Taking Home Your Catch

Your experience at Katmai Lodge will be one you’ll remember for the rest of your life and will want to share with your family and friends. At the end of your stay our guides will professionally vacuum seal and pack up to 50 pounds of your catch for you to take home and share.

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Salmon to Share at Home

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The Alagnak River system is in the only Designated Trophy Trout fishery in Alaska. It, and all other areas we fish are single hook, no bait or scent. We practice strict catch and release on Rainbow Trout and all other native stream fish such as: Grayling, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden.

We know some of our guests like to take salmon home. In late June and July, you may take one 50lb. fish box which can include 1 adult male King, plus Sockeye, Chum or Pinks (even year runs only). Beginning August 1, your 50lb. box can include Chum, Pinks (on even year runs) and Silvers.

With these policies and by promoting catch and release methods, we can help ensure that salmon- runs along the Alagnak River continue to remain strong. Fish fillets are vacuum sealed, frozen and packed in airline approved waxed boxes. For extended layovers or overnights in Anchorage, cold storage is available at the airport and at many hotels. Below, you will find airport storage information.

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Baggage and Freezer Storage Services

Baggage and freezer storage is available at the Airport in the South Terminal.

  • Huntleigh
    (907) 248-0373
    Level 1, next to Baggage Claim #4.
    Passengers must present an airline ticket or boarding pass in order to use this service.
  • Alaska Luggage & Seafood Shipping Services
    (907) 644-8256
    Level 2, across from TSA check-in.
    Passengers must present an airline ticket or boarding pass in order to use this service.
    *Approximate cost for shipping fish: $160-190 per 50 pound box, shipped to your door.