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Salmon River

Duration: 8 days


Great for family fishing trips !  

Ouzel has the most experience of any outfitter on the Salmon River.  We started running this river 30 years ago, so know every fishing hole and best camp site.

The Salmon River is one of the best remote fishing rivers we have to offer and it’s got lots of wildlife so if you’re an adventurer or photographer or a birder this trips for you too. The king run can be one of the best in all the state, one client caught and released 37 in a day!  The next day he could barely lift his arms.



The upper portion of the Salmon begins high in the treeless, lichen covered Kilbuk Mountains. It flows swiftly through canyons and tall forests of spruce and cottonwood. It provides great grayling, arctic char, and rainbow fishing. It has very strong runs of King, Silver, Chum and Sockeye. Pink Salmon are few. We’ve caught Rainbows to 29 inches here. The average size of the Rainbows here is excellent, bigger than most any river in the state.



We  camp at locations with great fishing holes and beautiful scenery on the Salmon River. Take a break from fishing and hike high above camp for excellent views. Look for caribou, moose, bears, wolves, and the highest concentration of wolverines in the state. We’ve seen lots of wolves here and that’s a sign of true wilderness.



The lower portion of the river flows through braided river channels with perfect back eddies for king and silver fishing. Lots of cover provides an excellent environment for some of the biggest rainbows in western Alaska. Campsites have a never-ending supply of drift wood for campfires that give clients that rugged camping experience.



The portion of river we float is 80 miles. We have a jet boat take us out the rest of the way. This river keeps people engaged with changing landscape and river conditions.  The fishing is hot the entire float.

Click here to see a movie of floating this river and other rivers in Alaska. Float Fishing Alaska!

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