Kamchatka Fly Fishing
Most of the time on the Kamchatka peninsula, you are fishing for trophy Rainbow trout. At any time, you can fish a riffle for trophy-sized Grayling that will rival anything in Alaska, and the salmon fishing is amazing during their runs… this place is an incredible fishery! There are a few options available depending on the type of fishing you want to do. Be sure to talk to us so we can put you in the right spot. Some of these programs are very exclusive, so be sure to start planning now.
July – This is when you go for King salmon and out-of-this-world mousing for big ‘bows. A 100 fish day on mouse patterns is not unheard of. Also, July is the month of the big Caddis hatches, so you have to choose between mousing and throwing dries…. what a conundrum! The Dolly Varden move up into the rivers in July as well, and you will catch A LOT of them.
August – There are more than a dozen watersheds on the peninsula with big runs of salmon in all of them during this time of year. The rivers are stuffed with different species of fish. Silvers will be coming up the rivers by the second week, and by now the Kings and Chums will be spawning. So, you will target the spawning beds or big trout. They will destroy a mouse or streamer, and there is no need to throw beads.
Rainbows From Above Flyout Program (RFA)
Strategically located on beautiful Two Yurt Lake, we selfishly have access to dozens of untouched trophy trout streams within 30 miles of the Lodge. While the rivers of Alaska are flooded with fisherman, our rivers are flooded with fish and just waiting to be explored. Forget jumping into a plane at the crack of dawn to arrive second, third or fourth in line. The amount of remote wilderness available to us is shocking.
We have an exclusive 49-year lease as the only outfitter allowed within hundreds of square miles of our Lodge.We hand-craft every remarkable adventure we offer. You and three other lucky anglers will have private use of our leased MI-2 helicopter. Access is the key and there is no better way than flying to the river by chopper. Each night we will pour over the map of northern Kamchatka discussing the possibilities and your ambitions for the following day. Would you like to fish a river with lots of braids and back channels? No problem! Want a little river with abnormally large fish? It is yours! Perhaps begin the morning catching 5-10 pound Dolly Varden every cast and finish the day casting to rising native 20-inch Rainbows? Let’s do it!
This trip is the ultimate in exclusive with only four anglers per week maximum. Our day is catered around your ability to wade the streams. You may choose to walk three miles or just 400 yards of river; our helicopter can pick you up just about any place you stop.
Our customers described the Rainbows From Above Lodge as the ultimate Kamchatka fly-fishing experience. Come see for yourself the secret places Kamchatka has to offer.
Two Yurt River Float Trip
The Two Yurt River is set in perhaps the most beautiful valley on the Peninsula. Flowing east, the Two Yurt River drains the lake by the same name. Similar in size to Brooks Lake in Alaska, one clear distinction exists—no other people can be seen. With our 50 year EXCLUSIVE use permit only 6 anglers per week are fortunate to see this abundant fishery.
With a huge run of Sockeye and King Salmon, Rainbows gorge on eggs and flesh growing to large proportions. Two Yurt combines many streams and offers every imaginable type of water, from freestone pocket water to long spring creek glides.
By late June the mighty King Salmon enter the river pulling Rainbow Trout upstream from both the Yelovka and Kamchatka river drainages.
From early July to early October, the 50 miles of river below the lake become thick with Rainbows.
Without a doubt it is the lake drain/spring creek character of the Two Yurt that gives it the remarkable number of fish in this 100 mile long system. The Two Yurt is the same approximate latitude as Prince Rupert flowing through the Tamarac Island of Kamchatka.
The trip on the Two Yurt emphasizes fishing rather than floating. Some of the camps are located more closely together to allow more intensive coverage of prime pieces of water.
Anglers begin and end each day at one of five permanent camps that are spaced a full day of fishing apart.
Each of the camps is 100% supported by cabins.
Three guest cabins, hot showers, flush toilets all make this for a comfortable float.
Each cabin has a wood stove, electricity and a comfortable bed.
All of our locations now have cabins for the dining rooms as well as staff quarters.
Ozernaya River Lodge
What makes the Ozernaya River so different is its nature. The OZ is huge spring creek over 120 miles long running from west to east directly into the Bering Sea. It receives huge runs of salmon that feed the already incredible biomass of the river.
- Kings to 80 plus pounds and the first sockeyes arrive in late June and early July.
- They are followed by the July Chum salmon run and Pink salmon.
- August brings us one of the largest runs of Silver salmon found on planet earth. These are big Silvers that we have weighed to 22 pounds.
- Late in the month of August we see a run of fall Chum salmon. All these immense runs of salmon pour into the river enriching it for our target species.
We believe the Ozernaya is the crown jewel of Kamchatka; it has been called the greatest trout stream of all time. We fish 100 miles of river all to ourselves. It is a spring creek boasting an unbelievable number of large Rainbows averaging well over 20 inches. Our creel census in 2014 showed our 88 anglers landed 7,953 rainbows averaging 22 inches over a 9 week period.
- Easy to wade and gin clear, much of the fishing is visual.
- The Ozernaya has every single ingredient for large Rainbow Trout—bugs, salmon, and a large sculpin population.
- The Oz and its two incredible tributaries are easily waded and full of wide shouldered trout that have grown old and huge foraging on mice, mayflies and salmon.
- Our rivers do have populations of Trophy Grayling rivaling any in Alaska, or for that matter, the world. Grayling are wonderful fish for the dry fly enthusiast; they come readily to the surface for any skated caddis during the innumerable seasonal hatches.
- The Oz program is supported by five a-frame guest cabins.
- A new shower facility as well as sparkling clean flush toilet outhouses.
- The dining facility is lovely.
$7,195 + helicopter time (usually $4,000 per person)
River Float Trip
*Prices subject to change without notice.
- Transportation once on Kamchatka
- Food – All of our programs are supported by professional chefs.
- Lodging – All our programs are supported by cabins.
Lodging and Accommodations
The lodging depends on where you are fishing, but you can rest assured that it will be comfortable. The amenities consist of spacious and comfortable small cabins. They are heated, have electricity, running water, flushing toilets, a drying room, and hot showers. There is also a central dining room.
You can expect hot coffee whenever you want it, or Russian “chai” tea. The menu is American with a touch of Russian. Breakfasts are bacon and eggs, oatmeal or cereal, lunch is usually fresh fish cooked along the bank, and a wide variety of hearty dinners.
This is the only outfitter who works exclusively on Kamchatka. They have a singular focus, which makes them our obvious choice. Their guides, staff, lodging, cuisine, equipment is outstanding. Their logistics are dialed in, and they pay attention to the details. We are looking forward to introducing you to them.
You will fly Yakutia Airlines from Anchorage to Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka. From there, you will meet a concierge who will escort you to a private bus out of the Petropavlovsk valley. They used to fly out of Petropavlovsk but came to understand that the buses are a better option. You will take a three hour bus ride, on paved roads, to Milkova where you will board the helicopter to camp. You’ll be landing huge Rainbows that afternoon.
Weather days are always possible, but extremely rare.
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