Aniak River Lodge - Alaska Fly Out

ANIAK RIVER LODGE

WESTERN ALASKA

Quick Facts

  • Price

    $6,495 Per Person Per Week

  • Trip Starting Point
    Aniak, Alaska
  • Lodge Type
    River Lodge | Wilderness Lodge
  • Capacity
    14 Guests
  • Location
    Western Alaska

Fishing & Guided Activities

The Aniak River has been a well-kept secret and is a most "unique and technical river" located 318 miles WNW of Anchorage. It flows with the typical Alaska diversity with approximately 11 species of fish. Depending on the week of your stay, you should see somewhere around 7 and 10 species of fish available for your angling pleasure. The Aniak provides all 5 species of Pacific Salmon, Leopard Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Grayling, Sheefish, and Northern Pike. A great highlight to this expedition is that Aniak River Lodge is the only major Lodge on the Aniak River system.

Aniak River Lodge caters to small fly fishing groups who travel the world to renowned fly destinations. The river is an especially good fishery for mousing large Alaska rainbow trout. Certain weeks are more suited for mousing than others. Your day starts when you are ready to get on the water. We access our fishing using jet boats. Fish from the boat, or get out and wade if you like. There are many braids to explore and smaller tributaries to fish. 

Aniak River Lodge encourages catch-and-release fishing at all times. In the event that you wish to pack your legal limit of salmon to take home, they are prepared to process, vacuum-seal, and freeze pack up to 50 lbs. of your allowed catches to escort you home.

Lodge Details

The newly built Aniak mid-river lodge is 25 miles up the Aniak River. It consists of a new main lodge building complete with a gourmet kitchen and dining room, along with 7 new spacious guest cabins. Each cabin offers more amenities than ever before. Private bathrooms with hot running water, showers, vanities, flushable toilets, daylight sitting areas in the main lodge, are just a few of the great new additions.

The Aniak River Lodge complex also includes an upper river tent camp.  A stay at the deluxe outpost can be the highlight of the week for guests. In addition to hot/cold running water & excellent shower facilities; you’ll enjoy many other comforts of home. The main dining tent is a welcoming area to sit back and relax on plush couches to rehash the days catch. Here you will also find hot coffee, snacks, and a fridge full of cold sodas for the taking, as well as, outlets for charging camera batteries. Didn’t get enough time outside in the land of the Midnight Sun? Head out to the fire ring for more fish stories, and bask in the view of wild Alaska from your comfortable adirondak chair. Camp also includes a drying tent for waders, jackets, etc. The individual Weather Port tents are outfitted with real beds and linens, carpets, heaters, and offer a wonderful place to rest your head after a day of incredible fishing.

Food & Beverage

The meals at Aniak River Lodge are as hearty as the fish stories. The breakfasts can include all the American classics – bacon, eggs, toast, cereal, hash browns, etc. Lunch during your fishing day will consist of fresh caught fish, hot soup, deluxe sandwiches, or other warm items prepared by your guide. Shore lunches often include grilled or pan-fried Salmon, potatoes, onions, an additional veggie, soda/water, cookies, or candy snacks. For dinner, the Aniak River Lodge executive Chef will prepare a combination of various meats and seafood, including a special week-ending feast. 

Sample Itinerary

6-Days of Fishing / 7-Nights Accommodations 
  • Saturday
    Arrive into Aniak via commmercial flight in the morning. You will be welcomed by the Aniak River Lodge staff at the airport terminal and transported to the lodge “Welcoming Facility” in town. After a brief orientation you will be shuttled up river to the new mid-river lodge. 
  • Sunday
    Breakfast is at 7am, and after you will head out for a full day of fishing returning to the mid-lodge in time to shower and relax before dinner. 
  • Monday
    Breakfast is at 7am, and after you will head out for a full day of fishing returning to the mid-lodge in time to shower and relax before dinner.
  • Tuesday
    Breakfast is at 7am, and after you will head out for a full day of fishing returning to the mid-lodge in time to shower and relax before dinner. After dinner guests will prepare their belongings for transport to the upper river trout camp the following morning.
  • Wednesday
    Breakfast is at 7am, and after you will head out for a full day of fishing ending your day at our upriver trout camp. While you’re enjoying your day on the water, the Aniak River Lodge staff will transport your luggage to the trout camp, and have everything ready for your arrival after your day on the water. Enjoy a hot shower and time around the fire before dinner is served.
  • Thursday
    Breakfast is at 7am, and after you will head out for a full day of fishing returning to the trout camp in time to shower and relax before dinner. After dinner, guests will prepare their luggage for transport back to the mid-river lodge the following day.
  • Friday
    Breakfast is at 7am, and after you will head out for a full day of fishing, ending your day at the mid-river lodge. While you’re enjoying your day on the water, the staff will transport your luggage to the mid-river lodge, and have everything ready for your arrival after your day on the water. Enjoy reliving the week over a 5-star farewell dinner. After dinner, guests should prepare their belongings for departure back to the airport early the following morning.
  • Saturday
    Departure day. Prepare your luggage and check out at 6am. Following your 7am breakfast, your guides will transport you and your luggage from the mid-river lodge back to our “welcoming facility” in the village of Aniak. Here you can change out of your waders and prepare to be delivered back to the airport by 11 a.m. for your flight back to Anchorage.

Travel Details

How to get there

Arrival into Anchorage is always on Friday, with the overnight spent there at one of the many fine hotel options. The following day you will need to fly to Aniak, Alaska via commerical flight. The lodge staff will meet you at the Aniak terminal and drive you to their base lodge in town to get oriented. That day, you will fish your way up river to Aniak River Lodge's newly built mid-river lodge. The procedure is reversed on your day of departure, with guests flying back to Anchorage from Aniak the following Saturday.

Rates & Package Options

  • 6-Day / 7-Night All-Inclusive Package

    $6,495 Per Person

What’s Included

• All meals and lodging
• 6-days guided fishing
• USCG licensed guides and jet boats
• Pick-up and transfer from the Aniak Airport
• Daily housekeeping service
• Non-alcoholic beverages

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What’s Not Included

• Airfare to and from the village of Aniak, Alaska
• Fishing license
• Staff gratuities
• Alcohol
• Fishing gear and items of a personal nature

Rates are based on double occupancy and are subject to change
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