Aleutian Rivers Angling

Alaska Peninsula

Fishing & Guided Activities

Aleutian Rivers Angling currently focuses on two main rivers: The Steelhead River and The Sapuk River. Both rivers offer a variety of fishing possibilities and depending on the time of the year, the rivers will be packed with King, Silver, Red Salmon, Steelhead, or Rainbow Trout.

Alaskan King Salmon
From mid-June until mid-July, the Sapsuk River is home to an array of King Salmon. These chrome fish are up to 40 pounds that take a fly, test your tackle, and keep you coming for more. Exclusive access to multiple destinations and the fact that Aleutian Rivers Angling only fish six people ensures that there is plenty of un-pressured fish eager to take the fly. The river is easily wadable and provies the opportunity to fish with either single handed, or two handed rods.

Grand Slam Season
Many people travel to Alaska looking for the 'Salmon Grand Slam'. The Sapuk River is one of the very few places where this can happen. From July - August, all five species of Pacific Salmon can be caught on the fly.

Alaskan Silver Salmon
From early August to mid-October, The Sapsuk River is home to one of Alaska's healthiest runs of Silver Salmon. Their guests average around 10-25 Silver Salmon per day with the average Silvers being 8-10 pounds, topping out at 15-18 pounds.

Alaskan Steelhead
From late September to mid-October, Aleutian Rivers Angling's Steelhead fishing is still exploratory at their Steelhead Camp. A fisherman can expect to catch 1-2 Steelheads. These hard fighting fish are averaging 30 inches and will rip line off your reel every time. Due to the nature and style of this fishing, Aleutian Rivers Angling only accepts 2-3 anglers per week.

Lodge & Dining Details

The goal of Aleutian Rivers Angling is to create a no frills, but great sport fishing camp on the Alaskan Peninsula. Their two intimate camps, Sapsuk and Steelhead, has dependable equipment, comfortable and clean accomodations, good food, and knowledgeable, safe guides.

Currently, both camps feature weatherport tents that sit on raised wooden platforms. These tents feature solar panel lights, hot showers, padded sleeping cots, and includes a fly-tying table. Guests sleep in sleeping bags with a liner and they can expect basic accommodations in a clean and comfortable location.

Meals are served buffet and family style and guests will enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared by local cooks. Additionally, snacks and beverages are available throughout the day.

Sample Itinerary

6-Days of Fishing / 7-Nights Accommodations 
  • Day 1
    Arrive to King Salmon, Alaska in the late afternoon. Check in, be shown to room, receive a lodge tour and get equipped. After getting settled, meet with Crystal Creek Lodge head guide to outline desired activities for upcoming week before dinner. (Extra cost option: arrive early morning and fish a full day on the Naknek River. 
  • Day 2
    Fly to a small stream in Katmai National Park to walk and wade fish for trout and char. 
  • Day 3
    Fly to a small stream in Katmai Preserve to raft a river and fish for trout and char.
  • Day 4
    Fish the Naknek River for salmon and/or trout.
  • Day 5
    Fly out to a river near tidal water to fish for salmon arriving on the incoming tides.
  • Day 6
    Fly out to a to small stream in Becharof National Wildlife Refuge to walk and wade fish for char and Arctic grayling.
  • Day 7
    Repeat a favorite day or embark upon a new adventure elsewhere. Guest's choice!
  • Day 8
    Departure day - Depart lodge at 8:00 a.m. after breakfast to meet 9:20am flight to Anchorage.

Travel Details

How to get there

We strongly recommend all travelers arrive in Anchorage one day prior to your trip date. All passengers in the King weeks (June and July) must be at ACE Cargo no later than 8:30 am for a 10:00 am departure. For Silver weeks (August and September) will depart from Alaska Air Transit.

You will depart Nelson Lagoon at approximately 11:55 am for your 30 minute flight to Cold Lake. You will board the Pen Air Flight at 2:30 for your 2.5 hour flight to Anchorage.

Rates & Package Options

  • 6-Day / 7-Night Fishing Camp Package
    $4075-$4525 Per Person (Depending on week)

What’s Included

• 7 nights accommodations at the Steelhead Camp or Sapsuk Camp
• 6 days of guided fishing on the Steelhead or Sapsuk River
• All home cooked meals, snacks, and beverages

What’s Not Included

• Round trip airfare to and from Nelson Lagoon Alaska (Approximately $1,500 from Anchorage)
• Overnight accommodations while traveling to and from Nelson Lagoon if needed due to weather
• Applicable fishing/hunting licenses (Please buy yours ahead of your trip!)
• Guide & Staff Gratuities
• Personal Wine, Beer, or Liquor.

Rates are based on double occupancy and are subject to change
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