Guided Southwest Alaska Float fishing trips

Imagine fishing in an area so remote it feels as if the fish there have never seen a fly… and that just might be the case.

This is an Alaska experience like no other. The fish are big, beautiful and plentiful. The adventure begins with a float plane flight out of Bethel, Dillingham or King Salmon (depending on which stream you wish to float). The plane will drop you off on a mountain lake where you begin your float downstream to the pickup location where they will meet you a week later.

You will not be receiving any work emails out here to distract you from your adventure in the most prolific salmon-based ecosystem in the world.

Fully-Guided remote float fishing trips in and around the Bristol Bay region.

  • This adventure begins with a float plane flight out of Bethel, Dillingham or King Salmon to a remote location in Southwest Alaska.
  • Seven to Ten day trips on World Class fisheries like the Kanektok and Goodnews Rivers.
  • Fish stretches of these rivers that few anglers have fished before.
  • Get a true feel for the vast and pristine “Last Frontier” as you float down the river and camp on gravel bars with no signs of civilization in sight.
  • Enjoy this experience with a guide who is knowledgeable about the area, knows where/how to setup camp, and provides hot meals.
  • The rivers available hold all five species of Pacific run Salmon, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden, Grayling and Rainbow Trout.
Camp along the river.

Your guide will have a plan of where to set up camp and how much progress the group will need to make downriver each day to stay on schedule for pickup.

Besides that… there is no set daily schedule for these float trips.

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Kanektok RIver

The Kanektok or “Chosen” River is one of Alaska’s premier float fishing destinations.

The 95 mile long Kanektok River is small enough to wade effectively and do some exciting sight fishing but large enough to float down comfortably.

Togiak River

The Togiak River meanders its way towards the Bering Sea Coast.

The Togiak boasts a large biomass of fish ranging from Dolly Varden/Arctic Char by the thousands, Arctic Grayling resembling a taxidermist wet dream, to Rainbow Trout that have maxed out in the 32″+ range, and did we mention the Coho (silver) Salmon runs?

Alagnak River

One of Bristol Bay’s most prolific rivers systems, famous for the section of the river known as “The Braids!”.

The Alagnak, or “Branch River” has a long history of being ‘the river to float’ for trophy rainbow trout fishing in Alaska. It also host some of the most significant runs of Pacific salmon in the world.

goodnews river

You’ll find some of Alaska’s best fishing on the Goodnews.

The Goodnews boasts impressive runs of all five species of Pacific Salmon, sea-run Dolly Varden, and resident Leopard Rainbows and Grayling.

Arolik River

One of the other stellar waters of Southwest Alaska is the diminutive but very fishy Arolik River.

The Arolik is a superb place to fish mouse patterns, as you will find aggressive leopard rainbows within its crystal-clear waters.

Moraine Creek

The sheer mass influx of sockeye salmon that spawn in this headwaters stream of the Alagnak river system attracts rainbows from the Kukaklek and other nearby lakes.

Angler success is high here, and for the adventurer, Moraine Creek is among the best locations to view, photograph and admire Brown Bear in their natural habitat, and you will likely catch more than a few fish along the way!

The “Other Fork”

The “Other Fork” is an offshoot of one of Bristol Bay’s most prolific rivers systems.

Famous for Beautiful Rainbows, Dolly Varden, Grayling and Salmon fishing. It is for adventurous anglers ready to take their Alaska experience to the next level!

Features small water wading, rafting and group participation. Only a few select dates available yearly.


Depending on what stream you choose to float guests will fly into Bethel, Dillingham or King Salmon, Alaska.

The outfitter will cover logistics once you have arrived in one of these three locations.


The outfitter ensures their guests are in good hands by providing experienced guides who are knowledgeable and passionate about these areas.

The guides are what you would call a “jack of all trades”. They make this experience all the more enjoyable by handling the logistics, providing any and all necessary gear, and they certainly know where to find the fish. Typically 2 guests per 1 guide.


There is a Deluxe Program option as well as an Intimate Rivers option.

The difference is the deluxe program option offers spacious tents, a dining tent and screened area for a more comfortable experience. If you don’t mind sleeping in a smaller tent on the ground and hauling less gear then the intimate rivers option is the way to go.


The guides will pack food and store in coolers to feed guests for the week.

They will bring along cooking utensils to prepare a hot meal for breakfast and dinner each day of the float.

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Float plane taking off from camp.

Booking Information

Interested in booking this trip? If you have not yet received pricing please request it here, and be sure to reference the trip number at the top of this page. Please note that reservations are not considered finalized until agreed upon deposit is received. This ensures agreed upon dates and current pricing. Quality outfitters are in high demand so let us know right away, as some trips do book years in advance.

When you’re ready to book, if you haven’t already ask your Outdoors International Consultant for updated pricing.

If it looks good, your consultant will write up a booking agreement for you. Remember, our service is free to you. There are no added costs.