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 Kanektok River, a major tributary of Western Alaska.
We start from the village of Bethel, where we board a float plane and fly to Arolik Lake. We float and fish for 8 days until we reach the village of Quinhagak where we get picked up by van on the riverside, and transported by another short flight that gets us back to Bethel.
2020 Scheduled Trips:
8 Days: $6000
Other Dates available on Request.
RT Airfare Anchorage to Bethel, bush flights from Bethel to river put-in, and Quinhagak back to Bethel, van transportation in Quinhagak. Permits and user fees required by Qanirtuuq,inc. (Quinhagak village)