Larsen Bay Hunting and Fishing Lodge
Kodiak Grizzly Bear Hunts, BlackTail Sitka Deer Hunts, Duck Hunts, Wingshooting Outfitters
Whether you are looking to fly to remote rivers for record salmon, hit the saltwater for monster halibut, and/or view whales and bears, all while enjoying the comforts of five-star lodging and dining, Larsen Bay Lodge is the place. We have the plane, boats, guides and equipment to accommodate your wildest dreams! We have exclusive access to local rivers and higher limits than much of Alaska. Take home everything you catch, professionally filleted, commercially vacuum sealed, flash frozen and packed in wetlock boxes. We have a sauna, hot tub, kayaks, hiking, cooking classes, cannery tours, satellite TV and recently upgraded wifi. We also have combination fishing and hunting trips for those looking to add ducks and Sitka Blacktail deer to their freezers and trophies.
Family owned and operated by the Carlson family since its founding in 1979, Larsen Bay Lodge has a rich heritage in the local region. No other operator knows the area or has the close ties to the land and its people as Mike Carlson. It is a destination where you and your friends and family will feel at home.
Being the oldest operation in Larsen Bay has its advantages. Larsen Bay Lodge is located on the choicest real estate in the area- extensive waterfront property overlooking beautiful Uyak Bay. It is a common sight and sound to see and hear whales blowing in the bay and experience the most incredible sunrises! Simply put, there is no better view in all of Larsen Bay. As members of the Koniag Native Shareholder Corporation, we have access to native lands as well as state, federal and private fishing and hunting grounds. We have set the standard for experience and customer satisfaction. Come be a part as each day a new page is written in the ongoing history and heritage of Larsen Bay Lodge. Make plans now to experience the adventure!
Sitka Blacktail Deer Hunts in Alaska
Outfitter for Deer Season in Alaska
Deer season opens August 1 and Sitka Blacktail are the only big game in Alaska for which you can fly and shoot the same day. We have our own floatplane and can fly you to a remote mountain lake in the morning and transport your record buck back to the lodge that afternoon, allowing us to hunt earlier in the season than any other lodge. It also allows hunting to overlap with peak fishing season, for a unique “Cast & Blast” opportunity.
During August, Kodiak Island is lush green, living up to it’s nickname – The Emerald Island. At this time of year the deer are still in velvet and most of them are in the higher elevations. September frosts begin to reveal more deer and it is easier to get around. As winter approaches, Blacktail frequent the gravel beaches on the coast to eat the kelp that washes ashore. October snows bring even more deer to the coast as food becomes more scarce and we begin hunting by boat drop-offs. In November and December greater snow accumulations force more deer down from higher elevations to the milder sea level where kelp is readily available. As a result, herds of deer are often found right along the beaches! The deer are rarely skittish, as most have never been hunted before.
With the liberal deer limit (3), you can shoot the first good buck you see and then try to improve on it with your next tag.
Don’t be intimidated by the prospect of cold weather. Kodiak is much milder than Anchorage and other parts of Alaska because it lies in the warm Japanese Ocean Current. Even in December, Kodiak is milder than many parts of the lower 48 states.
Though the Sitka Blacktail Deer has a smaller rack than most deer species, they are arguably the most handsome of the deer species. These stocky little deer have a dark, almost black forehead with a double white throat patch and rich chestnut colored antlers. To make the Boone & Crockett Record Book the minimum score is 108. Many deer taken at Larsen Bay Lodge have exceeded that minimum. Whether you are coming to fill a Grand Slam, fill your freezer, or just for the experience, Larsen Bay Lodge is the place!
Alaskan Kodiak Brown Bear Hunting
Best Guide for Spring and Fall Brown Bear Hunting in Alaska
Mike Carlson’s Kodiak Brown Bear hunts are an experience of a lifetime! Much of the hunting is done from a boat with a drop ramp and heated cabin. The advantage being you can cover significantly more ground than on foot and are not spreading scent. Accommodations are in a comfortable lodge with a five star chef, satellite TV and WiFi. Mike also has exclusive guide use areas, which means you are guaranteed a tag. These areas surround the famous Karluk Lake and Karluk River which have the largest salmon runs, which means the largest bear population, on Kodiak Island. Further, he is a member of the Koniag Tribe which means you are hunting on private native lands which no one else can access. Check him out on The History Channel’s “The Hunt”. Mike is featured on three of the episodes.
While many large animals in North America find their way to the endangered species list, the Kodiak brown bear is a success story in the management of wildlife. The Kodiak bear is healthy and productive throughout the archipelago and its population is actually increasing. In fact, the Kodiak bear population is at an historic high. According to Alaska Department of Fish & Game estimates, there are 3,500 bears on the Kodiak Archipelago. The vast majority of these bears live in the protected lands of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. There are so many bears on Kodiak that while the rest of Alaska has an alternating spring and fall seasons, on Kodiak there is a bear season every spring and fall. Mike distinguishes himself as an ethical, responsible, experienced bear guide with the most effective means of hunting bears.
Duck Hunting Lodge in Alaska
And why not with the natural abundance of one of the most sought after waterfowl species in North America – the harlequin! The distinctively marked and stately blue-gray harlequin spends most of the year in Alaska. Many harlequin winter in the mild open bays of Kodiak Island. At Larsen Bay Lodge harlequin rule! They are usually the most predominant duck species found here, along with another trophy duck – the Barrows Goldeneye. A larger cousin of the common goldeneye, the Barrows Goldeneye is rarely scene east of the Rockies, but is abundant at Kodiak.
Cast & Blast Specials in Alaska – August to December 2020 2021
Outfitter for Hunting, Wingshooting, and Fishing Trips in Alaska
The best values in North America for sportsman today! For as little as $4,000 for 4 days of hunting and fishing you will enjoy the real Alaskan Experience! Hunt Sitka Blacktail Deer, ducks, fox, fish and see an abundance of Alaskan wildlife and marine life up-close.
Included in the price:
- Shoot up to Three Sitka Blacktail Deer!
- Duck Hunt for the Magnificent Harlequin and Barrow’s Goldeneye
- Fish for Halibut, Black Sea Bass and Steelhead and more!
- Predator Hunt for Red, Silver & Cross Fox
- See Whales, Eagles, Kodiak Bears, Seals, Sea Lions, Puffins & More!!!
Fresh and Saltwater Trophy Fishing in Alaska
World Class, High-Volume Fishing in Remote Alaskan Location
We have a fleet of comfortable landing craft-style boats for saltwater fishing. The boats have heated cabins and bathrooms. Many places in Alaska require long boat rides in the open ocean to access the saltwater fishing grounds, but we fish close-by in protected bays just minutes from the lodge. We are the only outfitter in Kodiak with our own floatplane and exclusive access permits to local freshwater rivers. Come with us and fish trophies of every speciies.