles southeast of Cordova, Alaska, on the North Gulf Coast. Referred to by Alaskans as the “lost coast of Alaska,” our lodge offers picturesque coastal and mountain views, especially on clear days.
Nestled on a bluff overlooking the river and Gulf of Alaska, the Kiklukh Lodge offers a breathtaking backdrop of three mountain ranges: Robinson, Chugach, and Saint Elias, with the Bering Glacier in between. Guests can experience a close encounter with Mount Saint Elias, an 18,008-foot peak, second only to Mount Denali. The beach also affords a stunning view of magnificent icebergs migrating from the Bering Glacier. Wildlife enthusiasts will appreciate the frequent sightings of rocky mountain goats, brown and black bears, moose, wolves, beavers, otters, eagles, and other wildfowl.
Kiklukh Lodge prides itself on providing an exceptional fishing experience, boasting trophy catches of Silver Salmon, steelhead, sea-run, Dolly Varten, Cutthroat Trout, and rainbow trout. Our lodge is dedicated to providing guests with authentic wilderness fishing without any outside intrusion.
The Kiklukh River, a two-minute drive by ATV from the lodge, is approximately 8 miles of low gradient, free-flowing water from two mountain lakes. The river varies in width from 40 to 60 feet, depending on the water level, with an average depth of 3 to 5 feet. The lower three miles of the river is flat and braided, providing excellent holding water and runs for incoming fish. The upper river is narrow with higher water volume, offering more shooting run type fishing conditions. Anglers can enjoy the crystal clear water, affording them an opportunity to “site fish” for trophy Silver Salmon. While most anglers prefer to Wade, waiting is not a prerequisite for fishing as many of our most productive runs and holes are fished directly from the bank or shore, ideal for anglers.
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Traveling to our remote Alaska fishing lodge is an adventure in itself. To get there, travelers will fly on commercial aircraft to the city of Cordova, Alaska, and then take our lodge's shuttle fight service to the remote fish camp. However, please keep in mind that the weather in Alaska can be unpredictable and may cause delays, so it's always a good idea to prepare for the possibility of needing to book accommodations at one of the local hotels in Cordova, either on the way to the lodge or when leaving. Upon arrival in Cordova, anglers will be met at the airport and immediately transferred to our hanger. From here, you will board one of our two aircraft and take a breathtaking 20-minute flight to the lodge. The flight provides incredible views of the rugged coastline, glaciers, and coastal ranges. If you plan to arrive in Cordova a day early, we offer a shuttle service to transport you to your motel and then back to the airport the next morning for your shuttle flight to the lodge. Most anglers can make it to the lodge in one day, with the option to overnight on the way out if necessary. If you need any help with your travel arrangements, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Our lodge is nestled in a remote location, yet we take pride in providing all the comforts and amenities you would expect from a fishing lodge in more populated areas. We believe that guests deserve a true Alaskan experience, which is why we have taken great care to create beautiful knotty pine cabin interiors that reflect the natural beauty of the surrounding wilderness. Our lodging accommodations consist of nine spacious guest cabins, each comfortably accommodating two guests. The cabins feature cozy beds with soft linens, towels, and pillows supplied. For your comfort, the cabins are insulated and equipped with electric heat. Designed with fishermen in mind, the cabins provide ample room to hang and store your gear. Additionally, we offer six private bath houses with sinks, vanities, and hot water showers, as well as a laundry room and changing rooms available for guests at any time. Inside our main lodge, you'll find separate dining and commons rooms. Our large, beautifully decorated dining room is a gathering spot where we serve our deliciously prepared gourmet meals and encourage casual conversation with other lodge guests. The commons room is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of fishing, complete with a bar, card/game table, television, and a fly tying bench. At Kiklukh Lodge, we want to ensure that you have the best fishing experience possible. That's why we have a fully equipped tackle shop with high-quality spin and fly fishing equipment in case your personal gear gets broken or fails. We provide all the necessary tackle you'll need to catch your limit, and we also offer a complete selection of the best Lourdes flies and additional tackle for purchase. Experience the rugged Alaskan wilderness in comfort and style at Kiklukh Lodge. We guarantee an unforgettable fishing adventure and exceptional lodging accommodations that will make you feel right at home.
Get ready to experience some of the best fishing Alaska has to offer at Kiklukh Lodge. Just a two-minute ATV drive from the lodge, the Kiklukh River stretches approximately 8 miles of low-gradient, free-flowing water sourced from two mountain lakes. The river is small, ranging from 40 to 60 feet in width, depending on water levels, with an average depth of just 3 to 5 feet. The lower 3 miles of the river are flat and braided, offering excellent holding water and runs for incoming fish, while the upper river is narrow with higher water volume, perfect for shooting run-type fishing conditions. One of the most exciting things about fishing on the Kiklukh River is the crystal-clear water, which allows anglers to "site fish" for trophy silver salmon. The stream bottom is old washed gravel, and while most anglers prefer to wade, waiting is not a prerequisite for fishing. Many of our most productive runs and holes are fished directly from the bank, making it ideal for anglers of all skill levels. While the Kiklukh River is our main fishing area, there are numerous other fishing locations within a short distance from the lodge that provide an abundant amount of fish, ensuring that you come back with a catch at the end of the day no matter what the weather may have in store. Let's talk about the Kiklukh River species of fish and the fishing access. The river is home to an annual run of silver salmon, averaging around 20,000 fish, with an average weight of 12 pounds, with many fish taken during a week of fishing weighing between 13 to 18 pounds. Each year, several fish in the 20-pound category are caught, with the unofficial lodge record being a weighted fly-caught coho that tipped the scale at an impressive 22 pounds, 4 ounces. Four IGFA world records were set on the Kiklukh River in just three years, making it a prime destination for anglers worldwide. The Kiklukh River is also host to a variety of different game fish, including Cutthroat and Rainbow trout, resident and sea-run Dolly Varden. Early season fishing can provide a chance to catch Pink and Sockeye Salmon. In addition to the Kiklukh River, the lodge fishes additional waterways, the Otter River, and the lake watershed, which holds large concentrations of silver salmon. Much of our dry fly fishing for coho salmon takes place in the Otter Lagoon system. In addition to salmon, resident rainbow trout averaging 2 to 3 pounds can be caught in Otter Lake. Get ready for the fishing adventure of a lifetime at Kiklukh Lodge. *The fishing season at the Kiklukh Lodge runs from late August through the middle of October. Our trips run Friday to Friday.
At Kiklukh Lodge, we take pride in our ability to put our guests on the fish. Our guiding program is designed to help anglers become familiar with the fishing techniques necessary to successfully catch fish. For those who need extra assistance, our guides are incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that you have a memorable fishing experience. To ensure that you have access to the best fishing spots, we offer transportation to and around our waters by ATV, boats, or on foot. Rest assured that the weather is never a determining factor in getting into great fishing. Whether rain or shine, our experienced guides know exactly where to take you for the best chance of catching that trophy fish you've been dreaming of. So, come join us at our lodge and let our expert guides take you on a fishing adventure like no other. Whether you're an experienced angler or a beginner, we guarantee an unforgettable fishing experience that will have you coming back year after year. *Fishing licenses can be purchased at the lodge or purchased on-line from Alaska Game and Fish. A seven-day license costs $55.00.
Indulge in a culinary experience like no other at Kiklukh Lodge. Our chef and her staff are dedicated to providing our guests with three home-cooked meals daily that are simply in a class of their own. Imagine waking up to the enticing aroma of fresh coffee, eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, and homemade biscuits. As you continue on with your day, you can look forward to a delicious homemade soup, deli sandwiches, chips, pickles, and desserts. Some anglers prefer to enjoy a picnic on the river while others return to camp for lunch and a quick nap. After a thrilling day on the river, get ready to feast on an exquisite dinner carefully prepared to satisfy your taste buds. Our guests are treated to a variety of delectable dishes, including Alaskan king crab legs, jumbo shrimp, filet mignon, baked halibut, grilled salmon, chicken, prime rib cooked to order, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Don't forget to save room for our homemade cakes and pies, which are simply divine. Our lodge is famous for its excellent food and large portions, so be careful or you might end up adding a few extra pounds on your fishing trip. At Kiklukh Lodge, we believe that a memorable fishing trip should include exceptional dining experiences, and we are committed to providing just that. Come and indulge in the culinary delights of our lodge and make your fishing trip even more memorable. *If you have special dietary requirements or prefer vegetarian dishes, please notify us in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
The total cost of the trip to the Kiklukh Lodge is $6,650 per person, which includes all applicable taxes. ,If you pay the full amount at the time of booking you may receive a discount otherwise a 50% non-refundable deposit is required by May 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 in special circumstances 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.
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