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Alagnak River Wilderness Float Fishing

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 3 - 9 people
Destination(s): Alaska  
Specialty Categories: Fishing   Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: June - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3495 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3495 US Dollar (USD)

This 7 day, 6 night float fishing trip takes you to the heart of the Katmai National Park. Not only is the Alagnak one of Alaska's finest fishing rivers, it is one of the rare places in the world where hundreds of brown bears congregate. It is a wildlife photographer's paradise. Literally millions of salmon swarm upriver each summer and the fishing is unparalleled. With this much food in the system, the resident fish - rainbow trout and dolly varden char grow huge. The Alagnak is one of the Alaskan "Trophy Trout" streams and offers the chance for serious rainbow trout anglers to see the fish of their dreams on the end of their line.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: We fly from Anchorage to the village of King Salmon to begin our trip. From there we board a float plane for the flight to the headwaters lake. We unpack rafts, camping gear and a weeks worth of gourmet meals and wave goodbye to the pilot. While the guides prepare lunch, you go fishing. Our first night's camp is a few miles below the lake where the fishing is excellent. Includes: (L), (D).

Day 2: The smell of coffee brewing wakes you from your cozy sleeping bag and draws you out of your tent. Breakfast is sizzling and the guides are bustling about getting everything set up. After breakfast, we break camp and head downriver to see what the day will bring. We fish from the rafts as we drift along, stopping at every likely looking pool and drift to test the waters. Lunch is served along the river bank at a good fishing hole.

Around 5 pm we start looking for the next night's campsite a good fishing hole with a beautiful view and good spots for tents. While the guides prepare a delicious dinner, you can slip off to the river bank to fish a little more or just relax around the campfire and tell a few stories while sipping your favorite camp beverages. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Each day brings a new stretch of river and new adventures. It seems like the fishing just gets more exciting every day. As we drop down river we see floods salmon swarming upriver. Mixed in with the salmon are the famous Alagnak rainbows. Brown bears are often seen fishing along the banks as we float by. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: We often take a 'lay over' day today. We find a good camp with lots of good fishing spots we can wade to and just take it easy all day. Fish, come back to camp to relax, fish some more. Since we don't have to break or pitch camp, there's plenty of time for everything. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Spectacular salmon and rainbow fishing has been the order of the day since day 2, but each day, it seems to get even better. We are also catching some dollies just to add to the variety. We'll keep a fish or two for a special dinner some days all others are gently released. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: If you want to bring home some salmon, today is a good day to start looking for the biggest, freshest salmon you can find (rainbows are catch & release). It is our last night on the river and it is always a special event. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: We are up early this morning to catch the last few fish for the cooler. The trip ends at a straight stretch of the river where we meet the float plane back to King Salmon. Once there, we board the commercial airliner that returns us to Anchorage. Includes: (B), (L).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Camping gear
- Rods, reels and tackle
- All meals
- Charter flights
- Experienced professional guides

Prices Excludes:
- Tips for your guides
- Alcoholic beverages
- Flights from your home city to King Salmon AK where the trip begins

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