Alaska Rainbow Adventures
Bristol Bay Alaska
Koktuli and Stuyahok Rivers
The Koktuli and Stuyahok Rivers have historically been known for their consistent and healthy populations of Salmon, also available Rainbow Trout, & Grayling, as well as the occasional Northern Pike and Lake Trout.
The Koktuli and Stuyahok
The Koktuli and Stuyahok rivers are two of the headwaters rivers of the Nushagak - Mulchatna River drainages. From their humble beginnings in the tundra covered foothills to the cottonwood and spruce forested lowlands where it joins the Mulchatna River, the Koktuli and Stuyahok rivers wind some fifty or so miles as they transforms from narrow, shallow high country "crick" like waters to a wider, deeper true Alaskan Rivers. The aforementioned Nushagak River is world renowned for the fact it hosts the largest run of wild King (Chinook) Salmon on the Globe. Huge schools of salmon have been observed in the lower Koktuli and Stuyahok rivers not far from where they flow into the Mulchatna, and when water conditions are right they move up into the Koktuli and Stuyahok providing some of the finest small water angling for big fish available in Alaska. Resident rainbows and grayling abound in the river as well for those who enjoy dry fly action the grayling can keep you entertained all day but go deep with streamers and egg patterns later in the year for rainbows.
Koktuli and Stuyahok river trips originate in Iliamna where we depart via floatplane for a small pothole lake that is the jumping off point for
After a short hike from the drop off at the lake you will find yourself standing on the banks of these unsullied waterways. At this point you can break out the rods and begin your pursuit of piscatorial pleasures as your guides put the finishing touches on the the last preparations necessary to begin the float.
Once the trip begins we strive to follow a standard routine, however we also acknowledge that when dealing with remote Alaska sometimes a schedule is more of a "guideline" as opposed to a Rule.
Other Epic Alaska Waters ...The Koktuli and Stuyahok Rivers are both featured as our Intimate Rivers style of trips. What does this mean? Find out more about our different fishimng programs on our FAQ page Click Here
If you have a group and are interested in a trip or if you are a single angler that we may be able to fit you into an existing trip, give us a call. Our Koktuli and Stuyahok river trips start and end in from the Alaska Peninsula town of Illiamna, Alaska.