Looking for an unforgettable outdoor adventure? Consider an Alaska cast and blast on the Goodnews River, where you’ll experience the thrill of fishing and hunting in one of the most beautiful places on earth. This Alaska cast and blast trip on the Goodnews River offers the perfect Alaskan adventure It features duck and ptarmigan hunting in the mornings and then you can salmon fishing all day. Sounds just about perfect right?!
What is a cast and blast adventure?
A cast and blast adventure is a type of outdoor experience that combines fishing and hunting in one trip. Participants typically spend time fishing for a variety of species, such as salmon, trout, and grayling, before switching gears to hunt for game like waterfowl or upland birds. These trips often take place in remote locations, providing a unique opportunity to connect with nature and challenge oneself in the great outdoors.
Why choose the Goodnews River in Alaska?
The Goodnews River in Alaska is a prime location for a cast and blast adventure due to its abundance of fish and game, as well as its stunning natural beauty. The river is home to all five species of Pacific salmon, as well as rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, and Arctic grayling. In addition, the surrounding wilderness provides ample opportunities for hunting waterfowl and upland birds. The remote location also ensures a peaceful and immersive experience in the heart of Alaska’s wilderness.
There are only two weeks available per season, and each week is limited to only six guests. If you’ve fished some of the more famous Rivers in Alaska, you know you have to compete for the best spots on the river with other lodges. Not on the Goodnews River. The only other people you’re likely to see are your campmates!
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The Goodnews River
What types of fish can you expect to catch?
This amazing little river is a three-branch wilderness river system, that runs along the Togiak National Wilderness Reserve before emptying into the Bering Sea in southwest Alaska. Since it’s the only fishing lodge on the entire Goodnews River, you’re not likely to have much, if any competition.
There are excellent runs of all five species of Pacific salmon, sea-run dolly varden, resident leopard rainbows, and Arctic grayling. The Lodge is a fixed camp right on the river just above tidewater and is not a fly-out camp.
You’ll have access to over 490 miles of the river, feeder creeks, braids, sloughs, and tidewater fishing. Angling is restricted to artificial flies and lures.
- The fishing season kicks off in late June with the arrival of king salmon, teamed with rainbow trout and grayling fishing.
- Early July brings chums and sockeyes into the river by the thousands.
- Sea-run dolly varden arrive in mid-July, and some of the season’s largest dollies up to 30″ are caught during this time.
- In even-numbered years (2024 and 2026), thousands of pink salmon flood the river.
- The Lodge is best known for its silver salmon season. Silvers begin showing up in mid-July until the camp closes in mid-September.
As for hunting, the surrounding wilderness provides opportunities for waterfowl and upland bird hunting.
You may encounter species such as ducks, geese, ptarmigan, and grouse. With such a diverse range of fish and game, a cast and blast adventure on the Goodnews River is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
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Zack H. –
This is a great remote camp with amazing fishing and ptarmigan hunting.
Jim McRoberts –
Really enjoyed this place.
Rodney G. –
Great ptarmigan hunting, amazing salmon fishing. The duck hunting was ok.