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Fly Fishing Trips in Alaska

THE GREATEST WILDERNESS FLOATS ON PLANET EARTH

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.

TripAvailability
7 Day 6 Night Kanektok River July 14 – 204 SEATS AVAILABLE! CALL FOR DISCOUNT RATE
7 Day 6 Night Kanektok River July 22 – 282 SEATS AVAILABLE! CALL FOR DISCOUNT RATE
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 – 18BOOKED
7 Day 6 Night Kanektok River August 17 – 232 SEATS AVAILABLE! CALL FOR DISCOUNT RATE
7 Day 6 Night Goodnews River August 22 – 282 SEATS AVAILABLE! CALL FOR DISCOUNT RATE
7 Day 6 Night Kanektok River August 25 – 31BOOKED
7 Day 6 Night Goodnews River Sept 4 – 104 SEATS AVAILABLE! CALL FOR DISCOUNT RATE
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!

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past catches from Alaskan Fly Fishing Trips

5-star fishing guides in Alaska

Michael Lovich
Michael Lovich
David was great! He took the time to teach my wife on her first trip and provide technique changes to me at the same time. Awesome conversations, great suggestions, and excited interest in doing more. Can't say enough great things about David and our full-day wade trip!!!
CHRIS Wheeler
CHRIS Wheeler
If your looking for a good fishing Trip give High Country a try David was super professional and knowledgeable and we had a hot bite at every Hole we fished super satisfied!!!!!
Matthew Clear
Matthew Clear
Great trip with High Country Guide Service and Collin Kreis-Potgeiter. Caught many fish over the three days in Boone and Tennessee but this one was special. Thanks Collin!
Eli Tate
Eli Tate
Easy reservations and communication. Very experienced and knowledgeable team. Full service guided float trip on the Watauga was fun, educational, and we caught browns and rainbows with wet and dry flies. Worth the expense and we have used them for double digit trips!
Justin Jones
Justin Jones
Kirby exceed our greatest expectations. Had us catching fish in the 1st hour out. Lost track of how many fish we caught. It was such an amazing and memorable day. Catching the biggest fish we have every dreamed of catching. Cant wait to get out with him again.
Jonathan Pearce
Jonathan Pearce
Corey is an awesome guide! We have been several times with other guides (and other companies) and prefer Foscoe (Boone fly shop) to the rest. Super easy to contact and great trips each time we've gone. We finally took the plunge and bought some cheap rods and our guide, Corey, was gracious enough to get us setup for our solo adventures. Appreciate the help, we are hooked on fly fishing now!
Rhett J
Rhett J
Had an absolute blast whipping with these guys. Knowledgeable, friendly, and humble. Stewards of their local environment and conservation of everything we love as outdoorsman. I can’t recommend them enough.
Jan Lhotsky
Jan Lhotsky
Wonderful 2 days last week on a couple of beautiful stretches of the Watauga River with terrific guides.
Terry Frost
Terry Frost
Skye as a fly fishing guide with High Country guide service made our adventure so much fun! Skye is extremely knowledgeable of the sport and creates such an environment that makes you want to keep learning. He was very patient with us being newbies and was very encouraging in the cold and rain. Skye has given us the desire to get out there again soon! Thanks Skye!!
Travis Brown
Travis Brown
Did a half-day trip with Kirby. We went out in the snow and freezing temps for my first fly fishing trip ever and had a blast. Even caught a couple of beautiful rainbows and a large brown. He taught me about reading water, tying knots, strategy and technique and was able to pick out my bad habits to teach me a better way. I would highly recommend.

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!

Have a question?

Give us a call or Drop our anglers a line

​828-386-6216

​highcountryguides@gmail.com

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