Your No See Um Lodge adventure begins in Anchorage with boarding our chartered DC3, operated by TransNorthern Aviation, at 9 am Monday. You will need to check in at the Ted Stevens International Airport, gate L2, by 8 am. That flight arrives in King Salmon at approximately 10:30 am where you will be greeted by our lodge pilots. From there you will board one of our three De Havilland Beavers and fly out to the lodge for a hot lunch. After lunch you have a choice of relaxing and exploring the lodge or traveling on the Kvichak River with a guide in one of our jet boats for an afternoon of fishing for trout, salmon, and/or grayling depending on the time of year. You will be back at the lodge an hour before dinner to enjoy appetizers and a cocktail.
a typical day at the lodge…
Tuesday through Sunday are all-day fishing days. The structure of our fishing program gives us unparalleled flexibility and because of this there’s no “typical” day. Every day the rivers we fish are decided on based on fishing and river conditions, weather, and guest input. It’s a customized fishing experience. Breakfast time will be determined at dinner the evening before, but generally is between 6 and 7:30 am. You will be woken up 15 minutes before breakfast with a knock on your door and cup a freshly brewed coffee. After breakfast you will fly out to your fishing location and will remain out all day. Lunch is packed fresh every morning and will be carried by your guide and eaten on the river. You will arrive back to the lodge one hour before dinner, appetizers are served in the guest house at this time. Dinner is generally served 12 hours after breakfast. So for example, if breakfast is served at 7am, you would arrive back at the lodge at 6pm and dinner would be at 7pm. During dinner, plans will be made for the following day.
On your departing Monday, breakfast is served at 8 am. You will depart the lodge at 9 am. Our pilots will fly you back to King Salmon where you will board the TransNorthern charter to Anchorage. The flight departs King Salmon at roughly 11 am and lands in Anchorage around 12:30 pm. You will want to allow plenty of time before your connecting flight as you will need to check-in with the airline and get through security before continuing on. We recommend giving yourself at least two hours before your connecting flight.