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Fly Fishing Trips in Alaska


We offer float trips on The Kanektok (Chosen), Goodnews, and Arolik Rivers in Southwest Alaska. With a continuously operating permit in Togiak National Wildlife Refuge since 1984 we cater trips at the highest levels of expectations and dreams.

We spare no expense to ensure our clients have the greatest experience. Streamside accommodations that create the most comfortable camping experience, a full menu including dutch oven desserts, and custom-made rafts with custom frames that carry our custom camp to a remote trout paradise!

Guided Fly-in Float Fishing Trips in Alaska

​Come join us for unreal Leopard Rainbow fishing, unparalleled Salmon numbers, trophy Dolly Varden and pristine wilderness on our 7 day 6 night float trip! Now booking for 2024 and beyond.

Goodnews river Float Trip

Next available Goodnews Float Trip is Sept 4-11 2024

Kanektok river Float Trip

Next available Kanektok Float Trip is July 14-20 2024

About our Southwest Alaska Float Fishing Trips

Southwest Alaska boasts a multitude of extraordinary attributes: the legendary salmon runs, awe-inspiring untamed landscapes with expansive panoramic views, the presence of majestic bears and other awe-inspiring wildlife, and the opportunity for trophy rainbow trout fishing. And now, you have the chance to immerse yourself in all these wonders through our exceptionally exclusive float trips.

Our selected streams lie within the pristine Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, where only seven permitted outfitters are allowed. Picture a sprawling 6-million-acre wilderness area, which is ten times the size of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or the combined size of New Jersey and Connecticut, all with just a handful of outfitters and guides. Each trip holds a unique permit for specific dates, ensuring that you won’t encounter any other outfits or much human contact of any kind.

The result? An unparalleled wilderness float fishing experience that ranks as one of the most enchanting on Earth. Don’t just take our word for it – explore what our satisfied guests have to say, and join us in escaping to this angler’s paradise.

Alaska Float Fishing Booking availability 2024

Now Booking for Goodnews Dates Summer 2024 and Kanektok Dates Summer 2024!

All dates are for 6 guests maximum. Our permit only allows 6 people per trip, and the start date listed is the day guests fly to the put in and begin their trip for 7 days and six nights. We provide the bush flights to the put in as well as the flights back to Bethel from the take out. The trip cost covers these flights and the guided fishing, but does not provide commercial flights to and from Bethel, AK. Guests are required to have a valid Alaska sport fishing license, and gratuity for the guides is typically at 10-15% of total trip cost.

​Things that the trip cost does not include: the commercial flights to and from Alaska, the fishing license, gratuity, the first night stay in Bethel (our float plane service provides a bed at a pro-rated cost) gratuity for the bush pilot, any food costs while traveling.

7 Day 6 Night Kanektok River July 14 – 204 SEATS AVAILABLE!
7 Day 6 Night Kanektok River July 22 – 28BOOKED
10 Day 9 Night Beyond the Chosen Float July 27 – August 5BOOKED
7 Day 6 Night Kanektok River August 1 – 7 BOOKED
7 Day 6 Night Kanektok River August 7 – 13BOOKED
6 Day 5 Night Arolik River August 13 – 18 6 SEATS AVAILABLE!
7 Day 6 Night Kanektok River August 17 – 235 SEATS AVAILABLE!
7 Day 6 Night Goodnews River August 23 – 29BOOKED
7 Day 6 Night Kanektok River August 25 – 31BOOKED
7 Day 6 Night Goodnews River Sept 4 – 10 6 SEATS AVAILABLE!
7 Day 6 Night Kanektok River Sept 6 – 12BOOKED

Book your fly fishing float Trip in Alaska

Interested in learning more about our Alaskan Fly Fishing Trips? Fill out this form, and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!


past catches from Alaskan Fly Fishing Trips

5-star fishing guides in Alaska

Cameron Hamrick
Cameron Hamrick
I went into the trip just wanting to learn how to fly fish. I didn’t expect to really catch any fish. Caught 3! Our group of 5 caught 15 or so fish. David and Colin were great. And can’t forget our mascot Cowboy who brought us good luck.
Justin Crawford
Justin Crawford
Skye and HCGS are the best. Outstanding experience across the board.
Joleen Sherman
Joleen Sherman
Hi everyone, adventure and new experiences are imperative for living a life outside the box. I chose this fly fishing experience for my birthday adventure/ bucket list. Nick was my guide and to say he was excellent is selling him short. I went on this tour not knowing anything about how to fly fish. I chose it because I love outdoors everything!!! I was not disappointed. Nick was so kind, patient and knowledgeable. We went to some spectacular spots. My very first cast ever in my life I caught a speckled brown. Obviously I had a wonderful experience and Nick was the catalyst for my beautiful birthday adventure and celebration. Thank you Nick 😊
Denise Martinez
Denise Martinez
Had an amazing day with Nick today. Outfitted us with all the gear we needed and then off to a great day of learning the right techniques to catch some fish. Nick was awesome and my son, husband and myself had a great day catching trout. Highly recommend if you will be in the area.
Trisha Greenen
Trisha Greenen
Special thanks to Kirby Mellot with High Country Guides-Boone Fly Shop! We had an amazing two day wade trip! Personal Best Wild Brown Trout for my son! I highly recommend High Country Guides, Boone Fly Shop and Kirby Mellot as your Guide. Thanks Kirby!
Jack McCarthy
Jack McCarthy
We’ve used this guide service several times and always been extremely happy with our guide Nate. I book with him exclusively because I know he’s going to provide an amazing experience. I’ve taken both my sons and a friend on different trips with Nate and all had nothing but exceptional reviews of the trips, guide and experiences. Nate caters to every little need with ease, adjusts to the audience and skill level very quickly, and we catch some amazing trout. Can’t wait to get out again with him soon!
Ionic Bionic
Ionic Bionic
Great experience!! Both Corey and Collin are very knowledgeable about the area and fly fishing. Four of us had a half day and caught 22 fish!! Overall great experience highly recommend and great tips and tricks for all levels of experience!!
Dave Taylor
Dave Taylor
Excellent wade trip with David as my guide! Very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with!
Garrett Skillestad
Garrett Skillestad
I recently had the pleasure of booking a fly fishing trip with this guide service, and it was absolutely fantastic! Corey Murphy was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and provided top-notch instruction throughout the day. The equipment provided was top-of-the-line, and the scenery on the Watauga river was amazing. A truly great escape for a day. We even caught some trout. Overall it was a fantastic time and every person in our party’s expectations were managed and exceeded. I highly recommend High Country Guide service to anyone looking for a memorable fly fishing experience. Five stars all the way!
Brian Dotson
Brian Dotson
Alyssa is an amazing guide and cant wait to get out again soon

Alaska Fly Fishing Frequently Asked Questions

What types of fish are usually caught on Alaska Float Fishing Trips?

You can expect to see all 5 species of Pacific Salmon including King Salmon, Pink Salmon, Red Salmon, Chum Salmon, and Silver Salmon. Our participants often catch Arctic Grayling, Lake Trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic Char, and trophy Rainbow Trout.

What gear do I need for my Alaska Float Fishing Trip?

Use our Alaska Float Trip Gear List made with our 6-night, 7-day trips in mind. We will supply you with all the gear such as your pole and flies to fish with, along with luxurious meals. You ensure you bring comfortable rain gear, waders, a sleeping bag, synthetic clothing, and toiletries.

What is not included in the cost to book an Alaska Fishing Trip?

Commercial flights to and from Alaska, your Alaskan fishing license, gratuity for your guide, first-night stay in Bethel (our float plane service provides a bed at a pro-rated cost), gratuity for the bush pilot, and any food costs while traveling are not included with your costs to book our Alaska Fly Fishing Trips.

How many guests will be on my Alaskan Fly Fishing Trip with Chosen River Outfitters?

All dates for Alaskan Fly Fishing are for 6 guests maximum. Our permit only allows 6 people per trip, and the start date listed is the day guests fly to the put-in location and begin their trip for 7 days and six nights.

How will we travel to our Southwest Alaska Fishing Trip?

Bush flights to and from Bethel, Alaska, to our put-in and drop-off location are covered with your booking. Your payment does not provide commercial flights to and from Bethel.

Do I need an Alaskan Fishing License?

Yes. All guests on our Alaskan fishing trips are required to have a valid Alaska Sport Fishing License.

How much should I tip my guide for a Fly-In Alaskan Fly Fishing Trip?

Gratuity for the fly fishing guides on our Fly-In Alaska Fly Fishing Trips is typically 10-15% of the total trip cost. Don’t forget to tip your Bush Plane Pilot and that cash is preferred too!

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