Aniak River Lodge

The Aniak is one of Alaska's best rivers  due to its variety - rainbows, dollies, grayling, salmon, sheefish, and northern pike - and the sheer number of fish you'll catch. The Aniak River is one of the best trips in the world for a novice fly angler because each day, you’ll get so many opportunities to hook and land large quantities of fish.

Fishing Aniak River Lodge

Aniak River Mousing

Aniak's rainbow fishing may be some of Alaska’s best. Rainbows average 21" in length. Up to 30-inch bows have been landed here. The Aniak River has some of the best mousing for rainbows in the entire state of Alaska. The last two weeks of July is typically, the best mousing time of the year with peak char, grayling, and northern pike. Silver fishing peaks about August 5th to September 5th. Our clients have landed over 100 silvers in a day here.
For the 2018 season, Aniak River Lodge is open June 16th through September 15th. The Lodge has seven, 18’ G3 Jet Boats with Yamaha four-stroke jet motors ranging from 60 to 90-horsepower. You’ll be fishing a combination of boat and bank angling, depending on the river conditions and species. Two anglers per jet boat and guide. You’re guided from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
See our Video (2011) about the Aniak.
See Aniak River Mousing video.

Aniak's - Three Riverside Locations:

Aniak River Lodge New Mid-River Lodge guest cabins

Aniak River Lodge offers a unique lodging experience with a Base Lodge, the new Mid-River Lodge, and the upper river deluxe tent camp known as Trout Camp. Each location taps into their diverse fishing.
Their deluxe tent camp is situated forty miles above the mouth of the Aniak. Here, you'll be targeting leopard rainbow trout and close to the action for salmon, Arctic char and grayling. You'll also be near islands and braids that create the best rainbow fishing. Aniak River Lodge has the only fixed camp operations on the river.
The region is loaded with an abundance of wildlife. It’s not uncommon to see brown and black bears as well as moose, wolves, otter, mink, beaver, wolverine, osprey, bald and golden eagles.

Aniak Hosted Fishing Weeks

Aniak River Lodge

Guy Schoenborn (above) with Aniak rainbow.
Targeting: Rainbows and silvers:
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing $6,295.00
2019 Hosted Weeks:
• August 16-24, 2019:   Guy hosts - Sold-Out
• August 23-31, 2019:   Guy Schoenborn hosts
2020 Hosted Weeks:
• August 14-22, 2020:   Guy Schoenborn hosts
• August 21-29, 2020:   Guy Schoenborn hosts

You're not restricted to our hosted weeks. Provided there are openings, we can book Aniak for a time that works best for you.
Click here for our Aniak Hosted page.

Getting Here:

On Saturday, you'll depart Anchorage on Ravn Air at 12:00 p.m. arriving in Aniak by 1:30 p.m. No flights are included in the package.( As of January 2018, the roundtrip flight from Anchorage to Aniak is approx. $475.00.) At the Aniak Airport, you'll be met by the lodge staff. They’ll drive you to Aniak's Base Lodge, five minutes from the airport. Here, you'll have a sandwich and beverages. After a brief orientation, you'll boat 25 miles upriver to Aniak's new Mid-River Lodge.

Aniak's new Mid-River Lodge

Aniak's new Lodge has a gourmet kitchen and dining room, along with seven, spacious, double-occupancy cabins. Each cabin has a private bathroom with hot running water, a shower, flushable toilets...
Thirty-five miles upriver, their deluxe Tent Camp has hot and cold running water and shower facilities, a great dining tent, and carpeted high-end WeatherPort tents with cots, sleeping bags, fresh linens, mosquito nets, and individual heaters. The tent camp also has a drying tent for waders and jackets. Hot coffee, snacks, cold sodas, and outlets for charging camera batteries.

2019 Rates

7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
Saturday to Saturday
$6,295.00 p.p.

Packages include:

Lodging, meals, guided jet boat fishing, all ground transfers from Aniak, vacuum packed salmon (up to 25 pounds), all flies, and daily housekeeping.

Packages do not include:

Airfare to Anchorage and Aniak, hotel and meals in Anchorage, fishing license ($70.00 in 2018), king stamp, if applicable ($30.00 in 2018); liquor, fishing equipment, tackle, gratuities, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Sample Itinerary:

Sunday – Tuesday:  You’ll stay at the new Mid-River Lodge.
7:00 a.m.  Breakfast.
8:00 a.m.  Begin your fishing day.
5:00 p.m.  Back to the lodge for a hot shower and hors d’oeuvres.
7:00 p.m.  Dinner. Then, guides discussing the following day’s fishing.
You’ll spend Wednesday and Thursday night at the upriver Tent Camp (Trout Camp). Stay in high-end WeatherPort Tents. After dinner, share fishing stories around the fire pit and watch the sunset.
Friday:  After a full day's fishing, you’ll return to the new Lodge by 5:00 p.m. Shower, hors d'oeuvres, dinner. Pack for the next morning's departure.
Saturday:  Check out at 6:00 a.m. for your departure home. After breakfast at 7:00 a.m., guides and staff will transport you and your luggage from the new Lodge down to their Base Lodge in Aniak. At 10:45, the shuttle leaves for the five-minute drive to the Aniak Airport.

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

Request Aniak River Info Packet  

Aniak River photos

Aniak River Fish Chart

Aniak River Lodge

Larry Schoenborn with Aniak River rainbow

Aniak River rainbow

Beautiful Aniak rainbow

Aniak River Lodge

Fishing the Aniak in front of camp

Aniak River Lodge

Aniak River Arctic grayling

Aniak River Lodge

Brian Kariya with Aniak silver

Aniak River Lodge

Aniak Mid-River Lodge cabins

Aniak River Lodge

Aniak's Mid-River Lodge - lounge area

Aniak River Lodge

Mid-River Lodge cabin bedroom

Aniak River Lodge

Aniak's upriver deluxe Tent Camp

Aniak River Lodge

Barry Rodeffer's Aniak River rainbow

Aniak River Lodge

Guide and Ben Munroe with Aniak rainbow

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