A Typical Day
Since we do not have to rise early to race against other lodges trying to compete for the best waters, a typical day begins around 7:00 a.m. with a steaming cup of coffee or hot tea and a casual look across the tidal flat. A hearty breakfast is served at 8:00, with a departure from camp between 8:30 and 9:00, depending on when guests are ready to go. The guides pack the lunches and they are typically served while out on the water. If the weather turns crummy, we’ll return to camp for hot soup. We generally return to camp between 5:00 and 5:30 for appetizers and cocktails. Dinner begins at 6:00 or 6:30, then we all congregate around the observation table for an after dinner drink to reflect upon the memorable day of fishing, watch the wildlife through our spotting scopes, or engage in a variety of other activities around camp.
Of course, you can walk right down in front of camp after dinner (after the guides have finished their chores) to fish the tidal flat again!
A Typical Week
The Saturday of arrival acquaints guests with the layout and amenities of the camp. Guests may unpack their bags and “move” into their sleeping shelter, then grab equipment for rigging instruction, a casting lesson, or just head straight down to the water in front of camp for an abbreviated day of fishing. After dinner that night guests hear full staff introductions, the very important bear safety briefing, and are provided with further information about the daily operation of the camp and the week ahead.
During our Late Season, Sunday through Wednesday is spent in and around our home waters, with helicopter fishing on Thursday and Friday. During our Mid Season, there are no heli fly-outs. You spend the entire week fishing in and around Nakalilok Bay. The following Saturday guests return to King Salmon.