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Bill Sims, a resident of Alaska since 1952, has been flying and fishing in Alaska for more than 40 years with over 23,000 hours of flying in the 49th state.  He has owned and operated Newhalen Lodge since 1968, and knows the Bristol Bay – Iliamna region as well as anyone.  Bill is familiar with all of the streams, rivers and lakes and knows the best Alaska fishing areas.  More importantly, knows the best time to fish certain rivers and streams.  Bill and his staff are dedicated to providing clients the best experience available.






Bill’s son Fred has been guiding and flying this region since 1983.  He spent time at Newhalen Lodge honing his skills since he was in his teens and has countless hours as a pilot and guide.

Seen in the photo is Miles Sims, a third generation family pilot guide who joins Bill and Fred and our staff providing a memorable Alaska fishing trip for our clients.