"This past July my brother and myself took our dad on a fishing trip of a life time.
Not only having a great time fishing. Relaxing and seeing some beautiful scenery. The staff at Denise Lake Lodge And Mr. Jim And Miss Elaine was absolutely phenomenal. They truly cared about your enjoyment and adventure.
I would highly recommend if you are planning a trip to Alaska. Definitely contact them and visit!"
-- Jason Terrell
2018 Season Guest and Photo Contest Winner
"Trip Of A Lifetime!"
"I started looking a year ago for a trip to Alaska to go fishing for my father-in-law for his retirement. After doing a lot of homework and many conversations with Jim we booked and what an awesome choice it was. My brother-in-law and father were able to join us on this trip as well. We were all struck but the amazing beauty of Alaska on our drive from Anchorage to the lodge. I would recommend the drive to anyone, well worth it. The lodge, the staff and the food were off the charts. The town of Soldotna was a great place and had everything you needed. Really enjoyed the Firehouse BBQ, which happened to be next to a Sportsman's Warehouse ($$$ as if we needed more stuff). We fished 5 days and caught 100 lbs of fish. We did not hit the kings like we thought we would, but the experience on the Kasilof and the Kenai were awesome. Our ocean trip for Halibut was very successful and I have to say that was the fastest boat ride I have ever been on. (Twin 200 HP Yamahas almost wide open over the inlet, !COOKING!). The highlight was our fly in trip. Lots of sockeye, awesome guide, bears, so much more. Plane picked us up right at the lodge and we all would say was one of the best parts of the trip. We also enjoyed our time with our friends we made Darvin, Jason, and there father Jess. The stories, laughs, and Coors lights made for great memories and I hope we can meet up again in the future. Jim and Elaine thank you again for a wonderful experience. Your guys knowledge of the peninsula was amazing. Your dedication to making Denise Lake Lodge a great place is apparent in every aspect and it was something we will never forget. We hope to do it again real soon."
-- Drew Guintini Los Banos, CA
2018 Season Guest
"Wonderful, Hassel Free Fishing!"
"I would recommend the Denise lake lodge to anyone that is looking for a wonderful, hassle free fishing vacation. My daughter Crinny and I had a great time. Jim and Elaine are the greatest. Matt the chef was great ,they feed you well and have everything ready for your trip. We enjoyed it so much we are going back in July 2019. Itâs a great fishing adventure and was a great bonding experience for us"
-- Ted Fishpaw
2018 Season Guest
"I recommend it to EVERY PERSON I talk to!"
"My name is Richard Hope and I won trio giveaway for the summer of 2018 drawing. The package included seven days and six nights of lodging in their main guest house. It was my wife's and I 40th wedding anniversary and two of our children also made the trip. While we stayed in the main lodge they stayed in one of the cabins On the property and really enjoyed their accommodations. We had three fantastic the fishing trips where we were very successful on all of them. We arrived on a Monday afternoon And Tuesday we had our flying trip to big Lake. We were greeted by a large brown bear and her small club and had one of the best days of our life of catching sockeye salmon and getting to film seven separate bears while they dove off of rocks and we're trying to catch their lunch. The four of us all caught our limit and had one of the best all around trips of our lives. The entire experience was a once-in-a-lifetime trip that has hooked our entire family for life. Our next trip was a float trip down the Kenai River to catch more sockeye salmon which again was all of our first experience and we know will not be our last. Our final trip was a halibut trip in Homer Alaska where we all caught fish and I was fortunate enough to land 100 pound halibut; with it being the first halibut I've ever caught in my life. Overall, the accommodations the hospitality the professionalism and the flexibility the entire staff and owner showed was one of the best trips I was able to share with my family in the last 40 years. I definitely will be returning to Denise Lake Lodge and I recommended it to every person I talk to. We definitely will be back next year and will make this our yearly event. Jim and Elaine definitely know their business and we're very flexible in rescheduling our trips to better facilitate our flights on the way home. You simply could not ask for a better trip are a better place to act as a base camp."
-- Richard Hope
2018 Season Guests and Winner of Our 2018 Drawing
"Amazing People At this Lodge!"
"Our trip (August 2018) was a huge success due to the amazing people at this lodge. I can't thank them enough for the accommodations and the above and beyond service that was shown by every person we encountered. Thank you Denise Lake Lodge we will be back!"
-- Corey, Trent, Rod & Ted Show Low, Arizona
2018 Season Guests
"What an Adventure!"
"We would like to thank Jim and Elaine for making our Alaskan Fishing adventure a fabulous experience. The cabin was great plenty of room for the 4 of us. The lodge and lake were beautiful. We saw Brown Bears some with cubs, a lot of moose, bald eagles, seals, and even a wolverine. As for the fishing, we couldn't have had a better experience. We caught halibut, king salmon, sockeye salmon, cod, and rainbow trout. My wife caught a 31" rainbow trout on the Kenai with our guide Nate. Linda and David also both caught king salmon. The breakfasts and lunches were great. But most of all making new friends of Jim, Elaine and Matt. We hope to come for another visit in the near future. What a great adventure!"
-- Donald & Linda Bouchard Amarillo, Texas
2018 Season Guests
"Top Notch Fishing!"
"This is the place to go for top notch fishing - as they provide the best guides for Alaska fishing. The food is amazing and our fishing lunches made us feel like kids again. We were always excited to see what was packed. We looked forward to Jim's stories he told upon return from trips. We loved learning more about Elaine and her upbringing in Alaska one morning while looking at a HUGE map of Alaska in the dining area. It would be awesome to have that map lit up as everyone staying here took interest in looking at it."
-- Thanks again, Jean and Daryl
2018 Season Guests
"Look no further than Alaska Denise Lake Lodge!"
"Jim and Elaine did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. We had a wonderful breakfast every morning no matter what time we had to leave (even of it was 2:00AM) for our trip. They bent over backwards to make sure we had a variety of trips and had to rearrange due to the AK fish and Wildlife shutting down the King season on the rivers early. If I could tell you to look at one place for your sport fishing experience, look no further than Alaska Denise Lake Lodge. I will be back."
-- Thomas Morrison
2018 season guest
Amazing Alaska Fishing Trip & Vacation - "Money Well Spent!"
"My recent stay at Denise Lake Lodge was a totally awesome experience. The thrill of the fishing there is hard to appreciate until you experience it for yourself. I had the good fortune to land a 50 lb king salmon after an epic battle. We went on 5 guided fishing trips and each one was different giving us a chance to enjoy different methods, in different locations and targeting some different kinds of fish. Our success rate was pretty good and we brought home over 200 lbs of fish between the 4 of us. The fly-in trip was very unique and exciting. The great breakfasts were something I really looked forward to and the prepared lunches were much appreciated too. The Friday night fish-fry (halibut) after a day of limiting out on halibut, was a perfect way to end to the day. The accommodations were great with a beautiful, relaxing view of the lake. The staff were very helpful and professional. I especially enjoyed listening to Jim talk about his past experiences and adventures. He has lead a very interesting life. He is very knowledgeable, interesting and wise. We also had the nicest weather that we could have asked for. I am not a wealthy person but I feel good about treating myself to such a wonderful experience. It was money well spent with memories that will last a lifetime. Just in case the mind goes to crap I've got some pretty good pictures too."