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The Main Lodge– Anvik Lodge

The Main Lodge

The hand-hewn spruce log lodge is 6,000 square feet & houses up to 14 guests in five interior rooms & one cabin. The interior rooms open out onto the hub of the lodge’s activity – a large great room with vaulted ceilings & big picture windows that look right out onto the river. The great room is complete with fly-tying station, wood stove, comfy couches & chairs, bar area and a huge rustic dining table where our guests enjoy dining & socializing with one another. Imagine not seeing anyone else besides our staff & the other lodge guests during your whole stay.

A portion of the main lodge is an original homesteader’s cabin that has been converted into kitchen, pantry and your host’s family quarters.

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Fishing at the Anvik River Lodge

Here’s what Rene Limeres & Gunnar Pedersen have to say about the Anvik River – in their #1 Selling Book on Fishing Alaska, written by Alaska’s top guides, ALASKA FISHING THE ULTIMATE ANGLER’S GUIDE –

“Not too many folks know of the Anvik River of western Alaska; fewer have fished it. But it is one of the most important fish producing tributaries of the entire Yukon, and can offer a high-quality angling adventure for a variety of species, with virtually no fishing pressure. Like many Yukon & Kuskokwim drainages, it has a slow, wide meandering lower section (with good pike & sometimes even sheefish available), with the best conditions for salmon, char and grayling angling in the clearer, swifter upper sections.”

They list the highlight of the Anvik River as being “One of the Yukon River’s major fish producers, with under-utilizied sport fishing potential.”

Whether you are a novice or a seasoned angler, fly-fisher or spin caster, you’ll have the time of your life reeling in pacific Salmon, Northern Pike, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden and Arctic Grayling all on the Anvik River. Your guide will take you by jet boat to the hottest fishing you can imagine. We’ve got this entire gin clear river to ourselves so there’s no need to fly out to other rivers to find fish or escape the crowds.

Since the Anvik River is shallow enough to wade and we have almost 24 hours of day-light you can fish right in front of the lodge, unguided, from the docks or shoreline until late in the evening if you wish.

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Nootka Wilderness Lodge Clients ‘Arrive As Guests, Leave As Friends’

By Steve Joseph

In salmon fishing-crazed British Columbia, Nootka Island is right in the heart of the action.

Just off the west coast of Vancouver Island, some of B.C.’s best fishing starts right from the port here. Among the top guide services and lodges in this area is Nootka Wilderness Lodge (250-850-1500; nootkawildernesslodge.com), which is run by Brian and Kelly Gage and their kids. We caught up with Brian Gage for more on their business.

 
Steve Joseph How long has the lodge been around?
Brian Gage The current Nootka Wilderness Lodge has been in Nootka Sound since 1994.

 
SJ How long have you and your wife been in the fishing industry?
BG Kelly and I have been involved in the fishing industry for 30-plus years now. I started guiding when I was 16.

SJ Is this a total family affair?
BG NWL is a family-run lodge with a capacity for 26 guests, keeping it quaint and personal. I am at the lodge for every group, and that’s really what I enjoy about the business: meeting new people and getting to know them. We like to say, “Arrive as guests and leave as a friends.” Ninety percent of our guests return to NWL, something we are very proud of!

SJ What area do you fish?
BG We have a fantastic area for fishing. Nootka Wilderness Lodge is located in the heart of Nootka Sound, with salmon fishing only minutes away on calm, protected waters. We also have the open ocean with an amazing coastline of kelp beds and rock structure for our more adventurous fishing guests. Our bottomfishing for halibut, red snapper and lingcod is also world class and a “guaranteed” catch for those who enjoy action-packed bottomfishing.

SJ Tell us about your fleet and the lodge.
BG Our lodge, our staff, our location and our fleet are what sets us apart from other lodges. Our fleet of boats is primarily Grady Whites, ranging from 24 to 28 feet in length. We also have one 40-foot offshore vessel for larger groups that want to stick together. All of our boats are covered and have twin four-stroke power and trolling motors. All of our boats have bathrooms onboard. Our 10,000-square-foot lodge features sprawling decks, private bathrooms, spacious rooms, a lounge area and bar. It’s a floating lodge tucked in a picturesque bay with a southwest exposure. We enjoy beautiful sunsets over Vancouver Island’s coastal mountains into the early evening hours. We actually see very little rain throughout our season, so don’t forget your sunscreen!

SJ In one word describe the whole experience.
BG Unforgettable!

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