To the Incredible Staff of Bristol Bay Sportfishing Lodge

We came to you with much anticipation and excitement; drawn to Iliamna by the allure of the Alaskan wilderness. We experienced in awe the grandeur of the landscape in tundra, rivers, falls, glaciers, lakes, mountains and the turning of the leaves. It was glorious! We gasped in the presence of majestic bears and were thrilled…

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Alaska’s Feast of the Grizzly Bears!

The salmon run in Alaska is one of the highlights of the year for both fishermen and photographers, and I’m pretty confident in making a bold statement that this safari probably offers the very best in action wildlife photography of any trip we or anyone else offers! The ability to access remote lakes, rivers and…

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Dall Sheep

A few days ago I was flying in the mountains not far from the lodge. i saw a large band of dall sheep. Years ago When I was guiding hunters we hunted them and spent 6 weeks a year in sheep country I realized how much I miss being on the mountain in sheep country…

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Alaska! Winter is here!

Winter has arrived here in Alaska. -9 degrees in Iliamna this morning. We struggled with the float plane on the last 3 flights of the season yesterday. Wading in water when it is that cold is brutal. The bears are heading into their dens and the caribou are at the tail end of the rutting…

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Fishing and seeing Grizzlies is the plan for the day

September 17 2017 This week we have Richard Grosser and his son Eric as our guest at the lodge. Richard is a repeat guest and his 4th time as our guest. His first Alaska wilderness trip with me was 28 years ago. Now at 88 Richard is still very active and sharp as a tack….

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Fantastic Week!

This week we have a wonderful family of 3 from Long Beach California, a teacher from Texas and a pilot from Idaho. They want to photograph bears, hike, take some fly fishing lessons and do a little fishing. They are here for true Alaskan Wilderness Adventure. It will be our privilege to provide them with…

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9-4-2017

We flew to Brooks falls today there were 3 bears at the falls most of the day.  One of them was Otis, a huge male that is so big and fat that when he gets out of the water he can hardly walk.   His belly drags the ground and he seems more to waddle than…

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