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Packing List for a Fishing Trip

What Larsen Bay Lodge Provides:
  • Comfortable lodging, including bed linen, towels, conditioning shampoo and soap
  • Hair dryers upon request
  • All meals
  • Non-alcoholic beverages, including souvenir water bottle
  • Fish packaging material
  • Hodgman waders & hip boots
  • Rain gear
  • Spinning gear (If you fly fish, we recommend bringing your own equipment)
  • Most importantly, some of the best fishing in Alaska!
What You Should Bring:

As you probably already know, weather in Alaska is unpredictable. No matter what time of year you come, weather can be unseasonably hot, cold, wet or dry! So prepare for the unexpected. Dressing in layers is imperative for comfort. That way you can add layers or take them off as necessary. With that in mind, here are some suggestions:

  • Polar fleece pullover or hooded sweatshirt
  • Medium weight jacket
  • 2-3 base layer undershirts
  • 3 shirts of varying weights that can likely be worn several times
  • 3 pairs of pants
  • Swimsuit or trunks for hot tub
  • 1 pair of long underwear
  • One pair of socks and underwear for every day plus a couple of spares
  • 2-3 pairs of boot socks if needed
  • gloves
  • waterproof day pack
  • Camp shoes – some sort of slip on short boots or moccasins that are easily put on and taken off are handy.
  • warm hat
  • baseball cap, visor or similar
  • polarized sunglasses
  • toiletries
  • fishing license (and king salmon stamp if targeted) obtained at https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/Store/
  • alcoholic beverages (can be purchased in Kodiak on your way to the lodge or shipped to us in advance)
  • toiletries
  • Camera
  • Extra memory cards
  • Battery charger(s)
  • Binoculars (not required)
  • A couple of garbage bags for dirty clothes and boots for the trip home
  • Ziplock bags are handy to keep camera /video clean and dry as well as having other misc. uses

If you forget something, there are a couple of sporting goods stores in Kodiak and a Wal-Mart. Between them, they will have virtually anything you may need for the trip from clothing to supplies.

Larsen Bay Lodge will clean, vacuum seal and freeze your fish. At the end of your trip your fish will be packed frozen into waxed fish boxes that you check on the plane as luggage. If you overnight in Kodiak, Island Air can usually store your fish for free, or most of the hotels have free freezer space as well. If you overnight in Anchorage, there is a freezer in the Baggage Claim area of the airport where you can store your fish for a reasonable price until you fly home.


No other place in Alaska invokes the mystery, adventure, and
excitement of Kodiak Island - known worldwide for
BIG salmon, BIG halibut, and BIG bears!