Monday, March 28, 2016

Yes Bay Lodge Spring Season Report-March 28, 2016

The marketing season has come to an end and after 15,000 miles of driving, countless hotels, and a total of seven shows Nicky and I are grateful to be home! It was a very successful season overall as we had a chance to see all of our loyal guests and also the opportunity to meet the new ones who will be joining us this summer. We want to say "Thank You" again to all the cities we visited and the sport shows that we attended. With the spring season in full effect that means the summer is right around the corner! The wildlife is starting to emerge as you will see with the photos we had the chance to get over the last couple of days. You will see some great photos of our local "Lions Club", Orcas putting on a show, and our long-time buddy "Crooked Fin". Be sure to stay tuned to the blog because the lodge is coming out if it's winter slumber so their will be a lot upcoming activities and chores that will be going on. Check 'Em Out...





















THE 2016 SUMMER IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER SO RESERVE YOUR DATES TODAY!!!



Ryan Martinez
General Manager

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Yes Bay Lodge Winter Report-February 20, 2016

We finished up with our Portland, OR show and we want to say thank you and also good-bye as that was our last show in the Pacific Northwest area and we sure went out with a bang! We are very excited to host all of the people that will be visiting Yes Bay Lodge for their first time let alone all of our friends who will be returning. We are currently in Costa Mesa, CA enjoying the warm weather and sunshine where we are attending the Pacific Sports Fishing Festival so if your in the area stop by and pay us a visit at booth #226. Stay tuned to the blog for our spring projects and updates around the lodge!!



Thanks Rob & Pam for visiting us at the booth!!



Come say 'Hello' to us at the Pacific Sports Fishing Festival in Costa Mesa!


The show circuit is coming to an end so take advantage of our "Show Specials" before it's too late!

Costa Mesa, CA February 19 - 21 at Pacific Coast Sportsman Show - Orange County Fair Grounds

Long Beach, CA March 2 - 6 at The Fred Hall Show - Long Beach Convention Center

Scottsdale, AZ March 10 - 13 at International Sportsman Expo - West World

Be sure to come by and say hello at the booth if we come to a city near you and also take advantage of our current Show Special Rates!!



THE 2016 SUMMER IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER SO RESERVE YOUR DATES TODAY!!!



Ryan Martinez
General Manager

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Yes Bay Lodge Winter Report-February 9, 2016

Our show in Puyallup turned out great and we want to say "thank you" for everybody that came by our booth and booked with us for 2016 and also the ones we will be seeing in 2017! What a great turnout so far for the Sports Show Circuit...we are very anxious to start up in Portland, OR tomorrow at the Expo in the Meadowlands. We expect to see a lot of our old friends (You know who you are!!) at the show so come on by booth #266 in the A building. A lot of current events on the lodge side as we gear up for the summer which is going to be here fast. We had a new hangar built in town for the two planes which means all the maintenance, inspections, and storage will be done locally. Pirate Airworks is beefing up on their end just like we are for another busy summer in 2016 so be sure to stay tuned to the upcoming events around the lodge...


Here are the remaining Sports Shows we will be attending:

Portland, OR February 10 - 14 at Northwest Sportsman Show - Portland Expo Center

Orange County, CA February 19 - 21 at Pacific Coast Sportsman Show - Orange County Fair Grounds

Long Beach, CA March 2 - 6 at The Fred Hall Show - Long Beach Convention Center

Scottsdale, AZ March 10 - 13 at International Sportsman Expo - West World

Be sure to come by and say hello at the booth if we come to a city near you and also take advantage of our current Show Special Rates!!



Thank you very much Joene for the mount and John Lincoln (RIP) for catching the beast!!



The new hangar in KTN



CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE TO MEET YOUR 2016 FISHING GUIDES!!!



Ryan Martinez
General Manager

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Yes Bay Lodge Winter Report-January 27, 2016

We want to say thank you to all of our past guests who paid us a visit at our Sacramento booth let alone all of our new guests we booked for the 2016 summer!!! We started our Puyallup show today and it started out with quite a bang...

After this show Nicky and I will head home for about a week or so and then the Show circuit will start right back up in Portland, Oregon. The weather has been nasty as ever for the past week at the lodge with 60 mph winds and HEAVY rain. Not much damage to the lodge or the boats so we are always grateful for that!! The lodge is booking up for the 2016 summer so be sure to call for available dates and book your prime time slot today or pay us a visit at the booth to take advantage of our Show Specials!!



Here we go Puyallup...!!



Puyallup, WA January 27 - 31 at Northwest Sportsman Show - Washington State Fair Events Center

Portland, OR February 10 - 14 at Northwest Sportsman Show - Portland Expo Center

Orange County, CA February 19 - 21 at Pacific Coast Sportsman Show - Orange County Fair Grounds

Long Beach, CA March 2 - 6 at The Fred Hall Show - Long Beach Convention Center

Scottsdale, AZ March 10 - 13 at International Sportsman Expo - West World

Be sure to come by and say hello at the booth if we come to a city near you and also take advantage of our current Show Special Rates!!

CALL FOR OUR JUNE & AUGUST SPECIALS TODAY!!!



Ryan Martinez
General Manager

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Yes Bay Lodge Winter Report-January 19, 2016

GREETINGS FROM THE ROAD!!

As many of you know, Nicky and I have been road warriors for the past couple of weeks now. We just finished up with the Denver International Sportsman's Expo and we want to say thank you to all the patrons who stopped by our booth let alone catching up with all of you past guests! Our next stop is Sacramento, California where we will be attending another ISE at the Cal Expo so come by and see us! The rest of the family is holding down the fort up at the lodge and things have been going great for them. Please stay tuned as we will keep everyone updated with our travels and show stops.

Sacramento, CA January 21 - 24 the International Sportsman Expo - Cal Expo

Puyallup, WA January 27 - 31 at Northwest Sportsman Show - Washington State Fair Events Center

Portland, OR February 10 - 14 at Northwest Sportsman Show - Portland Expo Center

Orange County, CA February 19 - 21 at Pacific Coast Sportsman Show - Orange County Fair Grounds

Long Beach, CA March 2 - 6 at The Fred Hall Show - Long Beach Convention Center

Scottsdale, AZ March 10 - 13 at International Sportsman Expo - West World

Be sure to come by and say hello at the booth if we come to a city near you and also take advantage of our current Show Special Rates!!



CALL FOR OUR JUNE & AUGUST SPECIALS TODAY!!!



Ryan Martinez
General Manager

Monday, November 23, 2015

Yes Bay Lodge Winter Report-November 23, 2015

Greetings from Yes Bay Lodge & Happy Holidays! We figured it was about time to give everyone an update from the lodge and let everyone know what is and has been on the agenda. We have had very moderate and mild weather since our shut down for the summer but the temperatures are starting to get cold accompanied with the occasional snow storm but nothing too heavy (knock on wood!!). Hunting trips, cutting wood, and routine maintenance have kept us quite busy here the past few weeks. As we approach the First of the Year our marketing circuit follows right behind and we wanted to let everyone know our updated show list:

Denver, CO January 14 - 17 at International Sportsman Expo - Colorado Convention Center (Downtown)

Sacramento, CA January 21 - 24 the International Sportsman Expo - Cal Expo

Puyallup, WA January 27 - 31 at Northwest Sportsman Show - Washington State Fair Events Center

Portland, OR February 10 - 14 at Northwest Sportsman Show - Portland Expo Center

Orange County, CA February 19 - 21 at Pacific Coast Sportsman Show - Orange County Fair Grounds

Long Beach, CA March 2 - 6 at The Fred Hall Show - Long Beach Convention Center

Scottsdale, AZ March 10 - 13 at International Sportsman Expo - West World

Be sure to come by and say hello at the booth if we come to a city near you and also take advantage of our current Show Special Rates!!

Here are some pictures from the last few weeks at the lodge and be sure to stay tuned to future updates!!!



A crisp fall morning at the lodge



A beaver dam that we came across on our ventures; you can spot him right in the middle!



Can you spot Nicky?



Beautiful SE Alaska!!



Busy Beaver!!



Our Halloween Pumpkin in spirit of the Hunting Season





A cold sunrise in the bay



Check out this time lapse video of Nicky & I cutting up some firewood...Pretty Cool!!



VISIT OUR UPDATED WEBSITE FOR OUR EARLY BIRD RATE SPECIALS AND BOOK YOUR ALASKAN ADVENTURE!!!

Ryan Martinez
General Manager

***IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR WEBSITE***



WE HAVE BEEN IN THE PROCESS OF SWITCHING OUR WEBSITE HOST PROVIDER WHICH HAS CAUSED OUR WEBSITE TO BE DOWN DUE TO THIS ISSUE SO WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY HAVE CAUSED YOU. THE TRANSFER IS NOW COMPLETE SO ACCESSING THE YES BAY LODGE WEBSITE SHOULD NOT BE A PROBLEM, BUT IF THERE IS STILL A ERROR PAGE LOADING, PLEASE HIT REFRESH ON YOUR WEB BROWSER TO DISPLAY.



Ryan Martinez
General Manager

Monday, October 12, 2015

Yes Bay Lodge Winter Report-October 12, 2015

Everything has been good here at Yes Bay Lodge and we are just batten down the hatches as we have a significant storm system moving over SE Alaska. We have had 35-40 mph winds here in the bay but there have been reports of gusts reaching 80 mph in some locations. Heavy rain accompanied the high winds so it has been absolutely nasty!! We had a break in the weather this last Saturday so we were able to get some woodcutting done and get the woodshed all stocked and ready for the approaching winter. Other than the daily maintenance and inspections of the lodge it gets really quiet here around this time which is a nice transition from the hustle and bustle of the summer season. However, with the end of the 2015 season comes the start of the 2016 year in the blink of an eye! We are in the makes of building the upcoming 2016 fishing & hunting shows and it looks like we will be visiting the usual cities which includes Sacramento, Denver, Long Beach, and also a trip to Scottsdale, AZ. Stay tuned for show dates and locations soon! Check out the Fall Season pics here at Yes Bay Lodge!!

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Towing the sawmill back to the dock to get it tied down for the winter

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The boats back up on the float and out of the water

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Towing a long onto the beach for cutting



Getting the log positioned just right



Family wood cutting day at Yes Bay Lodge





The girls hard at work splitting wood

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The Yes Bay Lodge "Quality Control Crew"!!



CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR OUR EARLY BIRD RATE SPECIALS AND BOOK YOUR ALASKAN ADVENTURE!!!

Ryan Martinez
Marketing/Reservations Manager

Monday, September 21, 2015

Yes Bay Lodge End of Season Report-September 17, 2015

It is always a surreal feeling to come to the end of the summer season here at Yes Bay Lodge. All the guests are gone and to think that nearly 500 guests walked through the doors in such a short time is hard to believe and to see nearly 10,000 pounds of fish processed before your eyes is quite amazing. The 2015 season was very successful and that was all possible to such a hard working and dedicated crew that we had. Yes Bay Lodge would like to thank all the crew for such a great job and to be a part of such a record year is very important to us. As for all the guests who visited this year we would like to thank you as well for being such loyal patrons year after year. Please stay tuned to our winter time blog as well the special rates for the upcoming summer. We are forecasting another very busy year so take advantage of reserving your prime time slot now!!!

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2015 Crew of Yes Bay Lodge!!


THE 2016 SEASON IS STARTING TO FILL UP SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BOOKING YOUR TRIP TODAY!!!

Ryan Martinez
Marketing/Reservations Manager

Yes Bay Lodge Fishing Report-September 16, 2015

What a way to end the 2015 summer season here at Yes Bay Lodge! The Coho Conference had a great last day of fishing with a number of Kings caught and to end the fishing trip with total of 600 pounds of fileted fish to take home!! The weather held up throughout the day so to end the season on such a high note is a wonderful feeling...Check out the last official fishing day of the season!!!




Ed ending his trip with a 9.5# Silver with Capt. Piano Man



Christian & Joe landing this slob at 13# with 6 others alongside Capt. Andrew



Jim & Wade posing with their 1 Silver and a Quillback with Capt. Slammer



Kyle & Aaron with their limit of Rockfish and 2 Silvers with Capt. Rapchick



Chris & John with a gorgeous 15# King with Capt. Otter



Sean, Paul, & John landing these 3 Silvers with Capt. Chad



Ofer & Chris hitting the dock with their 4 Silvers with Capt. Jimmy



John never gave up on his King and he ended the trip with this hefty 17# King and 2 Silvers with Capt. Otter



Dimitry & Peter capping the trip off with a hog weighing in at 13# with Capt. Old Spice



Aaron & Phil working for this 15# King with Capt. Lucky



Jeff & Wade joining the King club with a 16.6# King alongside Capt. Slammer



Brian & Paul upping the meat count with the last 5 Silvers to hit the dock with Capt. Old Spice





THE 2016 SEASON IS STARTING TO FILL UP SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BOOKING YOUR TRIP TODAY!!!

Ryan Martinez
Marketing/Reservations Manager

Yes Bay Lodge Fishing Report-September 15, 2015

Check out the action from today!! It is coming to the end with ONE MORE DAY left of fishing here at Yes Bay Lodge!!!

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Ofer & John catching 1 Silver, 1 Flounder, and a Quill back with Capt. Slammer



Aaron & Jim landing 3 Silvers and a Rocky with Capt. Old Spice



Sean & Brian with 2 hefty Silver Grays with Capt. Rapchick



Jeff & Joe with 2 Silvers with Capt. Piano Man

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John, Allen, & Ron with their 3 Rockfish alongside Capt. Lucky



Christian & Capt. Chad landing these 2 Silvers



Phil & Lisa hitting the dock with 2 Silvers with Capt. Jimmy

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Ed & Paul with their bottom-haul of Rockfish with Capt. Andrew

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Phil & Allen having a great morning with 6 Silvers with Capt. Andrew



Kyle, Chris, Paul, and Peter posing with their 4 Silvers with Capt. Snapper



Brian & Jim landing these 2 Silvers and 2 Quillbacks with Capt. Slammer



Christian and Chris coming back with these nice sized Silver Grays and Yelloweye with Capt. Chris



Ofer & Jeff catching 2 Silvers with Capt. Piano Man



John and his 6.5# Silver with Capt. Jimmy



Sean, Lisa, and Joe with a good haul of 6 Silvers with one weighing in at 12.5# alongside Capt. Lucky



Ed, Tom, & Wade with 3 Silvers and a Rockfish in the morning with Capt. Chad



Lisa & Ron catching these slobs including this 13.2# alongside Capt. Old Spice






THE 2016 SEASON IS STARTING TO FILL UP SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BOOKING YOUR TRIP TODAY!!!

Ryan Martinez
Marketing/Reservations Manager