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No-See-Um Lodge

  • 6218 Beechcraft Circle Wasilla, Alaska
  • Vendor Type: Guides, Lodges, Outfitters
  • Fishing Type: Freshwater
  • Fishing Style: Fly Fishing, Spin / Bait Casting
  • Targets: Rainbow Trout, Northern Pike, King Salmon, Chum Salmon, Silver Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Pink Salmon
  • Phone: (907) 232-0729
  • Websitewww.noseeumlodge.com


No See Um Lodge is a family-run operation that was established by Jack Holman in the early 70’s. Today his son, John, who is both a pilot and a guide, maintains No See Um’s well-earned reputation for pampering and pleasing its guests. John has been living, fishing, guiding and flying in Alaska for most of his life. He and his guides know the best fishing spots and how to get you there safely. Everyone at No See Um is anxious for your trip to Alaska to be “the trip of a lifetime.” The lodge is staffed by the finest talent available. Guides are eager to make your Alaskan fishing vacation successful; their knowledge, enthusiasm and instruction will ensure success for the novice and expert alike. The willingness of No See Um Lodge’s team to provide the best for their guests – both on the water and at the lodge – have put the lodge in a class by itself . . . truly Alaska’s Finest Fishing Lodge!

No See Um is an all-inclusive fishing lodge rated #1 on TripAdvisor. Enjoy personal attention from our seasoned guides while you fish for king, silver and sockeye to name a few. Limited to 12 guests, our fleet fly out each morning with 4 guests and 2 guides per craft covering over 30 isolated fishing destinations. See why our clients return year after year!

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The Guides

no see um John-HolmanJohn Holman (Owner/Guide)

John’s dad, Jack Holman, founded the lodge in 1975 and John took over lodge operation in 2007. John and his wife, Kari, have three children, Sydney, Jack, and Luke.
Hometown: Born in New York and moved with family to the Alaskan bush in 1970
Lives In: Resides in Wasilla, Alaska during the winter months
Experience: Guiding and flying since the age of 19
Started at No See Um Lodge: John grew up at the lodge
Licenses and Certifications: Commercial Pilot, SES, Flight Instructor, AI (Aircraft Inspector), Coast Guard Captain First Aid, CPR First Responder
Hobbies: Flying, hunting, fishing, scuba diving, riding snowmobiles, spending time with Kari and the kids
Contact Info: You can contact John via email at john@noseeumlodge.com or phone at (907)232-0729

Caleb Hitzfeld

no see um caleb-hitzfeld-fishing-guideCaleb has gained a reputation for being a very competent, solid guide. He has an extensive background in all types of fishing, is an accomplished fly tier and knows how fish think.
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Lives In: Forks, WA
Experience: Worked at Lee’s Ferry Anglers on the Colorado River for 3 years. He began guiding in Alaska in 2004.
Started At No See Um Lodge: 2008
Licenses and Certifications: Coast Guard Captain, First Aid, CPR First Responder
Hobbies: Fishing, Tying flies, raising his daughter
Contact Info: Caleb operates a steelhead guide service in Forks Washington in the winter months. You can contact him via email, calebhitzfeld@yahoo.com.

Dave Yoder

dave-yoder-fishing-guideDave brings years of experience in Southwest Alaska and a desire to provide the best experience available.
Hometown: Born in Maryland, raised a military brat all over the world
Lives In: Florida Keys
Experience: Started guiding in Colorado in 1994 and Alaska in 2003.
Started at No See Um: 2009
Licenses and Certifications: 100 Ton Coast Guard Captain, First Aid, CPR First Responder, Private Pilot
Hobbies: Fishing, flying, skiing, anything outdoors
Contact Info: In the off season Dave guides for Bone fish, Permit and Tarpon in Florida. You can reach Dave through his website at www.saltwaterflyguide.com.

Justin Wiseman

no see um justin-wiseman-fishing-guideWe’re excited to welcome Justin to the team, 2015 will be his first season at the lodge. But it’s not at all his first season fishing in the Bristol Bay area.
Hometown: Newfoundland, Canada
Lives in: Durango, CO
Experience: 7 years guiding fly, spin, and salt fishing in the Bristol Bay area
Started at No See Um Lodge: 2015
Licenses and Certifications: Pilot, Coast Guard Captain, EMT/wilderness first responder
Hobbies: Steelhead fishing, mountain biking, and back country winter adventures

Chad Kulfman

no see um chad guideChad began his obsession with fishing at an early age, fishing with his Grandpa. In high school he got into fly fishing and then into guiding. In the off-season Chad is a full-time student majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Management with a minor in Mechanical Engineering.
Hometown: Michigan
Lives in: Michigan
Experience: Began guiding in Alaska in 2012
Started at No See Um Lodge: 2015
Licenses and Certifications: Coast Guard Captain, First Aid, AED, CPR First Responder
Hobbies: Fly fishing, kayaking, bow hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, and everything else outdoors


Type of Fish Availability
Rainbow Trout all Season
Dolly Varden or Char all Season
Arctic Grayling all Season
Northern Pike all Season
King or Chinook Salmon mid-June thru end of July
Sockeye or Red Salmon late June thru October
Silver or Coho Salmon late July thru mid-September
Chum or Keta Salmon late June thru late August
Pink Salmon or Humpy varies











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