Alaska is truly one of the last Frontiers for purely wild fish. Seasonal prolific runs fill the rivers with large volumes of salmon making their way to their spawning grounds and eager for the fly. The season kicks off in April with wild steelhead fishing in southeast Alaska. The mighty king salmon enters the rivers in mid-June to mid-July; by July 4, the largest sockeye salmon runs in the world are in full swing across the state. Hard fighting chum salmon abound in the same time period up until mid-August. The aggressive silver salmon arrives in early August and runs through the end of September and will readily hammer top-water. Wild rainbow trout are available from ice-out and a double-digit trout is a distinct possibility at any date in the season. Arctic char, grayling, and sheefish round out the menu of freshwater opportunities. For the salt fisherman, Halibut, Rockfish, and salmon can be taken offshore May to September. Combine a fishing trip with a tour of Denali, an exclusive Uncruise or bear photography expedition and the gold rush state will definitely top the list for a return visit.

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Bristol Bay Lodge

Fly-out fishing in Wood-Tikchik State Park, Bristol Bay and Southwest Alaska

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Copper River Lodge

A top rainbow trout fishery feeding Lake Illiamna, Alaska

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Alaska Expedition Lodge

Sight-cast to fresh silver salmon straight from the surf in the Gulf of Alaska

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Enchanted Lake Lodge

Waterfront on Enchanted Lake, Katmai National Park, Southwest Alaska

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Goodnews River Lodge

They don’t call it the “Goodnews” River for nothing! Front-page worthy locale

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Hoodoo Sportfishing Lodge

Located on the extreme northwest tip of the Alaska Peninsula near Nelson Lagoon

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Kulik Lodge

Katmai National Park, Southwest Alaska, between Kulik and Nonvaniuk Lakes

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Mission Lodge

Multi-species luxury fly-out lodge in Bristol Bay perfect for groups or singles

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Reel Action Alaska Lodge

Lies within the Togiak Wildlife Refuge, famous for mousing for huge rainbows

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Royal Coachman Lodge

This fly-out lodge sits on Nyukuk River - Offering 24-hour fishing

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The Lodge at Whale Pass

Prince of Wales Island, SE Alaska; serious fishing meets serious adventure!

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Unalakleet River Lodge

Located on Norton Sound of the Bering Sea, 395 miles Northwest of Anchorage

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Intricate Bay Lodge

Fly out to the best rivers of the Katmai from this newly built luxury lodge

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Tikchik Narrows Lodge

Amazing peninsula lodge with every imaginable species and daily fly-out fishing

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Aniak River Lodge

Extraordinary diversity - all 5 Salmon types, trout, and everything in between!

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Alaska Clearwater Sportfishing

Drift boat fly fishing the Kenai River. No experience needed to catch fish!

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Stephan Lake Lodge - Big Game

Big game hunting and fishing near Talkeetna, Alaska

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Grosvenor Lodge

Located in Katmai Nat’l Park between Grosvenor Lake and Colville Lake

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Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge

Remote 160 private acres within Katmai Natl Park on the fish rich Alagnak River

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Crooked Creek Retreat and Outfitters

Luxury all-inclusive multi species fishing and adventure lodge in Kasilof, AK

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Bear Trail Lodge

The Naknek River is the Number One Rainbow Trout River in Alaska

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Talaheim Lodge

Small Water Heli Fishing That’s Great for Small Groups and Completely Remote!

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Alaska Rainbow Adventures

Providing First-Class Float Trip Options on the finest rivers in Alaska

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Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge

Thorne Bay: Southeast Alaska Luxury Fishing and Multi-sport Adventure Lodge

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Intricate Bay Outpost

Simpler Venue, Same Amazing Fishing

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Rapids Camp Lodge

Luxury flyout Lodge with single rooms on the Naknek River

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Alaska West

Fish the famed Kanektok River from this relaxed riverside Camp

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Intricate Bay Lodge, July 2023

Join Barry & Cathy Beck Fishing the Best Rivers of the Katmai Region.

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