KACHEMAK BAY WILDER­NESS LODGE

Sport Fishing - - ELECTRONICS -

907-235-8910 Lux­u­ri­ous cab­ins, re­mote splen­dor and ex­cel­lent fish­ing are hall­marks of this up­scale re­sort near the south­ern tip of the Ke­nai Penin­sula. AC­CESS: If not di­rectly to the lodge by he­li­copter or float­plane, typ­i­cal ar­rivals in­volve a flight or car trip from An­chor­age to Homer. Guests are picked up at Homer Boat Har­bor for the 30-minute run across Kachemak Bay. AC­COM­MO­DA­TIONS: Five cab­ins take 10 to 14 guests. The lodge can ac­com­mo­date up to 16 if the group’s to­gether. SPORT-FISH­ING FLEET: A 17-foot Bos­ton Whaler with a Honda 90, two 21-foot Bos­ton Whalers with Honda 135s, and two 22-foot alu­minum Hewe­scraft boats with a 150 Yamaha or 200 Suzuki. TACKLE AND BAITS: Var­i­ous brands of 10- to 20-pound spin gear, all pro­vided, though fly-fish­er­men must bring their own tackle. Ar­ti­fi­cial baits only, for all species, par­tic­u­larly Vi­brax Blue Fox spin­ners, and spoons in­clud­ing the Pixee, Krocodile and Swedish Pim­ple. PRI­MARY FISH­ING GROUNDS: Fish­ing from shore or by boat near the lodge and Kachemak Bay. Trips on sep­a­rate char­ter boats can be ar­ranged for fish­ing Cook In­let. TAR­GETED SPECIES: King and sil­ver salmon, floun­der, hal­ibut and var­i­ous rock­fishes. SEA­SON: Early sum­mer for kings; Au­gust to early Septem­ber for sil­vers; hal­ibut, floun­der and rock­fish all sum­mer. RATES: Two nights, $2,100 per per­son; three nights, $2,900 per per­son; five nights, $4,500 per per­son; in­cluded is the lodge’s boat for pickup in Homer; sched­uled float­plane or he­li­copter ad­di­tional. COM­MENTS: It’s been fam­ily-owned for three gen­er­a­tions and fea­tures beau­ti­ful ocean and moun­tain views from ev­ery cabin. The lodge is pop­u­lar with celebrities; Face­book owner Mark Zucker­berg re­cently vis­ited.

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