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Opening Week at Intricate Bay Lodge

June 17th to June 23 2012 During the month of June, fishing the rivers and streams of Bristol Bay and specifically the Lake Iliamna drainage is a very exciting time. The rivers are full of hungry and aggressive rainbows grayling and char.  There are a plethora of options for catching these beauties. If variety is [...]

2016-12-14T19:58:50+00:00June 29th, 2012|

July ~ Salmon Run

A predictable eruption occurs at Katmai National Park and Preserve annually as salmon burst from the northern Pacific Ocean and into park waters. Sockeye (also known as red) salmon return from the ocean, where they have spent two or three years. Navigating first across the open ocean, and then up rivers, lakes, and streams, they return to [...]

2016-12-14T19:58:50+00:00January 6th, 2012|

Moose Encounters

The moose is the world's largest member of the deer family. The Alaska race is the largest of all the moose and around here not a rare sighting, especially in Katmai Park. Brown bears and moose live throughout the coastal and lake regions of Katmai National Park and Preserve. The moose feed on willows, water [...]

2016-12-14T19:58:50+00:00January 6th, 2012|

September ~ Fishing on Copper River

Dynamite! The weather was gorgeous and everyone caught a lot of big fish. Rainbows, rainbows, rainbows everywhere. The biggest rainbow was 28 inches long by 16 and a half inches in girth! The guides guessed it was 12-13 pounds in weight. Also caught were some 27 and 26 inch fish. The guests could not even begin [...]

2016-12-14T19:58:50+00:00January 6th, 2012|

Last week of June ~ An Alaskan Family Fishing Vacation

  The last week of June was unbelievable with the exciting flurries of movement and the knowledge that the sockeye are coming in!  The real excitement was, however, the huge amounts of trophy rainbow trout that were caught this week.  From creek fishing to slaying rainbows in the tributaries close to the lodge our guests [...]

2016-12-14T19:58:50+00:00January 6th, 2012|

June in Alaska ~ Fishing for Huge Rainbows

June 8-18 What a great spring of fishing for huge and beautiful rainbows!!!  The first two weeks was a party of die hard anglers who reveled in the power of the spring rainbow trout.  Four of our guests who are also steelhead fisherman were able to take their spey rods out and swing leaches for [...]

2016-12-14T19:58:50+00:00January 6th, 2012|

Trout Fishing

Tap. Tap. Tap.  It’s been so long since I’ve felt a fish that big that I’m slow to acknowledge the possibility that this could be anything other than a rock. After a long delay, I lay the tip of my rod toward shore and the line goes tight. Then the tip of the rod bends [...]

2011-12-07T21:09:40+00:00November 19th, 2011|
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