Togiak River Lodge
Togiak River Lodge is located six miles upriver from Togiak Bay and the Eskimo village of Togiak, Alaska. It's 350 miles southwest of Anchorage and 55 miles west of Dillingham, adjacent to the four-million-acre Togiak National Wildlife Refuge in the world-famous Bristol Bay.
Togiak River Lodge Fishing
Situated only six miles from saltwater, the Lodge is entry to the outstanding spawning grounds for all five species of Alaskan
Pacific salmon. Fish arrive power-charged, chrome bright, fresh out of the ocean. Togiak River Lodge is the only established lodge on the first 20 miles of the river, and while a few other
outfitters fly out to the river for day trips, fishing pressure is minimal. In the Togiak's clear waters, anglers target king, coho, sockeye, chum, and
pink salmon, as well as trophy-sized native rainbow trout, Arctic char, grayling, and dolly varden. The Togiak River is also an ideal fly fishing river.
2018 Limits (subject to change): The daily freshwater limit of kings is two adult king salmon per day, only one of which may be 28 inches or longer. The annual limit is five adult kings over 20 inches. The Lodge encourages anglers to keep only the fish that are over 28 inches. The Lodge practices catch-and-release on all rainbow trout to ensure a healthy fishery and lots of action for other anglers. This also helps to provide opportunities for rainbows up to 10+ pounds.
Eric Schoenborn landed his 55-pound king (a lil dark) while backbouncing eggs, one of the many methods employed here.
King salmon runs begin in May, pouring into the river in mid-June, with excellent fishing through late July with fish weighing up to 55+ pounds. The silvers enter the river in early August, and fishing is great until mid-September. Togiak silvers are reportedly the largest in Alaska’s freshwater, averaging 8-to 14-pounds, with fish up to 20 pounds. During king salmon season, 20 to 40 or more salmon per boat is a daily average. Silver salmon season provides anglers with even more action. More than half of Togiak's guests, visit to fly fish for silvers.
They employ 18-and 20-foot flat-bottom aluminum boats that are fully open for maximum fishing room. They also have very comfortable, top-of-the-line Tempress boat seats. Two to four anglers per guide and boat.
About Togiak River Lodge
Togiak River Lodge sits on the banks of its namesake river. The main lodge overlooks the river and has a roomy lounge with a 40” screen satellite TV and Free Wi-Fi, free cell phone coverage (Alaska plan), dining room, kitchen, laundry room, gift shop, hot tub, and sauna. They also have a drying facility for equipment, where your waders, raingear, and clothing can be dried overnight. The Lodge comfortably accommodates up to twenty people. If a larger group wants to book the entire lodge, they can accommodate as many as thirty. One cabin is handicapped accessible -- please call for availability.
There are several options. The cost per person to fly a charter flight from Anchorage to Togiak roundtrip is $900.00. If you don’t utilize the charter, you can fly from Anchorage to Dillingham and onto Togiak via scheduled commercial flights. (It ends up being about the same cost.) If you are unable to utilize the private charter, you can book roundtrip tickets from your home to Dillingham, and the lodge will help you make the arrangement to get from Dillingham to Togiak. The price is approximately $300.00 per person, roundtrip Dillingham to Togiak, for the wheel plane that lands in the Togiak village. The Lodge staff will pick you up at the airport in Togiak and give you a boat ride to Togiak River Lodge, a five-mile river trip.
About the Cabins:
You’ll stay in one of ten, private, heated cabins. The cabins are clean, comfortable and furnished with two to four twin beds, a bathroom, hot shower and clean linens. Daily housekeeping is provided. The cabins sit adjacent to the Lodge, overlooking the river. All the comforts of home, plus the angling experiences of the last frontier.
Two to four guests per cabin.
3-nights and 2 ½-days guided fishing
5-nights and 4 ½-days guided fishing
7-nights and 6 ½-days guided fishing
Lodging, meals and snacks, guided fishing, fly fish or spin fish, including rod, reel, tackle, and bait; vacuum packaged fish care, including some smoking of your catch (if desired); daily housekeeping, and Wi-Fi in the main lodge.
Packages do not include:
Airfare to and from Togiak, fishing license, and gratuities for guides and lodge staff and anything not mentioned under inclusions.