Fishing Trip Details
Escape to Kiklukh Lodge:
The Ultimate Alaskan Fishing
On a clear day, you can even see Mount Saint Elias, which stands at an impressive 18,008 feet, making it the second-highest peak after Mount Denali. But, of course, the real attraction of Kiklukh Lodge is the fishing. We pride ourselves on offering trophy-sized (15 pounds or more) silver salmon, steelhead, sea-run Dolly Varden, cutthroat trout, and rainbow trout. And, with no outside intrusion, you’ll experience true wilderness fishing like nowhere else.
Just a two-minute drive by ATV from the lodge, the Kiklukh River is approximately 8 miles of low-gradient, free-flowing water from two mountain lakes. The crystal-clear water ranges from 40 to 60 feet in width, depending on the water level, with an average depth of just 3 to 5 feet. The lower 3 miles of the river are flat and braided, with excellent holding water and runs for incoming fish.
In contrast, the upper river is narrow, with higher water volume, offering more shooting run type fishing conditions. Whether you prefer wading or fishing directly from the bank or shore, the Kiklukh River has something for every angler.
And, with an annual run of silver salmon estimated at around 20,000 fish, the Kiklukh River is a prime destination for coho fishing. Coho along the north Gulf Coast are larger than average, with an average weight of 12 pounds and many fish caught each week weighing between 13 to 18 pounds. Every year, several fish in the 20-pound category are caught and released, and some anglers even set IGFA world records in just three years. These salmon are fresh from the sea, with incoming tides providing fantastic surf fishing opportunities. So, whether you’re using fly or hardware, get ready for explosive action with reel-sizzling runs.
But the Kiklukh River isn’t just for salmon fishing. The river is also home to a variety of game fish, including wild cutthroat trout, both sea-run and resident, which average between 12 to 16 inches. You’ll also find resident and sea-run Dolly Varden, averaging between 2 to 4 pounds, and rainbow trout, averaging between 12 to 15 inches, in healthy populations year-round. During August, pink and sockeye salmon can also be caught.
In addition to the Kiklukh River, our lodge fishes an additional waterway, the Otter River, just a short ATV ride from the camp. The lake watershed here holds large concentrations of silver salmon, making it the perfect place for dry fishing. And, if you’re looking for something other than salmon, you’ll find resident rainbow trout averaging between 2 to 3 pounds in Otter Lake.
At Kiklukh Lodge, we understand that fishing is more than just a hobby; it’s a way of life. That’s why we’re committed to providing our guests with the ultimate Alaskan fishing experience. Our personalized service ensures that you get the most out of your trip, whether you’re a seasoned angler or a beginner.
When you’re not out on the river, you can relax at our cozy lodge, which sits on a bluff overlooking the Kiklukh River and the Gulf of Alaska. With only a limited number of guests, you’ll enjoy a peaceful and secluded stay, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And, after a day of fishing, you can unwind in our sauna or take a dip in the nearby hot springs.
If you’re ready to experience the thrill of true wilderness fishing, Kiklukh Lodge is the perfect destination. With personalized service, breathtaking views, and trophy-sized fish, you won’t find a better place to cast your line. Book your trip today and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Expert Fishing Guides
At Your Service
At Kiklukh lodge, our main objective is to help you reel in your dream catch, and our guiding program is expertly designed to provide anglers with the necessary fishing techniques to achieve success on the water. Our friendly and knowledgeable guides are dedicated to going the extra mile and ensuring that every angler has a memorable and rewarding fishing experience, regardless of skill level. We provide transportation to and around our many fishing waters using ATVs, boats, or walking, and our guides will be right there with you every step of the way. With a guide-to-angler ratio of 1:4, you can rest assured that you’ll receive personalized attention and guidance throughout your trip. For those who want even more individualized attention, we also offer personal guides for an additional fee. Plus, don’t let the weather deter you from enjoying great fishing – we’ll ensure you’re prepared and equipped to reel in your catch no matter what Mother Nature has in store.
Anglers and Their Trophies
Our “Fin-Tastic Catches” gallery showcases our anglers with their trophy catch, ranging from massive silver salmon to feisty rainbow trout. Browse through the gallery to see the impressive fish that have been caught at Kiklukh Lodge and imagine yourself holding your own Fin-Tastic catch.
our fish house
Bring the Taste of Alaska Home
At Kiklukh Lodge, we want our guests to savor their fishing experience well beyond their stay with us. That’s why we offer the option to vacuum seal and freeze your fresh catch to bring home with you. From delicious salmon to other game fish, take a piece of Alaska with you and enjoy it for many meals to come.
Get In Touch
Thinking about taking the next step to booking your great adventure at Kiklukh lodge? Feel free to contact us and will be happy to provide you with any information you may need