Located a mere 8 miles from Gustavus guests have found the Bartlett Cove a prime place to river fish. Tides, bears, moose wolves and trail conditions are a few things to consider when hiking the Bartlett Trail which is a two mile hike to the fishing holes. Sockeye, Coho, Steelhead, and Dolly Varden are found here. Be sure to bring your camera along the way. Bear spray is available for purchase locally. Many return with stories of brown bears, black bears, moose, bald eagles and occasional wolf sightings.
Gustavus is central to several other prestine rivers systems including; Mud Bay, Excursion Inlet and the Berg River.
Spin casting equipment is provided by the lodge but if fly fishing is your preference, you will need to bring your own gear.
"At Great Chinook we take pride in what we do. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave rest assured we’ll strive to exceed your expectations. Your Captains who are among the most skilled fisherman in Southeast Alaska, are committed to providing you with the fishing trip of a lifetime. Our pictures speak for themselves and our guests say we’re the best. We invite you to come see for yourself!"
Captain Chris Keefe