ALASKA SALMON FISHING – ADVENTURE #211
An Alaskan outfitter we know called to tell us in 2012 about the fishing camp he just acquired on the world famous Naknek River near King Salmon Alaska. The Naknek River is well known for its trophy rainbow trout fishing, and has been rated in the Top 3 Trout Rivers in Alaska. But it’s not just the big 25-30 inch rainbow trout that use this river system! There are also excellent runs of King Salmon that will average 25 pounds, and go up to 60 pounds, 2 million Sockeye Salmon, Silvers in the 10 to 12 pound range, and don’t forget the Chum’s, and Pinks (you can catch 60 to70 of these Pinks a day on your gear). And all these millions of trophy fish swim right past the front door of this lodge you will stay in! The lodge itself is 4,000 sq. feet.
They tell us that those big Kings and feisty Sockeye will be hot and in big numbers by July, and don’t forget those Giant Rainbow Trout that will be cruising around snapping up all those eggs. You will fish from the boats and from the shore, whatever works best! Tactics vary with species and what is working each week. The boats give you lots of mobility to move around.
Nearby is Katmai National Park and Brooks Falls are synonymous with giant Alaskan Brown Bears. All of you have seen those world famous photos and videos of huge brown bear in big numbers, catching salmon at the Falls. It is some of the world’s best brown bear habitat. Brooks Falls is renowned for its dense Alaskan brown bear populations. Lake Brooks empties into Naknek Lake. If you wish, they will take you there for a day of bear viewing. It’s just a short 20 minute flight by float plane. If you want get into the back country and fish in the same rivers at the same time as the brown bears, they will fly you there, too. This is a once in a lifetime chance to fish wild waters. The cost to do a fly out is about $250/person for a group, or else split the plane cost among the party.
Lodging is in a newly furnished, two-story cedar, lodge with five bed rooms for sleeping with two persons per room. They provide a hot breakfast and send you off with a well stocked sack/shore lunch. Supper is in town at one of the many wonderful restaurants and is covered by your host.
PACKAGE: 5-day all-inclusive fishing trip. $3,250.
Not included: lodging before and after the trip; airfare to and from King Salmon; Airfare to Alaska from your home airport; tips to guides and staff; shipping of fish home, etc. Max of eight persons or five couples in camp.
Clients are to arrive on Sunday afternoon and depart on Saturday morning.
We recommend that your upgrade to include two fly-outs. Two fly out trips for fishing at $500 per day. Open dates:
July 13 – 19
July 27 – August 2
August 10 – 16
- The services of a licensed fishing guide.
- All gear to include: tackle, rods, reels, lures, flies, boats, fuel, safety equipment.
- Fish cleaning and packaging
- Daily housekeeping
- Laundry services,
- All meals including breakfast, a bag/shore lunch, dinner at local restaurant
- Airport pick-up and return.
Fly-Out trips available for both fishing and bear viewing to remote areas for single day or even over-night trips. Prices vary depending on number of people and fly-out destinations.
This outfit also does Dall sheep, moose, spring and fall grizzly, spring and fall brown bear, caribou and wolf and more. Please ask me for the full details on their hunting operations. Ask for info on Alaska Hunt # 211.