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Goodnews River Lodge

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Goodnews River Lodge

  • Locations

    Goodnews Bay, Alaska, United States

  • Activities


  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Duration

    8 Days 7 Nights

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Wednesday to Wednesday

  • Starting Location

    Anchorage International Airport

  • Price Includes

    6 1/2 days of fully guided fishing, double occupancy accommodations, all meals, boat transfers, all flies, lures and terminal tackle, and loaner rods/ reels and waders/ boots.

  • Notes

    Fishing price varies by week. See Website. Charter flight, a Native land use fee, State of Alaska fishing license and staff gratuities, and a required overnight stay in Anchorage not included.


  • The ONLY full service fishing Lodge located on the remote Goodnews River. The only other anglers you are likely to see are your camp mates.
  • Fish for outstanding runs of all 5 Species of pacific salmon, resident leopard rainbow trout, grayling and sea run dolly varden.
  • Private charter flight direct from Anchorage to Goodnews Bay and return provides 6 1/2 days of fully guided fishing with only 2 anglers to a guide.
  • All flies, lures and terminal tackle included at no charge. Loaner rods/reels and waders boots also available at no charge should you need them.
  • Over 400 miles of rivers, creeks, braids and streams assure prime fishing water with no competition.


Trip Info

The Goodnews River Lodge offers week long fishing adventures, Wednesday to Wednesday, from late June through early September. Your trip entails 6 1/2 days of fully guided fishing with only 2 anglers to a Guide, double occupancy accommodations, all meals, a round trip charter flight from Anchorage to the village of Goodnews Bay, and boat transfers to and from the Lodge. The Lodge is a fixed camp located on the main branch of the Goodnews River, and not a fly out Lodge, so weather is rarely an issue.

Our season starts with the arrival of the mighty king salmon in late June, followed closely by chum and sockeye salmon. rainbow trout and grayling are ravenous after a long winter, and aggressively respond to streamers and a deer hair mouse. Mid July brings a run of dolly varden, and they line up with the rainbows behind spawning salmon in incredible numbers. A Pacific Salmon Grand Slam, landing all 5 species of pacific salmon, can be accomplished the last week of July and the first week of August.

We are best known for our amazing silver salmon run, which begins in late July and continues long past when the Lodge closes in mid-September. Many thousands of silvers flood the river in August, and catching them on a fly rod popper is the way to go. It’s not unusual for 2 anglers in a boat to land over 100 silvers in a day, and there’s more if you have the stamina. Silvers in the morning and rainbows in the afternoon is our most popular combination.

We look forward to guiding you!

Let Goodnews River Lodge help you plan your next memorable experience.

Goodnews River Lodge

The Goodnews River Lodge is the ONLY full service fishing lodge located 450 miles from Anchorage on the remote Goodnews River in Southwest Alaska, just outside the Togiak National Wildlife Reserve. In business for over 30 years, we offer outstanding week long fishing trips for all 5 species of Pacific Salmon, resident leopard Rainbow Trout and Grayling, and sea run Dolly Varden.

We are a fixed lodge right on the main fork of the River, and access over 400 miles of river, creeks, braids and streams via a fleet of jet boats with only 2 anglers to a guide. Experience wilderness Alaska in comfort and without crowds.

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