Located on the extreme northwestern tip of the Alaska Peninsula sits one of the most remote sport fishing lodges in Alaska. Hoodoo Sport Fishing Lodge sits on the only privately owned land on the Hoodoo River. Due to its remoteness and limited access, the Hoodoo has remained one of Alaska’s most unspoiled fisheries. Fishing in solitude with minimal competition for prime water (a rarity on many of the state’s fly-in fisheries) is the everyday normal at Hoodoo. Experience one of Alaska’s most robust and wild salmon systems, combined with excellent guides and luxury accommodations to create one of Alaska’s most unique and sought after fly-fishing destinations.
The Hoodoo operates its headwaters at Hoodoo Lake, thirty five miles from the Bering Sea. The locals call the lake “Hoodoo”, giving the lodge it's name. The lodge sits approximately ten miles from the Bering Sea so the action is literally in their back yard. The Hoodoo River has one of the best runs of ocean bright chinook (king), sockeye (red), and coho (silver) salmon. There are also some resident rainbow trout and Dolly Varden for guests to pursue.
Hoodoo Lodge is located on the extreme northwestern tip of the Alaskan Peninsula.
Hoodoo Sport Fishing Lodge sets daily routines around anglers’ desires and the fishing opportunities that exist at that time. Each evening your host, Rod Schuh, will discuss the fishing opportunities with you for the next day. In addition to daily fishing from the lodge by jet boat, guests have the options to experience a fly-out day trip to Hoodoo Lake for Dolly Varden fishing, a two day/one night or a three day/two night fly out adventure to a nearby wilderness river for great salmon fishing. Nights spent away from the lodge are at comfortable, secluded tent camps. These camps have electricity and heat for your comfort. These options will be discussed with guests when they arrive at Hoodoo where they can decide which choices are optimum, considering the season and guests’ preferred interests. Your guide will have your boat ready on the dock each morning when guests fish upriver from the lodge.
Chinook (King) salmon: Catch and release
Coho (Silver) salmon: 5 per day
Sockeye (Red) salmon: 5 per day
Dolly Varden: Catch and release
Steelhead: Catch and release
Rainbow trout: Catch and release
Hoodoo Sport Fishing Lodge has its own fish processing facility, complete with commercial vacuum packaging equipment and freezing facilities. They will filet, vacuum pack, and freeze one complimentary 30 pound box of fresh fish for each guest.
Accommodations and Meals:
Hoodoo Lodge consists of a 3,500 square foot, natural wood accented facility with carpeting throughout. The lodge has a comfortably furnished lounge with wet bar, spacious dining area, full service kitchen, a loft area for lodge apparel and fly tying, laundry services, and seven private guest rooms with full shower and bathroom facilities. There is a separate reading and relaxation area adjacent to the guest rooms. The large heated entryway designed to accommodate getting wading gear on and off and doubles as a drying out area for your gear. The lounge and wet bar area is large enough for all guests to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow guests and guides. The lodge and all adjacent buildings have both hot and cold running water and electricity available around the clock. The entire Hoodoo facility is connected by a boardwalk that runs from the lodge down to the floating dock.
Guest rooms were designed with comfort in mind. Each double occupancy room is complete with two very comfortable beds (one queen and one single per room with fresh linens and down comforters provided). Every room has separate thermostatically controlled heat for individual preference. Guest rooms are serviced daily by Hoodoo staff members.
Hoodoo Lodge’s experienced and professional cooking staff prepares three hearty meals each day. Breakfast and dinner are served restaurant style. Lunches are served stream side. Breakfast includes both hot and cold cereals in addition to the chef’s main entree. Lunches usually consist of varying types of cold and hot sandwiches, homemade soups, and fresh fish cooked stream side (weather permitting). Dinners are of the highest quality and include such entrees as prime rib, fresh salmon, halibut, shrimp, chicken, and pork. A variety of appetizers are enjoyed prior to dinner and desserts complete each savory dinner.
While relaxing in the lounge area with other guests, you can enjoy exchanging stories of the day and planning the next day’s adventure.
A typical day fishing from the lodge might look like this:
7:30 AM: Breakfast (time to be decided the night before) and then head out for guided fishing
12:00 PM: Enjoy a hot riverside lunch prepared by the lodge staff and sent upriver with your guide followed by more great fishing.
5:30 PM– 6:00 PM: Return to lodge for a hot shower
6:30 PM: Relax and enjoy cocktails and appetizers
7:00 PM: Dinner
Day 1: Arrive Anchorage and overnight at your elected accommodations (independently arranged, not included).
Day 2: Board your lodge coordinated charter flight to Nelson Lagoon (included in your package). A Hoodoo staff member will meet you and then you;ll be transferred to the lodge by wheel equipped aircraft.
Days 3-8: Six full days of guided fishing using custom jet boats.
Day 9: Depart the lodge in time to get to Nelson Lagoon for your flight to Anchorage and home or points beyond.
2020 Rates: $5,450-$6,450 per person for a 7 night/6 day package plus $1,200 RT charter flight
Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, round trip flights between Anchorage and Cold Bay, transportation between Cold Bay and Hoodoo Lodge, guided fishing, open bar featuring beer, wine and a limited selection of liquor.
Not Included: Round trip airfare to Anchorage, accommodations and meals in Anchorage, fishing license, king salmon stamp (if applicable), staff and guide gratuities
Species: Five species of Pacific salmon, Dolly Varden, rainbow trout, steelhead
Season: June to October
Capacity: 14 anglers
Map: Cold Bay, AK