Alaska Wilderness Fishing Excursion
This is a six day, Alaska Fishing Excursion. Fly-In and out in float planes, and float down miles and miles of untouched wild and scenic fish filled river. This Alaska backcountry river excursion is among the most sought after fishing trips available anywhere in the world.
If you want to have the real Alaska wilderness fishing experience, you’ll have a blast on our Alaska float fishing trips. You’ll leave your adventure trying to decide when to come back!
You could catch King salmon, sockeye salmon, silvers, rainbow trout, and grayling with the possibility for chum salmon, pink salmon, and Northern pike.
On the average trip, our clients enjoy huge daily net numbers, whether they’re fly fishing, fishing with conventional gear, or both.
Arolik and Aniak Rivers – These are both excellent rivers to float and choosing which one to fish is dependent on rowing skills and the amount of time you have for a trip.
Kanektok River – You may also choose to float the Kanektok River which offers stunning views and excellent fishing. There are, however two lodges/tent camps that work on the Kanektok. Because of this you could see some extra traffic and motor boats as you get to the later part of your trip and lower in the river. The fishing here is great and the Kanektok has many side channels to explore.
Goodnews River – The Goodnews River is another option, and is the most remote of the rivers. The fishing here is excellent, especially in the far up reaches where you won’t see anyone else. There is a small tent camp midway through the float trip and also a lodge at the very end of the river. This river has record sized grayling, excellent trout, dolly varden is off the hook starting in mid July to August. Sockeye, Chum, Pinks, Kings, and Silvers are all available during the right month.
We also fish the Kisaralik River, the Eek River and a few more that we won't mention the name of that are truly epic!
Fly into a backcountry lake and get dropped off with your guides (if you choose to go guided) and your gear.
Typical day is coffee, breakfast at 7 am. Clients pack personal gear up (sleeping bag, clothes, etc. Load up in fishing boats and start fishing the river floating. Riverside lunch on the bank. Gear and camp boats stay behind and break down tents, food area etc. and pass us during the day on the river. We fish until we arrive at camp at 6 or 7 pm. Set up sleeping gear, eat dinner and if you desire fish until midnight, no darkness until late!
This trip is six days of really good floating and fishing with two days in and out with a bit of fishing on those days too. Mostly float planes are used for transportation onto the lake but it is dependent upon water levels and the year.
The guides are very professional outdoorsman and excellent anglers with first hand Alaska knowledge. They will provide advice and gear if you like, or leave to you to bring your own. You’ll camp and eat with your guides along the river, and their tales of the Alaskan adventure are always entertaining.
When you see your guides chest deep in the water clearing deadfall for you, it is abundantly clear the type of gratuity they deserved. These guys work hard, and I always try to give a good tip and bring a gift of some sort, maybe some nice fishing gear they don’t have yet. Any angler who wants the real Alaskan experience is going to have a blast and leave trying to decide when you can come back.