Lake Kukaklek Katmai / Iliamna, Alaska
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Welcome to Big Ku Lodge!

Big Ku is the most strategic and reasonably priced rainbow program in the greater Katmai/Iliamna region

Located in the heart of the greater Katmai/Iliamna region, the Branham’s Big Ku Lodge is Alaska’s most unique and strategically located trophy rainbow camp. Perched on a bluff overlooking the outlet of Lake Kukaklek, Big Ku guests enjoy easy walking access to one of the best beats of trophy rainbow water in the world, as well as three additional systems all accessed by jet boat. This will allow guests to experience even more great rainbow fisheries surrounding the lodge.

Limited to six anglers per week, Big Ku Lodge is an intimate, remote, no frills camp that offers small groups of serious anglers the ultimate hub from which to fish the Big and Little Ku, Battle and Moraine systems. Currently the only lodge in the greater Katmai region able to access these remarkable systems by jet boat, Big Ku guests will have the distinct advantage of reaching their elected water irrespective of weather restraints that hamper the region’s aircraft based operations. Additionally, anglers in June and July have two fly out days included in the package and August and September guests will have one fly out in their six days of fishing included. This combination of fly outs and lodge based days allow anglers to expereince the best of the greater Katmai region. For those who never get enough time on the water, early morning and late night unguided fishing on the home water is both encouraged and expected.

Accommodations are in simple duplex cabins with private baths. Meals are served in the main lodge overlooking the lake and river. For rainbow enthusiasts who cherish small facilities, long hours on the water, quality swing and spey fishing opportunities, true value, and independence from aircraft, this “diamond in the rough” is as good as it gets.