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All Kinds of Fun at Intricate Bay Lodge

Posted on Oct 28, 2012

All Kinds of Fun at Intricate Bay Lodge

  One week prior to the end of the season Intricate Bay Lodge was lucky to host an Alaskan adventure for a great group of eight. Enthusiastic, active, curious and fun-loving, they were extremely willing to try everything Alaska had to offer.  The report on their trip made perfect material for a blog entry on all the possible kinds of fun one can have here at Intricate Bay. So if you are considering booking a trip to our lodge or booked one already and would like to know more on what your Alaskan adventure might include, read on! Fishing Since we are a fishing lodge, great fishing is...

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Happy Anniversary, Mr and Mrs Johnston!

Posted on Sep 18, 2012

Happy Anniversary, Mr and Mrs Johnston!

The first half of September is a great time to be in Alaska. The salmon are dropping their eggs, the rainbows have started their feeding frenzy alongside the bears, which makes for great fishing topped off with amazing bear viewing.  At this time of the year the only way to make your Alaskan adventure more special is to have something special to celebrate. Last week our lodge was lucky to host a very joyful event – our guests’ Peter and Kristi Johnston’s 33rd wedding anniversary. As we didn’t know anything about it until the day before, it was a quite a surprise for...

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Ray, Mike and The Texas Trio: “Hello, Dolly!” and many more.

Posted on Sep 8, 2012

Ray, Mike and The Texas Trio: “Hello, Dolly!” and many more.

When people who are relatively new to fly-fishing hear what the fish on the photo above is called, they often ask: ”Dolly what? Dolly Parton?” It makes more experienced anglers have a good laugh, tell a few Dolly Parton jokes and then explain how the name really spells. That beautiful fish our guest Ray caught has nothing to do with the infamous country singer, though for an unfamiliar ear it’s name sounds confusingly alike. It’s Dolly Varden. Dolly Varden belong to a group of fish named char. Young Dolly Varden’s bodies are olive-brown with contrasting dark...

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Tough Weather, Tougher Group

Posted on Aug 31, 2012

Tough Weather, Tougher Group

In Alaska they say you either earn good weather or pay for it. Lately we’ve been starting almost every blog by bragging about the lovely weather we had, so it was clear that our bill would be due sooner then later. And it was – on the third week of August we payed and payed and payed. The fog and the wind and the rain made it for a pretty tough conditions… Luckily, the group we had that week were even tougher – no bad weather could prevent them from  enjoying their fishing to the most. Our guests were very excited to catch some silver salmon. At this time of a year,...

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Sweitzers: Six River Experience.

Posted on Aug 23, 2012

Sweitzers: Six River Experience.

What comes to mind, when you think about a week at a fly-out lodge in remote Alaska? Flying over crystal clear lakes and snow-capped mountains, fishing pristine rivers where every other fish is a trophy and you sometimes have the whole fishery to yourself… No wonder our guests try to do as many  fly-outs as possible while they are here, and it’s always a joy for us to make all their wishes come true. That was the case with the second week of August. We had two “executive package” guests – that means you charter our plane to go where you want to when you want to...

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Father and Son, Trout Slayers from Seattle

Posted on Aug 15, 2012

Father and Son, Trout Slayers from Seattle

The second week of August at Intricate Bay Lodge began with great weather, awesome fishing and interesting wild life encounters. The Alaskan sun kept shining, brown bears and their numerous cubs played and feasted on the salmon, not paying any attention to the anglers. Most importantly the fish behaved exactly the way we wanted them to: rainbows and dollies and silvers and reds just couldn’t stay away from the hooks of our guests! It’s been a great week so far, but the absolute highlight of it was getting an extremely positive feedback from one of our guests. Michael Kovar, who...

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