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 and deposits received   -   Check back often as this page can change at any time! 

 

You may notice that the descriptions below often refer to our fishing programs, intimate rivers, fisherman's standard and fisherman's deluxe, you can find out more about them by "clicking here"



 

Alagnak river alaska AlaskaAlagnak River Season Opener

June 8 to 14

If Alaska has another warm winter, and it has been so far, this could be one of the most epic 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.  

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

 


 

Arolik River Float Trip Alaska Arolik River

June 15 to 21 This Trip is Seven Days / Six nights  < Three Spaces remain available at a "special rate" for this trip.

June 23 to 30

When guests ask “Where would you go if you could choose?” ~ This might be it!   The Arolik is smaller than most of the waters we float and at times she can extract a toll as the Arolik can be low at times especially over the first ten miles or so therefore a bit of work can be required of all participants.. That said the fishing is well worth the extra effort as the best places usually are, that’s what makes them the best.

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You have to call for details and availability!  This trip offers exceptional angling for Chinook in Mid June to Late July, Silvers in August and we are not going to talk about the rainbows, Grayling and Char....Shhhh!!    Arolik trips may be available mid June through the end of July and again in mid to late August depending upon group needs, scheduling and availability or resources. Flexibility on dates strongly encouraged!  Pricing also includes the $100.00 per day trespass fee while on village lands

Trips to the Arolik are available as intimate rivers or fisherman's standard style trips.

Rates from $5495.00 Eight days / Seven nights

 


 

American Creek AlaskaAmerican Creek

June 18 to 24

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

 


 

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

July 2nd to 8th

July 10th to 16th  

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.  

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

 


 

Kanektok River Alaska FishingKanektok River / Some of the best rainbow fishing to be had especially top water happens on this trip!

July 4 to 11

Nothing says Summer in Alaska like 20 hours of daylight, and some of the best rainbow fishing of the year while they are still looking up! Before the salmon completely flood the river the Kanektok's rainbows are chasing smolt, mice, and nearly any other pattern as long as you get them in the water, none of this eggs n flesh fixation you see later in the year (Not that that is a bad thing) But if you like to fish top water for rainbows this is your trip! Sockeye season is 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 later in the trip are good numbers of King and chum salmon as well as dolly varden too. We strongly however suggest that you pack lots of mouse patterns!

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Kanektok Style Trip from Bethel, Alaska $5495.00 ~ Eight Days - Seven Nights or $6,095.00 ~ Ten Days - Nine Nights

 


 

Goodnws RiverGoodnews River

June 30 to July 7

July 9 to July 16  

King Salmon runs have been picking up the last few years on the Goodnews, this might be the time to for you to partake. Most of this action is in the lower portion of the river. Between the lake and there look for hungry rainbows, sockeye salmon, grayling and early arriving dolly varden.  

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

 


 

Arolik River King SalmonBack to the Arolik!.

July 11 to 18 Still Some Space Available

July 20 to 26 *Seven Day / Six Night

Smaller than most of the waters we float and at times the Arolik can extract a toll as she can be low at times especially over the first several miles or so therefore a bit of work can be required of all participants.. That said the fishing is well worth the extra effort and these trips really are!  Offering the potential of exceptional angling for King Salmon in small water to late July you may even find all five species of salmon available as well as plentiful rainbows, grayling and char!

Trips to the Arolik are available as intimate rivers or fisherman's standard style trips.

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Rates from $5495.00 Eight days / Seven nights ~ pricing also includes the 100.00 per day trespass fee while on village lands

*These are tentative dates and must be confirmed - Call for details and actual availability. 

 


 

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

July 28th to August 4th / Fisherman's Standard Style Trip /  **Two Spots Remaining**

August 6th to 13th /  **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 Chinook and 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.

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Intimate Rivers, fisherman's standard or fisherman's 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.

 



Moraine Creek AlaskaMoraine Creek ~  Where The Dark Ones Are Rainbows, The Red Ones, Sockeye and The Brown ones Da Bears!

August 12th to August 18th 

August 19th to August 25th  

While at this time the Moraine is 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!  For less people and usually spectacular fishing join one of our fall Moraine trips later in the year (Scroll down further in the schedule) .

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Fisherman's standard style trip available from King salmon, Alaska - Rate $4,495.00 / Seven Days - Six Nights

 



Togiak River AlaskaTogiak River : The Gem Of The Togiak National Wildlife Refuge!

August 11 to 17 (Available)

August 19th - 25th **One Space Available**

August 27th - September 2nd (Call for availability)

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 




Togiak River AlaskaMore Arolik River - Just can't get enough of a good thing!!

Early August Available- Call to schedule

August 19th - 25th (From Dillingham, AK  6 Spaces Available Call For Seven Day Rate!) 

Late August Available - Call to schedule

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 it's salmon fishery is nothing to be sneezed about, be it coho's crushing wogs on topwater, beautifully colored dollies or it's world class rainbows the Arolik just plain rocks the angling world!

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Rates from $5495.00 Eight days / Seven nights ~ pricing also includes the 100.00 per day trespass fee while on village lands

*These are tentative dates and must be confirmed - Call for details and actual availability 



 

Kwethluk River AlaskaKwethluk 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 AlaskaGoodnews River Co-Ho-Ho-Holy C***!!!

August 28th - September 4th **Sold Out **

 It’s go time ~  Many of our guests consider our last 2 Goodnews River trips of the season to be arguably the best of the 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  **Call About Remaining 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

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

 


 

Kanektok River Float Fishing TripKanektok River The Seasons Final Hurrah in SW Alaska.

September 10th to 17 or 19

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.

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Kanektok Style Trip from Bethel, Alaska / Rate $5,495.00 / Eight Days - Seven Nights or $6,095.00 / Ten Days - Nine Nights

 



Moraine Creek Alaska FishingMoraine Creek ~  Where The Dark Ones Are Rainbows, The Red Ones, Sockeye and The Brown ones Da Bears!

September 18 to 24, 2018  (These dates were a massive hit in 2017!)

Much 'quieter' in the fall then earlier in the season when the Moraine can be crowded by Alaska standards at this time the Moraine has become a haven for Anglers wanting to get in on the fattest fish of the year, at a time when many of the lodges have closed up and gone home for the season! This is when the Moraine offers up excellent numbers of very fat "Wild" Alaska Rainbows that have been gorging all season 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!

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Fisherman's standard style trip available from King salmon, Alaska ~ Rate $4,595.00 / Seven Days - Six Nights

 

 

 

 

 

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