2018 Schedule

About this schedule:

This list only encompasses a portion of the different waters we can take you to here in Alaska.  If you do not see the water or dates that 'fit' your groups needs, call us. This list is just an starting point for trip start dates and no trip or dates are fixed in stone until actually booked.  Check back often as it changes!


 

Alagnak River Season Opening Rainbow Trout Fishing

June 8th to 14th

June 16th to 22nd 

 

If Alaska has another warm winter this could be one of the most eipc trout weeks of the year.  Early each Summer throughout Alaska, the juvenile salmon that have wintered in local lakes begin their sprint to the Sea. After a long Winter this is just the type of bio-mass that voracious Rainbow Trout, Lakers, and other predator species key on. We’re there with streamers and patterns, targeting Big Fish amongst channels and braids we’ve learned over decades of experience.

Fisherman's standard or deluxe style trips available from King salmon, Alaska Rates from $4,495.00 to $5,195.00 / Seven Days - Six Nights

 


 

Alaska's American Creek ~ June 19 to 21

Flowing from Hamersley lake in Katmai National Preserve Alaska, American Creek starts out on this on a high plateau then flows through a long, inaccessible canyon on its way to Lake Colville. The upper section just below the outlet of Hamersley Lake is a spectacular setting, and can provide some outstanding fly-fishing both early and late in the season it is said that the finest Alaska rainbow trout dry fly fishing in the state can be had on this stretch of water and we agree!

 

While American creek is for the most part an easy to wade smaller stream but it does have some challenging white water at times as well as rock gardens and sweepers. Twisting and turning American creek Alaska can be challenging and you can expect the rafts to get hung on rocks and other obstacles, you will likely have to assist your guides in getting the boat moving again even helping portage boats and gear around log jams so we can get on down the creek to that next great fishing spot!  Only those in good physical condition should consider attempting this adventure!

 

Intimate Rivers Trip from King Salmon AK   $4195.00

 


Goodnews River

 

July 9 to 16, 2017

Intimate Rivers, Fisherman's standard,  or deluxe style trip from Bethel, Alaska Rates from $4,995.00 and up / Eight Days - Seven Nights

 



Stuyahok River  June 24 to 30   King Salmon and trout

 

Bring on the kings!: The Stuyahok River Float Trip begins at “Stuyahok Pond.” This little pond flows west through the gentle Class I waters of the Stuyahok River towards the Mulchatna River. This is a very similar float to the Koktuli, with fantastic fishing for salmon and a great resident trout population. The waters are very calm and small and offer numerous pullouts for great bank fishing. The float ends as the river converges with the Mulchatna River.  The river is well suited for fly fishing because of it’s abundance of fish and because it is small and easy to wade.

 

Intimate rivers style trip from Iliamna, Alaska   /  Fisherman's standard upgrade may be available.  Rates from $4,295.00  / Seven Days - Six Nights

 


 
Kanektok River High Summer Fishing Frenzy.
July 4th Start Date

Nothing says Summer in Alaska like 20 hours of daylight, hordes of salmon, and Independence. In Early July, that all takes place on the Kanektok. Rainbow Trout chasing smolt, mice, and our flies, Sockeye season picking up the pace, the longest days and shortest nights of Summer. Miles and miles of mountains, river channels and beauty, with the only thing topping the location is the fishing. Also available King and chum salmon as well as dolly varden too.

Kanektok Style Trip from Bethel, Alaska Rate  :  More Info

$5495.00 / Eight Days - Seven Nights

$6,095.00 / Ten Days - Nine Nights

 


 

Alagnak River ~ Sockeyefest.  An annual tradition, so good it earned its own name.

July 3th to 9th / Seven Days - Six Nights

July 11th to 17th / Seven Days - Six Nights

 

So much more then just Sockeye Salmon this is one of our most popular and anticipated trips of the entire season. Join us in the Katmai region of Alaska, at the peak of the Bristol Bay sockeye salmon run. Millions, yes, millions of chrome torpedo's, surging up the areas rivers in a seemingly never-ending procession. Non-Stop, knuckle busting, pole bending, tail walking, holler-until-you’re-hoarse, action. These are the days of multiple species of salmon, beautifully spotted trout, t-shirts, farmers tans, and perma-grins.

 

Fisherman's standard or deluxe style trips available from King salmon, Alaska Rates from $4,495.00 to $5,195.00 / Seven Days - Six Nights

 


 

Stuyahok River  ~  Salmon, Rainbows, dollies and more

July 19 to 25  

 

Small water for king salmon & more : The Stuyahok River Float Trip begins at “Stuyahok Pond.” This little pond flows west through the gentle Class I waters of the Stuyahok River towards the Mulchatna River. This is a very similar float to the Koktuli, with fantastic fishing for salmon and a great resident trout population. The waters are very calm and small and offer numerous pullouts for great bank fishing. The float ends as the river converges with the Mulchatna River.  The river is well suited for fly fishing because of it’s abundance of fish and because it is small and easy to wade.

 

Intimate rivers style trip from Iliamna, Alaska   /  Fisherman's standard upgrade available.  Rates from $4,295.00  / Seven Days - Six Nights  


 
Goodnews River Sea Run Dolly-Varden Utopia. The Coho Cometh.

July 28th to August 4th / Eight Days - Seven Nights **Call for current availability**
August 6th to 13th / Eight Days - Seven Nights **Sold Out**

We return to the Goodnews as the fishing there really begins to turn it up a notch, or twenty. By now the earlier run of sockeye are beginning to spawn, adding a dynamic to the mix that every Alaskan fisherman awaits. Bead nymphing. Here come the droves of Dolly Varden that absolutely saturate this watershed during the latter days of Summer and into Fall. Usually we will begin seeing Coho/Silver Salmon later on in this trip, as our rafts leave the mountains and approach the Bering Sea.

Intimate Rivers, fisherman's standard or deluxe style trips on the Goodnews are available from Bethel, Alaska  Rates  from $4995.00 to $6,795.00 / Trips of  eight to ten days in length:  More Info

 


 
Moraine Creek ~  Where The Dark Ones Are Rainbows, The Red Ones, Sockeye and The Brown ones Da Bears!
August 12th to August 18th / Seven Days - Six Nights or August 19th to 25th / Seven Days - Six Nights 

Somewhat busy by Alaska standards, and not that long in length, the Moraine makes up for it with the sheer number of very large "Wild" Alaska Rainbows available making it a true "World Class" Fly Fishing destination! 

Fisherman's standard style trip available from King salmon, Alaska

Rate $4,495.00 / Seven Days - Six Nights

 


 
That "Off the Map" River ~ Some rivers are so good, even we need to keep them quiet.  Eight Days and seven nights
Dates To Be Determined  likely mid July and into mid August

Smaller water great fishing and a bit of work required of all participants. Fishing means secrets, and fishing secrets are important to keep, they keep away the crowds. When guests ask “Where would you go if you could choose?”, these are some of the rivers we think of, and grin as we reply “It’s a secret”. We try and sneak in one of these trips each season to coincide with the best fishing opportunities. Generally these trips require a higher physical ability, as they aren’t always easy rivers to descend and/or access. The best places are usually hard to get to, that’s what makes them the best.

Rate likely just a bit over $5400.00pp dependent upon participation & fees / Call for details Trip offers exceptional angling for Chinook in July, Silvers in August and we are not going to talk about the rainbows....Shhhh!!


 
Togiak River : The Gem Of The Togiak National Wildlife Refuge!
August 19th - 25th **Sold Out** or August 27th - September 2nd

Alaska's fish filled Togiak River flows some 48 miles from Togiak lake to Togiak Bay and is a popular river for all five Pacific salmon. Rising on the western slopes of the Wood River Mountains, the Togiak drains the southeastern quadrant of the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. Noted as being arguably the best river in Alaska for it's spectacular silver salmon angling it is also considered one of the top ten waters  where one can catch a true "Trophy" rainbow trout in Alaska.  Also available Char / Dolly Varden, Large Grayling, and other salmon species.

Fisherman's standard style trip available from Dillingham, Alaska Rate $5,195.00  / 48 Miles - Seven Days - Six Nights 


 
Kwethluk River More than "100 miles" of Fish, Fun and Solitude.
August 16th - 25th (It's a hundred miles!)

 

Beginning with the portage from a small lake to the river, including the winding and twisty shallows of the mountainous upper stretches, through the wood-laden braids and channels, all the way to the slow flowing oxbows as it flows towards the Kuskokwim River, the Kwethluk is a not a river for the inexperienced. This float covers over 100 miles, which is why it is best done as a 10 day trip in order to take full advantage of all the Kwethluk has to offer. Be it Alaskan “Leopard” Rainbows slamming at mouse flies or Coho Salmon absolutely crushing poppers, August is the month for the best fishing the river sees.

Fisherman's standard style trip available from Bethel, Alaska

Rate $5,695.00  / 100 Miles - Ten Days - Nine Nights

 


 
Goodnews River Co-Ho-Ho-Holy C***!!!

August 28th - September 4th / Eight Days - Seven Nights

**Sold Out **

 

 It’s go time. Our last 2 Goodnews River trips of the season are arguably the best of the six trips we offer on this river each season. By now the Dolly-Varden are coming into their full, stunning, spawning colors, and they -along with the mighty Coho Salmon- are dispersed throughout the entire river system. The long days of Summer are waning and this brings longer, colder nights, which in turn makes the resident Trout and Char begin to feed all the more enthusiastically with the thought of leaner, winter days ahead.

Trips from Bethel, Alaska starting at $4,995.00 and up depending upon services desired / Click here for More Info

 


 
Goodnews River Saving the best for last. 
September 6th to 13th or 15th  **Call About Availability **

 

By now our Western Alaska Crew has seen this river as many as five times this season, and the anticipation of this final float on the ‘News has been building with every passing week. The Char fishing will be in it’s prime, the Rainbow Trout will be hammering everything from beads, to streamers to mice, and the Coho will be everywhere, hitting everything and almost anything you throw at them.. These are true “campfire tales” type of trips, given that by now we have those wondrous Fall Alaskan nights, with the possibility of Northern Lights and nothing winds down an epic day quite like a popping driftwood fire. The longer nights mean shorter days, and as the season winds down, the fishing inevitably ramps up for resident species gorging themselves with calories for the impending long winter. Fisherman's standard style trip from Bethel, Alaska

Rate for fisherman's standard style trip: $5,495.00 pp / Eight Days - Seven Nights  Additional rate information available Click here

 


 
Kanektok River The Seasons Final Hurrah.
September 10th -19th / Ten Days - Nine Nights

 

A truly epic time of year, and a truly epic trip. The banks are littered with the spawned out carcasses of the seasons salmon runs, snow is teasing the mountain peaks, each morning holds the possibility of skims of ice along the shoreline, the once lush green leaves of summer are now golden, fluttering reminders that winter is almost here. What better time to target big, slashing Rainbow Trout who are making their final push to saturate themselves with fat before being locked under the ice for months and months? Late season Coho will still be present, milling in sloughs and deep holes, ready to charge your streamer, or lunge into the air after a pollywog. Our last trip of the season is one that never disappoints, and always leaves us and our guests in awe of the fishing, the river, and all it’s environment.

Kanektok Style Trip from Bethel, Alaska Rate

$5,495.00 / Eight Days - Seven Nights

$6,095.00 / Ten Days - Nine Nights

 
 
Moraine Creek ~  Where The Dark Ones Are Rainbows, The Red Ones, Sockeye and The Brown ones Da Bears!
September 18 to 24, 2018

Much 'quieter' in the fall then earlier in the season when the Moraine can be crowded by Alaska standards at this time, the Moraine offers up sheer number of very large "Wild" Alaska Rainbows making it a true "World Class" Fly Fishing destination!  Weather can be a bit iffy but if you hit this one right it can be well worth the trip!

Fisherman's standard style trip available from King salmon, Alaska

Rate $4,595.00 / Seven Days - Six Nights

 

Kanektok River Rainbow Trout 

About Our Fishing Programs

We offer four different float trip programs on a wide variety waters across the state of Alaska, waters known by anglers from around the world for excellent fishing, be it for trophy rainbow trout or pacific salmon. These programs are our "Fisherman's Deluxe", "Fisherman's Standard" , "Intimate Rivers" & "Kanektok Style" float trips , and availability depends on the particular river you choose to float with us.   Most other float trip operators offer what we call our intimate rivers style trips, which are very basic minimalist style trips and therefore should be less expensive then our standard or deluxe style trips.

 

On some waters most service levels are available on others due to accessibility and logistics only what we call our "intimate rivers" version is an option.   

 

Alaska Float Trip Sockeye Salmon

 

Each of these packages offer a different level of service with the least expensive being what we have come to call our "intimate rivers" package utilizing smaller rafts, expedition style tents, and fewer other amenities then our deluxe style trips and should be considered as a 'roughing it' bare bones style trip, without seats in the rafts or cots in the tents and are comparable to what most other operators offer as standard Alaska float trip fare.

flyfishing Alaska Float Trip

 

Our deluxe trips, the "Fisherman's Deluxe" and "Fisherman's Standard" & "Kanektok Style" are also what we call our "Deluxe Alaska Lodge Style Float Trips" because the "accommodations" are like no other you will find on an Alaska float trip anywhere!   

 

Alaska Float Trip Kanektok River

 

The Accommodations on our deluxe float trips are in spacious, high quality tents made right here in Alaska. for Alaska conditions. Each of these tents is used to house two anglers in which you can stand in comfortably and come equipped with cots and chairs. This provides you ample space for your gear, as well as a comfortable retreat should the weather become inclement. Also on these trips are our custom built large gathering / dinning tent capable of holding the entire group for dining or as a gathering area. All guests are welcome to hang out in this common space for drinks, fly tying and socializing. Other comforts such as available hot showers, toilet facilities and other little touches that make an Alaska Rainbow Adventures deluxe trip a cut above all others.  

 

Alaska Float Fishing Trip

 

 

Where the deluxe trips differ, is that on the "Fisherman's Deluxe" trip there is a "two to one" guest to guide ratio with two anglers and their guide floating the river in custom built drifter rafts each equipped with custom frames that have casting stations front and rear allowing for an exceptional angling experience. "Fisherman's deluxe trips also feature an additional boat and camp hand that carries much of the camp gear and the majority of bags. Of course we still spend as much time as possible wading for fish. The additional guide/camp hand also assists in the setting up and taking down camp and assisting where necessary with guiding duties. The drifter rafts, being lightly loaded are able to access almost any run on the river much like a drift boat and are highly maneuverable as well.

 

Float Fishing Alaska 

 

Our Fisherman's standard float trips offer the same camping amenities but no gear / bag boat or extra camp hand and a two or three to one guest / guide ratio depending on overall group size. These float trips require some participation and group effort. Your participation with unloading the rafts, moving camp gear and taking down sleep tents each morning is greatly appreciated. Each day anglers will rotate guides enabling everyone to fish with each member of the staff.  

 

We offer a special level of service on the Kanektok river, This is an modified version of our "Fisherman's Deluxe" & "Fisherman's Standard" trips with all the features of an fisherman's standard trip and the "two anglers per boat feature" of the fisherman's deluxe trips but no gear boat or extra guide/camp hand and guests assist the guides with camp setup and breakdown of tent & cots. These trips are limited to just eight guests total with four boats and four guides.

 

Other Waters

This schedule only encompasses a portion of the different waters we can take you to here in Alaska.  Others such as the Togiak,  Stuyahok, Koktuli, and Talachulitna Rivers are available as well as Lake and American Creeks For information on scheduling a trip on those waters or another of interest perhaps not listed (We have more then a few of those) please call the Alaska Rainbow Adventures office at 907-357-0251

 

 

Kanektok River Silver Salmon