Alaska Hooksetter Lodge is located in Kenai.
I will have the good fortune of managing Alaska Hoosetters Lodge in the summer of 2013.
As a vacation destination, Alaska Hooksetters Lodge offers a unique ambiance and vacation packages for any budget. Filled with amenities like the covered gazebo fire pit and outdoor appetizer bar, this fishing and vacation lodge located in Kenai is perfect for families, friends, fishing groups, clubs, corporations, and couples alike.
A 4200 sqft main lodge built from logs is the centerpiece at Alaska Hooksetters, nestled on five acres of land adjoining 440 acres of protected forest. The lower level is a great choice for families
Comfortable Kenai Cabins
Cabins sleep 2-3 people.
In addition to the main lodge, Alaska Hooksetters has four private cabins that can accommodate 2-3 people each.
Fishing for world record King Salmon, abundant Sockeye and Silver Salmon and trophy Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers, or fishing for Halibut in Cook Inlet, or fishing for grayling in a remote lake on a fly-out trip, is second to none. Our fishing partner Russell Fishing Company will cater to your every need whether you are a novice or experienced fisherman. Conventional, spinning and fly fishing techniques are available for all targeted species.
All Inclusive Alaska Lodge
Gazebo, fire pit and grounds at Alaska Hooksetters Lodge.
All inclusive means everything at Alaska Hooksetters Lodge. Waders, rain gear, bait, tackle, equipment, professional fish processing and even licenses are part of the Alaska fishing and lodging packages, leaving guests the convenience of packing light and having little else to worry about.
Home style meals are served daily in the yurt dining hall, wine is served with dinner and snacks and sift drinks are available to guests at any other time throughout the day.
An Alaska Vacation Destination that “Makes Memories”
Alaska Hooksetters Lodges philosophy and perspective on Alaska vacations is different. "Alaska Hooksetters Lodge wants to build memories. Surely a 70lb king salmon, a 300lb halibut or a 10lb rainbow will do that. But so will sharing stories around a covered fire pit or walking the gray soft sand beach near the mouth of the mighty Kenai River. What could be more memorable than a hike along a river or through a lush landscape taking photos of the wildlife; a grizzly bear and her cubs, a moose and her newborn calves, or an eagle soaring above the trees. As the years pass us by, the fondest recollections of your Alaska vacation may be the solitude of your surroundings, the call of the loon, the magnificent and breathtaking mountains where they rise from Cook Inlet, or the fabulous Midnight Sun."
Other Alaska adventures on the Kenai Peninsula include hiking, rafting, canoeing, birding, flying, horseback riding, beach combing, wildlife viewing, sightseeing and cruising to name a few.
The Kenai river, Kasilof river, Cook Inlet, Homer, Seward and many other lakes, streams and rivers offer countless vacation choices.
I personally have spent 25 summers on the Kenai Peninsula and am still amazed on what there is to do. Of all the lodges and outfitters I have experienced, Alaska Hooksetters Lodge is the best vacation destination in Alaska.
All Inclusive Vacation Packages at Alaska Hooksetters Lodge
Alaska Premium Variety Package - 8 days, 7 nights fishing for salmon, halibut, trout and fly-in.
Kenai Peninsula Package - 7 nights, 6 days with fully guided fishing trips at a reasonable price
Fish are Bustin' Out All Over in June - 7 days, 6 nights, before all the crowds but with lots of fish
Fall Fly Fishing Spectacular - 6 days, 5 nights and your opportunity to be "one with the river"
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Lodge and Cabins Photos
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Black Friday Deal-One Day Only
Book an Alaska fishing vacation package (minimum 5 nights stay) on Friday 11/23 and get a FREE Salmon or Trout Charter.
Combine with Thanksgiving Special for an extraordinary trip
Call Cap'n Gilz now and get a FREE ALASKA FISHING LICENSE and DISCOUNT RATES on CAR RENTAL with booking!
A 30% deposit and 20% by 1/30/13 guarantees your spot.
(Offer good until 11/30 - Limited space left available!)
As they say on Broadway - "Who could ask for anything more!"
Call now 541-254-0679 or contact us
People vacation in Alaska for many various reasons . . . from fishing and hunting and sightseeing to wildlife viewing and kayaking, canoeing, rafting, biking, gold mining, photography, birding and so much more.
One consistent request from vacationers is the ability to bring home some fresh Alaska fish . . especially halibut and salmon. That is hardly ever a problem.
Halibut, which sells for $20 per pound or more, are still fairly plentiful in Cook Inlet and the limit is still 2 per person. With the average fish being 20#+ (best eating size), anglers get approximately 10 # of fillets per fish so 20# goes in their box. (By the way, most of our fishing vacation packages include 50# of flight ready packing and processing.)
Alaskan salmon, depending on the season, are also readily available. The most sought after “meat fish” is the
sockeye salmon. With 2 huge runs on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers each season, your box can be filled pretty much any time. When the sockeye run ends in August, the Silver, which is also excellent table fare, can replace the sockeye meat.
Alaskan King Salmon - Chinook - is a great tasting salmon as well, but many anglers are now choosing to use a “catch and release" method. Why? First for most of the season on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers, if an angler catches a King Salmon ans keeps it, they are done fishing or the day. That is, they have reached their limit and can't fish anymore. Why quit fishing when you can release it and continue to catch more? Especially if you can take a great photo or video and if you know you will get your take-home salmon meat through other species. Second, despite the fact that they are still the biggest in the world, the native King Salmon returns throughout Alaska have been getting smaller, with average fish size also getting smaller.
Unless regulations prohibit keeping Kings, the choice will be the fisherman’s. Many guides and outfitters encourage catch and release of these unique fish, and until we see regular upticks in the return trends, conservation conscious anglers think “why not keep this once in a lifetime gene pool healthy?”
Alaska King Salmon Fishing 2013 - Research, Impact and Vacation Planning
Thanksgiving Special! - Alaska Fishing Packages 2013
If you ask several lodges and outfitters throughout the Kenai Peninsula you will get several answers to the question - what does all inclusive mean in your fishing vacation package? So let’s clarify what All Inclusive means to guests of Russell Fishing Company and Alaska Hooksetters Lodge and Cabins in Kenai.
An All Inclusive Alaska Fishing Vacation is . . .
So what does this mean to our guests? Simple. Pack light, travel easy, and no worries!
Shop around, compare, ask questions and you will surely stay with us! See a luxury Alaska lodge premium package comparison below. Happy fishing in 2013!
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Here is Eric Banko and Alan Borges - a guide down on Smith and Klamath Rivers, who hires Russell 3 days a year. Chum Salmon and King Salmon double catch!
It's November and that means . . . . it's time to start thinking about your Alaska fishing vacation in 2013!
Well with that in mind we are serving up the savings and stuffing your turkey with all kinds of delicious Alaskan goodies.
Call Cap'n Gilz now and you will get a
We have "economized" our fishing and lodging packages but increased our service and quality with full packages starting as low as $1495 per person.
A 30% deposit is required to secure your spot with 20% due by 1/30/13
(Balance due 45 days before arrival.)
So what are you waiting for! Get your 2013 vacation started and everything else is just . . . gravy!
Call Cap'n Gilz at 541-254-0679
or click here to contact us.
Click here to see all of our packages or talk to us about any kind of customized itinerary.
Happy Turkey Day!
Russell Fishing Company