Alaska Fishing Guides
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. Weather 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 adventure you are looking for, Alaska has it!
Flyout Fishing Lodge in Bristol Bay
Bristol Bay and Western Alaska are blessed with the largest sockeye salmon runs in the world.
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 5 species of Pacific Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden, Grayling, and Pike.
This flyout Alaska fishing lodge offers six different, and spectacular fishing destinations.
- Difficulty: Beginner to advanced anglers will all enjoy this fishing trip.
- Species: Pink Salmon, King Salmon, Chum Salmon, Silver Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden, Grayling and Pike.
- Seasoned Guides: You’ll be exclusively guided fishing by seasoned guides 2×1 (can also do 3×1).
- Fishing Season: Fishing season in Bristol bay is June through September.
- Discounts: This Alaska fishing guide offers youth discounts during specified “family weeks”.
Great Corporate Fishing Trip!
For over forty-five years, this remote fishing lodge has extensively explored and fished the Bristol Bay region of Western Alaska. What they have learned during this time has allowed them to design and fine tune a fishing program to maximize your experience during your week. During your stay, your fishing guide will take you to a different location each day. You will have the opportunity to catch every species available to you during any given week. Each morning you will be informed of your next day’s adventure by your assigned guide and he/she will prepare you for the following day.
Strategically located between Wood-Tikchik State Park and the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. The close proximity to both watersheds provides guests with extraordinary angling opportunities, rarely equaled anywhere in the world. Alaska’s Wood-Tikchik State Park is the largest and perhaps most unique state park in America.
Each fishery you visit in Bristol Bay will be unique and memorable.
Four of these fisheries will be utilized in your two overnight camp experiences, and two will be fished from the lodge, as day fisheries. Weather permitting, you will fish a new and different location each day while at the lodge, catch every species of fish available, and enjoy the total and ultimate Alaskan fishing experience!
Bristol Bay Lodge holds exclusive leases on two of the most exceptional fisheries in all of Western Alaska. During your week you will spend one night at each of these very different camps. These two remote camps offer lodge guests the chance to experience what Alaska is really about! The overnight camps seem to always be the highlight of the week for guests offering possibly the best wilderness experience in Alaska.
A trip to one of the overnight camps begins like every other day at the lodge. After breakfast you will depart from the dock, at 8:00 AM, in one of our three de Havilland Beavers. You’ll enjoy a scenic 30-minute flight and land at one of our two spike camps on the Togiak River, where you will be met by guides who live on the water they fish, and know it intimately.
You’ll fish until evening, then a memorable dinner with your friends will be provided in the main tent. A comfortable night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast the next morning will prepare you for the next full day of fishing. You will return to the lodge the next evening at 5:30 PM. While these camps are remote, they are well appointed, comfortable, and safe. We make sure every aspect of your is something you will remember forever.
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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 many rivers located in and around Katmai National Park and 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.
This is a fly-out lodge and guests utilize three different airplanes to access the many different fishing locations. Jet boats stashed at various locations within our 150 mile operating radius, rafts that your guide can pack into small remote streams, as well as a fleet of jet boats that sit in front of the lodge ready to fish their home waters. This gives you the guest the option of a dynamic trip with the ability to fish new watershed each day. The main thing that separates this fishing program from others is the fact that you design your own trips. There isn’t any set destination list – we make recommendations based on your goals and desires and you make the decision where you want to go the next day!
Also available for the more hardcore anglers is a hike in program.
This outfitter has access to and the ability to offer many hike in trips to lesser known rivers in Alaska. These trips are limited to the athletic hard core angler and can be arranged with communication between outfitter and guide before your trip.
- Book out the entire lodge.
- Holds up to 20 people.
- Corporate bookings must be done way in advance.
Additional, Non-fishing Activities
Hiking, wildlife viewing, flight-seeing to famous Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park. Salmon will be jumping over the falls while bears are standing in the river trying to catch them!
The opportunities and amount of water to fish from this lodge are endless.
- Prime location on the Naknek River and easy to travel to from Anchorage, Alaska.
- Top of the line, well maintained planes, jet boats, gear and guides.
- Daily fly-outs to many rivers located in and around Katmai National Park and the Alaskan Peninsula.
- Hiking, wildlife viewing, flight-seeing to famous Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park. Salmon will be jumping over the falls while bears are standing in the river trying to catch them!
Alaska Steelhead Fishing Lodge
This fall Steelhead fishing trip is one of the best all around steelhead destinations in the world.
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. Our outfitter offers one of the best steelhead trips in Alaska and an unmatched experience fishing for truly wild Steelhead.
Fishing on the Kenai Peninsula
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. The three rivers are all very diverse and offer different angling opportunities on each. Two of these rivers are walk and wade fisheries and the third which boasts the largest run of steelhead on the peninsula is much larger and fished from drift boat along with wading the many gravel bars and runs. This river which we can not say the name of in order to protect the fishery and keep it as pristine as possible can not blow out! The fear of many steelhead anglers when planning a trip is the possibility of heavy rains and a river that blows out while on your trip of a lifetime. This does not happen here!
This steelhead fishing guide is as good as it gets!
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.
A trip to the Kenai Peninsula offers anglers the opportunity to fish three very different rivers for fall run steelhead. What are the names of those rivers you say? Well, you’re not going to find that out until you go see them for yourself! What we will say is that one river boasts the largest steelhead run on the Peninsula. These rivers are highly coveted by local anglers and guides and we intend to keep them as pristine and special as possible.
- 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 include: Steelhead (of course!); Silver Salmon; Dolly Varden; 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.
Kodiak Island Fishing Lodge
This high end Alaska fishing lodge offers incredible halibut and salmon fishing.
Kodiak Island is a secluded fishing heaven and should be on every anglers bucket list. This area is ranked the #1 fishery in 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.
Your catch will be processed on sight and frozen into fish boxes for you to bring home. After the day of fishing is over you will relax in the comfortable lodge and enjoy a cocktail and appetizers in front of the fire or hang out in the upstairs lounge trading fishing stories and looking at photos from the day. Enjoy a chef prepared dinner served with beer and wine before retiring to do it all over again the following day!
Halibut Fishing Kodiak Island
Halibut are one of the largest fish in the sea and are prized table fare among many. The cold Alaskan waters offer some of the finest fishing for halibut and the shallow waters off of Kodiak is some of the finest fishing. You can expect to catch halibut ranging from 30 to 100 pounds with the biggest ones of the year tipping the scales at 300 pounds!
Halibut are here all year but the best fishing is after June 1st. Fishing is done in water between 30-140 feet with light currents so less weight and lighter rods can be used. Bottom bait fishing, and jigging is the technique. While fishing for Halibut you can also catch rock fish (think fish tacos), ling cod, snapper, and bass. The ling cod in this area are some of the biggest you will ever see and you can specifically target these other species, just ask your guide!
Salmon Fishing Kodiak Island
King Salmon are one of the most prized catches in Alaska due to their massive size. Though present year round the peak King Salmon season is from May 15 – July 15 as this is when most of the 30-60 pound beasts swim the local waters. The earlier part of the season is when most “Trophy” fish over 50 pounds are caught and guests have won the local king derby the past 3 years! The Kings are fished with downriggers and light tackle most of the fishing will be done by trolling.
Silver Salmon are most present from August to September 15. These 10-20 pound fish are aggressive fast swimmers. Fishing is done much the same way as fishing for the kings. You can load up your fish boxes during this season with arguably some of the best eating pacific salmon. After you catch your limit get ready for some halibut fishing!
*Silver dates book up early each year.
Bring home boxes of fresh Alaska Salmon and Halibut!
Over the next year you will enjoy some of the best tasting fish you have ever had and it will have been caught by you! The town of Old Harbor has a commercial fish smoker if you wish to have some of your salmon smoked.
All Inclusive shallow water fishing for Halibut, Salmon, Rockfish, and Cod.
- Remote location with zero traffic.
- Ranked #1 fishery in protected waters.
- Very Light fishing pressure with only 6 boats fishing this area and 4 of them are operated by this outfitter.
- Fishing areas only 15-45 minutes from the lodge.
- Sitkalidak Island in front of lodge offers fishing the straights even in bad weather conditions the water is usually calm here.
- New spacious boats with heated cabin.
- Luxury lodge surrounded by mountains.
- Sightseeing and abundant wildlife in the area humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, and porpoises, Sitka blacktail deer, red foxes, and mountain goats!
- Easy travel to the lodge with charter flight included.
- Fishing season is May 15-Sept 15.
Alaska Float Fishing Adventure
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.
Fly into a lake and get dropped off with your guides and your gear. Typical Day is coffee, breakfast at 7 am. Clients pack personal gear up (sleeping bag, clothes, etc. Load up in fishing boats and start fishing the river floating. Riverside lunch on the bank. Gear and camp boats stay behind and break down tents, food area etc. and pass us during the day on the river. We fish until we arrive at camp at 6 or 7 pm. Set up sleeping gear, eat dinner and if you desire fish until midnight, no darkness until late!! This trip is six days of really good floating and fishing with two days in and out with a bit of fishing on those days too. Mostly float planes are used for transportation onto the lake but it is dependent upon water levels and the year.
If you’re looking for a unique family vacation, this is it!
- 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 bear, moose, fishing combos are also available, as are unguided trips.
- Bears are present, but not a problem, guides have guns if needed.
The rivers you’ll be floating are truly awesome fishing and amazing all around experiences. Any client who wants the real Alaskan experience is going to have a blast and leave trying to decide when he can come back.
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.
Being the ONLY Lodge on the Goodnews River assures a minimum of fishing pressure. 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 here. The only other anglers you’re likely to see are your camp mates!
The River boasts outstanding runs of all 5 species of Pacific Salmon, sea run Dolly Varden, and resident Leopard Rainbow Trout and Grayling. The Lodge is a fixed camp on the banks of the main branch just above tidewater, and is not a fly out Lodge, so weather is rarely an issue. Access the over 490 miles of fishable water via a fleet of high speed jet boats.
A week long fishing adventure from Wednesday to Wednesday.
- 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 trip for bird hunters.
Rainbow Trout Fishing on the Kenai River
The Kenai River continues to produce some of the largest rainbow trout anywhere in Alaska!
The Kenai River is long time know for being one of the finest trout rivers in Alaska. Its glacial blue waters are unlike any other in Alaska. The river flows for roughly 80 miles to Cook Inlet. Despite being along the road system and gaining more pressure than some of the more remote rivers of western Alaska, The Kenai River continues to produce some of the largest rainbow trout anywhere in Alaska! Offering fly fishing day trips for rainbow trout on the upper, refuge, canyon, and middle Kenai River.
Each year rainbows over the 30″ mark and up to 15lbs are caught, but don’t expect a fish of this size. They are some of the hardest fighting rainbows anywhere! Hooking a mega sized rainbow on the Kenai is one thing but landing it is another!
Also Offering Walk-and-Wade Fishing on the Russian River and Quartz Creek
The Russian can be a great dry fly fishery for trout and dolly varden also move up the river in the fall to feed on salmon eggs. Quartz Creek is lights out in mid august for dolly varden and a few big trout are around as well as they move in to feed on sockeye salmon eggs.
- 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 and guided trips are available 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)
Flyout Fishing Lodge on the Kenektok River in Western Alaska
World Class fly fishing in Western Alaska on the Kanektok River for salmon and big rainbow trout.
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.
King Salmon Fishing
When the Kings are running, fly fishing is incredible, because they’ll CRUSH swung flies (bring your spey rod if you have one, but it isn’t necessary). These monsters are hot, and it’s a different experience than what you’ll get in other rivers where you use upriver nymphing techniques.
Go in July for the Salmon Grand Slam!
If you go in late July, you’ll have a good chance at the Salmon Grand Slam – all five species of Pacific salmon, all caught on flies, all on the same day.
Both salmon and trout fishing can be done directly from the boat. For salmon, you will anchor up and swing flies, back troll plugs. When you’re after rainbows, you’ll fish ‘drift boat style’ being rowed by your guide. This is a great way to cover water. Fishing from the boat is fun, but wading gravel bars and side-channels is awesome as well.
No matter your background, we’re pretty sure you’ll have a blast. You’ll be fishing within eight miles of the saltwater, so the fish are bright, fresh and VERY aggressive. You’ll be in for a battle, and they are jumpers.
Rainbow Trout Fishing
The Rainbow trout are big, and they hammer the flesh, egg, sculpin and leech patterns! You can even ‘mouse’ for them with giant dry flies that imitate mice and voles. If you like to have fun, and who doesn’t, mousing should be on your short list.
- Catch the Salmon Grand Slam, rainbow trout, dolly varden and grayling
- Excellent king fishing with a two-hand rod
- Located just 8 miles up river 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!
Prince of Wales, Alaska 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.
The area is a natural confluence of ocean currents and the rocky coast of the island attract huge swarms of bait fish attracting halibut, rockfish, ling cod and of course salmon. The salmon gorge themselves here on there way to the spawning grounds. Not only do the fish thrive in this environment but they also share the environment with whales, bears, sea otters and blacktail deer. Exciting wildlife viewing is definitely a part of the adventure.
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.
Bring home lots of fresh salmon and halibut.
If you figure the price is near $30 a pound and you can bring back 2 boxes weighing up to 70 pounds each is it cheaper to 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 to wash it down. If you are an avid fishing junkie like me it is a no brainer.
When you are done fishing for the day your job is done. The expert staff will then fillet your catch into the tastiest steaks which will then be flash frozen and vacuum packed and placed in wet locked boxes for the trip home. When it’s time to go home an onsite Alaska Airlines agent tags your boxes along with your luggage to make it a stress fee departure.
Alagnak River Salmon Flyout Fishing Lodge
The Alagnak River in Alaska is known as one of the best salmon fisheries 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!
The fishing here is concentrated around the tide water which offers the best possible fishing for fresh hard fighting salmon. The closer the salmon are to the salt water the better tasting and more aggressive they will be. The strategic location of this lodge allows fishing right out the front door and the quickest access to the best salmon holding water. With each tide fresh salmon ride in on the high water and enter the river to begin the up river journey to the spawning grounds. You will be there to intercept them with your guide assisting and improving your angling technique to get into the fish!
- 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.
- Evening fishing is offered.
- Customized boats designed for the Alagnak.
- Air Charter from King Salmon to the lodge included in price.
- On-site smoking of your catch.
- Affordable lodge packages offering world class fishing.
Amazing Alaska salmon fishing!
Fishing on the Alagnak can be done with either fly or spin gear depending on angler preference as well as water conditions and fishing area. With either technique you choose you are sure to get into salmon while fishing the world famous Alagnak. Fishing the lower and middle sections of the river offers a steady supply of fish. The upper sections that braid out can offer excellent sight fishing whereas the lower river you will often be fishing the deeper runs that hold fish as they stage before swimming further up river.
For most of July and August the Alagnak sees a good overlap in the different salmon species. Most dates in the season offer 2-3 species of salmon available to the angler offering plenty of variety in the fishing and techniques. Most fishing will be done 10-15 minute boat ride up or down river from the lodge.
The lodge offers comfortable accommodations and even in this remote setting you will feel at home. The lodge sits high on a bluff overlooking the river. The boats and dock just down the steps and always ready to go out for another fishing session.
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Dear whoever is thinking about fishing with this team of great people. I have tarpon, redfish, billfished, salmon fished and have the pictures to prove that I have been in the the top 5 percent for those trips. These guys gave me the holy grail of fishing. One cannot believe that people can create a situation where humans and nature mate and we can love that day so in our dreams we can smile about it every night. Can’t wait to make it back. I had such a great time, as close to heaven as I have ever been.
I’ve been on the steelhead trip 2 years in a row and I plan on going back this year. The steelhead fishing is incredible! I’ve never been anywhere that you could consistently catch several steelhead every day. I’ve never been skunked on any day there which is typical for steelhead fishing. The staff are top notch. The guides are fun and experienced and the lodging staff cater to your every need. The meals are fantastic and the lodging is so much better than your typical fish camp. I can’t say enough about this trip, it’s quite affordable and I plan on going back for many years.
This truly was the trip of a lifetime. I will NEVER forget catching my first steelhead – and tons more throughout the week. The scenery is unreal, the food was fantastic, and the camaraderie was so much fun. Coming back to the lodge and cabins after an epic day of fishing and sharing pictures and stories with everyone is a blast. I cannot wait to go back.
When people ask me about my steelhead trip to Alaska, I usually am rendered speechless. Matt, the host, said “this trip will change your life” – I thought he was crazy. He was right. I have never been anywhere that has made such an impact on me. And I have never been sadder to leave somewhere. The sheer numbers of fish we caught was reason enough to go. But when you factor in everything else from the fun, EXTREMELY knowledgeable guides to the delicious food, it adds up to one of the best experiences of my life.
Having been on multiple trips with Matt and Alex this is by far my favorite. I’m about to book for a third season, and could not be more excited. This trip provides it all. Great fishing, top notch accommodations, and the food that a 5 star restaurant would provide. This is a trip that doesn’t make you feel like a customer. You feel like you are part of the team, and like you’re fishing on your home river with friends. This is something I will do every single year no questions asked.
In every way, this trip exceeded my expectations! I knew from the end of the first day that this ‘once in a lifetime’ trip will probably become an annual trip. The fishing, scenery, accommodations and staff were second to none. Our Alaskan guide was super knowledgable and was probably the most patient instructor I’ve ever had fly fishing. This trip is not just for ‘experienced’ fly fishers as I learned plenty and never felt like I was out of my league. Catching chrome bright steelhead is a total life changer and has consumed my thoughts since my flight home from Alaska. Already planning my trip for next year.
My brother-in-law and I just went on the Alaska trip in late September. The fishing was simply amazing. I can’t believe we caught that many steelhead. All six days of fishing were great. I liked that we got to fish four different rivers – this mixed things up and kept things interesting. Changing from drifting one river, to cruising another with the power boat, to hiking the other rivers really kept things fresh. The two Alaskan guides were excellent and had great knowledge of every river we fished. The chef/host Billy is such a great guy. He took excellent care of us, made sure everybody had what they needed, and made sure all fishing logistics were set every day. His food was off the charts and he did a super job meeting my special dietary needs. The cabins are well appointed and very comfortable, and the location (between all four rivers) and views absolutely cannot be beat.”
We fished with Pete fields on the Deschutes River in central Oregon, and had an amazing time. He was very knowledgeable about the fishing and the history of the area we fished. He made the trip about more than just the steelhead fishing, which is what I enjoyed the most. Anyone can catch fish, but our guide made it an experience, and we still caught fish!
Had a great steelhead fishing experience on the Lower Deschutes River in Oregon. I spent about eight hours on the water with Pete, and his instruction on Spey casting (I was a first timer with a two-handed rod) was easily understood.