Bearfoot Adventures - Bristol Bay, Western Alaska

Bearfoot Adventures fishes the Mulchatna River. The Mulchatna is a breeding ground for all five species of Pacific salmon, plus world-class rainbows, dolly varden, grayling and northern pike.

Bearfoot Adventures - Bristol Bay

King salmon fishing Alaska

Bearfoot Adventures is based on the Mulchatna River, Kautumn Lodge has easy access to two other rivers--the Koktuli and Stuyahok.
Rainbow trout run in the Mulchatna from spring through fall. The area is renowned for giant bows up to 22-inches. Bearfoot fishes the smaller rivers from ice-out in mid-May through freeze up in October. The end of May is peak rainbow fishing for aggressive spawners. Grayling fishing is available all season.
Sockeye run June through early August. In 2017, approximately 2.8 million sockeye returned to this river system. These salmon are excellent on the grill and have distinctive red meat.
Chum salmon run June 22 through September 1. These salmon are aggressive and strong, a toothy fighter that can reach 15-pounds. There are a lot of chum in the river, adding to the mix. Dolly Varden fishing runs July through October. Vibrant and colorful, this 25" + fish is one of the most beautiful. Dollies prove abundant when the salmon are spawning as they fatten up on eggs. The King salmon run is typically July 1-24, with kings up to 50-pounds. Landing five kings per day is pretty typical. A daily catch can exceed 10 to 20 kings per angler.
The silver salmon run begins in early August and runs through mid-September. These 10-to 24-pound salmon aggressively take lures and flies. Once hooked, silvers leap completely out of the water multiple times, tail dancing.

Five Species of Salmon

Fishing the Mulchatna at Sunrise

Guides:  Experienced guides are well versed in both the fishing and the area.
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Mulchatna River

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About Kautumn Lodge

Stay at Kautumn Lodge with Bearfoot Adventures

Located on the Mulchatna River, the Lodge has easy access to two other rivers--the Koktuli and Stuyahok.
You'll stay at Kautumn Lodge, the only established lodge on the Mulchatna. Comfortable and heated, with a fly tying area, hot showers and generated electricity. Breathtaking views and abundant wildlife.

Getting Here:

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2018 Rates:

3-nights and 2-days guided fishing
$3,400.00 p.p.

4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
$3,700.00 p.p.

5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
$4,300.00 p.p.

6-nights and 5-days guided fishing
$4,500.00 p.p.

7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$4,700.00 p.p.

Packages include:

Lodging, meals, and guided fishing.

Packages do not include:

Airfare to Alaska, charter flight to the Lodge, cost of fishing licenses and stamps or equipment, i.e.; clothing, personal gear, accommodations before and after the trip, cost of transfers, taxidermy, packing and shipment of trophies, meat processing, tips and expenses of a personal nature, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

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

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Healthy population of rainbow up to 22"

Bearfoot Adventures Rainbows

Alaska Salmon fishing

Alaska salmon fishing

Large sockeye salmon run

Sockeye Salmon Fishing

Chum salmon are oily, but smoke up great

Alaska King Salmon Fishing

A nice Mulchatna Dolly on the fly

Dolly Varden on the fly

A beautiful dolly varden on a fly

4WD trucks

Campfire and social time at the Lodge

Campfire at the Lodge

Bedrooms at Kautumn Lodge

Lounge area

Target grayling all season

Target grayling, too