Published Dec 3. 2011 - 6 years ago
Updated or edited Oct 23. 2015

Fly Fishing In Alaska

A week of Wilderness Fly Fishing at Lake Marie Lodge Fishing Resort, Alaska in mid-August 2011.

Martin Joergensen


could give less than...

could give less than 1 star I would. After waiting 4 years to visit Alaska I can truly say that I will never come back to this lodge. I have so many complaints ranging from poor service to the quality of the lodge itself its hard to find a place to start.

I suppose I could start at the beginning. I was charged 850 to fly up. The flight was fine airline was good but I found out it should have only cost me 150. David the owner inflated the prices to an outrageous amount.

We were greeted by the staff, Mark our guide was the only saving grace. He was helpful and a great guide. The rest of the staff made our stay very awkward. The strangest thing was the owner was using his son to clean our rooms. I am not sure about Alaska but we in California children are not allowed to work in a place of business. He was a strange kid and kept getting into the adult conversation. we were solicitatated for tips to help pay the owners son.

The food was okay but the cook was somewhat rude and complained about his job. I wasn't expecting to much but the quality was very poor and there no selection. We had appetizers but was made to feel like we were asking for to much and that we were the hungry group.

So let me cover the lodge., it was a glorified shaq. There are so many safety violations I am surprised that it passes as structurally sound. This place had faulty electrical and I actually fell in a hole in the floor. I told the owner and he just said" oh ya we had a leak there" I couldn't believe it!

The fishing was good and our guides were good guys. I caught some great fish but didn't get all my fish that I was supposed to take home. The cook did happen to have salmon patte wich i am pretty sure came from my catch.

The guides had to struggle with poor equipment and vehicle and boat break downs. I felt sorry that they were not being taken care of.

Overall I would never ever, ever recommend this place. Unless you want constant headaches and poor service!


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