AlpenView Wilderness Lodge, Inc. 2017 Year In Review

By Dave Jones

2017 was a fantastic fishing year for our guests during both camp and lodge operations. The King run on the
Ayakulik was the strongest in several years and the saltwater king fishing in Ugak Bay was the best ever.
Sockeye, Dolly Varden, silvers and steelhead also made a strong showing at the camp. The Ayakulik lived up to
expectations across the board and Isaac Fritz (camp manager) and his staff made it all the better for visiting
guests.
Halibut, rock fish, pinks and chums all made a strong showing in Ugak Bay and the streams around the lodge.
The silver run showed a big improvement from 2016. We had to work for them but their average size was
fantastic.
If there was a missing component it was in the Dolly Varden around Ugak Bay. Fishing for them was off in
2017.
Bear Viewing was strong in both the camp and lodge operations. We always expect a great bear show at the
camp and this year did not disappoint us. There were few berries in the mountains around the lodge so the
bears spent a lot of time on the streams and beaches providing one of the best seasons for bear viewing in
Ugak Bay.

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