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- Type: Lodges
- Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing
- What we fish for: King Salmon, Silver Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Pink Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Northern Pike, Arctic Grayling, Chum Salmon, Dolly Varden, Sheefish
The Aniak River Lodge is actually a fish camp along the upper stretches of the Aniak River. Guests fly into Aniak and are picked up at the airport and then transferred to the base camp where they prepare to fish. They are then taken by boat up the Aniak River for 40 miles where the camp is located. It is a fairly easy trip by boat and along the way guests stop and fish.
The Aniak Upper River camp is fairly plush. Guests are housed in tent cabins with wooden floors and carpeting. The camp features hot and cold running water, excellent shower facilities, a drying tent for waders and gear. The cabins feature heaters, padded cots, and sleeping bags with clean linen. The dining tent is where everyone gathers for meals and guests are treated to wonderful food in the beautiful wilds of Alaska. Overall, expect a comfortable trip with plenty of fishing and outstanding hosts.
Fishing The Upper Aniak River
The King salmon show up earliest of all the salmon. The Silvers show up the last out of all the salmon. The Kings, Reds, Chum, and Pink salmon almost all show up with in a week of each other. The fishing here is by boat or from the bank. Each guide is assigned two guests so there is plenty of personal attention. Guides rotate throughout the entire guest population.
Targeting Specific Fish
The rainbows are also fun to catch as are the char. Dolly Varden are char that look somewhat like rainbow trout. They are cousins to both the rainbow and the salmon. They are a beautiful fish that is full of fight and are a bit crafty. The Arctic Grayling are small fish that offer a lot of fun for fly fishermen.
The Real Monsters of Alaska
There is plenty to fish for on the upper Aniak River. Expect a clean and comfortable stay and friendly and gracious hosts.
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