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Alaska 2023 – Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge

By November 2, 2022November 30th, 2022News Archive, Sporting Travel
Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge

Join me in Southwest Alaska with Special Guest Steve Ramirez
Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge
June 7-11  •  June 11-18  •  June 7-18, 2023

Download the 2023 Trip Planner here.

I’m excited to be returning to Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge for the opening weeks of the Alaskan fishing season in 2023. Join me for a hosted week of fishing with author Steve Ramirez as our distinguished guest.

The first full week of lodge operation is Sunday to Sunday, June 11 to 18, but the opening day of the Alaska fishing season is June 8. This provides fishermen and women with several trip options:

June 7-11
Arrive with me at ATA Lodge on June 7, fish June 8-10, and depart on June 11. If you have a busy schedule, this short week is the perfect get-away. You’ll fish for completely rested and unmolested rainbow trout and arctic grayling. Join me for some of the best mouse fishing that I’ve ever experienced! The cost of this short week is $3,995*.

June 11-18
The first full week of the season! Join Steve and me at ATA Lodge when you arrive on June 11, fish June 12-17, and depart on June 18. If you’d like to join us for the first full week, the price is $6800*.

June 7-18
The best of both! Arrive with me at ATA Lodge on June 7, fish June 8-17 (ten full days of fishing!), and depart on June 18. The cost of the extended week is $7,995*. Get three extra days of fishing for just $1,195.00.

*Prices include taxes and roundtrip charter flights from King Salmon, Alaska to the lodge.

If you have questions about these trips, please contact me at Or call me at (651) 433-4168.

We are excited to partner with our friends at The Fly Angler in Blaine, Minnesota to provide our guests with an extensive selection of fly fishing gear, equipment, and apparel. The Fly Angler is a brick and mortar store, as well as a comprehensive and well-stocked online shop. As our guest, you will receive a discount of 20% on any purchases for your trip. We will send you a discount code for purchases at The Fly Angler upon booking.

Why Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge?

A Truly Remote Alaskan Experience – While many fishermen who travel to Alaska associate “remoteness” with access by floatplane, the truth is that, unless the water is private or permitted… if one floatplane 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 7 to 18? – There’s nothing quite like being first in line! Alaska’s rainbow trout season begins on June 8th. Wouldn’t it 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!

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 week’s fishing at a reasonable rate. While some fly-out lodges cost between $9,500 to $15,500 per week, ATA Lodge charges just $6,800… 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. 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 me!

Please let us know if you have any questions, or if you’d like to reserve space for the 2023 Hosted Week.

Images courtesy of Wayne and Jacob McGee.

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