Alaska Fishing holidays are renowned for their amazing long sweeping Rivers, stunning remote fishing Lodges, tented fly out remote camps and of course, the fishing. Sportquest Holidays have access to some of the most stunning and remote lodges in Alaska from the most prestigious lodges fitted out to such a high standard to the more remote fly-out tented camps but all of them have something very similar in common and that’s the amazing fishing on offer right on their doorstep.
When a fly fisher imagines an Alaska fly fishing adventures thoughts of floatplanes overhead, sitting in the true wilderness, watching Grizzly bears ambling along well-trodden trails and clear riffling rivers come to mind and this is what a true Alaska fishing holiday should be. Speak to anyone who has ever had the chance to fish in Alaska and they will explain just how good the fishing is and if you still do not believe them then its time to experience it for yourself. Once a fly fisherman has experienced an Alaska fishing holiday, it’s hard not to return.
This beautifully wild state of the USA is home to some very diverse terrain. The stunning surroundings you will find yourself in will make this a fishing experience to remember.
Below we have listed the main destinations for you to choose from
This exclusive Sportquest-hosted trip ventures into the Alaskan wilderness, to the famous Goodnews River Lodge. This exciting freshwater fly fishing adventure offers travelling rods the opportunity to target and catch all five Pacific Salmon species, as well as Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char and even Dolly Varden.
If you are looking for a Fishing Lodge that puts you and the fishing first, then look no further. Goodnews River Lodge is the ONLY full-service lodge on the entire river system. Experience the solitude and peaceful beauty of Alaska; it’s just you and the fish. No crowds, no flying to the “best” river. It’s all here on the Goodnews River.
This is as close as we can get to guaranteeing you to catch Steelhead on the fly, we offer stable river conditions (a rarity for Steelhead) to eliminate those annoying lost fishing days. With our partners Alaska Steelhead Co, you will have access to not only the top guides but rivers that hold high numbers of Steelhead.
Bristol Bay Lodge is a fishing paradise for Salmon fishing, each year 40-50 million Sockeye Salmon enter the waters. If you want to experience this spectacular sport, we have the perfect location for you. Bristol Bay Lodge is a fly-out lodge giving you access to many remote unreachable rivers and unbelievable fishing.
Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge is the perfect wilderness fishing retreat. Boasting a world-famous run of all five species of Pacific Salmon, plus a host of resident fish, such as Leopard Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char and Grayling. No set itineraries fish with your guides each day for the species of your choice.
No-See-Um Lodge is ranked among the finest Alaskan fly-out fly-fishing operations for over 30 years. The Holman family has a well-earned reputation for pampering its guests. John and his team have many years of experience in fishing and guiding in Alaska. They know the best fishing spots and how to get you there safely.
At Mission Lodge, you are never fixed to a set itinerary. Each night the head guide will sit down with you to discuss what you wish to fish for and how they will then explain all the different options. With over 40 boats stashed within fly distance from the lodge, one thing for certain is you will not be short of places to fish.
Rapids Camp sits right on the bank of the famous Naknek River and offers everyone their own private room. This is the most diverse and flexible lodge in Alaska, where you the customer, decide what to fish for in your itinerary each day. All five species of Salmon plus huge Rainbows make this lodge very popular.
Located on the Kanektok River, only 5.5 miles from its mouth is by all standards a remarkably diverse fishery. Perfectly suited to both single-hand and spey anglers, offering one of Alaska’s best opportunities to catch Salmon where high catch-rates and easy wading is the norm.
Average Customer Satisfaction Score 84%
"What a fantastic trip yet again. Ideally I would like 2 days at Rainbow, 2 days at Birch and 2 days on Togiak River, but I am sure all fishermen would like this option. I do not enjoy to much the fishing on the wok for Sockeye Salmon. It would be nice if there was opportunity to fish more with the double handed rod than just a couple of places. Thanks to everyone from staff in the office to guides on the bank."
"This was our first ever fly fishing holiday to Alaska. As a group we did not really know what to expect, therefore our expectations was not to high. Your descriptions about what to expect was completely accurate. If anything I would say that you undersold the destination to us which is a good thing as Goodness then exceed all our expectations. Some of the group, those with more fly fishing experience did better than others (Like me). Our guides worked very hard and were always on hand to give advice about casting plus to help sort out a few tangles."
"Peter & Mel, thanks for being so helpful in organising this surprise for my partner. I wish you could of been there to see his face when he opened the letter gifting him this holiday. He never stopped going on about it and now he has been and asking what surprise I have got him for next year. I am sure you have got a customer for life and his list of places to fish has grown. Thank you so much"
Sportquest Holidays only offer the best place to go Salmon fishing in Alaska. Alaska Salmon fishing trips are something to behold. All our Alaska fly fishing lodges allow you to target multiple species. Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, and Pink Salmon. If Alaska Trout Fishing is your thing, we also offer Alaska fly fishing guided trips.
A couple of things that are paramount to a successful Alaska fly fishing holiday is timing and secondly choosing the right lodge and location for your needs. Some of our Alaska fly out fishing lodges are really only suited to very fit people due to the amount of wading and walking one does during the fishing day. Some of the top-end lodges in Alaska for Salmon offer very easy fishing conditions with little to no wading so each fishing day is a little more relaxed. Sportquest has access to some of the top lodges in Alaska so once you have decided when you would like to travel call our dedicated fly fishing experts who will advise on the best location to suit your needs.
Salmon run up the rivers in time to spawn, and the exact time they arrive at each river is slightly different. Also, the five different species of Salmon have different peak arrival times in each river. Therefore it is Sportquest Holidays extensive knowledge that makes sure we provide the best fishing holidays to Alaska from the UK as we will put you at the right lodge, at the right time all based on your requirements. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube Channel to stay up-to-date on the latest Fly Fishing Alaska Videos. We often post some of the best Salmon river Alaska fishing videos with tips on how to catch Salmon, what flies work the best for Salmon and also helpful tips on preparing for a fly fishing holiday to Alaska
Alaska Fly Fishing trips for Salmon & Trout fall into three main areas. The first and most well-known is Bristol Bay. Most of the Bristol Bays rivers originate among the granite peaks of the Aleutian Range. They fall within the protection of the world-famous Katmai National park. These rivers are famous among fly fishing anglers all over the world. Any Salmon river Alaska holds is going to offer an amazing Alaska fishing experience.
The list of waterways includes Brooks River, Moraine Creek, Lower Talarik Creek, Kulik, Idavain and Copper River. Also included is the Gibraltar, Little Ku, Battle Creek, Agulawok River, Agulukpak River, Naknek River, Kvichak River, and Alagnak River.
Many of our lodges that fall within this region are fly-out lodges. Each day you will depart for a day of fishing with your guides. This region is considered the best for a good all-round mixture of Salmon species. With Rainbows, Char, and Dolly Varden all eager to eat your flies.
The region of Southwest Alaska is home to some fantastic big river systems. Such as the Kanetok River, Goodnews River, Arolik River, Aniak River, and Kisaralik River. Unlike the small streams of Bristol Bay, a fly fisher can fly in during the day. Then be back at the Alaska fly fishing lodge for a gourmet dinner in the evening. These are also incredible boating rivers. This region is probably the best region for catching King Salmon on the fly. Unlike the other major King salmon rivers which are huge, these rivers are of a more manageable size. Containing gravel bottoms, and a moderate to swift flow, perfect for swing flies right on the bottom.
South-central Alaska is most famous for the Kenai Peninsula and Kenai River. However, as this is the most populated area in Alaska, this also means this large river system gets heavily fished. Mainly by locals just looking to fill their freezers up with Salmon. Customers don’t tend to return here as there are very few fly-only fishing spots.