Float Trips



Overview



Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

Ed Blank’s Adventures started running Alaska float trips over 20 years ago. We now help anglers zero in on the right river at the right time of the year and the right outfitter. Fly Fishing in Alaska is a vast wilderness of trips some good, some bad and some really ugly. We can help you wade through the rapids!

You will be rafting and camping your way down a spectacular river in the Bristol Bay area of Alaska. The trips are fly fishing only as some of the rivers we float are fly fishing only by regulation. Choosing your float trip outfitter, your guide and the specific river and the time of year is an important, complicated process. We hope that what you read here will give you confidence in our guides, equipment and knowledge of the water.

Our trips tend to concentrate on the fly fishing opportunities for rainbow trout and regard salmon fishing as a bonus, but we can also key in on any of the Alaska salmon runs. The rivers we float run clear and are easy to wade. The fish are wild, big and plentiful. The guides are eager to please, and love teaching. Our equipment is first rate and the food is fresh and plentiful.

Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

Are you a fly fishing enthusiast looking for large rainbow trout? Maybe, king salmon in front of your camp? Our Alaska float trips are fly fishing only and offer an exhilarating way to explore the incredible Alaska wilderness known as Katmai National Park. Imagine camping on the bank of a remote stream, fishing until midnight, waking up to the sound of salmon splashing their way upstream or trout slurping caddis outside your tent. These float trips are for fly fishing enthusiasts whether they be novices or experts in the art of fly fishing. We promise to provide patient, fly fishing instruction and lots of easy to fool rainbow trout, grayling, salmon and char!.

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Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

We have several different rivers to float here in Katmai National Park: the Alagnak River, Grizzly Creek, and Moraine Creek. I also work with my friends at Ouzel to provide trips to the Kanektok, Lake Creek, and the Salmon River. Alaska Rainbow Adventures offers the Goodnews, Aniak and Togiak rivers. Between us we have been floating and fly fishing these rivers for the last 25 years and have great confidence in our ability to get you a safe successful float trip. These rivers will live up to your expectations.

Fly Fishing is all we do, no spin fishing here. I am not a snob, I just don’t know much about spin fishing as I grew up fishing on a fly fishing only river! Some of the rivers we float are fly fishing only. You can spin fish ( artificial lure, barbless single hook) on the Alagnak and other rivers but not the Moraine or the Grizz. Most of the fishing is done while wading and although we do fish from the boats while moving down the river. We stop often for a lot of wade fishing. Only a small percentage of time is spent in the rafts. For example, an Alagnak float trip it only takes 12 hours of river rafting to get to our take out, yet it takes us 6 days to fish it, so you can see we wade a lot every day.

As you probably know a float trip entails camping. You will board a float plane loaded with the rafts, gear and supplies. It will be about a 30-60 minute flight to a lake at the head of your chosen river. After that we are on our own in the middle of nowhere! This is comfortable camping since we are not backpacking we can carry lots of gear. This means cots to sleep on, tents you can stand up in, a screened weather proof dining tent, tables stools and lots of great fresh food and wine that will rival any land based lodge. For us, the camping seems a small price to pay to be living on the river with all the extra fly fishing and wild life viewing time that a float trip offers.

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Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

We have rainbow trout, Grayling, Char, King Salmon, Chum Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Pink Salmon and Silver Salmon in these waters. Our favorite quarry however is the rainbow trout and we love to fly fish for them. Some of the rivers we float are fly fishing only by law, but all of our trips are fly fishing only regardless of the regulations on the river. Alaska fly fishing regulations require fishing a single, barbless, hook, and all the fishing is catch and release for trout. ( We can harvest a salmon or other non trout species for an occasional dinner if you like).

The big rainbows range from 5-12 pounds, and we have landed a couple fish in the 15 pound range ( Moraine Creek) Five species of Pacific Salmon, Char and Grayling add to excitement every day. Whether you want to fish dry flies for rainbows, or throw a ten weight for a 60 pound King salmon, we feel we offer the best fly fishing float trips in all of Alaska. Join us for the float fishing adventure of a lifetime and the finest fly fishing that Alaska has to offer.

Why travel all the way to Alaska for a float trip?, Then all the way out to King Salmon, or Dillingham Alaska? Then get in a float plane and go even farther? The sad truth about Alaska is that if you can drive to a river that has good fishing it will be elbow to elbow. Hike up that stream for an hour and you will have a few people at each good hole. Take a float plane out of Anchorage and it thins out more, take a commercial flight from Anchorage to King Salmon and there are less people, hop on the float plane from there and we start to get alone. I can’t stress enough how important it is to get yourself away from Anchorage, the last little flight from Anchorage to King Salmon is expensive but so worth it! Experience the wilds of Alaska away from the crowds, the way it should be.

Testimonials

Thanks for everything, That was by far the best fly fishing trip I have ever been on. Jeff, Gary and I had a great time”

Tim

Our trip was the best vacation we’ve ever had, Which we’ve already used to bore friends and relatives. Your expert teaching, guiding, cooking etc. made it all possible Now we know why all the references we called last year raved on and on

Allison & Jeremy

This was by far the best fishing trip I have ever heard of much less been on

Bill

These fish are steelhead not rainbows and the food in camp , my wife can’t do that in her $50,000 kitchen! The guides were awesome, we caught nearly 20 rainbows a day all over 5 pounds. My best day was 30 fish, my biggest was 30″ and about 12 pounds. Please use me as a reference anytime

Jim

*Ed Blank has been fly fishing for trout since the age of 6 back in the woods of New Hampshire, Since then he has fished throughout the world in search of fly fishing heaven.


The Camp


Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

Float trips offer an exhilarating way to explore this incredible fishery. Imagine camping on the bank of a remote stream, fishing until midnight, waking up to the sound of salmon splashing their way upstream. The trip begins with your arrival at the local airport ( Usually King Salmon or Dilingham). We will double check your provisions and equipment, make sure everyone has a license and head down to the float plane dock. The flight to the lakes takes about an hour over vast areas of tundra, forests and lakes. We land in a spectacular lake at the foot of the mountains and unload all the gear. As the plane takes off we realize how far from civilization we are. If the fishing is good at the lake we’ll get right to it, if we need to proceed down the river to better fishing we will set up the 16’ inflatable catarafts, load up the gear, set up some fly rods and head down..

It doesn’t take long to get into some exciting fishing! We are in the heart of the best freshwater fly fishing in the world; clearwater streams, huge salmon runs, large predacious rainbow trout and you. Toward evening we need to set up camp and get some dinner. We all share in the tasks of setting camp, doing dishes, loading the boats, etc.

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Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

The camp is luxurious by camping standards with oversized tents that you can stand up in, cots to sleep on make a huge difference, and a screened dining tent with table and stools for meals. Dinners and breakfasts are fairly elaborate (check out the menu section) and prepared by your guide, lunches usually consist of sandwiches served boat-side while on the river. Fishing until 1 am or starting at 5 am is not unusual because of the long days. Our trips are also participatory, meaning we all pitch in with the camp chores like: setup and striking of camp; dishwashing; hauling gear from the boats to the camp site; and setting up the rafts. This does 2 things for the group, it keeps our time on the river floating and fishing and it creates a bond between the guides and the guests. With your help we can set up camp in less than an hour, if it were just the guides it would take 2.5 hours which means we would leave later in the morning and have to rush through some great fishing spots to get to the campsite by 4:30 so we can start cooking dinner by 7. With everyone helping we can take more time on the river with you at the best fishing spots. There is so much fishing daylight the camp chores are just a small part of the day. The other benefit is the work tends to eliminate folks that just shouldn’t be out on a camping trip anyway and we get groups that are like minded campers and fly fishers.

Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

On a float trip you determine when to stop fishing not the lodge. The majority of the fishing is done while wading but we always fish from the boat as well. Some days we will spend an hour in the boat other days 3-4 hours but it is always broken up by periods of wading. We will be living in one of the densest populations of brown bears in the world. These are coastal browns which enjoy a much safer reputation than the interior browns (called grizzlies when they are 50 miles from the ocean). These bears are very well fed on the salmon running in the river. The bears like to follow the sockeye salmon so if you are visiting a river during the sockeye run you will encounter many bears on a trip. Although there has never been a physical incident in Katmai National Park we follow all the “bear-safe” precautions to make sure our journey is safe. The bears are so well fed that they will avoid us as long as we don’t interfere with their ability to fish. The week seems to fly by and before you know it we are dismantling the rafts, and loading the plane for the journey back to King Salmon. Living in the wilds of Alaska with no civilization to be found is an experience in itself, combine that with some of the finest fly fishing in the world and it becomes an adventure you will never forget.

The Food

Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

The following is a sample menu for a seven day float. Variations are always possible depending on the arrival of our weekly fresh food shipments. We hope to surprise everyone with high quality foods and wine while you are with us
Most special dietary needs can be accommodated.

Day 1

Dinner: Penne with Asparagus and Sun dried tomatoes in a garlic and oil sauce – Salad, Banana Foster
Day 2

Breakfast: Bacon & Eggs – bagels – fruit
Lunch: Cold Cut sandwiches – chips
Dinner: Thai Chicken with peanut sauce, broccoli squash, rice. Lisa’s Special Thai Salad, Cheesecake
Day 3

Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

Breakfast: Blueberry Pancakes – sausage – Oranges
Lunch: Cold Cut Sandwiches – chips – apples
Dinner: Steak Au Poive – Garlic Mashed Potatoes &Vegetables. chocolate mousse
Day 4

Breakfast: Cream cheese, summer squash and shallot Omelets -English muffins – oranges
Lunch: BLT’s – carrot sticks – chips
Dinner: Chicken Piccata over egg noodles with salad, bread. Cheesecake for desert

Day 5

Breakfast: French toast l’orange – vegetarian sausage- Grapefruit
Lunch: Tuna Salad Sandwiches – Boiled eggs-apples
Dinner: Mesquite grilled Pork Tenderloin or fresh salmon or char – porcini risotto -peas, smores for desert!
Day 6

Breakfast: Huevos Rancheros – Oranges or Bananas
Lunch: BLT’s or Tuna Sandwiches – Chips
Dinner: Pasta ala Carbonara, Crepes Suzette
Day 7

Breakfast: Apple and Cinnamon Pancakes, bacon, Oranges
Lunch: Leftovers (or civilization)

Beverages: Lemonade, iced tea, fruit punch, coffee, tea Snacks: Candy Bars, cookies, peanut butter crackers, chips, and pretzels

Camp Photos


Fishing



Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

Hi, I’m Ed Blank and I have floated Alasak rivers fro over 20 years, it is hard to believe it has been that long! All the trips have several things in common: first: their clearwater, second: they are only accessible by floatplane, and finally: the quality, variety and quantity of the fish. All the rivers we float are clearwater streams with no glacial silt. They all flow out of lakes which serve as volume controls and filters. So many gorgeous rivers in Alaska are dependent on the weather for prime fishing. is the water too high? too low? too much silt?

Located in Southwest Alaska at the foot of the mountains these rivers are consistently clear all summer long. I guarantee you won’t hear me say “Well, the river is a little cloudy this week but….” . Since you will be scheduling your trip far in advance the consistency of the river is of prime importance to both of us. We are also offering trips on a limited basis to the Goodnews river valley – we have experimented with the area and are preparing some prices for this unique watershed. It is a little further still from civilization and hence a little more expensive.

Read more about the different rivers that our guides and outfitters call home.

The Alagnak

Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

We float about 36 miles of the Alagnak from its headwaters to the end of the “Braids”. The river is about 60 feet wide at the top and meanders through riffle after riffle, run after run over a beautiful gravel bottom. It is this gravel bottom that makes the Alagnak so desirable as salmon spawning grounds and it’s the salmon that gives the nourishment needed to support it’s incredible rainbow trout fishery. As the rivers joins with its sister branch the Alagnak seems big and unruly but it breaks up into very fishable channels and runs. This dividing continues until we reach the “braids”. The ” braids”is a delta like section of the river full of of small streams that join and split for miles. It would take months to fish this area thoroughly. Many of these channels are barely big enough for our raft, but the fish just seen to get bigger and bigger!! The bottom half of the river flows flows through lowland tundra with alder and spruce lined banks.Silver Salmon caught on a fall float trip on the AlagnakThe fish in this river are spectacular every week of the season.

Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

If you have your heart set on one particular species I can pinpoint a successful week but if you don’t care if you’re catching Rainbows, Kings or Silvers, any day of the season has spectacular fishing. Every day and every stretch of water holds something new. The Rainbows are the mainstay of any trip, they range from 10-30″ with most fish in the 15-24″ range. The fight in this strain of rainbow is amazing. Every year when I hook that first bow I can’t help but yell with excitement as it cartwheels all over the river and slips the hook! The Alagnak is a great river to flyfish for King SalmonThe Salmon runs on the Alagnak ak are famous. The Kings range from 25-60 lb., Sockeyes are in the 6-15 lb. range, Pinks 3-8 lb., Chums 8-20 lb. and Silvers 10-20 lb. All toll there are between 2 and 4 million salmon that spawn in this river every year! Grayling and Char are an added bonus all season with a few lake trout thrown in! The river starts to piece itself back together, and gets deep not as friendly to fly fishing. We meet our float plane at the first landing area available 10 miles upriver from the lodges on the lower Alagnak. A float on the Alagnak takes you through the prime flyfishing areas that are accessible only by raft.

Grizzly Creek

Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmonThe beauty of Grizzly Creek is astounding. If you want to key in on large rainbows and char, you want to be alone, see lots of bears, and you don’t mind hard work, the Grizz is for you! The sockeye salmon do not spawn in the main rivers like the Alagnak or the Naknek Rivers. They swim through the main drainage into smaller tributaries like this one to spawn. The bigger trout from the main river and lakes will follow the sockeyes knowing what to expect (huge numbers of tasty, calorie filled eggs!) The river starts in Alpine tundra, winds through a beautiful rock wall gorge and runs through a lush forest valley to the lake.It is the most scenic of the 3 rivers. Occasionally a plane from a lodge will land at the small lake at the top but there is no other access until we reach the bottom. The other thing that keeps people out is that the river braids up at the bottom with twists turns and downed trees that make it impossible for a jet boat to get by. This means large trout and char all 18-30 inches (3-12 lb.) that may never have seen a human before. The problem is this: you will have to work your tail off to navigate this stream. The rafts will hang up on rock after rock until you ache from jumping out pulling it free and jumping back in again. At the bottom we might have to lift and push the entire raft over a tree that has fallen across the river or drag the raft across a gravel bar to avoid a clogged tree strewn corner in the stream. Only those that are in good physical condition should attempt this trip! The other plus (or minus depending on your tolerance) is the bears. They follow the sockeyes to! A smaller stream means closer encounters but they are so fixated on the bright red salmon that they let us be. August and the first part of September are the prime season for Grizzly Creek.

Moraine Creek

Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

The Moraine is famous for good reason. Like Grizzly Creek there are large trout that are there for one reason: sockeye eggs! This stream always produces the largest rainbows of the year. The only drawback is that flyout lodges bring clients here every day as there are a couple of lakes where they can land that are a short hike to the river. We will see people on this trip but we will have the advantage of being on the river all day and float some areas that are inaccessible by plane. The terrain is alpine tundra. We do a lot of sight fishing to very large shadows here. Not as many fish as on Grizzly Creek but the size is large with most fish in the 25-30″range. A good day can be 25 hookups and a poor day is just a couple hookups. The fish are so large and fast, the landing percentage is very dependent on how good the angler is.

Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

These fish are the size of steelhead and they have the same attitude as steelhead – run fast and jump! The float is quite a bit less demanding than Grizzly Creek as well. There are lots of bears feasting on the salmon run with plenty of opportunities for some photos. It is worth the price of admission for the bear viewing alone. We can guarantee a ten pound trout on this trip, it is an amazing trout stream. We also combine a 3 day float on the Moraine and a 4 day float on the Alagnak for some added variety and excitement. The Moraine fishes well from late July to early September.

Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

Goodnews River

The Goodnews River is located in southwestern Alaska, and flows out of the Ahklun mountains some fifty five miles from where it empties into Kuskokwim Bay near the Alaska Native villages of Goodnews Bay and Platinum.
The Goodnews River actually consists of several forks, the South, Middle and North forks, the latter two offering access for our float trips and can be considered as different waters as they join up within a just few miles of the ocean. The upper portion is within the Togiak Refuge Wilderness area and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service regulates commercial float trips on the river and the special use permit awarded to Alaska Rainbow Adventures allow us to offer you float trips during the prime fishing dates for a Goodnews river float fishing trip.

Togiak River

Rising on the western slopes of the Wood River Mountains, the Togiak drains the southeastern quadrant of the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. With 4.2 million acres, the refuge is about the same size as Connecticut and Rhode Island combined. It is a wilderness area of craggy mountains, broad river valleys and wildlife. While it is easy to be distracted by the scenery, try not to do so when your drag’s screaming, your rod’s bent to the breaking point and you are rapidly running out of line. That’s king salmon fishing and just one of the reasons the Togiak is one of our favorite Alaskan wilderness rivers!

The Togiak river is also noted as being arguably the best river in Alaska for it’s spectacular silver salmon angling with some of the largest coho’s you will find on a floatable river in Alaska as well as the most consistent returns as far as run strength. You will also find available are ‘large’ resident rainbow trout, arctic char, dolly varden and grayling all while you are surrounded by some of the most beautiful country in Southwest Alaska. Come experience Alaska’s Togiak River and the camaraderie of a wilderness Alaska fishing float trip that is second to none.

Kanektok River

We operate some of our fishing expeditions on the rivers in Western Alaska out of Dillingham and Bethel. The Kanecktok River is in Togiak national Wildlife Refuge. The Kanektok flows as a clear water river with prolific bird life. It is often referred to as the “Chosen River” because if there is a river in Heaven this might be the one. Fishing in Alaska doesn’t get much better than on the Kanektok, which flows through the beautiful Ahklum Mountains during its upper half. We begin our journey with a float plane trip to the headwaters where we land in Kagati Lake. It has strong runs of all the Pacific salmon, especially Kings, Silvers, sea run Char and Rainbow. The second half of the river flows onto the coastal plain through willow, alder and cottonwood forests. The Kanektok truly fulfills the dream of Alaska’s best fishing river. At our trips end you are two miles from the ocean; which ensures a mighty fight from the Salmon. The river then pours into the Pacific at Quinhagak, our take out point.

Fishing Photo Gallery

Tackle & Gear

Buy your gear at Pro guide direct and help your local guide - Me!!Here is a list of the basics you will need for your trip. I have organized this list on Pro Guide Direct where you can actually purchase the brands and items that I have found to be the best of the best. Any Items that you purchase from Pro Guide Direct will help us earn a living and help you by being ensuring that you have the right gear for the trip. Many of our destinations are pretty remote with no chance to buy things on site.

Alaska Gear List

SpeciesRodsReelsLineLeaders
Large Rainbows, Char9 foot, 6-7 wt. Large Arbor with 150 yards of 20 pound backing#1 Floating easy to mend line
#2 Streamer line with 10 -15 foot sink tip (Type 6 fast sink)
Floating setup needs 9 foot leaders ending in 10-15 pound tippet.
Sink tip set up needs 3-5 foot leaders ending in 10-15 pound tippet
Small Trout and Grayling9 foot, 4-5 wt. Basic reel with 100 yards of 20 lb. backing.#1 Floating easy to mend line
9 foot leaders ending in 8-12 pound tippet.
Sockeye, Chum and Silver salmon9 foot, 8-9 wt. #1 Floating easy to mend line
#2 Streamer line with 10 -15 foot sink tip (Type 6 fast sink)
Floating setup needs 9 foot leaders ending in 12-15 pound tippet.
Sink tip set up needs 3-5 foot leaders ending in 12-15 pound tippet
King Salmon9 foot, 10-12 wt. Large Arbor with 200 yards of 30 pound backing# 1 Streamer line with 10 -15 foot sink tip (Type 6 fast sink)Sink tip set up needs 3-5 foot leaders ending in 15-25 pound tippet

Fly List

Alaska Fly List

Fly NameColorSizeJune 8

through

July 1
July 1

through

July 15
July 15

through
Aug 15
Aug 15

through

Oct 1
Elk
Hair Caddis
Tan,
Brown
12-14121266
Royal
Wulff
(Nice
and bushy)
10-12-14242466
StimulatorGreen/Gray10121266
Basic
nymphs
Prince-PT
etc
10-14121200
Egg
Patterns*
Pink,
peach, orange
10002424
Egg
sucking leech
Pink/Purple4-612121212
Flesh
Fly
Natural,
nat/pink
4-80000
Woolhead
Sculpins
Olive,
black, brown
2,4,624241212
Wooly
Buggers
Olive,
black, purple
2,4,624241212
Smolt
imitation
 412000
Secret
Sockeye
Green,
red
601800
CometGold601200
Flash
Fly
Pink,
red, purple
2001212
AlaskabouPink/purple2001212
Bunny
Fly
Pink,
Cerise, Purple
2001212

Packing List

Alaska Camp Packing List

Packed?ItemPacked?Item
 Airline Tickets  Photo Id/Passport
 1 sleeping bag - synthetic fill - rated  20 degrees or colder Prescription Medicines
 1 insulating pad to put on top of cots Cash
 1 Gortex waders & repair kit  - neoprene is not advised Traveler's Checks
 1 Wading Shoes – no studs please Boat Bag
 1 Rain jacket w/hood (top quality breathable )  Bug Spray
 1 Heavy fleece jacket Bug head net
 1 Medium weight fleece top  Camera / film/ batterries
 3 Lightweight fleece or Polypropylene tops or turtlenecks Reading & writing materials
 2 long sleeve lightweight fishing shirt  Bandana/ face sun protector
 3-7 pair underwear  ( synthetic is better than cotton) Persription glasses
 4 pair wool/ blend insulating socks for under waders spare perscriotion glasses
 1 wool or fleece hat (ski type)-  Toiletry Kit
 1 cap with brim  Zip lock bags (for lens cleaning cloth,, cash, etc)
 2 pair fleece pants (under waders) – Fly Rods
 2 - Pants (Long) Fly vest, or chest pack
 2 pair Polypropylene long underwear bottoms Reels
 1 pair water proof boots for around camp Flies/Fly box
 1 pair fishing gloves - fingered or fingerless Fly Lines
 1 polarized sunglass - as good as you can get! Tippets / leaders
 1 spare pair polarized sunglasses ( cheap is OK) Clippers
 Camp towel (not cotton) Hemostat
 Flashlight or headlamp with batteries Reel Lube
 1 Folding wading staff (optional) 

Rates


Alaska Float Trip Pricing

Fly fishing float trips ti the alagnak, Goodnews, Moraine and American Creek for rainbow trout and all species of Pacific Salmon

All trips are One week in length, all prices are per person

  • Alagnak River – $3395-$4395
  • Moraine Creek – $3695- $4300
  • Grizzly Creek – $3695 -$4250
  • Goodnews River- $3995-4695
  • Aniak River – $4400
  • Togiak River – $3995
  • Kanektok River- $3750-4395

Prices include: round trip float plane flights from King Salmon oe Dillingham to the river, camp lodging, three meals a day, guided fishing each day, it includes soft drink, taxes. Prices quoted are per person and in US dollars.

Prices do not include: Alcoholic beverages, fishing license or gratuities for your guide and resort staff

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Seasons


Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

Alagnak River Fishing Calendar

Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

Moraine Creek Fishing Calendar

Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

Grizzly Creek Fishing Calendar

Flyfishing float trips in Alaska's Bristol Bay area fpr Rainbow trout, grayling, char and all 5 species of Pacific salmon

Gallery


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Travel


Fly fishing float trips ti the alagnak, Goodnews, Moraine and American Creek for rainbow trout and all species of Pacific Salmon

You will ned to fly on a commercial airline from Anchorage to either King Salmon, Dillingham, or Bethel depending on which river trip you are doing.

Our home base is King Salmon Alaska which is in the heart of the Bristol Bay Drainage. Katmai National Park is where we do most of our fishing. It is about 300miles South west of Anchorage. The only way to get to this area is to fly into King Salmon. There are several flights a day from Anchorage to King Salmon on several commercial airlines.

Why go this far? The further away from Anchorage you go the better the fishing will be. ( although you will not find rainbows if you go north and too far west!) There are some very nice scenic float trips that start near Anchorage ( like the Talichulitna) that eliminate the need for the extra flight to King Salmon, but the number of people quadruple for that reason as well. Did you know they allow helicopter fishing in that area? During the day every hole will have fishermen in it. Not in Katmai, and our rafts can get to places float planes can’t!

Packing List

Alaska Camp Packing List

Packed?ItemPacked?Item
 Airline Tickets  Photo Id/Passport
 1 sleeping bag - synthetic fill - rated  20 degrees or colder Prescription Medicines
 1 insulating pad to put on top of cots Cash
 1 Gortex waders & repair kit  - neoprene is not advised Traveler's Checks
 1 Wading Shoes – no studs please Boat Bag
 1 Rain jacket w/hood (top quality breathable )  Bug Spray
 1 Heavy fleece jacket Bug head net
 1 Medium weight fleece top  Camera / film/ batterries
 3 Lightweight fleece or Polypropylene tops or turtlenecks Reading & writing materials
 2 long sleeve lightweight fishing shirt  Bandana/ face sun protector
 3-7 pair underwear  ( synthetic is better than cotton) Persription glasses
 4 pair wool/ blend insulating socks for under waders spare perscriotion glasses
 1 wool or fleece hat (ski type)-  Toiletry Kit
 1 cap with brim  Zip lock bags (for lens cleaning cloth,, cash, etc)
 2 pair fleece pants (under waders) – Fly Rods
 2 - Pants (Long) Fly vest, or chest pack
 2 pair Polypropylene long underwear bottoms Reels
 1 pair water proof boots for around camp Flies/Fly box
 1 pair fishing gloves - fingered or fingerless Fly Lines
 1 polarized sunglass - as good as you can get! Tippets / leaders
 1 spare pair polarized sunglasses ( cheap is OK) Clippers
 Camp towel (not cotton) Hemostat
 Flashlight or headlamp with batteries Reel Lube
 1 Folding wading staff (optional) 



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