The Fly Out team made a visit this past July to Aniak River Lodge in Western Alaska. If you've already watched the video above, then you'll understand why we are going back. The mousing on the Aniak is unlike anything we've ever experienced in Alaska - anywhere. Despite plenty of salmon eggs and flesh underwater, these rainbows are consistently looking up! Katie and I spent 90% of the time throwing a mouse pattern, but you could certainly wear yourself out "catching" with leeches, flesh patterns, beads, etc. The guides were great, the accommodations are clean and comfortable, and the fishing was off the charts. I won't mention numbers to avoid the onslaught of doubters and naysayers, but let's just say, the trout population is impressive. Serious anglers that would like to experience top water action with quality Alaska rainbows, look no further.
For 2015, we made early reservations for the prime mousing weeks at Aniak River Lodge. We'd like you to join us. Limited spots available. Call 406.781.7184 or Email for booking inquiries.
SPECIAL MOUSING WEEKS - $5,395 Per Person
'What is "INCLUDED" in my Aniak fishing trip package?
7-nights lodging / 6-days of guided fishing with experienced guides
All flies and terminal tackle
Airport pickup by ARL staff in Aniak
Cabin and/or Weatherport Accommodations - based on double occupancy
Daily Room Service
Soft drinks, fruit juices, bottled water and snacks
Guide-operated boat, outboard, cooler, hot coffee thermos, and prepared lunches on fishing days.
What is "NOT INCLUDED" in my Aniak fishing trip package?
Your commercial airfare to Aniak, Alaska
Gratuities for the guides and staff
Hotel in Anchorage awaiting flight into Aniak (if applicable)
Extra day hotel stays in Aniak or Anchorage (if applicable)
Nothing like a wilderness fly fishing trip to bring you back down to planet Earth. These guys did it right, taking a 11 days to float down the remote Kanektok River in southwest Alaska for the fishing trip of a lifetime. Shot and edited by Chris Morgan (twosherpas.com).
When fishing guide/filmmaker Mark Titus learns why wild salmon populations plummeted in his native Pacific Northwest, he embarks on a journey to discover where the fish have gone and what might bring them back. Along the way, Titus unravels a trail of human hubris, historical amnesia and potential tragedy looming in Alaska – all conspiring to end the most sustainable wild food left on the planet.
A GoPro cut from some steelhead fishing on the Situk River in Alaska. Some nice fish in this video.
From the filmakers:
Our addiction to steelhead has once again led us to the mighty Situk River in Alaska. The river is home to the largest run of native steelhead left in the world. We hit the road at the end of April, when the peak of the run usually occurs. Conditions in the river were not looking good, with flow dropping as low as 35 CFS before we got there. Unusual mild temperatures and light rain scattered every few days didn't make our life easier. Notwithstanding, good fresh push of spring steelhead were coming in each day down at the lower end. We fished every single inch of the river for 10 consecutive days looking for huge wild steelhead. At the end, we bring home memories of lifetime trophy steelhead. Warning: fishing the Situk River and its beautiful wild steelhead can be addictive. Enjoy fly fishing responsibly.
Also, see their short video titled "Alaskan Chromers" below.