The Aniak sets up very well for every angler’s wishes. Variety is the key and they have it in spades. The Kuskokwim River has one of the largest returns of Kings and Silvers in the state, and the majority of these fish head straight for the Aniak. Kings average 20 to 30 lbs. In addition to all salmon species, fishing for Leopard Rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, Char, and Grayling is as good as it gets anywhere and offers an option to salmon. The real treat here is the “mousing”. All season long, trout will explode on a mouse pattern.
This area is like the Alaska of old. No pressure, isolated, and one of the most dynamic rivers in the state. You’ll have jet-boat access to endless miles of remote river, side channels, braids, and tribs full of rainbows, dollies, grayling, and all Salmon species. Awesome year-round mousing river.
The new tent lodge sits 25 miles upstream from Aniak. These are huge 10X30 Weatherport tents each with 2 full-sized beds, en-suite bath/shower, hot water, propane heat, and electric power. Each cabin has a covered front porch. The dining hall tent will include a lounge and fly-tying area.
Fly: 9/10 wt rods for Kings and 6/7 wt rods for Coho and Chums. They have a variety of flies for use.
Conventional: 7/8 foot medium action (silvers, chums, sockeye) 10/15 lb. line, 7/8 foot medium/heavy (King Salmon) 15/25 lb. line. Spin cast fishing equipment and tackle are available by request
Guests fly commercially to Anchorage and overnight at a hotel. Fly to Aniak Alaska on Friday from Anchorage international on Ravn Alaska. Upon arrival you’ll be transferred 25 river miles to the camp fishing en-route. The lodge program is based on one main tent camp, and one smaller upriver tent camp. The Aniak is fed by the Kuskokwim River which has one of the largest annual returns of salmon in Alaska, and the majority of these fish head straight for the Aniak River. Fly back to Anchorage the following Friday. Guests must bring their own waders and rods.
$6,895 pp; 7-night/6-day package. Fri-Fri. Includes double occupancy lodging, Coast Guard licensed guide, jet boats for daily fishing, flies and leaders, all meals, snacks, and drinks, Not included are flights to and from the village of Aniak, fishing license, tips, alcohol, rods, waders/boots.
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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, followed throughout the summer by various salmon migrations. Wild rainbow trout are available from ice-out, with a double-digit trout a distinct possibility at any date ...