My Alaskan Fishing Trip
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Fish and Float Alaska
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $3,500 to $4,000 Per Person
  • Type: Float Trips
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing Self Guided Fishing

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.

Floating and Fishing with Fish and Float Alaska

They focus on the rivers in the South Western portion of Alaska. Your choice of rivers is beyond amazing. These are 5-7 day floating trips that are either guided or self-guided. Its a float and go set up, and guests should expect to spend the entire day floating and fishing. You stop at key points to set up camp, eat, and sleep, and in the morning you eat, break camp, and float.

They focus on the rivers throughout the Lake Iliamna area and fly fishing. Guided fishing trips range from 2-9 guests, and they focus on your fishing wish list, both solely and as a group.

Lake Iliamna is a world-class, Trophy Rainbow Trout fishery as are the rivers throughout the area. If you are interested in battling Rainbow Trout in the 25-33 inch range, then this is the area to do that. Many of these rivers are catch-and-release which means that every your you have greater access to larger Rainbow Trout. These waters are also rich with Salmon and depending on when you time your trip you could be fishing for big Chinook Salmon, Silver Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Pinks or Chum Salmon too. If you have never witnessed the runs of Sockeye Salmon, you should. There are millions of Sockeye that swim up the rivers to spawn. They are so thick in the water that you could reach down and just pluck them from the water with your hands.

Fly Fishing for Trophy Rainbows

In many parts of the world, they talk about Steelhead fever, but those people have likely never had the opportunity to battle with the freshwater version of a Steelhead that was 33 inches long. Steelhead are sea run Rainbow Trout and here in Alaska. You don't have to wait for the Steelhead to return from the sea because their freshwater cousins are big, fat, and feisty.

This is Trophy Rainbow Trout county and the Fish and Float Alaska offers fly fishing expeditions to many of the rivers. Because Alaska is so full of rivers and fish all separated by wilderness, these fish remain wild. Best time for Rainbow Fly Fishing is June through September.

Expect big things. Expect thrilling fishing that will change your life. Yes, the fishing here is that good.

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5.0 out of 5 14 Google Reviews
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5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 3 years ago on Google
  • My friend and I were fortunate enough to be able to do a trip through Fish and Float Alaska this year (2020) and I can't say enough great things about this company and the people they have working with them. Starting from the owners on down we were taken care of along every step of the way. They knew exactly what type of trip we wanted and it did not disappoint. We did an epic 12-day self guided float on a river that absolutely pristine and as nature intended it to be. Alaska Fish and Float set us up with great gear and info to take on this river. Absolutely recommend them to anyone that wants a truly Alaskan adventure. They are great people who know Alaska and know how to set you up on any type of trip you want. Thank you Bill, Chad, Mel, Connor, Forest, and everyone else that was a part of this!
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 2 years ago on Google
  • I began planning an AK trip for Veterans late 2020 with a friend. We landed on Float and Fish after hearing great reviews. Planning with Bill, Mel, Chad, and crew made it seem effortless. Once we got into the staging area they helped us overcome some weather related delays and absolute made the trip for our guests. The gear is top notch, the pilots were solid, and they even got the fish to cooperate! Whether you?re a DIY bunch trying to enjoy the solitude of remote AK or you want to put your feet up and let a few guides do the heavy lifting, you can?t go wrong with these guys.
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 3 years ago on Google
  • We started planning our trip with Fish and Float Alaska about 12 months prior to taking an airline up to the state of Alaska. Fish and Float was amazing with all of the communication and helping us plan out each detail of our trip. They set up our accommodations and travel itinerary after we arrived in Anchorage, AK. There a huge help with everything leading up to our trip out to the Bush. One we loaded into the float plane, we were dropped off in the most beautiful place I've ever seen. We had 12 amazing days on the river fishing a 120 miles during an incredible salmon run. We caught all 5 species of salmon along with all of the native fish species. Just as expected the final pickup day arrived. Just on time they arrived that morning in the float plane to pick us up. Bittersweet. We had beautiful but foggy conditions the entire flight back to Iliamna. This was one of the best flights I've ever had flying through pure, rugged, natural Alaska. We had one final day in Iliamna before taking a plane back home. The trip with with Fish and Float was so incredible, we planned out or next trip right away. We planed to fish another river and continue the exploration of the Alaskan wilderness! These guys know how to show a good time.
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 4 years ago on Google
  • An amazing trip made possible by an amazing company! The entire process from start to finish was made really easy and really clear. I would suggest anyone looking to build a once in a lifetime float trip up to Alaska should work with Fish and Float Alaska.
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 5 years ago on Google
  • Fish and Float Alaska may have ruined any future trip I make to AK. Why? I'm not sure any future trip will match the exceptional experience that Fish and Float Alaska provided me with on my maiden voyage to that great state. I just don't see how a trip could be any better. Our guide, Connor Ketchum, led us on the trip of a lifetime. Make no mistake: This trip is not one of pampered luxury. If you want memory foam mattresses and air conditioning, this is not the trip for you. But if you want to experience the unfiltered reality and beauty of AK, you can't go wrong with Fish and Float Alaska. They are the real deal. My experience was rugged, but never uncomfortable. The gear provided was top-notch, and allowed for an amazing rafting, camping, & fishing adventure. The hospitality we received from the time we loaded gear onto the first float plane until the time we arrived back at our final destination was fantastic. Everyone on the staff is polite, friendly, and dedicated to making sure that you are cared for and satisfied with your experience. Food was never a concern; we ate well and ate much. And the fishing.... Lord have mercy, the fishing! It was as if Connor had the fish on speed dial, called ahead with instructions on where they needed to be, and told them to show up hungry & ready to bite. It was estimated that our group of 7 men (8, with Connor) caught upwards of 450 fish on our 6-day trip. I am a HORRIBLE fisherman. I've been on extended canoe trips into the Boundary Waters (MN) 4-5 times, which is more than the number of fish I've caught there. But Connor "The Fish Whisperer" Ketchum even coaxed some monster fish onto *my* lines. If you are considering a fishing trip to AK, you need to consider using Fish and Float Alaska as your outfitter. If you want to have the experience of a lifetime that leaves you completely certain that you couldn't have chosen a better company to guide you... then don't consider anyone else BUT Fish and Float Alaska. They. Are. Awesome.

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