Alaska

We have some wonderful weeks available this year with excellent reductions in price. This is your chance to experience fishing at this wonderful location at a much reduced cost

June 16-23 and 23-30 - Trout and grayling fishing

June 30-July 7 - Sockeye Salmon, trout, char and grayling

July 21-28-Sockeye Salmon, trout, char and grayling

July 28-Aug 4 - Sockeye Salmon, Chum Salmon, King Salmon, trout, char and grayling

Aug 25-Sept 1 - Silver Salmon, trout, char and grayling

Sept 1-8 - Silver Salmon and trophy trout, char and grayling

 

Go Active Fishing has secured a wonderful opportunity and wilderness fishing retreat in Alaska. Boasting a world-famous run of all five species of Pacific Salmon, plus a host of resident fish, such as Leopard Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char and Grayling our chosen location is a must for anglers wishing to experience fly-fishing at its very best.  Another spectacular aspect of our new destination is the largest populations of Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears on the planet, providing exciting photography opportunities and a once in a life-time experience of real time predatory animals hunting in the wild adjacent to your fishing locations.

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The Go Active Fishing Lodge is located in the Bristol Bay region of Katmai National Park and sits on 160 acres of prime river frontage in an iconic section of the Alagnak River known as the Upper Braids. The only access to the Lodge is via a bush plane. This is a short 25 minute flight from King Salmon landing on a private airstrip located on the property. The complex is made of high quality wooden cabins of various sizes. There is also the main lodge where all meals are served and welcome drinks provided after a great day spent on the river. Basically the lodge has everything you will need to guarantee you a comfortable stay.

Just 6 miles upstream from the Lodge is where the two rivers (Kukaklek and Nonvianuk) join to form the Alagnak. With the lodge’s prime location and fleet of jet boats you are able to access all 3 rivers and all the many species that swim through those rivers.

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Alagnak River (A-lag-nak)

This prestigious river is located within Katmai National Park, with its headwaters in the surrounding mountains, and draining into Bristol Bay. It is also known as the Branch River because of its seemingly endless braided river channels. Wading and fishing are made easy on the many small natural islands and gravel bars which the river flow creates. The Alagnak has world-famous runs of all five species of Pacific Salmon, and is home to a host of resident fish. Crystal clear water allows for perfect stalking conditions, whilst slow runs and fast riffles are common place, with pools well suited to holding pods of staging Salmon, often 35+ lbs. With hatches occurring throughout the season, it is not unusual to see a resident trout or grayling rise.

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Kukaklek River (Ku-ka-click)

Flowing out of Kukaklek Lake the river runs 19-miles through mostly fast flowing water until it reaches the confluence and joins the Nonvianuk river to form the Alagnak. The Kukaklek is well known for its short section of narrow, class 3 rapids contained by steep canyon walls. What is less well-known is that a section of this rapids creates a small waterfall with an easily accessible, natural overlook which is perfect for viewing feeding bears in the height of the salmon run. When fishing this unique river, we spend most our time either in the lower 5 miles or the upper 6 miles which are ideal for targeting Rainbow Trout. The upper section near the mouth of the lake is particularly good trout fishing, particularly when the salmon start to spawn.

Nonvianuk River (Non-vi-on-uk)

The Nonvianuk River runs 11-miles from its mouth at Nonvianuk Lake to where it meets the Kukaklek River to form the Alagnak. The Nonvianuk river is mostly class 2 technical water, with many bolder gardens and shallow sections. Surrounded by rolling hills of tundra, there is a very “open feel” to the Nonvianuk River and it is a beautiful place to fish or spend a day wildlife viewing. The upper 4 miles of this river is the most productive and much like the Kukaklek it holds an abundance of trout. The outlet of Nonvianuk Lake is a very popular fly-out location for many lodges in Bristol Bay, but for us it is just a scenic boat ride away. Early in the season a huge number of salmon smolt migrate out of the lake and through the river system and during that time become the primary target of ravenous Lake Trout and Rainbows.

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If you want affordable fly fishing in Alaska and to enjoy comfort, great food and hospitality and first rate guides then do not look any further than Go Active Fishing.

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The lodge offers two riverfront cabin packages: deluxe cabins or the standard cabins. The deluxe cabins were built with two extra windows and have a private bath and shower for the two guests staying in the cabin. The standard cabins have two cabins sharing a nearby bathroom and shower building.

 

Welcoming wooden cabins are equipped with running water, heating and power, that will guarantee you a comfortable stay. With an abundance of wildlife and stunning scenery, this trip is sure to live up to the image of Alaska that you have always dreamed of.

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All of the guest cabins, including the main lodge, have spectacular views of the Alagnak river. The Dining Lodge is the centre piece of the camp. It’s where you take your meals, share stories and socialize after a day on the river. With lounge sofas, a fireplace and a stunning view of the river and surrounding mountains, this building really is the town hall of our little village.

Wooden walkways connect all the private guest cabins to each other and lead down to our naturally sheltered dock where a fleet of jet boats are ready to access all the best fishing spots within minutes of the Lodge. The Swiss Chalet on the hill, is perfect for larger parties accommodating up to 8 guests comfortably and in style, not to mention taking in the “Million Dollar View”, where you can survey the rest of the property, river and mountains beyond.

Meals:The lodge offers some of the finest cuisine in the Alaskan wilderness. Each morning begins with a hot breakfast. For lunch, you’ll choose from an array of meats, cheeses, and condiments, so that each person can construct their perfect deli sandwich or shore lunch if you prefer. Your guide will keep your sandwich, along with a variety of snacks and refreshments, in his cooler. Guides can also prepare shore lunches during the Salmon season, if this is your preference. Appetisers are served at 5:30 p.m.daily on the lodge’s deck where you can view the river. Dinner is served between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. and dress is casual. The dinner menu includes fresh steaks, baked Salmon, grilled lemon pepper Chicken, Italian or Mexican dishes and barbecued baby back ribs. Wine is also included. If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know in advance, so we can accommodate you.

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DAY 1: (Sunday

Guests should arrive early in the morning (before 9.00 a.m.) at King Salmon airport (Go Active Fishing can assist with international flights)

Depart King Salmon and arrive at Lodge

The staff will escort you and your belongings to your cabin and ensure that you have everything you need. After lunch, there will be a brief orientation and then you will be free to relax and spend your afternoon in whatever manner you choose. There is no guided fishing on the day you arrive, but feel free to wade-fish the productive riffles and pools in front of the lodge.

DAYS 2 & 3: (Monday & Tuesday) Fishing Days/Photography Days.

Each day starts at 7:00 AM with breakfast.

After breakfast the fleet of jet boats will be ready to depart by 8:00 AM. You just need to discuss with your guide what you would like to do.

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DAYS 4 & 5: (Wednesday & Thursday) Fishing Days.

Fishing/Photography each day is based on 2 anglers to one guide accessing the river systems via our jet boats. If you wish we can arrange fly out trips to various destinations at an additional cost.

DAYS 6 & 7: (Friday & Saturday) Fishing Days. 

Enjoy your last two days on the river with your guide fishing for the species of your choice/pursuing photography/or arranging other fly out adventure activities. There is no set itinerary as we like to accommodate your personal wishes.

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DAY 8: (Sunday

In the morning you will be picked up for the flight back to King Salmon.

Included

  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • All meals at Lodge
  • Complimentary wine with dinner at lodge
  • 6 days 8 hours river based activities via jet boat
  • Fly casting clinics
  • Fly tying seminars,
  • Fishing tackle, excluding waders & wading jacket

Excluded

  • All International and Internal Flights
  • Flights to Lodge from King Salmon (Remember Go Active Fishing can assist with International and Internal flights if required)
  • Personal Holiday Insurance
  • Meals/Hotels at the Anchorage & King Salmon before/after trip
  • Transfers in Anchorage
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff
  • Alaska fishing license ($55) King Salmon stamp ($30)
  • Lake and Peninsula Borough bed tax and Katmai NP user fee of $14.00 per day

 

 

Alaska Fishing Tour | Tour Code: ALSGAF001

Alaska Fishing Tour Prices – Hosted Package

Prices per person (all excluding flights):

 Cabin: GBP 5,430

All prices based on two people sharing.

Tour Style: Active – Experience required

Tour Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing

Level of Challenge: Medium / High

Bespoke Options Available.

Travellers from the UK and outside need to fly to King Salmon via Anchorage. In addition you will probably require 1 night’s accommodation in King Salmon before taking the charter flight to the Lodge (cost approximately $300 return Sunday to Sunday)

 In addition approximately USD 750 will be required to cover incidentals such as Local Tax and Alaska Fishing License plus an amount for Gratuities (normally 10%-15% of price of package). Alcohol is not provided (other than a complimentary glass of wine with dinner) so please bring your own.

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