Welcome to Yes Bay Lodge

Yes Bay Lodge lies fifty miles north of Ketchikan in southern Southeast Alaska. Overlooking Yes Bay, the lodge is nestled in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, Earth’s largest temperate rain forest. For over 40 years, the Hack family has been welcoming guests to Yes Bay Lodge.

Setting it apart from many other fishing resorts, Yes Bay Lodge is able to offer guests both saltwater and freshwater fishing, due to its unique location. The myriad nearby lakes and rivers offer some of the finest trout and Dolly Varden fishing available in Southeast Alaska. For the saltwater angler, there are five species of salmon that spawn in the area, including king, silver, sockeye, pink and chum. In addition to the plentiful salmon, you will definitely want to bottom fish for our prized Halibut, Rockfish, and Lingcod.

Yes Bay Lodge | An Introduction

An All-Inclusive Premier Fishing Lodge

For the hiking enthusiast, there are physically challenging trails throughout the rainforest surrounding the lodge. Guided hikes lead to McDonald Lake, traveling along Wolverine Creek. Take one of our kayaks out to explore the back of Yes Bay. There are boat rides available to Bailey Bay, Shrimp Bay, Orchard Lake and Lake Shelokum, as well as the Neets Bay Hatchery where you can have an opportunity to view both brown and black bears. Yes Bay Lodge can also arrange flight tours where you may also visit the bear observatory at Anan Creek, take a floatplane tour of the Misty Fjords National Monument, or fly out to one of the many freshwater lakes or rivers for some awesome freshwater fishing.

Yes Bay Lodge | 2011 Short Film by August Island


What Yes Bay Lodge Clients Have To Say...

“Laurel and I have visited Yes Bay a number of times beginning in 2001, and we have always felt blessed to be in such an awe-inspiring setting. It’s beyond words and one of our favorite places on earth. Yes Bay is simply breathtaking. Over the past 20+ years, we have often talked about trying to get our combined families up there to experience it all together… the fishing, the lodge, the abundance of wildlife and nature, this ‘gem’ in the wilderness… just ALL of it… And we pulled it off in 2022! The entire Lodge Team – the cooks, the Guides, everyone – did a great job (as usual) and helped make an unforgettable memory for our family.”
- Scott & Laurel Cameron | August 2022

"This was my second trip to Yes Bay. I have fished in many beautiful places around the world, but there’s just something about Yes Bay that is unique and unforgettable. The lodge is comfy and casual, the staff is extremely friendly and accommodating, and the boat captains are professional. The weather can be a bit unpredictable, but it comes with traveling to Alaska. I’ll be back!"
- John DiLullo | August 2021

"Hands down, the best trip we’ve ever experienced. Meals are prepared in a beautifully, thoughtful, delicious way, daily. The staff (dock, kitchen, bar, guides, office, housekeeping staff, etc) is accommodating, personable and hard working. Our guides, Dave (saltwater) and Sylas (freshwater), were unbelievable and made this an experience we will never forget. We’ll be back!!!"
- Julie Reynolds | June 2021

Yes Bay Lodge | Guided Hiking & Freshwater Fishing