KO­DIAK RASP­BERRY IS­LAND RE­MOTE LODGE

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701-526-1677 Ko­diak is well-known for ex­cel­lent king salmon and hal­ibut fish­ing on an is­land also famed for mas­sive brown bears. Lodge own­ers Tif­fany and Birch Rob­bins serve as hosts. AC­CESS: Most guests fly from An­chor­age to Ko­diak, and a launch trans­ports guests to Rasp­berry Is­land and the lodge. AC­COM­MO­DA­TIONS: Five cab­ins with queen and twin beds, with an av­er­age of 12 guests per week. SPORT-FISH­ING FLEET: Cus­tom-built 30- and 37-foot alu­minum cata­ma­rans equipped with 500- and 600 hp en­gines, re­spec­tively. TACKLE AND BAITS: Bot­tom jig­ging for hal­ibut and ling­cod with Ac­cu­rate reels and TFO Voo-Doo Daddy rods; trolling for salmon with Ac­cu­rate reels and Edge rods; fly-fish­ing for salmon in rivers with Scott and Sage rods and Ross reels; mooching bait or deep jig­ging with TFO Voo-Doo Daddy rods and Penn reels. Com­mon baits in­clude her­ring and oc­to­pus. PRI­MARY FISH­ING GROUNDS: Forty­five min­utes to one hour from lodge. TAR­GETED SPECIES: Hal­ibut, rock­fish, ling­cod and all five salmon species, par­tic­u­larly reds, kings and sil­vers. SEA­SON: Reds late May to early June; kings late May through early Au­gust; sil­vers mid-July to mid-Au­gust in salt wa­ter and late Au­gust to midSeptem­ber in rivers; hal­ibut late May through mid-Septem­ber; ling­cod July; rock­fish late May to mid-Septem­ber. RATE: $3,134 per per­son for four nights; $4,658 per per­son for six nights. Trans­porta­tion to the lodge (mostly by boat, some­times by float­plane) from Ko­diak City in­cluded. COM­MENTS: Non­fish­ing ac­tiv­i­ties are avail­able, in­clud­ing sea kayak­ing, hik­ing and fly-out bear view­ing.

An­glers at Ko­diak Rasp­berry Is­land Re­mote Lodge take tro­phy chi­nook salmon both wade­fish­ing and from the re­sort’s cus­tom 30- and 37-foot alu­minum cats.

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