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Enchanted Lake Lodge

Alaska, United States

Fishing at the Enchanted Lake Lodge vacation ranch Alaska
Fishing at the Enchanted Lake Lodge
Fishing at the Enchanted Lake Lodge
The Enchanted Lake Lodge
Fishing at the Enchanted Lake Lodge
Enchanted Lake Lodge
Seaplane soaring near Enchanted Lake Lodge

Fly-out fly fishing on the wilderness streams of the Bristol Bay region.

Capacity: 12
Open: June 1st - Semptember 30th
Altitude: 740
Location: Northern edge of Katmai National Park.
Reservations: 907-694-6447
Rates: Rates 2009
7-night, 6-day package (Sunday to Sunday) - $8,750.00 per person

Rates Include

Shared double accommodations, all meals, complementary bar, seven day non resident fishing license, flying, guiding, use of all boats and motors, flies, and scheduled flights to and from the lodge and King Salmon on Sundays. If you request to arrive or leave at any time other than our scheduled flight, you will need to make your own arrangements to and from King Salmon.
In order to secure date preferences, guests are encouraged to make their reservations at least one year in advance. A fifty percent deposit is required for confirmation. The balance is due sixty days prior to arrival at the lodge. Deposits received are non-refundable unless Enchanted Lake Lodge is able to fill the dates in question by another person or party.
Minimum Stay: 7 days
Deposit: 50% deposit required to confirm reservation. Deposits received are non-refundable unless Enchanted Lake Lodge is able to fill the dates in question by another person or party.
Payment: The balance is due sixty days prior to arrival at the lodge.
Fly Fishing: The season opener in early June is an exciting time with trout hungry after a long winter. Fry, baby salmon from the previous years spawn, fill the rivers. The trout are so aggressive they will chase down these schools of fry providing exciting, visual fishing. On the larger rivers streamer fishing is spectacular, while on the smaller streams traditional nymphs and dry flies are used to match our early season hatches. Sight fishing with dry flies is always popular and productive this time of the year. With so many different fishing styles effective this is a great month for people seeking variety.

A month of transition, July sees our rivers fill with sockeye salmon while the fry migration comes to an end. With the arrival of the sockeye staggered in the different rivers we have lots of variety. Sight fishing with nymphs and dry flies is spectacular in many places while streamer fishing is still the most effective method on the larger rivers. As the month progresses and rivers fill with salmon we begin to fish egg patterns and explore smaller streams that were devoid of trout before the arrival of the spawning salmon. Like the previous month, July is a great time to experience a variety of options and fishing methods.

August is the month of egg fishing in all our rivers. Trout position themselves below the spawning salmon and eat the drifting eggs making sight fishing possible on many of the shallow runs. With such a high calorie food source available the trout aggressively chase down egg patterns and soon become heavy. The sight of eagles and brown bears gorging on the salmon is common adding to the experience of fishing in August. The combination of spectacular fishing, good weather and viewing salmon runs of indescribable numbers make August a great time to visit.

In September, as winter approaches and the tundra turns bright with fall colors the trout feed aggressively. Fat and heavy from gorging on salmon eggs for weeks, this is a great time to catch a truly huge fish. The salmon die-off as the month progresses but sight fishing with egg patterns is still great. As the salmon thin out and the rivers open up we will start fishing streamers again. With the end of the short Alaskan summer nearing the trout feel an urgency to feed making a big streamer or leech pattern a tempting meal. The weather might be cooler but the beautiful fall scenery and huge fish are more than enough reward.
Transportation: Guests fly from Anchorage to King Salmon, from where a private aircraft flies them to the lodge.
Travel Agents:
Lodging: The main lodge looks out on the Alaska Range, tundra, and area lakes. There is a complimentary bar stocked with beer, wine, and spirits. The Great Room is furnished with over-stuffed furniture and decorated with Alaskan furs, fish trophies, and artwork. There is a sauna.

The cedar guest cabins have private baths, carpeting, heating, and double beds with down comforters. Guests wake up to coffee at their doorstep. There is a daily maid service.

The "Owner's" cabin is available for an additional fee. This suite is 1500 sq. feet and has two bedrooms, two baths, bar and a fireplace.
Kids' Program:
Food/Dining: The complimentary bar is stocked with fine wine, beer and liquor. Relax and recount the day or start planning the next with your guide while appetizers are served. The large window-lined dining room provides a panoramic view of the surrounding beauty while dinner is served by our fine chefs. With a superb kitchen staff and fresh goods constantly brought in you can expect meals that match any fine restaurant.

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