If you're looking for an unforgettable fishing experience, look no further than the Togiak River one of the world's most magnificent fishing spots.
If you're searching for an exceptional and exclusive float trip for a small group, the Togiak River in Southwest Alaska is the perfect choice. The Togiak River is home to a wide variety of fish, including thousands of Dolly Varden/Arctic Char and Arctic Grayling, as well as Rainbow Trout that can grow up to 32 inches. The Coho (silver) Salmon runs are also a significant attraction for which we focus our float trips to the river. The Coho Salmon are fresh from the ocean, big, powerful, and energetic, making them a thrilling catch for any angler.
The Silver Salmon start to show in late July, so expect to see them later in your trip if you go this week, as it takes a bit before they populate the whole river. That said, we often catch bright silvers in the upper river with sea lice still attached, so no matter the date, all our Togiak trips offer excellent fishing success. Rainbow trout can be targeted by swinging flies along the outsides of large gravel bars or around braids or tributaries, which is a great way to go. Large articulated flesh patterns, Dolly Llamas, and sculpin patterns can effectively catch large trout.
The Dolly Lama has become the most popular pattern for Coho fishing on the Togiak floats as they can be fished on the swing, on the strip, on the drift, with a sink tip, without a sink tip, and in every other possible way imaginable. Top water action, however, should not be ignored, and having a few pink wogs or similar patterns (poppers and wog variants) on hand is an excellent and fun way to go. Look for frog water sloughs and slow water on the lower end of the gravel bars. These fish are often very grabby and ideal for taking top water wogs.
The fishing experience on the Togiak River is truly one of a kind in North America. The river flows from Togiak Lake, roughly 350 miles southwest of Anchorage, and passes by several tributaries and campsites with stunning views. The only sounds you'll hear are the gurgling of the river, the rustling of leaves, and the calls of loons, eagles, hawks, and seabirds. In the evenings, you can sit around a campfire and discuss the day's fishing and wildlife viewing while enjoying the moonrise behind the surrounding peaks and listening to a chorus of wolves and owls.
We offer six-week-long trips, from July 31 through September 10 every year, which can be customized to fit your schedule and preferences. Each trip requires a minimum of four participants. Contact us today to plan your unforgettable fishing adventure on the Togiak River.