Category Archives: Lodges

The Main Lodge of Anvik Lodge

The Main Lodge

The hand-hewn spruce log lodge is 6,000 square feet & houses up to 14 guests in five interior rooms & one cabin. The interior rooms open out onto the hub of the lodge’s activity – a large great room with vaulted ceilings & big picture windows that look right out onto the river. The great room is complete with fly-tying station, wood stove, comfy couches & chairs, bar area and a huge rustic dining table where our guests enjoy dining & socializing with one another. Imagine not seeing anyone else besides our staff & the other lodge guests during your whole stay.

A portion of the main lodge is an original homesteader’s cabin that has been converted into kitchen, pantry and your host’s family quarters.

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Alaska Salmon, Halibut and Steelhead Fishing Guide

Welcome to Tenakee Springs on Chichagof Island in Southeast Alaska.

 

My name is Tuck Harry and I have been doing what I love for over 30 years now!   This beautiful emerald island, located between Juneau and Sitka, Alaska, is the home of Fishing Bear Charters.

There are about 750,000 salmon that migrate to spawn in the rivers of our inlet.  Cohochum and pink salmon are abundant in the fourteen rivers flowing into Tenakee inlet and may be taken in fresh or salt water. The largest species of salmon, the chinook, feed and may be landed in salt water areas near Tenakee Springs.

Halibut are common and can be caught during the entire summer season.

Steelhead migrate into local streams during the early summer and our guide will be available to assist flyfishers in their quest.

Fishing Bear Charters is owned by Captain Tuck Harry and his wife Lisa Speno. Captain Harry has more than 30 years experience as a charter boat captain and fishing guide in Southeastern Alaska and Western Washington.

?We are accessible from either city via the Alaska State Ferry or floatplane. Once in Tenakee, you will be staying with us aboard the Seatonic II, a restored 50′ motor yacht.
Our vessel is fully insured and comes with all required safety equipment and electronics to ensure your safety and comfort.?

Bear Essentials Lodge– Anchor Point, Alaska

Located in the Heart of the Kenai Peninsula
Tall Tree Road
Anchor Point, Alaska

(Mile post 149.5 on the Sterling Highway 1)


Bear Essentials Lodge is a rustic lodge located in Anchor Point, Alaska. We are in a remote location surrounded by the beauty of Alaska views, scenery, and wildlife.

Our Alaskan Lodging is located minutes away from fishing, hunting, clamming,  sightseeing, hiking, wildlife photography, and many other Alaskan adventures and activities that Alaska is famous for.

 

  • We offer clean comfortable rooms at very reasonable rates. 
  • Our rates vary by season, duration of stay,
    and the number of guests. 
  • Stay one night, several nights, or longer.
    Extended stay discounts apply.  

 

Bear Essentials Lodging is open year round.

The 2016 Annual Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby will be starting soon!

The Jackpot Halibut Derby offers great prizes in a variety of categories.

Be sure to book your rooms early for the 2016 Events!

Click Here for more news on the prizes awarded in the 2015 Annual Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby

My name is Ken Scofield, your host and guide to a Great Alaskan Adventure.

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Our goal is to provide a long lasting, memorable Alaskan experience. One you’ll be telling your friends about for years.

Ayakulik Adventures in Kodiak

Whether you want spectacular salmon fishing or Kodiak brown bear viewing – or both! – Ayakulik Adventures in Kodiak, Alaska, has what you’re looking for. Amy Fredette of Ayakulik Adventures has been guiding on the Ayakulik River since 1992. Let Amy and her professional staff introduce you to an Alaskan adventure of a lifetime here on Kodiak Island! Inline image 1

The Ayakulik River is home to the world famous Kodiak brown bear. With an abundant and endless run of salmon entering the river June through September, high concentrations of bears take advantage of this rich food source. A dream come true for all photographers! Photograph and view the bears fishing at the mouth of the river as salmon enter from the ocean waters, and along the river’s shoreline following the salmon as they continue upstream. With the lodge being located directly on the river, bear viewing is literally “right outside the front door!”

Inline image 1If you’re in the mood to wet your line, salmon fishing is king. The Ayakulik River receives the first run of salmon on Kodiak Island with the arrival of sockeye salmon in mid-May. This is a long and continuous fish run lasting until the first part of September. It is a truly unique fish run, boasting a yearly average of 300,000 sockeye. King salmon enter the Ayakulik June through July, while pink salmon enter mid-July to the beginning of September. Silver salmon enter mid-August through the month of September.

Here’s a better look at the fish species in the Ayakulik River:

?KING SALMON: The king salmon put up a long hard battle, and take a fly very well. The layout of the Ayakulik River is the best one will find within Alaska for catching these magnificent fish on a fly! The peak dates for kings are June 13 – July 26. Fish size: 15 to 50 lbs.

SILVER SALMON: The silver salmon is a very acrobatic Fish. They hit flies very aggressively and then proceed to leap and dive. They take both wet and top water flies equally. Peak dates for silvers are August 23 – October 4. Fish size: 8 to 20 lbs.

Inline image 2SOCKEYE SALMON: The sockeye salmon are hard fighting and the most delicious fish to eat. The Ayakulik has an excellent continuous run of sockeyes throughout the summer. Peak dates for sockeyes are June 4 to August 29. Fish size: 5 to 15 lbs.

PINK SALMON: The pink salmon, the smallest of the salmon species run in abundant numbers and take flies very well. They can be fished along with sockeyes in late July and August or with silvers in August and September. Peak dates for pinks are July 20 to September 10. Fish size: 2 to 12 lbs.

STEELHEAD TROUT: The steelhead trout have two runs on the Ayakulik. The “out” going run in the summer then the “in” coming run in the fall. Steelhead take both wet and top water flies. All steelhead are catch and release. Peak dates for steelhead are June 4 to June 26 and August 23 to October 4. Fish size: 24 to 48 inches

DOLLY VARDEN/ARTIC CHAR: The dolly varden is a beautiful colored fish with runs through the summer and fall with the most abundant numbers in August and September. Peak dates for Dolly Varden are June 4 to October 4. Fish size: 1 to 6 lbs.?

For more information on Ayakulik Adventures, visit ayakulikadventures.com.