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American Creek

Length: 7 Days  – Price: $4,550

Begins and Ends in King Salmon

  American Creek is one of Ouzel Expeditions favorite rivers.  It has excellent light tackle fly fishing for Rainbow and Char.  We offer this as a 6 or 7 day fishing float trip. From the last week of July on you will see plenty of Brown Bears here.  The bears run up and down the creek chasing after Sockeye Salmon. The American is located in Katmai National Park. We land on Hammersly Lake. This trip begins after an amazing float plane ride from King Salmon, over Naknek Lake landing on one of the most beautiful lake settings you can imagine.


Weather your priority is fly fishing, adventure, hiking, or wildlife viewing this river has it all. Ouzel guides trips here in mid June to put fisherman on great rainbow fishing.  but anytime of year is great for hiking and adventure. When the red salmon start to show up, in the millions, in late July to Naknek Lake, this creek turns into brown bear haven. We have floated this river for 25 years and have counted an average of 70 brown bears a week.    We have never seen more bears on any river in Alaska!

Click here to see a short video slide show of the Rainbow River.

This river has excellent light tackle dry fly fishing for huge Rainbow Trout and Arctic Char. Six and seven weight rods are just right for this river. At times it has the best dry fly fishing we’ve ever seen! Floating lines are all you need here. We’ve caught 30 inch Rainbows here. It really should be called the Rainbow River.


The American starts out as a shallow, rock dodging river but can be an experience like no other. There are some rapids and one large falls. The fishing here can be excellent.  The bears  are very happy here due to the giant run of Sockeye Salmon.

Wildlife viewing is spectacular. Since it lies inside the protected Katmai National Park, you do have a great chance of spotting moose, caribou, and wolves. We have seen a wolf chase caribou right through camp. We have seen foxes chase a wolverine, which is highly unusual! It’s on video in this movie click here if you would like to see it!  One trip we saw 17 Bull Moose.