You'll have six full days to explore the Alagnak Wilderness Area as you leisurely work your way towards Bristol Bay. This package includes round trip transportation from Anchorage.
Katmailand and Angler's Paradise Lodges offer unguided float/fishing trips down the world famous Alagnak (Branch) River. The river is noted for a variety of sportfish - Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Arctic Grayling, and the five species of Pacific Salmon.
Depart from our Anchorage office on our Navajo Chieftain for your flight to Kulik Lodge, where you will transfer to boat or floatplane for the short trip to Nonvianuk Camp, the start of your float.
You will have six full days to explore the Alagnak Wilderness Area while taking your time to stop and fish productive-looking riffles and pockets as you leisurely work your way towards Bristol Bay. Many a wildlife viewing opportunity will present itself, and the breathtaking scenery is an added bonus.
Minimum 2 persons, maximum 6 persons
Prices are per person: $1,735.00 + $350.00 raft deposit*
You will depart from our office on the eight-passenger Navajo Chieftain for the flight to Kulik Lodge, where you will transfer to boat or floatplane for the short trip to Nonvianuk Camp. The float trip itinerary is yours to plan as you float - fishing, hiking, and camping at any spot which you so desire. A Katmai Air pilot will meet you at a predetermined time and location.
*Raft deposit will be refunded if rafts and equipment are returned in good condition.
Your "Angler's Paradise" sportfishing float trip begins when you board our Katmai Air Navajo Chieftain in Anchorage. Your check-in time is one hour prior to your departure time (this time is noted in your itinerary). All flights depart from the Katmailand main office (see map) located next to Lake Hood, near the Anchorage International Airport. The local office phone number is 243-5448.
Upon arrival at Kulik, you'll be taken to the lodge office to prepare for your flight from Kulik Lodge to our Nonvianuk Camp, the beginning of your float trip. At Kulik our staff will make sure your group has all of the necessary flies and other miscellaneous fishing gear. They will also go over maps for instruction about the river area for drop-off and pickup locations. Maps are not provided, so make sure to go to your local U.S.G.S. office to pick up a map of this area.
While not necessary, a GPS unit makes it easier to find the pickup location. At this time you will also go through the float equipment with one of our staff to ensure a smooth transition onto the river.
This will be your chance to pick up any last minute items for your adventure. Available items include packaged liquor, wine and beer, hot flies, tackle, limited miscellaneous personal items and white gas, propane or propane/isobutane/butane gas mix for camp stoves.
IMPORTANT: Prior to boarding one of our aircraft for the 10 minute flight to Nonvianuk Camp, you should be prepared to depart the lodge with your waders on.
The wildlife and scenery of Katmai are spectacular. Along with many species of sport fish, you will see a wide variety of water fowl and other bird life. Alaskan brown bears, bald eagles, foxes and parka squirrels are Katmai regulars. Caribou, moose, Canadian lynx, beaver and mink are occasionally sighted. Forests of spruce, birch, cottonwood, aspen and willow are interspersed with large areas of colorful tundra.
Alaska's native fish grow and mature slowly due to the short growing season and cold water temperatures. Katmai guests are asked to immediately release all of the fresh water species but there are fresh salmon entering the river periodically throughout the season that make great streamside meals.
We're looking forward to seeing you this summer.
Kulik Lodge Staff