Fishing in Alaska

Sockeye Salmon run on the Kenai River

Alaska is one of the top sport angling destinations in the world due to its salmon, halibut, and trout fishing opportunities. The vast landmass of Alaska is scattered with rivers, lakes and streams that offer unparalleled fishing. From the largest and last wild salmon runs in the world to its unparalleled fishing for large rainbow trout you can’t go wrong with an Alaska fishing trip.

The remote Alaskan wilderness is stunning for a first time traveler and rewarding enough that veterans go back year after year to fish and experience the incredibly bountiful waters of Alaska. Whether you’re searching for a luxury Alaska fishing lodge for the entire family or a week long float trip down a remote river system with some buddies or maybe its a do-it-yourself salmon fishing adventure you are looking for, Alaska has it, and we can help you book your dream trip!

Our Top 10 Fishing Trips in Alaska:

Bristol Bay and Western Alaska are blessed with the largest sockeye salmon runs in the world.Outfitter: BBL1

Luxury Flyout Fishing Lodge in Bristol Bay

Because of consistent and wise management practices, we fish in one of the world’s last sustainable Pacific salmon fisheries. The rivers this Bristol Bay lodge operates are healthy and harbor large populations of all five species of Pacific Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden, Grayling, and Pike. Bristol Bay and Western Alaska are blessed with the largest sockeye salmon runs in the world.

Sound amazing? Well, it is…this Alaska fishing lodge is one our favorites and we’d love to help you experience it yourself.

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This fall Steelhead fishing trip is one of the best all around steelhead destinations in the world.Outfitter: ASC1

Alaska Steelhead Fishing Lodge

Alaska is one of the top sport angling destinations in the world due to its salmon, halibut, and trout fishing opportunities. The vast landmass of Alaska is scattered with rivers, lakes and streams that offer unparalleled fishing. This Alaska fishing guide offers one of the best steelhead trips in Alaska and an unmatched experience fishing for truly wild Steelhead.

The beautiful fall weather on the Kenai Peninsula paired with the abundant number of steelhead making their annual run up the three different rivers we fish make this a premier destination for the beginner or advanced steelhead angler. Whether it be the high catch rate on wild steelhead, diverse angling opportunities, extremely low fishing pressure, or the abnormally gorgeous Fall weather, we are confident that you will agree that this is the premier steelhead destination for anglers of all ages and abilities.

This Alaska fishing guide is as good as they get for steelhead fishing!

  • Difficulty: First time fly fisherman to very experienced single-hand and two-handed anglers will enjoy this trip.
  • Alaska Steelhead Fishing Season: Fall (September 14 – November 1)
  • Species: Steelhead (of course!); Silver Salmon; Dolly Varden; and Rainbow Trout. *Although we practice catch and release for Steelhead, Dollies and Rainbows, many of our clients choose to keep the Silver Salmon they catch to be processed and shipped home.

If this trip sounds good to you…and it should, we’d love to help you book it. Spots are limited, so don’t wait!

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Kodiak Island Offshore Halibut and Salmon Fishing Lodge

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Kodiak Island Offshore Halibut and Salmon Fishing Lodge

This high end Alaska fishing lodge on Kodiak Island offers incredible halibut and salmon fishing.It’s an all-inclusive fishing trip on Kodiak Island in a secluded fishing heaven, and should be on every anglers bucket list. This area of Kodiak is ranked the #1 fishery in Alaska’s protected waters.

The water near the lodge is rich with candle fish, herring, and other baitfish which are a staple food source for halibut, King salmon, Silver Salmon and Ling Cod. The fishing is only 15-45 minutes from the lodge and most days you will be fishing in calm shallow water making the fishing more intense. Dates book up early each year, so contact us quickly to set up your trip.

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Sockeye Salmon FIshing in AlaskaOutfitter: RAA2

Alaska Float Fishing Adventure in Western Alaska

If you want the real Alaskan fishing experience, you’ll have a blast and leave trying to decide when you can come back!

Alaska backcountry river excursions are among the most sought after fishing trips available anywhere in the world.  This is a six to eight day, Alaskan Fishing Excursion. Fly-In and out in float planes, and float down miles and miles of untouched wild and scenic fish filled river. We highly recommend this trip, and would love to help you book it. Contact us to start planning.

Fly into a lake and get dropped off with your guides, rafts and your gear.

  • Mostly float planes are used for transportation onto the lake but it is dependent upon water levels and the year. Typically, you’ll take a float plane ride and land in a remote mountain lake.
  • Adventure rafting, your mobile camp rides along for six days while you site fish for a variety of species for miles of untouched wild and scenic fish filled river.
  • King salmon, sockeye salmon, silvers, rainbow trout, and grayling with the possibility for chum salmon, pink salmon, pike, and lake trout in the lake where you are dropped off.
  • The best time for this fishing trip is June through September.
  • Huge daily net numbers.
  • Fly fish, use conventional gear, or do both!
  • Cast-and-blast options are available for bear, and/or moose.
  • Unguided trips are an option if you’re the DIY type.

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Fishing with bears in AlaskaOutfitter: DO4

Flyout Alaska Fishing Lodge on the Naknek River

This Lodge has been in operation for over 15 years and is located smack dab in the middle of Alaska’s Bristol Bay Area – the beating heart of fish country.

Situated about seven miles downstream from Naknek Lake on the Naknek River, this fly out fishing lodge offers anglers access to all five species of Pacific salmon and trophy rainbow trout. Right next door is Katmai National Park and Preserve, which contains such famous rivers as the Brooks, Moraine, Battle, Contact and Kulik to name a few. You can leave the crowds behind with fly outs to all the rivers in Katmai as well as the more remote rivers on the Alaskan Peninsula!

Daily fly-outs to fish the many rivers located in and around Katmai National Park on the Alaskan Peninsula.

  • Difficulty: Beginner to advanced anglers will all enjoy this fishing trip. Customized itineraries are available for more hardcore anglers.
  • Species: All species of pacific salmon, trout, dolly varden, Arctic char, and grayling.
  • Seasoned Guides: You’ll be exclusively guided fishing by seasoned guides.
  • Fishing Season: Fishing season in Bristol bay is June through September.
  • Discounts: During the second, third and fourth weeks in July, we offer a ‘fish with family’ discount.

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Patrick Kissel rainbow trout fishing in AlaskaOutfitter: ATF1

Kenai River Rainbow Trout Fly Fishing Guide

This fly fishing day trip continues to produce huge rainbows for our clients! Each year rainbows over the 30 inch mark and up to 15 pounds are caught. You should catch some slabs, but don’t expect to land a fish of this size. They are some of the hardest fighting rainbows anywhere! Hooking a mega sized rainbow in Alaska with your fly rod is one thing, but landing it is another!

Fish with one of the first trout fishing outfitters on the Kenai River and started by the legendary Curt Trout in 1984.

  • Riverside lodging available.
  • Seasoned guides with top of the line equipment and boats. Five drift boats and two jet boats are used on the middle river.
  • Full service fly shop.
  • The river opens in early June through October.
  • This trip is primarily for trout fishing, but there are opportunities for sockeye and silvers during the right time of the year. (silvers fishing may be done with a spin rod)

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Salmon Fishing the Goodnews River in Southwest AlaskaOutfitter: GRL1

Salmon Fishing the Goodnews River in Southwest Alaska

This Alaskan fishing lodge is a rare find in the fishing world. It’s the ONLY full service fishing lodge on the Goodnews River. Fishing here is like fishing was before the crowds discovered your favorite secret fishing hole. It is the ONLY full service lodge located on the Goodnews River, a three branch wilderness river system about 450 miles from Anchorage, at the edge of the Togiak National Wilderness Reserve and flowing into the Bering Sea in southwest Alaska.

  • This lodge is the only full service lodge on the Goodnews River.
  • Very little fishing pressure.
  • The Goodnews River is a small, intimate, easy wading river.
  • Outstanding runs of all five species of Pacific salmon.
  • Sea run Dolly Varden.
  • Resident Leopard Rainbow trout and grayling.
  • Weather is rarely an issue.
  • The lodge accommodates 16-24 fishermen.
  • They also offer a cast-and-blast option for upland bird hunters.

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Prince of Wales, Alaska Offshore Fishing LodgeOutfitter: WFRA2

Prince of Wales, Alaska Offshore Fishing Lodge

Fill your freezer with salmon and halibut at this Alaska fishing resort on Prince of Wales Island out of Ketchikan.

Go on a trip of a lifetime, stay in 5 star accommodations, eat gourmet meals of fresh caught seafood and delicious steaks with Pacific coast wines. This fishing lodge on Prince of Wales Island in SE Alaska is a fisherman’s dream.

Fantastic fishing for King, Silver and other salmon species along with Halibut, Lingcod and Rockfish.

You don’t need to be an expert to catch fish on this trip. The guides will quickly show you an easy technique known as “Mooching” to put your bait in front of hungry fish.

  • 5-star Lodge
  • Gourmet Meals
  • Top quality safe Coast Guard Approved fishing vessels.
  • Well trained knowledgeable fishing guides.
  • Premium Fishing Gear and Bait provided.
  • Top notch Waterproof Bib Overalls, Hooded Jackets and Neoprene Boots.

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Flyout Fishing Lodge on the Kanektok River in Western AlaskaOutfitter: DO1

Flyout Fishing Lodge on the Kanektok River in Western Alaska

Does fast paced fishing for silver salmon sound good to you? This flyout fishing lodge in Alaska offers incredible fly fishing for rainbow trout, silver salmon, king salmon and more…The Kanektok River in Western Alaska is where this fixed-base tent lodge is located, and it is known for all five species of Pacific salmon, rainbow trout, dolly varden and grayling. This special river is known as a fish factory by our return guests.

World Class fly fishing in Western Alaska on the Kanektok River for salmon and big rainbow trout.

  • Excellent king salmon fishing with a two-hand rod
  • Located just 8 miles upriver from the salt = chrome salmon
  • Fishing season is mid-June through August
  • Fast-paced action. Catch LOTS of fish!
  • Comfortable but casual accommodations
  • This is a great fishing trip for anglers of all skill sets.
  • During the second, third and fourth weeks in July, we offer a ‘fish with family’ discount. One trip at the full rate with the other one half-off!

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Alagnak River Flyout Salmon Fishing LodgeOutfitter: AL1

Alagnak River Flyout Salmon Fishing Lodge

The Alagnak River has one of the best salmon runs in the Bristol Bay Region.

The Alagnak river is unbounded by dams and its headwaters start in the Aleutian Range. The river then flows down to Bristol Bay and the Bering sea. Most of the Alagnak river flows within Katmai National Park and Preserve with little human traffic, the river is as natural today as it was 100 years ago and will remain free of any pollutants.

The river has prime spawning gravel to boast healthy strong runs of all five species of Pacific Salmon!

  • Wilderness – no roads in or out – accessible via float plane only.
  • One of the best Salmon fisheries in the Bristol Bay Region.
  • Fresh chrome salmon come into the river on each tide.
  • All five species of Pacific Salmon.
  • Prime location within striking distance of best areas = more time fishing.
  • If you want to fish in the evening, you’re welcome to.
  • Customized fishing boats designed for the Alagnak.
  • Air Charter from King Salmon to the lodge included in price.
  • On-site processing and smoking of your catch.
  • Affordable lodge packages offering world class fishing.

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Save Bristol Bay

Save Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine

Pebble Mine’s first major federal permit application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently under review. Click here to learn about Pebble’s mine plan. Per this initial permit application, Pebble seeks to develop the first 1.5 billion tons of its nearly 11 billion-ton deposit and set the stage for future expansion and the construction of an industrial mining district in Bristol Bay.

It’s critical for the public to stay engaged at every juncture of Pebble’s permitting process. Check the take action page for the latest opportunity to weigh in.