Dec 12th, 2019
Royal Wolf Lodge
The Branham family has a long history in Alaska with Chris Branham learning to fly from his adoptive father Dennis and uncle Bud by age 18. Chris met his wife Linda and together they had a dream of building a remote fishing lodge in the wilds of Alaska. They purchased a 120 acre allotment of native land within Katmai National Park and Preserve, smack dab in the middle of the most prolific trophy rainbow trout region in the world. Over 45 years later Chris is still flying folks to the best fishing possible while Linda hosts guests at what has become one of Alaska’s finest fishing lodges. The best part of this equation is the rainbow trout fishing in Alaska right now is as good, if not better than it has ever been during Royal Wolf Lodge’s existence. Here are a brief excerpt from Chris Branham’s recent fishing report.
“The weather(in 2019), except for a few weeks, was very mild, calm and hot. The most concerning were the extremely low water levels. In spite of these conditions the comments from new and returning guests were impressive: “The best rainbow fishing ever!” or “The best week of fishing I have ever experienced over my many years of visiting Royal Wolf Lodge.” We had days with huge numbers and days with football size torpedoes. We feel very honored by the high praise everyone gave on their visit to Royal Wolf Lodge in 2019. We continue to state there is no such thing as “the best week to fish”; every week has its special moments that separate it from all the others. The temperature, rain, wind, sun, water levels, salmon runs, hatches and health of the rainbows, regardless of these conditions we will always find you plenty of rainbows. If our current mild weather patterns are an indication of what to expect in 2020, plan to experience some of the best fishing ever possible in the last fifty years! Why? This is simply because the environment has changed drastically in favor of our rainbows. The temperatures are warmer earlier and remain warm longer. This allows trout to better survive long winter days in healthier condition.” – Chris Branham
2020 Prime Available Dates:
August 14 – 21: 6 spots
August 21 – 28: 6 spots
August 28 – September 4: 6 spots
September 4 – 11: 8 spots
September 18 – 25: 6 spots
2020 Rates: $10,950 per person for a 7 night/6 day package (Book before Jan. 1 for 2019 rates = $10,650 per person)
Included: Round trip travel to/from the lodge, accommodations and meals at the lodge, bed tax, Katmai park fees, guided fishing and instruction, daily fly-outs, beer and wine with dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, flies provided on the stream as needed. Fishing gear can be provided with advanced notice.
Not Included: Travel to/from Anchorage, accommodations and meals in Anchorage, hard alcohol, fishing licenses, staff gratuities.
Please give David a call at 800.552.2729 to inquire about Royal Wolf Lodge in 2020