If you are looking for remote fishing in gin clear water that is all wadeable, Arolik would be a first choice.
World famous for its rainbow and leopard trout fishing, and one of the best salmon runs in the state of Alaska, this is definitely the river for you! It hardly receives any traffic, which is why the fishing is so incredible. We have found that Western Alaska is a prime location for salmon and trout fishing. It starts in the Ahklun Mountains and flows approximately 45 miles out to the Kuskokwim Bay. We take out at the Quinhagak village located along the coast. It is an independent drainage next to the Kuskokwim River, a major tributary of Western Alaska, and is considered the 2nd strongest King Salmon run in the state of Alaska.
We start from the village of Bethel, where we board a wheel bush plane to a gravel strip to start your way down the Arolik. We float and fish for 7 days until we reach the village of Quinhagak where we get picked up by van on the riverside and transported a bush plane that gets us back to Bethel.
2019 Scheduled Trips:
7 Days: June 22-28, July 1-7, $5800
6 Days: August 21-August 26 $5500
Other Dates available on Request.
Price Includes bush flights from Bethel to river put-in, and Quinhagak back to Bethel, and van transportation in Quinhagak, user fees