Our guides are the best in the business. We are proud to state that we have almost 55 years of combined experience with our guides to ensure that your experience with us is unique. We work to make sure that each of our guest's individual fishing needs are paired with the person who has the most expertise in that specific field, whether it be fly fishing for rainbows, trolling for silvers or casting off a secluded island for the monster king that you would like to see hanging on your office wall.


 Mike McDowell has been the owner and operator of the Kvichak Lodge for the last thirty plus years. An avid sportsman, philosopher and conservationist, he knows as much about the Kvichak River by actual experience that anyone on this pristine water.

In addition to offering world-class fishing, the Kvichak Lodge is proud to offer other unique Alaskan experiences. Katmai National Park is located 50 miles from our lodge and a fly out bear viewing trip at the world-famous Brooks Falls is a favorite activity for our guests.  Bird hunting is available on request.

For the individuals who are interested in day trips our guides are happy to do a float trip down one of the tributaries or adjoining streams so that you can enjoy both a float fishing adventure as well as bear viewing.

The Kvichak River and the Lodge by the same name are not only a mirror of breathtaking nature, but it is a reflection of mankind for thousands of years. The” Kiatagmuit Eskimos originally lived on the north bank of the Kvichak River in the village of Kaskanak and used Igiugig as a summer fish camp. At the turn of the century, these people moved upriver to the present site of Igiugig. The Kvichak Lodge, where you will stay, was built during World War II and its rich history is the story of the people that first came and the visitors thereafter.

The Kvichak River is a large river, about 50 winding miles, in southwestern Alaska. It flows southwest from Lake Iliamna to Kvichak Bay, an arm of Bristol Bay, on the Alaska Peninsula.


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