Leonard’s Landing Staff

Dave Burris – General Manager, and wife Muna

Dave and Muna have lived in Anchorage, Alaska as well as other ‘Bush’ communities throughout the beautiful and vast state of Alaska. 2021 is their second year running Leonard’s Landing Lodge. They call Yakutat their summer home and in winters reside in Spokane, Washington.

When not working the long hours required to keep the lodge running smoothly, they like to sneak away and catch a Chinook or go for a hike in the beautiful areas around Yakutat.

We look forward to meeting you and providing excellent lodging and fish processing services on your next visit to Yakutat and Leonard’s Landing Lodge.

Gary Altenburger – Maintenance Manager

Gary hails from rural West Virginia. Gary discovered the great Yakutat fishing in 2013. He has been working at Leonard’s Landing as the maintenance manager since July 2018.

When Gary is not building, fixing, and improving the lodge he can be found (or not found) pursuing his passion of halibut fishing. He has landed some impressive halibut over the years. When you see Gary around the grounds ask him about his biggest halibut and the even bigger fish his dad caught.

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Leonard's Landing Lodge is the choice for accommodations in Yakutat, Alaska. We offer Waterfront Cabins and Duplexes. Large units for family gatherings or groups of friends and Lodge sleeping rooms for the budget conscious. With professional fish processing and flash freezers, your catch is safely boxed for the flight home. Leonard's also offers rental boats, both freshwater and ocean. We have kayaks on-site to paddle the bay. The views are second to none! You will find everything you need to have an amazing Alaska experience at Leonard's Landing Lodge.!

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Leonard's Lodge is a customer service oriented fishing lodge. They always go out of their way to assure that guests are set up with their requested guided tours, are comfortable with required in suite needs, and of course that the fish cleaning, and packaging is done per requests. I look forward to our visit every year and always leave thoroughly satisfied.

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Outstanding halibut and salmon fishing. Our waterfront cabin looks out at Yakutat Bay with the sunset in the distance. The fishing was excellent! Some days with limits of 6 coho salmon in the Bay. Some days with 80 pound halibut plus limits of ling cod.

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I have been fishing Alaska for over 30 years and Leonard’s Landing Lodge is the most authentic Alaska adventure you can have. The accommodations are great. Julie and staff are wonderful and eagerly assist you for all your adventures. Fishing, sight seeing, and hiking are some of the great things you can do. The area is absolutely beautiful. Don’t miss the Hubbard glacier. Can’t rate it high enough.

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If you want a consistent relaxing home base to explore from this is it. The dock is feet away if you are hiring ocean charters or renting a boat yourself. They clean, package and flash freeze your fish for a fair price too. Access to the Situk River top and bottom is close minutes away if you rentad a car too. Lenord's staff is accommodating, the rooms are clean and well kept.