Why Royal Coachman Lodge? – Because, quite simply, it’s the finest Alaskan fly-out lodge I’ve ever experienced. The lodge is small by Alaskan standards, with just 10 to 12 fishermen per week. You’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time 40 years, and the best part is that you’ll feel like family; it’s all about the crew!
A Truly Remote Alaskan Experience – Located 45 minutes north of Dillingham, on the headwaters of the Nuyakuk River, Royal Coachman Lodge is in a ideally located to fish all points of the compass… and we do!
Why the week of September 1 to 8? – The first week in September is, honestly, one of my favorite weeks of the season; the Silver salmon run is at its peak, Dolly Varden and Arctic Char have concentrated in anticipation of their fall spawning, and the rainbows have been feeding on salmon eggs for months… they’re in prime shape! This is also the week of transition; the Alaskan landscape becomes fully cloaked in its autumnal cloak of colors.
Home Water – RCL is ideally situated as a fly-out lodge… and it has incredible local water as well. Some of the largest rainbows of the season are caught within a short boat ride of the lodge. It’s the best of both worlds!
The Fishing – RCL has a completely flexible fishing program. If you want to concentrate and it has a flexible fishing schedule
A Hosted Experience – I’ve fished and guided in Southwest Alaska since 1984, and this is one of my favorite experiences… and it seems to be a favorite of a lot of other folks… my 2019 week is sold out!
Please let us know if you have any questions, or if you’d like to join us next year and get your foot in the door!
Photos by Aaron Otto, Aaron Otto Photography.