November 21st, 2015

A Time of Change.

Downsizing! Chignik Bay Lodge will be even more exclusive in 2016.

It is time to announce that Chignik Bay Lodge will be downsizing in 2016. Our wonderful guide and friend, Travis Wendt, is changing course in life and will not be joining us for 2016, and Jim is retiring from Alaska. They have been excellent guides and ran many fantastic and successful trips in Chignik, making many guest’s Alaskan dreams come true. They are great fisherman and guys, and we will miss them.

After much discussion, Mary and John have decided to continue with the fishing and adventure business. We continue to love our time in Chignik and sharing the beautiful country, remote wilderness and great fishing with our guests. We will run fewer trips and entertain smaller groups and Mary and I will resume our “Mom and Pop” business as we originally started, bring in some youngsters to help us as needed, and continue to enjoy the country we love. Our weekly group size will be much smaller, and we will accommodate groups of two to four people weekly from June through mid August.

As we reflect on the past thirteen years of Chignik Bay Lodge the friendships and experiences we’ve had in Chignik have been remarkable. We are not ready to quit, and in fact have been persuaded not to by the many people that want to return. We can customize trips and dates and look forward to continued fun, friendship and spectacular fishing that Chignik offers.

If you have been with us in the past and would like to return please contact us soon. If you have not been with us and a trip to Chignik is on your bucket list, please contact us. Space and openings are limited.

We will continue to provide great river King Fishing, saltwater king, halibut, Coho and rockfish, as well as trout fishing. We use first class gear and boats, excellent meals, and provide adventure on the Alaskan Peninsula that goes far beyond just world class fishing.

2015 was another fantastic season. We look forward to many more!

john and mary


Contact us at

Winter Phone 360 510 2296

Summer Phone 907 749 2448