Who We Are

It’s one of the last truly pristine wilderness areas left in the world. Endless miles of crystal clear rivers teeming with wild rainbow trout and huge chinook salmon course through wide open country to Bristol Bay. Brown bears and red foxes roam under vaulted blues skies, and the shadows of bald eagles soaring overhead chase along unspoiled trails. It might sound like a dream, but it’s all real here at No See Um Lodge.

We’re not the biggest outfit in the state, and we don’t want to be. We’re happy being the very best Alaskan fishing lodge. Our fly fishing lodge is located in Alaska on a high bank overlooking the Kvichak River. Since 1975 we’ve been flying and guiding anglers throughout the Bristol Bay. Our fishing guides will help you find the best spots for that day’s fishing and will accommodate your needs.

No See Um Lodge, Inc.
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Charlie JamesCharlie James
21:13 25 Sep 23
No See Um Lodge is just all around best-in-class. The accommodations, the scenery, the people, and most of all the fishing all craft an experience that you will never forget. The Alaskan landscape is absolutely stunning, the guides and fishing are world-class, and there's no better way to experience it than a trip to No See Um Lodge. It's truly the trip of a lifetime, and I cannot begin to thank everyone enough who made this trip so incredibly special for me and my father!
Scott PosavitzScott Posavitz
18:00 21 Sep 23
My favorite place on earth. From location to staff to scenery to the fishing it’s the pinnacle of fishing lodges.
John FigueroaJohn Figueroa
22:41 29 Aug 23
The people make the experience. GREAT guides, the best in the industry.
Tracey DeanTracey Dean
14:39 24 Aug 23
2023 was the fourth time I visited No See Um Lodge since 2012. All of them were good. Real good. This time though was better than all the others because I brought my most precious of cargos with me ...my family.... to include my wife, kids, and grand kids. John Holman and I had been talking about putting this trip together for years while we waited for my youngest grand child to get old enough to handle the rigors of a trip like this. Its not for small children but at 7 1/2 years old our youngest participant, Logan 'tater tot" Brown was finallly primed and ready. The entire experience was over the top. Could not have been better. The lodge was clean and well kept. The lodge staff was kind and very helpful. They do a wonderful job. The pilots, the planes, the guides, the food, the gear, the lodge, the facilities, the fishing, the bear watching....everything!.... and I mean everything!... was a joy to behold and it was the experience of a lifetime for our family. No one will ever forget their trip to Alaska! Thank you John and thanks to your team. At my age I may not be able to pass this way again and I am so glad we finally pulled it off. Nothing can take the place of memories with your family and friends. Thanks to all the friends we made at No See Up Lodge and thanks be to God for the wonder of his creation. God truly blessed Alaska!!
Roger NunnRoger Nunn
19:25 16 Aug 23
Great people and facilities. Planes to the bush country found us great spots and the guides are the best.Doesn't get any better !
John BukerJohn Buker
17:16 04 Jan 18
I've traveled the world fly fishing and I keep coming back to No See Um. The fishing is awesome because the owner keeps his thumb on the pulse of which area streams are fishing well. The lodge accommodates 12 anglers/wk so there is one dedicated beaver float plane for each 4 anglers and there is 1 guide for every 2 anglers. That means your plane stays with you all day--no worries about shuttling or getting picked up. John gets us to breakfast early so that we can depart early for the best waters. He clearly cares as much as we do about having the best fishing experience and he sets a high standard for his guides and staff. The lodge and cabins are wonderful. We always return from a day of fishing to enjoy amenities like the fully stocked bar, hot treats, sauna, hot tub, massage chair, and gazebo with fireplace. The full time chef prepares delicious meals. The guides and staff sit down at the dinner tables with guests and by the end of the week it feels like family. Some of us return the same week each year to enjoy the friendships we have developed. Highest recommendations.
BL WilliamsBL Williams
01:00 18 Jan 17
No SEE Um Lodge is without question one of the finest fly fishing experiences, one can ever have!! I have fished all over the country and the World, even traveled to Russia in pursuit of Giant TROUT.No See Um Lodge is Amazing! LOVE LOVE LOVE this place.I love the service I love the Property and Love the variety of fishing diversity and opportunity everyday to catch BIG fish, and every fisherman receives this same treatment when they book and fish at John Holman's NO SEE UM Lodge! It is hard to describe why this lodge meets every expectation, but it does that, each time you go there.Sept 2016, 4 months ago was my second trip, and it allowed me to Catch and Land the Largest Rainbow Trout I have ever caught!!31.5 inches, 14 inch Girth,, and approximately 15 pounds!Wow, what can I say! WOW!!No See Um Lodge also has Gourmet Food for every meal, Nothing is left out, no small details missed! Love this place and will return again and again.!! It's Great for Business retreats or family fun!!I met new friends and some great Guides, and if you are lucky enough to fish with John Holman, What a Fly Fishing Art he makes of every cast!!John is a consummate Professional and incredible Pilot and knowledgeable Business owner and Lifelong Outdoorsman!After my 26 separate flights I truly felt safe and comfortable theentire trip. Flying out everyday is unmatched by other lodges.The volume of equipment and expense John has committed to this outdoor experience, cements my confidence in John and his crew.It was a privilege to stay and fish at the Lodge! Thank you to all the staff.If No See Um Lodge is not on your Bucket List, then you had betterADD IT! RIGHT NOW!!What a trip! What a destination!!Kind Regards,Buff WilliamsSt George, Utah
John MoalliJohn Moalli
16:53 16 Jan 17
No see um is unquestionably the greatest fly fishing experience you will ever encounter. The beginning of the trip is highlighted with the flight from Anchorage in a vintage DC3 equipped with all first class seating. What a spectacular ride!Once you are at the lodge, the days start off with an incredible breakfast, always of your choosing, that includes fresh baked breads, eggs, omelets, fruit, cereal; basically whatever you like. After breakfast, hop into one of the fabulous Beavers and enjoy a flight to a quiet river or stream for incredible rainbow opportunities, salmon if the timing is right and you so desire, and sometimes incredible char as well. From first timers to pros, I have never heard a single fisherman or woman not enjoy the day. Lunches are on the river, are all hand-packed, are simple yet typically contain some sort of homemade goody from the lodges chef.After a great day of fishing, a dip on the hot tub is often in order, and a well stocked bar is at your beckon call. Dinners are also fabulous, always delicious, and you will be thankful for the calories burned on the river if you indulge in the deserts!Retire to your accommodations after dinner, which are simple yet incredibly comfortable. Hot showers are welcome and simple in your private bath.The staff at No See Um are amazing. John and Kari run a first rate operation, and from guides, to pilots, to lodge staff and the chef, everyone is friendly and focused on you having a wonderful time. While No See Um is not the cheapest Alaska Fly Fishing trip, it is certainly one of the best. You will have your own float plane for the day everyday (not be dropped off and picked up like some lodges), superior guides that will put you on beautiful fish, and incredible meals. If I could give more stars I would!
Adam WrightAdam Wright
02:28 12 Jan 17
No See Um Lodge is one of the ultimate Alaska destinations! The fishing is incredible, aided by knowledgeable guides and top-notch pilots and planes that never leave your side. The accommodations are terrific with warm comfy cabins/beds and a great chef who serves up a hearty breakfast, tasty appetizers and an incredible dinner.Trip of a lifetime.
Lindy RuggieroLindy Ruggiero
23:23 11 Jan 17
No See Um Lodge offers a fantastic fly-out fly fishing experience! The lodge itself is beautiful and it sits on the shore on the Kvichak River. Each day (weather permitting) you fly to a river in search of huge rainbow trout, salmon (multiple varieties) and/or char. You spend the day on the river enjoying a shore lunch when taking a break from the action. All the pilots at the lodge are excellent and very safety-conscious. The guides too are excellent and do their best to help you catch and land some amazing fish. The chef prepares delicious meals; all staff are friendly and helpful; and the open bar has only top-notch liquors. We consider No See Um Lodge to be the best fly-fishing lodge we have enjoyed!! We've been guests at the lodge 10+ years and it's always a terrific experience. Do yourself a favor and enjoy this wonderful place!

Fly Fishing Alaska Your Way

You want the fly fishing experience without feeling lost in a crowd, and you want an Alaskan fishing lodge adventure that delivers from sunrise to sunset. Here at No See Um, you enjoy the company of up to 11 fellow anglers and the personal attention of our seasoned guides. Our meticulously maintained fleet of de Havilland Beavers fly out each morning with four guests and two guides per craft. Our range covers 30 isolated destinations with the flexibility to quickly relocate for optimum weather and fishing conditions. We take great pride in offering an Alaskan fly fishing experience that lets you cast your best, catch the biggest and bring home trophy memories that last a lifetime.

Alaskan Fishing Lodge – Make Yourself at Home

You deserve personal comfort, an itinerary with options and a dedicated staff. Make yourself at home and or make in one of our fully equipped cabins, and sip coffee while you watch a glorious Alaskan sunrise from your deck overlooking the Kvichak River. Treat your camera to unprecedented photo ops in Katmai National Park or the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Re-stock gear at our Pro Shop, and recharge energy levels at our Main Lodge where each day’s fishing tales are perfect sides to gourmet meals. Our staff here is a close-knit group of fishing pros, accomplished pilots and culinary talents who welcome you to a slice of Alaskan fishing heaven that we’ve enjoyed together for years.

Our family extends a cordial invitation to both you and the dedicated angler in your soul. We know that an unforgettable trip always include the comforts and genuine hospitality that make you feel at home. We also know that you’re looking for the fly fishing experience of a lifetime because that’s how we got started here more than 40 years ago. Your stay at No See Um Lodge opens doors on that history, turns dreams into memories and unlocks your future for many happy returns to the very best fishing lodge in Alaska.

Your All-Inclusive Fly Fishing Trip

7 nights, 6 days guided fishing

Daily fly outs

River side lodging

All lodge amenities

Round-trip airfare from Anchorage to the lodge

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Come experience an unforgettable Alaska fly fishing experience and see why our clients return each year to the best fishing on the planet. Book now!

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