Top 10 Self-Guided Alaska Fishing Trips

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Island Point Lodge

Island Point Lodge

25 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
6 - 7 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
Island Point Lodge is located in Petersburg, Alaska on Kupreanof Island. This is a saltwater and freshwater fishing lodge with a wide variety options for fishing. This is a remote fishing lodge, and power is via a diesel generator. Guests are housed in the six cabins. The lodge can accommodate four groups of four and two groups of two making this a nice lodge for a small group.
Aniak Air Guides

Aniak Air Guides

6 - 7 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
Aniak Air Guides is located in the village of Aniak and is only accessible by plane or by boat. The nice thing about staying here is that they will pick you up at the airport. It is easy to charter a flight from Anchorage to Aniak. The village of Aniak sits along the banks of the Kuskokwim River and is a community of about 500 people in the summer. The lodge doubles as a B&B and houses up to 12 guests. The lodge is made up of a main lodge and three out-cabins and offers a private time for guests. This is bush country Alaska style, and the Aniak Air Guides lodge is pretty amazing. It is comfortable and offers conveniences such as WiFi, Cable TV, and 24-hour electricity. They will even allow you to bring your pets. A new service for Aniak Air Guides is the Fly-out - Drop-off…
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A self-guided float trip through the Alaskan wilderness on a large inflatable raft. These are easy flowing rivers with the purpose of the trip being fishing (not whitewater rafting). Which of our nine rivers you choose will depend on the species of fish you want to catch and the time of year. All of our unguided packages are designed for our guests to bring/supply as little as possible. In a nutshell.....you provide food, sleeping bag, and personal/fishing gear....we take care of the rest.

Prices for unguided trips include all bush flying and airport pick-ups and transportation around Aniak, rafts and camping gear. Contact Us for more information on our unguided float trips!


Trips run Monday through Saturday include guided fishing, round trip transporation from Aniak, lodging, food and one bush flyout for up to 6 people.
Imagine the wonderful fishing you will experience by having an experienced guide, an airplane at your beck and call and some of the finest fishing rivers in the world for an entire week!

Aniak Air Guides' lodge sits on the outskirts of the village of Aniak, at the confluence of The Aniak & Kuskokwim Rivers (see location page). Being right in the heart of the 3 most productive fisheries in western/southwest Alaska ( the Yukon, Kuskokwim, and Bristol Bay Drainages), gives us a unique advantage to access, and choose from so many wonderful and productive fisheries.

Local waters commonly yield 20-30 salmon per day!....not too mention all the rainbows, arctic char, dolly varden, & arctic grayling. King and chum salmon are the first to arrive.... starting their run by the village in mid June and culminating by the end of July. Aggressive silvers typically show in late July, and hit all the way thru mid-Sept. Reds and pinks are sprinkled in from late June thru early August. Rainbow Trout fishing is second to none, starting in mid-June, with hot fishing all the way in to September. Arctic char, dolly varden, and arctic grayling are also caught in abundance until mid-September.

Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge

Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge

110 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
6 - 7 Days: $4,000 to $5,000 Per Person
The Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge is an Alagnak River lodge that focuses on trophy fishing in a beautiful wilderness setting. The lodge sits along the shores of the Upper Braids of the Alagnak River offering fly fishermen a trip of a lifetime and fishing inside the Katmai National Park.
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This deal speaks for itself. If you pay for two places at our lodge...you get to bring an extra person along for free. This offer is based on availability and under the condition that all three people in your group stay in the same cabin and share a boat and guide. Other than that, the week will be the same as any other, with delicious meals, comfortable beds and world class fishing.

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Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge site on 160 acres of prime river frontage in an iconic section of the Alagnak River known as the upper braids. The only access to the Lodge is via bush plane, landing on a private airstrip located on the property. Welcoming wooden cabins are equipped with running water, heating and power, that will guarantee you a comfortable stay. With an abundance of wildlife and stunning scenery, this trip is sure to live up to the image of Alaska that you have always dreamed of.

Boasting a world-famous run of all five species of pacific salmon, the Alagnak River is also home to a host of resident fish, such as leopard rainbow trout, arctic char and grayling. This prestigious river is located within the Katmai National Park, with its headwaters in the surrounding mountains and drains into Bristol Bay. It is also famously known as “The Branch River” for its seemingly endless braids, where 10 miles of river can easily contain 30 miles of fishable waters. With such exclusive river access, you are sure not to be bothered by any crowds.

This package includes all meals during your stay. 6 days of guided lodge based river experiences, whether it be fishing, wildlife- viewing or adventure activities. Comfortable heated riverfront cabin with access to toilet and hot showers only a few steps away from your cabin door, or en-suite toilet and hot showers. You will arrive on Sunday, and activities begin Monday through Saturday with departure on the following Sunday.


For those who think a toilet and bed is too extravagant and would rather spend their nights in a tent surrounded by the stars and sounds of the wild, we have the perfect package for you. Our guests will stay in a tent camp on the lower Alagnak river hosted by professional guides and targeting primarily fresh sea-run salmon. There is a possibility for Rainbow Camps near the Lake Outlets early season in June as well. Like our lodge based packages you will arrive on Sunday, fish Monday through Saturday and depart on the following Sunday. Your meals are included, and your help around camp is expected.

Salmon Falls Resort

Salmon Falls Resort

72 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
6 - 7 Days: $5,000 to $6,000 Per Person
4 - 5 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
The Salmon Falls Resort sits in the city of Ketchikan along the inside passage. This is a highly diverse resort. It focuses on saltwater Salmon and Halibut fishing, but it is equipped to meet the fishing needs and desires of its guests.
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Guests enjoy a fully guided fishing experience led by one of our experienced captains aboard a 27 ½' Riddle or 24' Orca. Whether you're a novice or advanced fisherman this all-inclusive package allows you to simply climb aboard while we handle the rest.

All packages are customizable and include accommodations, meals, transportation to and from Ketchikan International Airport, and fishing essentials such as tackle, bait, and all-weather gear. We even offer onsite fish processing for your prized catch!

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Guests enjoy a fully guided fishing experience led by one of our experienced captains aboard a 27 ½' Riddle or 24' Orca. Whether you're a novice or advanced fisherman this all-inclusive package allows you to simply climb aboard while we handle the rest.

All packages are customizable and include accommodations, meals, transportation to and from Ketchikan International Airport, and fishing essentials such as tackle, bait, and all-weather gear. We even offer onsite fish processing for your prized catch!

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All packages are customizable and include accommodations, meals, transportation to and from Ketchikan International Airport, and fishing essentials such as tackle, bait, and all-weather gear. We even offer onsite fish processing for your prized catch!

Guests enjoy a fully guided fishing experience led by one of our experienced captains aboard a 27 ½' Riddle or 24' Orca. Whether you're a novice or advanced fisherman this all-inclusive package allows you to simply climb aboard while we handle the rest.

3+1 Fishing Deal Expires Friday, March 27th at 5pm MST

Ravencroft Lodge

Ravencroft Lodge

13 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
6 - 7 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
4 - 5 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
Along the Southern shore of Port Fidalgo Inlet on the Eastern section of Prince William Sound, you will find Ravencroft Lodge. It is a short 20-minute float plane trip from Valdez or Cordova. Ravencroft Lodge is a series of buildings that is comprised of the main lodge and bunkhouse. The main lodge is where guests relax and dine. The bunkhouse is where guests are housed. There are eight rooms that hold two guests. Rooms are equipped with two twin beds and separate heating system. The eight rooms share two bathrooms and two bathing facilities. There are also private cabin rentals including a tent cabin rental for those who want to enjoy a longer stay.
Intricate Bay Lodge

Intricate Bay Lodge

36 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
6 - 7 Days: $5,000 to $6,000 Per Person
4 - 5 Days: $4,000 to $5,000 Per Person
Intricate Bay Lodge sits on the shores of Iliamna Lake - a fabled fishing area for Salmon, Trophy Rainbow Trout, and more. Getting here is fairly easy. It is a simple commuter flight from Anchorage to Iliamna (town) and then the lodge will meet you at the airport and fly you to Intricate Bay via a float plane. Exect a beautiful lodge, friendly people, and plenty of ways to Fish Wild Alaska. 
Rust's Flying Service

Rust's Flying Service

838 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
Full Day: $500 to $599 Per Person; $600 to $699 Per Person
Rusts Flying Service puts you on big Salmon and Trout with as little as 35-minutes of air time. They fly out of Anchorage and utilize the beautifully clear waters of Lake Creek. Guided fishing in the remote parts of Alaska has never been this easy. In addition to day trips, they offer unguided fishing, guided fishing, and overnight cabin packages so that fishers in Anchorage can enjoy a world-class day of fishing.
Explore Alaska Charters

Explore Alaska Charters

43 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
6 - 7 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
4 - 5 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
Half Day: $200 to $299 Per Person
Full Day: $400 to $499 Per Person; $700 to $799 Per Person
Explore Alaska Charters sails out of Ketchikan, Alaska, and they offer a variety of fishing adventures including self-guided trips. In fact, they offer self-guided fishing lodge, freshwater fishing, and saltwater fishing, including boat rentals. Want to experience a fly-out adventure to fish along a remote river, creek or stream? They do that too. They offer fishing adventures for both traditional guests and those who are on a layover from a cruise ship.
Eagle's Wings Wilderness Retreat

Eagle's Wings Wilderness Retreat

9 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
4 - 5 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
Eagle's Wings Wilderness Retreat is located in Klawock, Alaska, on the Prince of Wales Island. Getting here is relatively easy. You can take the ferry from Ketchikan to Hollis, where they will pick you up, or you can hope a plane from Ketchikan to either Klawock or Hollis. Fisher's of the lodge have access to both saltwater fishing and freshwater fishing and via for trophy Pacific Salmon and Halibut. The lodge designs your stay so that you are doing what you want to do when you want to do it, and at your own pace. Expect a little pampering. 
Fish and Float Alaska

Fish and Float Alaska

6 - 7 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
Fish and Float Alaska is a cousin to the world-class fly-out fishing offered by Rainbow River Lodge. The focus here is on float trips where you raft down one of the wild Alaskan rivers and fish along the way. Guests bring their own food and fishing gear, and Fish and Float Alaska supplies the rest.

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