Kamchatka Fishing Lodge on the Ozernaya River

In operation since 2004, this Kamchatka fly fishing lodge on the Ozernaya River offers the best lodge-based jet boat fishing.

  • Big numbers of trophy-sized Rainbow Trout
  • Big Arctic Grayling
  • Trophy Dolly Varden
  • Chrome Silver salmon
  • 2/1 guide ratio
  • Over 100 miles of river to fish
  • Restricted government access
  • Incredible food
  • 8 anglers per week maximum
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We believe that this Kamchatka Fishing Lodge on the Ozernaya River is the Crown Jewel of all fishing in Kamchatka. The Ozernaya River has been called the greatest trout stream of all time. A recent creel census showed that over a nine week period, 88 anglers landed 7,953 rainbow trout averaging 22 inches.

The Ozernaya River

The Ozernaya River is a gigantic spring creek over 120 miles long, running across the Kamchatka Peninsula from west to east directly into the Bering Sea. With huge runs of all five species of salmon, the fly fishing for big rainbows on the Ozernaya River is simply outstanding. Contact us about availability.

  • In late June and early July the King salmon up to 80 plus pounds and the first sockeyes arrive in the Ozernaya River. They are followed by the July Chum salmon run and Pink salmon.
  • August brings one of the largest runs of Silver salmon found on planet earth. These are big Silvers that weigh up to 22 pounds. Late in the month of August, there is a run of fall Chum salmon.
  • The grayling fishing is some of the best in the world. They come readily to the surface for any skated caddis during the innumerable seasonal hatches.

A creel census in 2014 showed that over a nine week period, 88 anglers landed 7,953 rainbow trout averaging 22 inches.

Easy Wading and Gin Clear Water

The Ozernaya has every single ingredient for large Rainbow Trout—bugs, salmon, and a large sculpin population. On many days during the season, our clients catch big Rainbow trout on DRY FLIES! 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.

Kamchatka Fishing Lodge on the Ozernaya River

Kamchatka Fishing Lodge

  • This fishing program is supported by five a-frame guest cabins.
  • There is a new shower facility as well as sparkling clean flush toilet outhouses.
  • The dining facility is great and your home when you’re not out on the river.

The dining facility is great and your home when you’re not out on the river.

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If you are looking for the ultimate Kamchatka fishing lodge experience, and enjoy good food and comfortable accommodations,  this is the trip for you!

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Kamchatka Penninsula

The Fishing

Kamchatka has extraordinarily huge hatches of various Stoneflies, Mayflies, and Caddis, plus spring and fall Betis, Green Drakes and Pale Morning Duns. Add to that millions of salmon, and you have the recipe for monster Rainbows and lots of them. However, depending on when you go, there are lots of Kings, Silvers, Chums, Grayling and Dolly Varden.

The average Rainbow is 4 pounds, with some weighing more than 6. Fish over 30 inches are caught yearly. The trout on Kamchatka are aggressive.

The Guides

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.

When to Go

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.

Food and Lodging

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.


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.


Dolly Varden, Grayling, Salmon, Trout


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