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Kanektok River Fly Fishing Trips

The Finest Alaskan Wilderness Float Trip on Planet Earth

The Kanektok River, often referred to as the “Chosen River,” is a remote and untamed gem in southwestern Alaska. This pristine waterway winds its way through untouched landscapes, where the surrounding wilderness stretches as far as the eye can see.

Unreal Wild Leopard Trout Fishing

Come join us for incredible Leopard Rainbow fishing, unparalleled Salmon numbers, trophy Dolly Varden, and pristine wilderness on our 7-day 6 night float trip! Now booking for 2025 and beyond!

We pride ourselves on hunting rainbows – especially on Mouse Flies!!

About our Southwest Alaska Float trips on the Kanektok River

Teeming with wild salmon and an abundance of other freshwater species, the Kanektok River in Southwestern Alaska is a haven for anglers looking to test their skills against some of the most sought-after fish in North America.

With 100 miles of pristine salmon spawning grounds, an untouched wilderness system 10 times the size of Smoky Mountain National Park, and highly trained professional guides – our Float Fishing Trips can take you to places you’ve only dreamed of fishing.

Kanektok River Float Fishing Booking availability

Now Booking Kanektok Dates Summer 2024 & 2025!

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 10-15% of the 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.

Kanektok River Summer 2024 Availability

Price to be Determined Per Angler

TripAvailability
7 Day 6 Night Kanektok River July 14 – 204 SEATS AVAILABLE CALL FOR HUGE DISCOUNTED RATE!
7 Day 6 Night Kanektok River July 22 – 282 SEATS AVAILABLE CALL FOR HUGE DISCOUNTED RATE!
7 Day 6 Night Kanektok River August 1 – 7 BOOKED
7 Day 6 Night Kanektok River August 7 – 13BOOKED
7 Day 6 Night Kanektok River August 17 – 232 SEATS AVAILABLE CALL FOR HUGE DISCOUNTED RATE!
7 Day 6 Night Kanektok River August 25 – 31BOOKED
7 Day 6 Night Kanektok River Sept 6 – 12BOOKED

Kanektok River Summer 2025 Availability

Price to be Determined Per Angler

TripAvailability
July 14-204 SEATS AVAILABLE
July 22-28BOOKED
August 1-7BOOKED
August 9-15BOOKED
August 17-23BOOKED
August 25-31BOOKED
September 6-12BOOKED
The biggest reason we are booking years out in advance is due to over 85% return rate. Most of our trips re-book the same date for the next availability literally at the end of their trip. We have a 50% deposit policy for all trips.  

Book your fly fishing float Trip on the chosen river!

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!

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Our legendary Kanektok Float Program has operated continuously since 1984. We offer 100 miles of pristine river to float for you and your group only – with Permit Only and Float Plane Only access you can expect days of floating with no one else around. We fish out of custom rafts with custom frames with anchors affording our clients with the most efficient fishing platform out there.

Alaska Fishing Trip Accommodations

Enjoy a comfortable evening after fishing hard in our custom camp including a 16’x16′ Cooking and Dining Yurt, 3 10’x10′ Stand Up Client Tents, and a Hot Water Shower unit as well. We can guarantee an unforgettable fishing experience week in and week out!

Alaska Fly Fishing Trip Fishing Reports + Reviews

past Rainbow trout trophy catches on the kanektok

Frequently Asked Questions about kanektok river Fly fishing

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!

Have a question?

Give us a call or Drop our anglers a line

​828-386-6216

​highcountryguides@gmail.com

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