Grosvenor Lodge Sportfishing

Find Seclusion, Comfortable Accommodations and Great Fishing.

Price per person: starts at $3775

Grosvenor truly provides the "it feels like my own fishing lodge" experience and is ideal for families, business associates or a group of fishing buddies. Optimal group size is 4 -6 people. Round trip air transportation from Anchorage is included in this package.

Dates: June 10 - Sep 22nd, 2019
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Tour Description

Expect seclusion and comfortable accommodations at Grosvenor, not to mention the great fishing for rainbows, char, lake trout, pike and sockeye salmon (in season). The narrows area adjacent to the lodge provides excellent fishing and Grosvenor has access by jet boat to some of the area's finest fishing streams. Two of the rivers accessible from Grosvenor are the largest spawning streams for sockeye salmon in the Naknek drainage, getting over 100,000 fish each annually.

Grosvenor truly provides the "it feels like my own fishing lodge" experience and is ideal for families, business associates or a group of fishing buddies. Guests are accommodated in the three guest cabins which have heat and electricity. A completely modern bathhouse is situated a short distance from the cabins. The kitchen and dining area feature a great view of Grosvenor Lake. Many a tale has been told in the main lodge which houses the lounging area and bar, where complimentary cocktails are served each evening. The personable staff, comfortable accommodations, and excellent fishing assure you a memorable fishing experience. Four (4) guests is considered a full camp, however if a group would like to book the entire lodge, up to six (6) guests can be comfortably accommodated.

Included is round-trip air transportation between Anchorage and Grosvenor, lodging, all fees, meals, daily boat and guide service, fishing license, rod and wader rental, and complimentary cocktails each evening. For parties/groups of 4 to 6 guests.

June 10th to September 22nd, 2019

Transfer days are Mondays and Fridays
3 days, 3 nights, per person (Fri-Mon)   $3,775.00
4 days, 4 nights, per person (Mon-Fri)   $4,200.00
7 days, 7 nights, per person (Fri - Fri or Mon - Mon)   $5,870.00

 Please call for guaranteed single occupancy pricing: 1-877-737-0491

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Add Ons:

Guided Fly Out Sportfishing, per day, per person (two person min)

Booked prior to final payment $450
Purchased after final payment $495

Grosvenor Lodge Sportfishing Sample Itinerary

The baggage weight allowance is 50 lbs, per person. Your clothing and gear should fit into two small soft-sided bags and a rod case. Any excess baggage may have to be flown in at a later time, on a space available basis (delivery not guaranteed). Storage is available at the office in Anchorage for items not required at the lodge.

The atmosphere at the lodge is casual. Comfortable medium weight clothes are the norm. We recommend dressing in layers to regulate your body temperature. Expect temperatures in midsummer to range from 45 - 75 F. It can be much cooler in earl June or in September. Extra layers are recommended.

What You Should Bring

High quality rain gear, warm sweater or jacket, long-sleeved shirts, warm socks, fleece pants, and polypropylene underwear (for use under your waders). Cool morning boat rides and cool, wet fishing days require warm hats and fingerless gloves. One item that I find indispensable is a waterproof dry bag. It stores extra layers, camera equipment, and other items that you don't want getting wet while in the boats and on the river.

You'll also need some comfortable walking shoes or boots for wearing around the camp, a waterproof pair is ideal. Bring your own toiletries and personal items. Towels are supplied at the lodge for guest use.

Fishing Gear: You'll need line clippers, needle-nosed pliers, insect repellent, sunscreen, and polarized sunglasses. You can bring your own or these items are available for purchase in the small fly shop at the lodge.

Fly Fishing: We recommend a 6-weight fly rod to get the most sport from the Rainbows, Arctic Char and Lakers. Salmon and Pike require a heavier rod, a 7 or 8-weight. Your reel does not need to be the most expensive, just as long as it has an exposed rim for palming. Bring both a floating and a fast sink-tip line and enough backing to fill the spool. We generally use 8 lb. test for tippet material unless we're dry fly fishing, in which case we'll be using a 7 1/2 to 9 ft. 3 or 4x tapered leader. A selection of 6 through 12lb test should cover every situation. We have Sage 7 weight rods and Ross Reels at the lodge.

Fly Selection by the Month: In June and early July the fish feast on baby salmon fry and salmon smolts as well as leeches, sculpins, mice and the occasional insect hatch. Fly patterns for this time of year should include the following: Lefty Deceiver #4-2/0, White Zonker #4-2/0, Silver Fry-fly #8-12, Woolhead Sculpin and Marabou Muddler #8-4 (in black, olive and brown), Egg-sucking leeches and Wooly Buggers #8-4 in black, olive and purple. You can bring your own flies or I will have plenty at the lodge. We also have a fly-tying table for those who wish to tie their own.

Dry fly opportunities may develop towards late June and early July. For these times big, bushy attractor patterns work fine; #6-12. Good patterns include: Humpy, Adams, Sofa Pillow and Elk Hair Caddis.

The Sockeyes arrive about the second week in July. While fishing for these salmon we use Sockeye Johns, Comets in orange and green, and my favorite is the Green Marvel. Leeches and wooly buggers continue to work for the rainbows and we now start to use a few egg and flesh imitations such as Polar Shrimp and Cotton Candy for all the fish (#8-#4).

July is a good time to go after pike in the weedy shallows. Weedless streamers and bass flies are good bets. We use short wire tippet on the leader when fishing for pike.

In August, the hatch is salmon eggs, with the fish feeding on them almost exclusively. It's exciting fishing: nymph- style dead-drifting and sight-fishing much of the time. You'll want a floating line, plenty of strike indicators if you use them, and various sizes of split-shot to keep your offering down on the gravel in fast water. We recommend using the lodge's egg patterns rather than the yarn-style egg such as the Iliamna pinky, which the fish tend to swallow deeper rather than getting hooked just to the outside of the mouth. All our beads will be either free-sliding or pegged no higher than the two-inches above the hook required by law in all of Alaska.

Through September, egg patterns continue to catch fish, but Flesh-flies will be the hot pattern at times. These should be white or ginger in sizes #8-#4. We also get a Silver Salmon run in September. Again, large bright flies are the ticket. Alaskabou and Popsicle in the pink and purple combinations tend to work best.

Spin Fishing

Spin fisherman should pack their favorite light or medium action rods and a good quality reel with at least 8lb test line. Expect to lose tackle to snags! Bring plenty of large spoons and spinners as well as swivels. Almost any color combo will work, but usually silver and orange work best. Remember that all treble hooks need to be replaced with singles or trimmed down to one hook. Also keep in mind that American Creek, one of our main fishing destinations is flyfishing only by Katmai National Park regulations.


You can save some weight and bulk when packing by using our waders. Some folks prefer their own, the choice is yours (wading boots with cleats are not allowed at the lodge). One compromise is to use your own wading boots and our waders. Remember to pick up waders at Kulik Lodge before your flight over to Grosvenor.

Do not bring

Sleeping bags, towels, nylon landing nets, gaffs, creels, or any type of firearm. If you do bring bear mace, be sure to inform you pilot as it can't be packed inside the planes. We do not recommend bringing bear mace.

Available at the Lodge store

All the right flies and lures, some leaders and tippet material, insect repellant, sunscreen, various souvenir shirts, t-shirts and hats.

How do you pronounce Grosvenor Lodge and where did the name come from?

The S is silent, so it is pronounced, Grove-ner. Grosvenor Lodge is named for Gilbert Grosvenor, the founder of National Geographic Magazine. Photos of him visiting the lodge in the 1950's are in the lodge.

How many guests are there to each guide?

Grosvenor Lodge has 1 guide who takes very good care of the lodge guests.

Can we take home the fish we catch?

Due to the short growing season and cold water temperatures in Alaska, native fish grow and mature slowly. Guests are asked to release all their catch of fresh water fish. A limited amount of salmon may be taken home if you go salmon fishing on a fly out.

How are fish packaged to take home?

The salmon you keep are filleted, vacuum packed, frozen and packed in fish boxes for you at the lodge. If you have a long distance to travel home, insulated fish boxes and freezer packs are available to purchase at a number of locations in Anchorage.

Are you strictly a fly fishing only lodge?

No. We can accommodate fly or spin fisherman, although some of the streams that we go to are fly fishing only streams. At some of these locations you can still use a spinning rod with a fly on the end. All of our guides are fly fishing instructors so if you would like to learn to fly fish, we can teach you during your stay.

What is a fly out and where do you fly out to?

A fly out means that you take an airplane to a different river to fish for the day. We fly to many different areas depending on what type of fish you want to catch and where the best spot for that species is at the time you are there.

When is the best time to come?

Anytime is a good time at Anglers Paradise Lodges. Each time of the year provides a unique fishing experience with different species available.

What is the weather like?

The weather in Katmai can be very unpredictable. It can change greatly even in the same day. Temperatures can range between 45 and 70 degrees and even a bit lower in September. Wind and rain are common so you should dress in layers that can be added to or taken away throughout the day as the weather dictates.

Are there a lot of bugs?

There can be depending on how dry or wet it has been. Some people choose to bring head nets. Most just bring a good insect repellant. You want something with a high DEET concentration for it to be effective and spray it on your clothing and hat, not your skin.

How long does it take to get to the lodge from Anchorage?

The flight from Anchorage to Kulik Lodge takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. To travel on to Grosvenor Lodge, it is another 20 minutes via float plane.

Are cocktails included in the packages?

Complimentary cocktails are served at Kulik Lodge and Grosvenor Lodge and are included during your stay. Beverages at Brooks Lodge can be purchased in the main lodge during lunch and dinner times. Our beverages typically include Alaskan Amber beer on tap, a selection of wines and premium quality liquors. If you prefer higher end wines or liquors, there will be a selection available for purchase at the lodge.

What type of fishing gear is used at the lodges?

Rods and waders are included in your package at Kulik Lodge and Grosvenor Lodge and are available for rent at Brooks Lodge. Cabelas, Redington and Simms waders and Redington and Sage rods equipped with Ross and Redington reels are provided to the guests during their stay.