(833) 2KODIAK


If you have a question that isn’t answered, please don’t hesitate to call us at (833) 2KODIAK or email us at info@kodiaklodge.com.

Q: Where is Kodiak lodge?

A: Kodiak Lodge is located on Kodiak Island in a small village called Larsen Bay. Larsen Bay is approximately 60 air miles from the city of Kodiak and is only accessible by plane or boat.

Q: How do I get there?

A: You will book a flight to Anchorage with continuing service to Kodiak. Once you arrive in Kodiak you will hop a flight with Island Air to Larsen Bay where our staff will meet you on the landing strip and shuttle you to our lodge. There are also direct charters available from Anchorage, we can help set that up if you choose.

Q: What type of fishing do you offer?

A: We fish all 5 species of salmon (Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Pink, Chum) as well as Steelhead, Dolly Varden Trout, Halibut, Yellow Eye, Lingcod and a variety of Rockfish. Due to our location we are able to fish both saltwater and freshwater.

Q: When is the best time to visit?

A: It really depends on what you want to fish for. June and July are best for King Salmon while August and September are best for Silver Salmon. Halibut and bottom fishing is generally good throughout the season. If you are interested in Steelhead, the best time is October and November.

Q: Do you have to fly out each day?

A: No! This is what makes Kodiak Lodge so unique. Many lodges require fly outs which can be great if the weather cooperates. However, in Alaska there are many days where you shouldn’t fly. At Kodiak Lodge fly outs are available, however they are not required. We are able to access rivers by boat, ATV, or a short hike and the saltwater fishing is done a short boat ride from the lodge.

Q: What do I need to bring?

A: Weather is unpredictable in Alaska so it’s best to bring layered clothing and raingear. If you are interested in hard alcohol, then you will want to bring that also, as we don’t provide. Of course you will want to bring a camera as well.

Q: What type of boats and equipment do you provide?

A: Our custom aluminum boats are built for Kodiak waters. Our 28ft cabin cruiser by Fish Rite has a full marine head and comfortable cabin for getting out of the weather. We also fish from a 26ft Hewescraft with a cabin, standup head and twin 115 Yamaha motors. Our rods and reels are the latest from Daiwa. We also provide rubber boots & have backup raingear if needed, but recommend bringing your own.

Q: How many people do you fish per boat?

A: For our cabin cruiser we comfortably fish four per boat, although it will handle as many as six if a group wants to all fish together. In our Hewescraft we prefer to fish four maximum for a comfortable experience.

Q: How many people can you accommodate?

A: We accommodate a maximum of 8 guests per week.

Q: What are the sleeping accommodations?

A: Our “semi private” rooms are upscale with comfortable queen beds. We designed them so that each room is separated by a shared bath. Our guests really appreciate this when there is a loud snorer in the group.

Q: Are there any special rates for children?

A: Absolutely! We are big believers in introducing the next generation to the outdoors. For kids 12 and under, we offer a 50% discount off our full price trips. Please contact us for further details and restrictions.

Q: Is there anything to do besides fishing?

A: We are primarily a fishing lodge, however the wildlife viewing is spectacular, particularly the Kodiak Brown Bear. Later in the season and into the fall there are excellent hunting opportunities as well.

Q: What if we are weathered in and can’t make it for our entire trip?

A: We require that guests purchase trip insurance. We can assist with this.

Q: What are the fish limits for Kodiak?

A: Limits can change from year to year, however the limits in Kodiak have been very generous compared to other parts of Alaska. For the 2018 season, our saltwater limit’s were:
• 5 salmon, any combination of red, silver, chum, and pink
• 2 king salmon
• 4 pelagic rockfish
• 1 non pelagic rockfish
• 2 halibut – One has to be under 28″, Four fish per season
• 2 ling cod-after July 1

Our freshwater limit’s were:
• 5 salmon, any combination of red, silver, chum, and pink
• King Salmon-closed on the rivers we fish

Limits are per license, per day!

Q: Are there any restrictions for how much fish we can take home?

A: No! Unlike many lodges, you are allowed to keep what you catch. However, the airlines have weight limits and may charge for additional boxes and we also want to be good stewards of our resource. Kodiak Lodge will fillet, freeze and vacuum pack your catch in airline approved, 50lb boxes.

Q: Is phone and internet service available?

A: Yes, however cell phones will not work.

Q: What is a normal gratuity?

A: Gratuities typically range from 10% to 15% of the package price which is then divided among the entire staff.