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Yes Bay Lodge

Yes Bay Lodge – Steeped in Alaskan Tradition

Yes Bay Lodge lies fifty miles north of Ketchikan in southern Southeast Alaska. Overlooking the spectacular view of the Bay and pristine Wolverine Creek, the Lodge is nestled in the heart of The Tongass National Forest, one of the most magnificent places to visit in Alaska.

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The myriad of lakes, streams and rivers located within a short distance of the lodge, offer some of the finest trout and Dolly Varden fishing available in Southeast Alaska, while the steelhead fishing is world-class. For the saltwater angler, there are five species of Salmon that spawn in the areas, including King, Silver, Sockeye, Pink and Chum. In addition to the plentiful Salmon, guests may opt to bottom fish for Halibut, Rockfish, and Lingcod.

Yes Bay Lodge History

Yes Bay LodgeConstruction of the lodge building began in the mid-1950s and was purchased in 1977 by Art and Marlys Hack, who transformed it into one of Southeast Alaska’s first successful sport fishing lodges. Now their son, Kevin, runs the lodge in the Hack Family tradition.

Dining Room – Watch evening fall over resplendent Yes Bay as you enjoy the professionally prepared three course dinner featuring fresh seafood and regional fare. The grand dining room within the lodge comfortably seats guests at private tables, or perhaps invite new found friends to share your dinner table.

 

The Fishing at Yes Bay Lodge

6-9You can be saltwater fishing in the morning for salmon and halibut and freshwater fishing in the afternoon in an Alpine lake catching the most unbelievable Rainbow Trout, and Dolly Varden imaginable.

Saltwater Fishing: Five species of Pacific Salmon run into the river systems around Yes Bay. In addition to the plentiful salmon, you may opt to bottom fish for Halibut, Rockfish, and Lingcod.

Freshwater Fishing: A short, guided hike up the trail behind the Lodge takes you to the banks of Wolverine Creek. The Creek, which runs from picturesque Lake Mcdonald, is home to Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat, Dolly Varden, and Steelhead. Consider a floatplane trip to a remote mountain lake to fish for Arctic Grayling.

Boats and Gear

Yes Bay LodgeU.S. Coast Guard Licensed guides helm the canopy-covered 20 ft. Olympic fiberglass boats that fish 2 people per boat. The 27 ft. Boston Whaler accommodates 4 anglers or 6 people and is available for sightseeing excursions.

The latest fishing technology, spin casting and fly fishing gear, foul weather gear, and boots are provided.

 

Yes Bay Lodge Activities

  • Hiking – The silence of the mysterious, green rainforest will dazzle you as you hike toward the waterfalls.
  • Shellfish – Yes Bay guides will help set out a pot and haul in Dungeness crab and Spotted Prawns. The Chef will be happy to prepare your catch for dinner.
  • Floatplane Tours – Yes Bay assists guests in booking a tour through the exquisite sheer cliffs of the Misty
  • Fjords National Monument. a flying tour through the exquisite sheer cliffs of the Misty Fjords National Monument.

McDonald Lake

Yes Bay LodgeYes Bay Lodge lies fifty miles north of Ketchikan in southern Southeast Alaska. Overlooking the spectacular view of the Bay and pristine Wolverine Creek, the Lodge is nestled in the heart of The Tongass National Forest, one of the most magnificent places to visit in Alaska.

The pathway leads anglers, birdwatchers, and nature lovers along one of Southeast Alaska’s most unique trails.

Hikers have come from all over the world for the opportunity to step foot on our trail. You can do it every night after dinner, or you can spend an entire day exploring all the adventure it leads to.

Once you are just a few yards behind the lodge, you will quickly realize you are in the midst of a setting unmatched anywhere else in the world. Lush is where most folks begin describing the forest, but where they end is up to them. Every visitor walks away with a unique view.

Whether you hike all the way to Lake McDonald (1.3 miles) to spend a day fishing for salmon, cutthroats, rainbows, dolly varden, or the 25-pound steelhead that make the lake famous across the globe, or if you merely stroll a few hundred yards for a “wilderness” picnic, you will experience a forest unlike any other.

One of our guides would love to show you the way. What’s the best part of the trail, it is in all in our own backyard.