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Yes Bay Lodge is the perfect place for you, your family, or business group to relax and enjoy the spectacular beauty and sportfishing of the region while being pampered by our staff. We will make your Alaskan Fishing Adventure a trip you will always remember! The intimate environment at this Alaska Fishing and Lodging accommodation is created by the Hack family, who have owned, operated and nurtured this Alaska Lodging since 1977, and their dedicated and experienced staff. Yes Bay Lodge employs approximately 30 full time staff members, including a baker, two chefs and up to thirteen US Coast Guard licensed Fishing Guides with current CPR and First Aid certifications.

Yes Bay Lodge Location fifty miles north of KetchikanCreate a personalized connection to the people most important to you. Yes Bay lies fifty miles north of Ketchikan in southern southeast Alaska. 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. Yes Bay Lodge is a world class destination for salt and freshwater fishing, wilderness adventure. It’s all waiting for you here in your Alaska at Yes Bay.

Itinerary

Arrival: At Ketchikan International Airport proceed directly downstairs to our Promech Air service counter for your scenic floatplane trip out to Yes Bay Lodge. Depending upon your time of arrival, tour the area or go fishing until dinner is served at 6:30.

Fishing/Adventure Days: Breakfast is served at 7:00 am and your day begins from there. Whether fishing, hiking, kayaking or seeking wildlife, your guide will work with you to customize a trip that is uniquely your own. Generally on fishing days guests will come back to the lodge to weigh, process and take photos with their fish at 11:30 am. You will enjoy a hot lunch and head back out for more fishing or any adventure you have planned with your guide. You may also arrange to take a box lunch out for a full day on the water. You will return to the lodge at 5:30 pm to take more pictures of your catch and relax before dinner.

Departure: All guests will depart the lodge for the airport at 6 am, unless their package includes fishing on day of departure. Those guests fishing until 11:30 am will depart the lodge at 12:30 pm.

Season

Fresh Water
Steelhead May 26th – June 30th
Rainbow Trout All Summer
Cutthroat All Summer
Dolly Vardon All Summer
Sockeye Salmon July 15th – Aug 30th
Silvers August 20 – Sept. 25th
Salt Water
Chinook Salmon Late May – July
Pink Salmon Late June – Early September
Chum Salmon July – Early September
Coho Salmon August – End of September
Sockeye Salmon End of July – End of August
Halibut Mid June – September
Rockfish Year Round
Lingcod Year Round

Fishing

Saltwater Fishing: Five species of Pacific Salmon run into the river systems around Yes Bay. Whether searching for the knee-trembling freight train runs of King Salmon or the daring aerobatics of the Coho, you’ll find it all at Yes Bay. Coupled with the sheer power of Alaska Halibut fishing and the colorful variety of Rockfish, the Lodge has everything you can imagine for your Alaskan saltwater fishing experience.

Freshwater Fishing: A short, guided hike up the trail behind the Lodge takes you to the banks of Wolverine Creek. The Creek, which runs from picturesque Lake McDonald, is home to Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat, Dolly Varden, and Steelhead. Consider a floatplane trip to a remote mountain lake to fish for Arctic Grayling. It’s all possible at Yes Bay Lodge.

Accomodations

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

Dining Room; Watch evening fall over resplendent Yes Bay as you enjoy your professionally prepared three course dinner. The dining room comfortably accommodates our guests at private tables, or you may invite new found friends to join you.

Internet: Yes Bay Lodge offers complimentary wireless internet access for the convenience of our guests. If you prefer to leave your laptop at home, we offer email access at no charge.

Boats and Equipment

Yes Bay Lodge uses custom built, canopy covered Olympic boats. At twenty feet in length and powered by 90 HP Honda four strokes, they are designed for your comfort and fishing efficiency. An 8 HP Honda four stroke 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 lever action Shimano 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.

King Salmon & Silver Salmon Special Package

June 5 – June 10: 4 Night / 3 Day $2,795.00 per person

August 29 – September 4: 4 Night / 3 Day $2,795.00 per person

Arrive at Yes Bay Lodge at 5pm, settle into your room, have a superb professionally prepared dinner, meet your guide to discuss your fishing plans, relax, mingle with other guests in our Lounge. This package consists of three FULL days of King and/or Silver Salmon fishing, your choice in any combination you would like. Depart Yes Bay Lodge for Ketchikan International Airport at 6 AM to easily make your return connection.

Packages Include:

  • Round trip scenic floatplane flight between Ketchikan and Yes Bay
  • Double accommodations with private baths
  • Professionally prepared Alaska cuisine
  • Fully guided saltwater fishing from 20-foot Olympic boats
  • Fully guided freshwater fishing in remote lakes and streams
  • Cleaning, vacuum packing and freezing fish
  • Use of all-weather gear: boots, hats, pants, and jackets
  • Special wet-lock fish boxes for travel
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Guided hiking and kayaking
  • Tours of area waterfalls, hot springs, and landmarks

Packages Do Not Include:

Fishing licenses, King Salmon stamp, Bar purchases, Gift shop purchases, Fly-out trips, Cancellation insurance.

Other Activities

Hiking: The silence of the mysterious, green rainforest will dazzle you as you hike toward the waterfalls cascading out of Lake Shelokum. After you have stood in the middle of the falls and breathed the pure mountain air you may decide to continue up the trail to soak in the Bailey Bay Hot Springs or head to Lake Shelokum to try some fly-fishing.

Shellfish: Dungeness Crab and Spotted Prawns thrive in the cold, clean water in and around Yes Bay. Your guides will help you set out a pot and haul in crab and shrimp. Our Chef will be happy to prepare your catch for dinner.

Wildlife Tours: Wildlife abounds at Yes Bay and in the surrounding Tongass National Forest. Keep your eyes open and your camera ready for humpback whales, orcas, porpoise, seals, sea lions, black bears, brown bears, mink, marten, eagles and otters.

Floatplane Tours: Book a flying tour through the exquisite sheer cliffs of the Misty Fjords National Monument.

It’s All Here In Your Alaska!

Trip Rates

Example Rates – subject to change by operator

Per Person, Double Occupancy

Package Rate Air Fare Total
4 nights/3 full days fishing $3,195.00 $150.00 $3,345.00
5 nights/4 full days fishing $3,895.00 $150.00 $4,045.00
6 nights/5 full days fishing $4,595.00 $150.00 $4,745.00
Additional nights $750.00 $750.00
1/2 day $425.00 $425.00

* Prices are subject to change without notice.
* Single-room supplement available for an additional $75 per night upon availability.
* Yes Bay Lodge can accommodate up to 24 anglers.
* All tackle and accessories available at the Lodge for our guests.
* Fly fishermen may bring their own rods, flies and waders.

Please Call to Discuss Group Rates

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