The Perfect Father-Son Fishing Trip
- Destination: Yes Bay Lodge
- Duration: 3 days/4 nights
- Price: $3,395
- Available: April 15, 2012 — August 30, 2013
Yes Bay Lodge 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. For over 20 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 trout and Dolly Varden fishing available in Southeast Alaska, while the steelhead fishing is world-class. For the salt water angler, there are five species of salmon that spawn in the areas, including king, silver, sockeye, pink and chum. In addition to the plentiful salmon, you may opt to bottom fish for Halibut, Rockfish, and Lingcod.
Fishing may be the core of life at Yes Bay Lodge, but your wilderness adventure is not limited to only angling. We offer other activities which afford opportunity to explore Alaska’s natural beauty on your Alaska Fishing Vacation.
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 on your Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Trip. Coupled with the sheer power of Ketchikan Alaska Halibut Fishing and the colorful variety of Rockfish, the Lodge has everything you can imagine for your Alaska Fishing Trip 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 on your Alaska Fishing Vacation.
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. Our reservations department can assist you with coordinating and confirming your flight seeing tour.
Yes Bay Itinerary
Arrival – Once you arrive at Ketchikan International Airport, proceed directly downstairs to the baggage claim area to meet our Pirate Airworks agent. The agent there will coordinate your scenic floatplane trip out to Yes Bay. You should plan on arriving in Ketchikan at 3:30 pm, for a direct connection to your floatplane. Should you wish to come earlier and take advantage of the sightseeing and activities Ketchikan has to offer, you will need to check in with the Pirate Airworks office at 4:00 pm to insure your 4:30 departure to Yes Bay.
Fishing/Adventure Days – Breakfast is served at 7:00 am and your day begins from there. Whether fishing, hiking 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 which is served at 6:30.
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. Please note that floatplane departures from the lodge are later in September, check with our reservationist for details.
THE YES BAY LODGE PACKAGE INCLUDES
- Double accommodations with private bath
- 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
THE PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Fishing licenses
- King Salmon stamp
- Bar purchases
- Gift shop purchases
- Fly-out trips
- Cancellation insurance
RECOMMENDED ITEMS TO BRING
- Warm clothing that is suitable for layering
- A warm, lightweight jacket
- Warm gloves, preferably waterproof
- Warm socks
- Comfortable shoes/boots that are durable and supply good traction
- T-shirts and a pair of shorts for warmer days in July and August
- Comfortable pants and/or jeans of durable fabric
- Sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, insect repellent
- Camera, batteries and film if required
- Backpack or daypack, water resistant or waterproof
- Prescription medications
RESERVATIONS / PAYMENT POLICY
A $500 per package/person deposit is due within 10 days of booking to confirm and hold your reservation. A second payment equal to 50% of the total package is due before February 1, 2009. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. For reservations made after February 1, 2009 the total package price due within 10 days to confirm and hold your reservation.
At Yes Bay Lodge we believe that gratuities are a personal matter. Gratuities are not included in your package rate. For suggestions regarding gratuities for service staff, please contact our reservations department.
All cancellations will be assessed a $500.00 per person fee. Cancellations made less than 90 days prior to arrival will be assessed an additional cancellation fee equal to 50% of the total package price. Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to arrival will be assessed a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the total package price. Travel/Cancellation insurance is available upon request. Reservations will be cancelled and the above policy will apply if the Reservations/Payment policy is not adhered to. There will be no exceptions to this cancellation policy.