Join me in Southwest Alaska
Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge
June 8-16, 2019
I’ll host my second annual week at ATA Lodge from June 8 to 16, 2019, and you’re invited to be on the roster!
Why Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge?
A Truly Remote Alaskan Experience – While many fishermen who travel to Alaska associate “remoteness” with access by float plane, the truth is that, unless the water is private or permitted… if one float plane can land, there’s nothing to stop anyone else from doing the same. ATA is remote by virtue of its location and lack of access by floatplanes. Experience true Alaskan Wilderness!
Why the week of June 8 to 16? – There’s nothing quite like being first in line! Alaska’s 2019 rainbow trout season begins on June 8th. Wouldn’t be fun to cast to rainbows that have been living unmolested in a world-class river for nine months? I know that I’m looking forward to it!
Bonus! – ATA Lodge has a Sunday-to-Sunday rotation, but since the opener is on a Saturday, the lodge has offered a Saturday start and a Sunday exchange for the same cost – 8 days for the cost of 7!
Home Water – ATA Lodge is strategically located on the famous braids of the Alagnak River, just six miles below the confluence of the Alagnak and Nonvianuk River. There are over 100 miles of legendary “Home Water” accessible by jet boat.
The Fishing – I’m told by the guides that the opening week is one of the best times of the year to swing a mouse for big rainbows – 20 to 28 inch fish; with the mythical 30 inch unicorn just around the next bend!
Big grayling are plentiful, and readily hitting dry flies, and there’s the occasional arctic char and lake trout that have drifted down from the lakes.
Would you like to run up to the lake and take a hike to catch a boatload of northern pike? There’ll be no problem recruiting a guide for that trip!
Bad Weather – ATA Lodge isn’t reliant upon aircraft to access its best fishing, we fish each day from the lodge by jet boat… regardless of the weather.
Reasonably Priced – Because ATA Lodge doesn’t own or lease a fleet of floatplanes, it can keep the price of a weeks fishing at a reasonable rate. While some fly-out lodges cost between $9500 to 12,000 per week, ATA Lodge charges just $5595… about half the price of a fly-out lodge!
A Hosted Experience – I’ve fished and guided in Southwest Alaska since 1984, and I’ve painted and written about it just as long. Join me, and over the course of the week, watch the process of an oil painting being completed. Every day, upon your return to the lodge I’ll explain the day’s progress, answer your questions, and perhaps give you a turn with the brush! I’ll also read from my collection of essays and short stories about three decades of guiding in Alaska. Join us!
Additional information and images, courtesy of Wayne and Jacob McGee.
Please let us know if you have any questions, or if you’d like to reserve space for the 2019 Hosted Week.