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Goodnews River Lodge


togiak fishing Fresh air. Wide-open vistas. Really wild, wildlife. Unspoiled nature as it was intended to be. No fishing pressure. Truly epic fishing. All describe the adventure that awaits you at Goodnews River Lodge in Alaska.

If you are looking for a Fishing Lodge that puts fishing first, then look no further. We are the only full service lodge located on the Goodnews River, a three branch wilderness river system located about 450 miles from Anchorage and flowing into the Bering Sea in southwest Alaska. As the only Lodge fishing the River, we control the amount of fishing pressure and are able to protect our fish. You don't have to worry about some one beating you to the best spots, because the only other fisherman you are likely to see are your camp mates, or those of the furry persuasion.

So Many Fish!

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The River boasts outstanding runs of all 5 species of pacific salmon, sea run dolly varden, and resident leopard rainbows and grayling. The Lodge is a fixed camp right on the river just above tidewater, and is not a fly out camp. We access over 490 miles of river, creeks, braids and sloughs via a fleet of high speed jet boats. Our Guests stay in high tech elevated Weatherport tent/cabins, each with fixed windows and door and a propane heater for those chilly Alaska nights. There are 6 bathrooms, each with hot showers, sinks and toilets. Also unique to us is a heated drying room for your waders and fishing gear so they are dry and ready for the next day's fishing. Gourmet meals are served in our dining and recreational facility.

Your Typical Day

alaska fishing Your typical day will start with a coffee and wake up service at your cabin if you choose. Breakfast is served family style at 7:00 am. At that time you will also make a sandwich for lunch, order a shore lunch, or decide to come back to the camp for lunch. You will also be offered a choice of entrees for dinner that evening, including the option of fresh fish. Boats leave the camp at 8:15 am and return at 5:30 PM. Dinner is served between 6:30 and 7:00 PM. Your Guides are assigned each evening after dinner for the next day's fishing. This gives you a chance to discuss what species you want to fish for the next day with your Guide, and make sure you have the right gear ready. We rotate our Guides every day. That way our guests get to know all of our Guides and experience many different parts of the river, as each Guide has his favorite fishing spots and techniques. We do not put more than 2 anglers with a Guide and Boat. You are then free to relax for the rest of the evening, or if you have the desire, you can sample the outstanding fishing available right in front of the Lodge.

2015 Rates

Here are our 2015 weeks of operation, species availability by week, and the fishing package price per week, including a required Native Land Use Fee paid to the Village of Goodnews Bay. (Bold type denotes peak runs)

June 24 - July 1 Kings , Chums, Rainbows, Grayling $5250
July 1 - 8 Kings, Chums, Sockeye, Rainbows, Grayling $5950
July 8 - 15 Kings Chums, Sockeye, Rainbows $5950
July 15 - 22 Kings, Chums, Sockeye , Rainbows $5250
July 22 - 39 Grand Slam, Rainbows, Dolly Varden $3595
July 29 - Aug 5 Grand Slam, Silvers, Rainbows, Dolly Varden $5950
Aug 5 - 12
Silvers, Rainbows, Dolly Varden $6950
Aug 12 - 19
Silvers, Rainbows , Dolly Varden $6950
Aug 19 - 26
Silvers, Rainbows, Dolly Varden $6950
Aug 26 - Sept 2 Silvers, Rainbows $6950
Sept 2 - 9 Silvers, Rainbows, Cast and Blast $5250

alaska fishing For each week, round trip air transportation to and from Anchorage and Goodnews Bay via our Super DC-3 Charter costs $950 per angler, and is not included in the above pricing.

Children under the age of 16 accompanied by an adult are welcome any week of the season at the package price of $4300, plus airfare of $950. There are no other fees involved except for your State of Alaska fishing licenses and King Salmon stamp (if applicable), which are available at the Lodge, and staff gratuities, which we recommend be 10 - 15% of the cost per person. Our weeks run Wednesday to Wednesday only, and you would need to be in Anchorage on the Tuesday before your week starts as we depart from Anchorage Airport at 9:00 am every Wednesday. (Your Anchorage stay is not included in the package.) The return flight gets you back to Anchorage about 3:00  PM the following Wednesday. We do reserve the right to access a fuel surcharge, should it become necessary. 


GRAND SLAM WEEK - Only $3595 (plus airfare)

alaska fishing The Goodnews River may be the best River in all of Alaska to catch the rare Pacific Salmon Grand Slam, landing all 5 species of Pacific Salmon, the King, the Silver, the Pink, the Chum and the Sockeye, in one day. Many anglers have attempted this, and with a little luck, it happens to some of our Guests every year. It happens on fly: it happens on spin gear: some years it seems easy; some year's it's a little more difficult. We've even had had 2 anglers fishing together, accomplish this feat both on the same day! We've even had one angler accomplish the Super Grand Slam: the 5 Pacific Salmon, a Rainbow, a Dolly Varden and a Grayling all in one day on fly! 

If you're the type of angler who loves challenges, we want you to come and give it a try. 

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So just for you, we've specially priced the best Grand Slam week in 2015, July 22-29, at just $3595 plus a Charter airfare of $950! That week every species of fish that calls the River Goodnews home will be readily available. Are you up to the challenge?

Our season books up quickly, and all reservations will be handled on a first come, first served basis. Reservations can only be guaranteed upon receipt of a 50% non-refundable deposit. If you are interested in booking a specific week,  it is best to do it well in advance.

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