ANIAK RIVER




The Aniak River is another very popular fly fishing destination in Alaska. People come to the various rivers from all over the world to catch the large Salmon that run these rivers each year. The Fly fishing can be amazing during these runs, and the season is short so you need to plan your trip early while guides are still available and the lodges still have accommodations available.

There are many Alaskan fly fishing guides, charters and fishing lodges available to choose from. Salmon fly fishing a very popular sport in the state, and many people travel to the many salmon filled streams every year. If you have never fly fished for salmon you do not know what you are missing. Why not give a fly fishing vacation a try?

The Aniak River runs fast in the upper section of the river and turns into a slow moving stream in the lowlands, not confined to one channel. This river is in a very remote part of Alaska, the surrounding views can be amazing. You are sure to see your share of bear, moose and other wildlife in this area.

All 5 pacific salmon return to this river each year. The Kings, Silvers, Chum, Sockeye and Pink Salmon all return each year at there appointed times. You will also find Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic Grayling, Sheefish and Northern Pike in this river. You will need to fly into this river, as there are no roads into the region.

This river is best fished by a jet boat, something that can travel into the upper tributaries following these massive salmon. So when you are looking for an Alaska fishing guide be sure to find out what type of boat you will be in. A drift boat or raft is not what you want. Most of these fishing vacations will last all week. This is such a remote area it will take you some time to get to fishing lodge and to the river.

You can use flies, drift gear, or lures when fishing making this a great choice for every type of angler. Although this river is large and full of fish you will find it to have little fishing pressure. It is such a remote river that many anglers will go to some of the rivers that have easier access. This is just another reason of why this river is a must for the serious angler looking for a great fishing vacation.

There are many guides available throughout the state, and they are familiar with many of the rivers. This is what they do for a living and most of them are quite good at their job. They will get you to where the fish are, provide equipment and teach you how to fish form these massive Salmon.


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