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Aniak Air Guides
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  • For the more adventurous type this is an incredible and remote Alaska experience. 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.

  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing Self Guided Fishing

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 Self Guided Float Trip which is a perfect way to explore the rugged and beautifully wild rivers of Alaska.

Besides that amazing fishing, guests can raft down the rivers or head out into the wilderness backpacking. There is always the wildlife and wildlife viewing trips. If you are a hunter, this lodge easily accommodates hunters.

Check these guys out as this is a hidden oasis for fishermen and those who love the outdoors. It does not get much richer for Alaska Aventures. Rob's done an amazing job of setting this up right.

Why Stay with Aniak Air Guides?

The biggest reason is that this place is amazing. It is full of wildlife including an amazing selection of sports fish. There is so much wildlife around that it is almost overwhelming. Rob Kinkade is the owner operator and the and his crew know what it is that guests want to do. The fishing here is amazing. The town is friendly. There is plenty of activities for a group or for families to enjoy. They offer both guided and self-guided fishing trips including self-guided float trips.

Fishing with Aniak Air Guides

These folks offer a variety of fishing adventures that range from fully guided freshwater trips to the DIY fishing adventures. However you decide you want to fish, there are plenty of Trophy Fish to target. The local waters hold all five species of Pacific Salmon and that means you can target trophy King Salmon or the Feisty Silver Salmon -the kings for their size and the silvers for their fighting. The Red, Pink and Chum Salmon are also fun to fish and Chum Salmon are nearly as large as the Kings, and they Fight like the Silvers. There are a few other species here that might well blow your mind Including Trophy Sized Northern Pike and Sheefish are here too. The Sheefish are known locally as the Tarpon of the North. They are a salmonoid white fish, and they will tire you out quickly. They strike your line with a jarring motion that feels as though you have been hit by a car. Then the acrobatics begin. These fish are known to leap 4-5 feet out of the water to nab insects. The variety of fish here is what makes Aniak Air Guides such as the perfect destination. Guided or self-guided Aniak Air Guides will put you on the fish.

Self-Guided Float Trips

You choose the river and Rob Kinkade will get you there. Rob limits river choices to those that are raft-rated as Class I or Class II. They provide you with all the equipment you need to safely enjoy a span of time floating the remote regions of Alaska. You bring your food and sleeping bags. Trip lengths are up to you and can extend from 5-days to half a month. This is an amazingly affordable and exciting way to experience the thrill of fishing seldom fished rivers and to explore an area that is wild and free.

For those of you who opt for the self-guided float trips, here is what to expect. First, you get an aerial view of the river you choose to float and Ken is good about doing this so you have some expectation of what you are getting into. He picks you up at the airport and as you fly to your destination, he flies you up the river. You have a pre-arranged pickup point and a time, the rest is up to you. You can spend as much time in one spot as you like or you can drift the river. In between the drop off and pick up you can reach Ken via an InReach Device or marine radio that is part of your provided-gear. Love the river and want to stay an extra week - go for it, just let Ken know via the communication devices. If you have an emergency, just reach out to Ken, and he will handle it for you. With Anaik Air Guides you have the freedom to enjoy Alaska on your own but with help available with just a radio call away. Note: Rivers range from Class I to Class II for rafting and if you have the experience, there are some with Class III rapids.

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