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Larsen Bay Lodge
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Flights (June-September)

Please book your flights between your home airport and Kodiak (airport code ADQ). Unless you tell us differently, we will make your flight reservations for the 30-minute flight between Kodiak and Larsen Bay on a local air taxi. Payment is made directly to the air taxi upon arrival. Plan on arriving in Kodiak in time to catch a 6:00pm flight to Larsen Bay the evening before your first day of fishing and departing Larsen Bay around 9:00am the morning after your last day of fishing. We recommend booking a flight departing Kodiak to home no earlier than the 11:35am. On Sundays, there is only one flight leaving Kodiak for Larsen Bay at 1:00pm and one flight leaving Larsen Bay for Kodiak at 1:30pm.

Flights (October-December)

Please book your flights between your home airport and Kodiak (airport code ADQ). Unless you tell us differently, we will make your flight reservations for the 30-minute flight between Kodiak and Larsen Bay on a local air taxi. Payment is made directly to the air taxi upon arrival. Plan on arriving in Kodiak in time to catch a 3:00pm flight to Larsen Bay the afternoon before your first day of hunting/fishing and departing Larsen Bay around 10:00am the morning after your last day of hunting/fishing. We recommend booking a flight departing Kodiak to home no earlier than 12:00pm. On Sundays, there is only one flight leaving Kodiak for Larsen Bay at 1:00pm and leaving Larsen Bay for Kodiak at 1:30pm.

Fishing Licenses

Guests should purchase fishing licenses prior to arrival via the internet at http://www.adfg.alaska.gov and print a hard copy for use. A fishing license (including a King Salmon stamp, if targeted) is required for each guest. If you would prefer to have licenses available for sale at the lodge, please let us know in advance.

Hunting Licenses

Guests should purchase all required licenses, tags, tickets and stamps prior to arrival. Or, if you let me know in advance, I can have them available for purchase at the lodge.

Non-resident Deer hunters require four items

1) Annual Hunting License

2) Big Game Locking Tag

3) Big Game Tag Record (comes with the tag)

4) Harvest Ticket

Alaska residents do not need a Big Game Locking Tag. All can be purchased online at www.adfg.alaska.gov. The link for purchasing hunting licenses is on the home page. The link for Harvest Tickets is under the “Hunting” tab. The Hunting License and Harvest Ticket must be printed at time of purchase. The tag is sent in the mail, so please be sure to allow enough time for receipt.

Duck hunters require a

1) Hunting License (same license as for deer)

2) Alaska Waterfowl stamp

3) Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp.

The first two are available at www.adfg.alaska.gov and can be printed at time of purchase. The federal stamp is available at most Post Offices and sporting goods stores. Some states allow online purchases of Federal Duck Stamps. Please visit http://www.fws.gov/birds/get-involved/duck-stamp/e-stamp.php to see if your state is one of them. If so, be sure to allow enough time to receive the stamp in the mail.

Clothing and Gear

Spinning rods and tackle for both fresh and salt water fishing are provided. River fishing requires waders or hip boots with non-felt soled boots as required by state regulations. If you need to borrow waders or hip boots, please let me know your sizes in advance and we will have them available (size chart below). For salt water trips, we recommend raingear and rubber boots or waterproof shoes. We have rain gear available to borrow if needed. Bear viewers may need rubber boots as well depending on the time of year. Please come prepared with layered, comfortable clothing. Polarized sunglasses are also recommended both for spotting fish and safety purposes. A complete list of recommended gear is available on our website for both anglers and hunters.

Alcohol

Please note that we do not sell or provide alcohol at the Lodge and it is not sold anywhere in Larsen Bay. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer and liquor from home, or ship it to us in advance, or purchase it in Kodiak on your way to the Lodge. The local Air Taxis have a shuttle van that can take you to the store prior to your flight to Larsen Bay. There are also taxis and rental cars available at the airport.

Freshwater Flyouts

Saltwater fishing is all-inclusive. Fishing at freshwater rivers and lakes is available for an additional $200 per person per day. Fly-out hunting is also available for an additional $200 per day.

Fish Cleaning and Packaging

All of your catch will be filleted, cleaned, vacuum sealed and flash frozen on- site. If you have a preference regarding portion size or fillet size please confer with your guide. At the end of your stay we will box and label your catch into wet-locked and lined fish boxes that will not exceed 50 pounds each. You can then transport them as checked baggage on your flight home (recommended) or we can help you make shipping arrangements out of Kodiak via FedEx or UPS (averages $250 per box).

Deer and Duck Processing

Unguided hunters are responsible for processing their own meat. We provide packaging materials for transport home.

Gratuities

Gratuities are an important and integral part of the guides and crew compensation. Industry standard ranges from 15% to 20% of the package price and may be paid at final billing by cash, check or credit card. Tips are shared amongst the crew. Our team strives to make your stay with us exceed your expectations! Please let us know how we can best achieve that goal.

Communication

Wifi is available in the main lodge. A phone is available for use in the lodge with a prepaid calling card. GCI is the only cell provider that is available in Larsen Bay, but most cell phones work over wifi.

Departure

Billing and payment are handled by Tamarin the night before your departure. Credit cards incur a 3% merchant services fee. If flight arrangements need to be made or altered please ask one of our house staff for assistance. They will facilitate the process and make sure your needs are met. If you have time in Kodiak either before or after your stay we are happy to provide information on hotels and activities.

We sincerely hope you enjoy your stay at Larsen Bay Lodge. We pride ourselves on being the best in the business and show this through our dedication to your individual needs. Please ask our staff if you have any questions and consider yourselves family during your stay.

Thank you,

Mike Carlson


Chest Stockingfoot Wader Fit Guide
Size
US Shoe Size
Inseam Range*
Chest**
Weight Range (lb)
Height Range
S
6-9
28"-30"
36"-40"
120-160
5'5"-5'8"
M
8-10
30"-32"
38"-41"
140-180
5'7"-5-11"
L
10-12
31"-33"
42"-45"
170-220
5'10-6'2"
L-TALL
11-13
34"-36"
42"-45"
180-235
6'1-6'4"
L-KING
10-12
31"-33"
45"-48"
200-250
5'10-6'2"
XL
11-13
32"-34"
46"-48"
200-250
6'0"-6'4"
XL-TALL
12-14
34"-37"
46"-48"
210-260
6'3"+
XL-KING
11-13
32"-34"
49"-51"
235-290
6'0"-6'4"
2XL
12-14
33"-35"
50"-52"
235-300
6'0"-6'6"
2XL-TALL
12-15
35"-38"
50"-52"
235-300+
6'4"+

* Measure crotch to floor     ** Largest measurement chest, waist or hips.

Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions and provide a guide that fits most body styles. Adjustable suspenders and belts allow customization to fit approximately +/- three inches in width and height.

We have Wade Boots: Men’s sizes 7-12 (roughly translates to women’s 8-13)

We have Hip Boots: Men’s sizes 4-13 (roughly translates to women’s 6-14)


 

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