Trip Dates - July 28 to August 4 Limited Spaces at a Special Rate Available - Call / August 6 to 13 Sold Out
All Five Species of Pacific Salmon, a Sea Run Dolly-Varden Utopia and The Coho Cometh. We return to the Goodnews as the fishing there really begins to turn it up a notch, or twenty. By now some of the earlier run of Chinook and sockeye are beginning to spawn adding a dynamic to the mix that every Alaskan fisherman awaits. Bead nymphing. Here come the droves of Dolly Varden that absolutely saturate this watershed during the latter days of Summer and into Fall. Usually we will begin seeing Coho/Silver Salmon later on in this trip, as our rafts leave the mountains and approach the Bering Sea.
Intimate Rivers, Fisherman's Standard or Fisherman's Deluxe style trips on the Goodnews are available from Bethel, Alaska
Trip Dates - August 15 to 22 ~ Sold Out August 18 to 25 ~ Sold Out
More Arolik River - Just can't get enough of a good thing!! One of the most fly fish-able waters in Alaska, the Arolik River is remote, abundant, and beautiful as it flows forty five miles through the tundra of far Southwest Alaska and while it is best known for the world class Rainbow that lurk in it's waters it's salmon fishery is nothing to be sneezed about, be it coho's crushing wogs on topwater, beautifully colored dollies or it's world class rainbows the Arolik just plain rocks the angling world!
Trip Dates - August 28 to September 4
Goodnews River Co-Ho-Ho-Holy C***!!! It's go time ~ Many of our guests consider our last two Goodnews River trips of the season to be arguably the best of the trips we offer on this river each season. By now the Dolly-Varden are coming into their full, stunning, spawning colors, and they -along with the mighty Coho Salmon- are dispersed throughout the entire river system. The long days of Summer are waning and this brings longer, colder nights, which in turn makes the resident Trout and Char begin to feed all the more enthusiastically with the thought of leaner, winter days ahead.
Fisherman's Deluxe or Fisherman's Standard style trips from Bethel, Alaska.
Trip Dates - September 1 to 7 and September 9 to 15, 2019 Trips work best with at least three to six guests
The Moraine, ~ Where The Dark Ones Are Rainbows, The Red Ones, Sockeye and The Brown ones Da Bears! While the Moraine is somewhat busy by Alaska standards espicially in August, you are there after everyone else leaves and the Moraine more than makes up for it with the sheer number of very large "Wild" Alaska Rainbows available making it a true "World Class" Fly Fishing destination!
Call to schedule your trophy rainbow trip to the Moraine!
Trip Dates - September 6 to the 13th
Goodnews River Saving the best for last. By now our Western Alaska Crew has seen this river as many as five times this season, and the anticipation of this final float on the News has been building with every passing week. The Char fishing will be in it's prime, the Rainbow Trout will be hammering everything from beads, to streamers to mice, and the Coho will be everywhere, hitting everything and almost anything you throw at them.. These are true campfire tales type of trips, given that by now we have those wondrous Fall Alaskan nights, with the possibility of Northern Lights and nothing winds down an epic day quite like a popping driftwood fire. The longer nights mean shorter days, and as the season winds down, the fishing inevitably ramps up for resident species gorging themselves with calories for the impending long winter.
Fisherman's Standard style trip from Bethel, Alaska.
Trip Start Date - September 10 ~ Note: This is a fixed start date for this trip
The Seasons Final Hurrah in SW Alaska. September 10th to 17 or 19 A truly epic time of year, and a truly epic trip. The banks are littered with the spawned out carcasses of the seasons salmon runs, snow is teasing the mountain peaks, each morning holds the possibility of skims of ice along the shoreline, the once lush green leaves of summer are now golden, fluttering reminders that winter is almost here. What better time to target big, slashing Rainbow Trout who are making their final push to saturate themselves with fat before being locked under the ice for months and months? Late season Coho will still be present, milling in sloughs and deep holes, ready to charge your streamer, or lunge into the air after a pollywog. Our last trip of the season out west is one that never disappoints, and always leaves us and our guests in awe of the fishing, the river, and all it's environment.
Kanektok Style trip from Bethel, Alaska. This trip can be eight or ten days in length.
Moraine Creek / Alagnak Combo Trip
Trip Dates - September 17 to 26 There Are Two Spaces Available
Much 'quieter' in the fall then earlier in the season when the Moraine can be crowded by Alaska standards at this time the Moraine has become a haven for Anglers wanting to get in on the fattest fish of the year, at a time when many of the lodges have closed up and gone home for the season! This is when the Moraine offers up excellent numbers of very fat "Wild" Alaska Rainbows that have been gorging all season making it a true "World Class" Fly Fishing destination! Weather can be a bit iffy but if you hit this one right it can be well worth the trip. After four days it's off to the braids of the Alagnak to chase silver salmon and more fat rainbow fior the remainder of the trip.
Fisherman's Deluxe style trip from King Salmon, Alaska