Create Your Alaskan Fishing Adventure

It may be our Alaska but it’s YOUR adventure. At Bear Trail Lodge, the days are filled with limitless opportunity. Tell us what you want to do and we will help you plan your adventure.

  • Fish for all five species of pacific salmon.
  • Catch arctic char, dolly vardon, grayling and rainbows.
  • Catch trophy size rainbow trout.
  • Hike through the tundra to remote streams.
  • Raft down creeks where there's no road access.
  • Bear viewing & other wildlife excursions in the world famous katmai national park

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Browse by Time of Year or Species of Fish

Trips are designed around the time of year that you would like to visit Alaska. Not all adventures are open, available, or safe during the entire season. If we know what time of year you want to visit, we can tell you what fishing is available based on species. Alternatively, if you know what species you want to fish, we can tell you when to plan your trip.

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Rainbow Trout, King Salmon, Artic Char and Grayling, Spey Fishing


Rainbow Trout, King Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Artic Char and Grayling, Chum Salmon


Rainbow Trout, Silver Salmon, Artic Char and Grayling, Chum Salmon, Pink Salmon


Rainbow Trout, Silver Salmon, Artic Char and Grayling, Spey Fishing


Rainbow Trout, Artic Char and Grayling, Spey Fishing

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Our World-Class Fishing Lodge

Press pause on the chaos of your daily life, disconnect from email and technology, and reconnect with the people you love the most. At Bear Trail Lodge, you will be in remote Alaska. But don’t worry, you won’t be “roughing it” exactly. Our premier lodge has a full team ready for your arrival from the elite guides to gourmet chefs. And we haven’t even mentioned the best part yet: the silence.

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Man proudly holding a fish at Bear Trail Lodge in Alaska

Our Team of Elite Guides

When you visit Bear Trail Lodge, you will experience Alaska from the people who know it best. Learn about the land, the people, and the customs of Alaska when you fish with our team of locals and honorary locals. Alaska is where we raise our families, participate in our community and embrace our unique culture. This is not a seasonal adventure for us. This is our home. We invite you and your entire family to come see why staying at Bear Trail Lodge feels like you have finally come home.

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World-Class Fishing

The type of fishing you do while at Bear Trail Lodge is entirely your choice. Whether it’s wading, drifting, casting or plugging, your guide will help you fish in whichever way you enjoy the most.

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Wildlife Viewing

There is no better place to see brown bears, bald eagles, and potentially wolves in their natural habitat. Captured by photographers around the world, the Brooks River waterfalls are world-class bear viewing defined.

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Relaxing at the Lodge

When you feel like kicking back, the Lodge offers guests a premier luxury experience. Relax in the hot tub, take in the sunroom’s stunning panoramic views, play a game of pool in the billiards room, or enjoy a massage with our staff masseuse.

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A Typical Day

For guests at Bear Trail Lodge, each day presents the opportunity to choose your own adventure (weather and fish permitting!). Learn about a typical day on the Naknek River and a typical day on a fly-out trip.

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About the Experience

  • “Everything about Bear Trail Lodge was outstanding. Our hosts, Nanci and Heath couldn't have been more accommodating. The fishing was non-stop everyday, the guides were top-notch, the food was out of this world, and the staff were attentive and gracious. It was everything you could ask for in an Alaskan fishing adventure”

    Peter C., TripAdvisor

    “This lodge is probably the finest fishing lodge you will ever visit. The individual cabins are roomy, well equipped and most offer a great view of river and countryside. The food is as good as the finest restaurant offerings and the staff go the extra mile to make your stay memorable. I first stayed at Bear Trail in 2007 and have returned every year.”

    Kit C., TripAdvisor

  • “3 days of awesome fishing! They have outstanding guides, accommodations, gear and top notch food. Fish several species of fish either spinning, fly fishing or both! Nanci and Heath are the best hosts ever and their staff reflects the values they have. Great stewards of our beautiful state!!”

    Richelle B., TripAdvisor

    “Look no further for the perfect Bristol Bay lodge. The Alaska Sportsman Bear Trail Lodge is what all other lodges should strive to be! The entire experience from the reservation process to sadly returning to the airport for departure was exceptional!! Nanci and Heath have developed an incredible team of employees that make this lodge head and shoulders above any other lodge [...]”

    Kevin H., TripAdvisor

  • “Nancy runs an amazing operation with first-class customer service and a wonderful all-around experience. The food was spectacular, the guides were knowledgeable and fun, the lodge and cabins were very well done, and the staff couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. And the fishing was spectacular. I'll be going back to this lodge again for the 3rd time next year!”

    Barry S., TripAdvisor

    “If there were more stars I’d rate this a 10+! Everything is beyond my expectations! I can not wait to go back! The staff, the owners, the fishing, and Nancy and her family just know how to make you feel welcome. If you want a true AK fishing trip… this is it! Oh and did I mention BEARS!”

    Jamie B., TripAdvisor

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Book Your Adventure

Request a reservation by calling us at (907) 246-2327 or by filling out the form. We will be in touch to confirm availability and schedule your Alaskan adventure.

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