Yes Bay Lodge

    Overview

    Location:

    Southeast Alaska, AK, USA

    Access:

    Fly-in

    All-inclusive?     

    Saltwater/freshwater:

    Both

    Fly fishing?

    Unguided option?     

    Travel destination:     

    KetchikanKetchikan-Airport-KTN

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    There are a few things that continue to set Yes Bay apart from the other Alaska fishing Lodges.

    • A true "Family" atmosphere at the Lodge - unlike many fishing lodge's Yes Bay is a friendly family style Lodge where you are more like guests in a private home rather than a guest in a large cold hotel. Kids are welcome at Yes Bay and will surely enjoy the Yes Bay experience.
    • Yes Bay is the only Lodge in the SE that fishes 2 people per boat with the personal attention that Yes Bay sets the standard for.
    • Location - Yes Bay is located in one of the most abundant fishing grounds in Alaska, inland waters which offer the protection from rough water, so the fishing is comfortable in even the worst weather that Alaska can provide. It is a rare day when it is too rough to go fish!
    • The Yes Bay Dining Experience must be enjoyed to understand how wonderful it really is.
    • The View - If you had all of Alaska to choose from, you would have a hard time finding a more ideal location for a fishing Lodge.

    Overlooking the spectacular view of the Bay and pristine Wolverine Creek, the lodge is nestled in the heart of The Tongass National Forest, the largest temperate rain forest on Earth. For over 37 years, the Hack family has been welcoming guests to Yes Bay Lodge. Unlike most fishing resorts in the state, Yes Bay Lodge is able to offer guests a wide range of freshwater and saltwater fishing, due to its unique location. The myriad of lakes, streams and rivers located within a short distance of the lodge, offer some of the finest freshwater fishing available in Southeast Alaska, while the saltwater fishing is world-class.

    The fishing around Yes Bay Lodge has been defined as an almost religious experience! Yes Bay sits in a very unique location with boat rides to prime fishing spots around 20-25 minutes at the most. Sometimes the best spot is right at the mouth of the Bay an under 10 minute ride. Your professional guide will know what species are running and where to give you the most opportunity to get your limit. We are also the only Alaska Lodge that features two fisherman per boat, this assures you the personal attention that Yes Bay Lodge is famous for!

    What Do We Fish For?

    June 19 to Sept 24
    • Dolly Varden
    • Dungeness Crab
    • Halibut
    • Ling Cod
    • Rockfish (Yellow Eye, Red Snapper)
    • Chinook (King) Salmon
    • Coho (Silver) Salmon
    • Chum (Dog) Salmon
    • Pink (Humpback) Salmon
    • Steelhead
    • Cutthroat Trout

    Price

    ALL PRICES PER PERSON (US$)
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    4 nights / 3 days fishing
    $3,395.00
    5 nights / 4 days fishing
    $4,195.00
    6 nights / 5 days fishing
    $4,995.00

    Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

    Additional nights: + US$800.00. Additional half-day: add + US$450.00. Fly-outs to Mountain Lakes and some other optional tours are not included.


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    Per-day-fishing VACATION PACKAGES from:

    US$999.00pp

    What's included?

    How many hours of guided fishing?

    10 hours/day

    Return transportation to/from Ketchikan      

    Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

    Fish processing:     

    All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:

    Alcohol:

    A bar is available in the lodge.

    Alcohol:

    A bar is available in the lodge.

    Other:

    Daily housekeeping service, guided hiking, tours of area waterfalls, hot springs, and landmarks. Can soda and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at the fully stocked bar.

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    Accommodations

    Description

    Warm and inviting, our accommodations within Yes Bay Lodge feature natural wood walls, roomy private baths with tub/shower combinations, and traditional lodge décor. Rooms within Yes Bay Lodge are designed for double occupancy with two beds, single queen bed or upon request we can convert your bed into a California King. There is plenty of closet space for all your gear.

    Corporate buyout:     

      WiFi available:

    Max. capacity:

    30

    Average travel time to fishing grounds:

    15 minutes

    Other Activities Available

    There are hiking trails throughout the rainforest surrounding the lodge, from moderate to strenuous. Guided sightseeing tours lead to McDonald Lake, Wolverine Creek, the old cannery, and soothing hot springs. There are boat rides available to Bailey Bay, Shrimp Bay, Orchard Lake and Lake Shelokum as well as the Neets Bay Hatchery where you can get up close and personal with both brown and black bears. Yes Bay Lodge can also arrange flight tours where you may also visit the bear observatory at Anan Creek, take a floatplane tour of the Misty Fjords National Monument, or fly out to one of the many freshwater lakes or rivers for some awesome freshwater fishing.

    Amenities

    Your Yes Bay Dining Experience begins each evening in the lounge with our famous appetizer buffet and happy hour! The presentation varies each evening but is sure to include such signature items as, fresh Alaska shrimp, Hot Crab Cakes, Fresh Smoked Salmon, Hot Crab Dip, Wild Alaska Crab Deviled Eggs and various cheeses and vegetables.

    • After enjoying the appetizers you will soon be invited to your dining table to enjoy one of our many signature dinner selections, such as Dynamite Halibut, Fresh Grilled Salmon, Steak and Dungeness Crab and always a wonderful fresh garden salad.
    • Make sure you save room for a fresh baked dessert, everything from fresh Strawberry Cheesecake, Fresh from our garden Rhubarb Pie, or the ever popular Crème brûlée.
    • Dinner isn't the only meal that Yes Bay Lodge prides itself in, our hot lunches and fresh made soups and sandwiches are also an experience. You have not lived until you have enjoyed a fresh smoked salmon omelet to start your day fishing!

    Enjoy a game of pool or ping-pong before you retire for the evening. Don't forget to spend some time shopping in our Gift Shop! The gift shop carries quality outdoor clothing along with a variety of last minute necessities.

    Boats

    Description

    Yes Bay Lodge and their guides use custom built, canopy covered Olympic boats. At twenty feet in length and powered by 90 HP Yamaha four strokes, they are designed for your comfort and fishing efficiency. An 8 HP Yamaha kicker engine is used for trolling.

    Your Guide will be featuring Lamiglas rods and smooth, dependable Penn reels for trolling. Stout Lamiglas halibut rods and Penn reels are the tools you?ll use for large bottom fish. With only 2 guests per boat/guide you are assured your ideal fishing adventure with your Yes Bay Lodge fishing guide.

    New in 2008, the lodge added a beautiful 27 foot Boston Whaler. Powered by twin 250 Hp Yamaha outboards, it can get you to the fishing grounds in a hurry and in comfort. This boat is designed to fish up to four anglers and can carry up to 6 people for daily sightseeing trips. It is great for families with children as well.

    New in 2014 we started replacing our fleet of boats and we now have 5 aluminum, hardtop boats for your fishing comfort. They are custom built for us and the ultimate 2 person fishing machine.

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