Fantastic News for Bristol Bay!!!

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Bristol Bay

At long last, it appears that the Pebble Mine project – the one that threatened our historic and legendary salmon runs – is headed to the graveyard. The United States Environmental Protection Agency recently made a final determination under the Clean Water Act that mine waste would impermissibly harm the Bristol Bay watershed. After decades of fear and lobbying, it appears that the project is a non-starter. This decision coupled with the Pedro Bay Project that received full funding to make it over the finish line in December places two nails in the coffin of the Pebble project. Thanks to the many of you who’ve called, provided funds, written or voiced your disapproval, this is a victory for all of us.

Of course, I know that you’ve heard that before. This project has seemed to have nine lives, and it won’t be officially dead until the final nail is in place with legislation for permanent protection. However, I’m confident that is on the way, and for the first time we can breathe a meaningful sigh of relief.

This comes on the heels of last year’s record sockeye runs in the region. We anticipate that this year will be fantastic, too, and we know that many of you are already booked to join us in this very special place. If you have not already scheduled a trip, but would like to visit, please contact us as soon as possible to claim one of the few remaining windows of opportunity.

Again, I am thrilled to be able to report this news, and I appreciate your patience and vigilance over the long haul.

Tight Lines and Clean Waters,


Bear Trail Lodge is a world-class fishing lodge in King Salmon, Alaska. Our all-inclusive packages range from 2-day to 7-day adventures. Depending on the type of fish you want to catch, we can recommend the perfect time of year for your visit. Schedule your Alaskan fly fishing trip at Bear Trail Lodge today!