Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Arolik River and its magnificent leopard rainbow trout thriving in a pristine and pure habitat.
The Arolik River, situated in the beautiful Southwest region of Alaska, is a destination that every angler must visit at least once in their lifetime. This river offers an unparalleled fishing experience, with a variety of fish species that make it an angler's paradise. From Arctic grayling, leopard rainbows, and Dolly Varden to all five salmon species, this river is home to a diverse range of fish.
We strongly advocate for the protection and preservation of this magnificent river. Therefore, we only allow fly fishing and practice catch and release. As a result, our guests can rest assured that they are doing their part in preserving this beautiful river for generations to come.
Our small group float trips are designed to offer the most intimate and personalized experience possible. We limit groups to a maximum of six persons traveling together, and only four persons on other trips due to the small size of the river. This ensures that our guests can enjoy a peaceful and relaxing fishing experience without the crowds and noise that often come with larger groups.
July is the ideal time to visit the Arolik River, as it offers the most variety of species. While we rarely target king salmon, there are numerous chum, sockeye, and pink salmon in July, with the pinks available in even-numbered years. August and September are the prime time for Silver salmon fishing. That said we offer only a limited number of trips to the Arolik and these are usually booked at least a year in advance so that flights and logistics can be scheduled as those are limted to protect this fishery.
For our guests' comfort, we offer upgraded accommodations, including eight-by-eight Arctic Oven tents with lightweight cots that can accommodate two anglers and a Screen cook/gathering tent. Alternatively, if you prefer to camp in mountaineering tents as part of our long-running intimate rivers program, that is an option too.