Accomodations: Lodge holds 6 anglers
Dates: June - September
Family: Sweetwater Travel
Phone for reservations: 800-410-1222 ask for Gary or Paul
Price: $4,975 pp dbl oc / week
Provided: 6+ days of guided fishing, float plane transportation between lodge and Iliamna, all meals and lodging, and fishing licenses. Not Provided:Two overnights in Anchorage, personal expenses while in Anchorage
Species : Rainbow Trout
|Copper River Lodge - Alaska
Alaska's First Blue Ribbon Trout River
The Copper River is one of the premier wild rainbow rivers in Alaska; and considered by many, one of the premier rivers in the world. It is a State of Alaska designated "trophy rainbow river" and regulated to "fly fishing only; catch and release." It is this designation that has kept the fishing on the river so outstanding.
Bears, eagles, and one of the most beautiful rivers you will ever see make this trip very special. Expect to catch many fish each day in the 18-24 inch range with some pushing 30 inches!
The Copper River is a classic Alaska trout fishing stream packed with long dry fly glides, deep winding pools studded with boulders, faster riffles, and deep undercut banks just begging for a mouse fly.
Unlike other tundra rivers in Alaska offering large trout, the Copper River runs through a scenic river valley lined with groves of cottonwood, spruce, and birch. Aside from helping make it one of the most gorgeous rivers in the state, these trees offer the fly fishermen refuge from the relentless northern winds. Probably one of the nicest surprises for anglers visiting the Copper River is it's size and wade ability.
Fishermen of any age or skill that desire the solitude of the river rather than the tutelage of the guide can comfortably and successfully fish on their own. The Copper River rainbow trout are some of the largest in Alaska, and are the reason the Copper River was the first river in the state designated a "fly fishing, catch and release only, trophy rainbow river." It is this designation that has kept the fishing so spectacular.
The Copper River Lodge is a small lodge that caters to only six people per week. This ensures personal service, and a relaxing atmosphere that is hard to find in the larger lodges of Alaska. You'll find our staff to be very experienced, polite and professional. This is why over 80% of our guests have fished with us before.
We also offer fly out trips to the upper Copper to reach water not accessible by jet boat. These trips do involve an additional charge but keep in mind that if weather doesn't permit flying you don't pay for it -- unlike the fly-out lodges that charge a premium price whether you fly or not. Additionally, we access the Gibraltor river (about a 45 minute ride) by means of a comfortable 20ft lake boat.
6 nights lodging, 6 days of guided fishing, all meals at the lodge and air transfer from and to Iliamna are included. Airfare to and from Iliamna, taxes, personal expenses, fishing equipment, first and last night’s lodging* in Anchorage, gratuities are not included. *The last night in Anchorage may be optional. “Red-eye” flights departing from Anchorage may be available.
Our gourmet food will leave nothing to be desired. Fresh baked bread, pastries, and rolls complement meals created by our professional kitchen staff. If there is something you crave, or if you have dietary restrictions, just let us know.
Quite simply, we hope you'll ask other lodges a few questions before booking. Try any one of these: how may people will be at the lodge during my week? And by the way, is it possible to sleep In a little later, get up a little earlier, fish a little later, or fish my favorite river every day? When you hear their response, you'll see what sets us apart from the rest of the production line lodges.
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