Arolik River


Come explore S.W. Alaska and experience true remote wilderness on a very special, diminutive river known as the Arolik. 


Just forty five miles in length from it's headwaters at Arolik Lake to the Bering Sea, We invite you to spend eight days and seven nights with us fishing, floating and camping along it's banks and bars while experiencing some of the most incredible wade fishing you may ever encounter!


While smaller and at times requiring a bit more effort then many of the more popular waters around Alaska, don't let the Arolik's size fool you, as it supports excellent runs of all five species of Pacific Salmon within it's intimate sized waters as well as dolly varden / char, grayling and what may be some of the most aggressive yet beautiful leopard rainbows on the planet that also happen to love destroying large mouse patterns!


Start the season off with leopard rainbows in mid June finishing the trip off by targeting King Salmon in the lower reaches of the river. As the calendar moves into July chum, sockeye make their numbers known earlier in the month. Mid July brings waves of dolly varden inbound on every tide. Pink and silver salmon arrive in late July the latter running well into September when fall rainbow fishing rules!  Target some or all of these species on your trip with Alaska Rainbow Adventures depending upon the timing you choose and trip availability.


We will be offering a limited number of trips to the Arolik river in 2018 with availability being mid June through July and again in mid August .  Group size available is just six guests.



Call for available dates and more information! 907-357-0251

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 One of the most fly fish-able waters in Alaska, the Arolik River is remote, abundant, and beautiful as it flows forty five miles through the tundra of far Southwest Alaska and while it is best known for the world class Rainbow that lurk in it's waters, the Chinook / king salmon fishing can be outstanding. We are talking huge fish, straight off the tide and resting in pools more akin to those you might find on a small trout stream will provide a battle like no other salmon fishing experience you are likely to have encountered. The King Salmon run however only kicks off the fishing for salmon as you can find them all here, it is even possible if you time it right to hook into all five species of pacific salmon, dolly varden, grayling and the Arolik's spectacularly spotted leopard rainbows on one trip! The season culminates each year in mid September with the Rainbow fishing reaching its peak and the end of the rivers epic Silver Salmon run.


Rainbow Trout Fishinng Alaska Arolik River