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Aniak River Adventures

TRIP PACKAGE INCLUSIVES:

  • Complimentary flies (and evening fly-tying gatherings as time permits)
  • Airport pickup with our English-speaking staff
  • Ground transports to and from Aniak, Alaska airport
  • Nicely-appointed Cabins both at Lodge & Trout Camp – based on double occupancy
  • Private restroom per Cabin with shower/flushable toilet/lavatory
  • Mouthwatering meals/hor d’oeuvres prepared by our Gourmet Chef and “welcoming” lunch and beverage upon arrival
  • Shore Lunches (when possible)
  • Unlimited Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Week-ending dinner feast
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Guided fishing with our knowledgeable and Coast Guard certified Guides (two anglers per boat)
  • Guide-operated jet boats

*Lodging itinerary subject to change due to weather conditions, or other, to enhance your fishing experience*

TRIP PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS: 

  • Airfare arriving, and departing, Aniak, Alaska
  • Gratuities for the Guides and Staff
  • Hotel and meals in Anchorage (night prior to arriving Aniak and possibly on return depending upon your connection)
  • Alcoholic Beverages (Aniak is a damp town – please feel free to bring your own)
  • Fishing Licenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Fishing Equipment Gear
  • Personal Fishing Apparel
  • Recommended Tip Schedule – 13% (+) of regularly published trip price. (Anglers Discretion)

Our Lodges

Booking Information

Where do I begin when booking a trip?

Contact us at 1-800-398-5837 for details and bookings.
We take a limited number of anglers per season, so make your reservation early to secure the week of your choice. (Fish Runs and beginning trip weeks may vary slightly depending upon water/weather conditions.)

Rates and deposits

 6 DAYS FISHING / 7 NIGHTS LODGING- $6295 PER ANGLER

A $2500 non-refundable deposit is required to book your dates, and the balance is to be paid in full 75 days prior to your trip.

The Steps Are:

  1. Contact Global Angling Tours-Alaska via email (info@globalanglingtours.com) or call toll free (800) 398-5837 or mobile (706) 654-6354.
  2. Our Staff will check availability for your desired trip week and confirm your reservation via e-mail or return phone call.  Your dates will be held for 10 days until confirmed by receipt of your deposit.
  3. Your dates will be held for 10 days, until receipt of your deposit.
  4. Send a check or money order for your deposit to:
    Global Angling Tours, Inc.
    P.O. Box 886
    Jefferson, GA 30549

    Your final balance is due 75 days prior to your trip launch date. If final payment is not received when due, we reserve the right to assume that the reservation is canceled.

About the Aniak

The Aniak River is one of the most unique and technical rivers in the world. From the time you begin your Aniak River fishing adventure until the time you arrive back the following week in preparation of returning home, you will have fished 75 miles of the Aniak River – 35 miles up and 35 miles back. The Aniak offers up its 11 species (when the Pink Salmon are in). Depending on the week of your stay, there will be between 7 and 10 species of fish for your angling pleasure. Aniak’s mother river, the Kuskokwim, boasts the largest Chum Salmon and Silver Salmon run and the 2nd largest King Salmon run of any river in Alaska.

OUR FISH EAT MICE! That’s right – Your Aniak River Adventure at Aniak River Lodge holds the title of one of two top “trout mousing rivers in Alaska and one that is favored around the globe! The Aniak and its tributaries have an incredibly healthy and unpressured Leopard Rainbow Trout population. At this time, WE ARE THE ONLY MAJOR OUTFITTER on this river.

When is the best time catching giant Leopard Rainbows on mice patterns? The answer is actually any week we are open. However, the months of June, July and early August show off the river’s “mousing specialty” and it certainly separates our Aniak River Adventure from other operations in Alaska.

Alaska is truly “The Last Wilderness Frontier” and the Aniak River is its hidden treasure boasting its bounty – season after season.

We offer 6 days of fishing / 7 nights lodging (Saturday to Saturday).
Your fishing trip will begin on Saturday and end of the following week Saturday. The sport fishing season in Alaska lasts approximately 3 ½ months out of the year. Our season usually starts mid-June and runs through the middle, or end, of September. Due to the limited number of anglers per season, most make their reservations early to secure the week of their choice. It is not unusual for guests to book 2 – 3 years in advance due to the limited fishing season and limited number of guests per week this trip can accommodate.

Days of Operation

Saturday to Saturday

Days of Fishing

6 Full Days / 7 Nights

Anglers per Week

14

Trip Price

$6295 per person

Our Boats

Weekly Schedule

“Welcome To The Aniak – A Fishery That Must Be Experienced To Be Believed!” 

In the Aniak, we operate on a weekly trip schedule with arrival on Saturday and departure on Saturday. Therefore, your airline tickets in and out of Aniak should be booked as such. We must arrive in Anchorage the Friday before your trip (or earlier) to ensure that you will make the Saturday morning flight to Aniak.

If you are hosting a group with us, and you would like to “customize” your week of fishing/lodging with us, please feel free to do so ahead of time. We do ask, however, that the entire group of guests move upriver and downriver at the same time, to ensure a more successful transition for you, the Staff, Chef, Guides and your fishing trip overall. Once there, if we, or our guests, feel there is a need to make the transition earlier or later, we are more than happy to do so.

Our goal is to provide you an exciting, and successful, time on the Aniak River and its tributaries. Each night, should you so desire, you will have some relaxation/free time, fly-tying instruction, possible casting lessons or “mousing” techniques, and discussion time with your Guide as to any questions you may have or the fish you landed that day. More importantly, please do not hesitate to inform them of what you might like to try next, or do differently, to get the “ultimate” out of your fishing experience on this most unique, remote, and bountiful river ~ The Aniak.

Sunday – 1st Full Day Fishing 

  • Breakfast is always served at 7:00 a.m. You will meet your Guide and prepare to begin fishing by 8:00 a.m. in G3 Jet Boats, (1) Guide per (2) Anglers. You should plan to return by 5:00 p.m. each day.
  • Approximately 7:30 a.m., after breakfast, you will pack your lunch from the plated food laid out in the dining hall and “wader up” for an action-packed day of fishing.
  • Guests will fish around the New Lodge for the first day where they can land Salmon species, Pike, Grayling, Dolly Varden, Arctic Char, and Rainbow Trout.
  • You will return, with your Guide, to the New Lodge by 5:00 p.m. for a hot shower, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and dinner.
  • Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. After dinner, Guides will provide orientation with the guests, making preparations with them for the following day’s fishing.

MONDAY – 2nd Full Day Fishing

  • Breakfast is served at 7:00 a.m. Meet your Guide and prepare to go out fishing by 8:00 a.m. in G3 Jet Boats, (1) Guide per (2) Anglers.  Guests will return by 5:00 p.m.
  • If weather permitting, Guides will prepare a Shore Lunch for our guests.
  • Guests will return to the New Lodge by 5:00 p.m. for a hot shower, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and dinner.
  • Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. After dinner, Guides will provide orientation with guests and make preparations with them for the following day’s fishing.

TUESDAY – 3rd Full Day Fishing

  • Breakfast served at 7:00 a.m. Meet your Guide and prepare to go out fishing by 8:00 a.m. in G3 Jet boats, (1) Guide per (2) Anglers.  Guests will return by 5:00 p.m.
  • Plan your day of fishing with Guides who will take Anglers fishing for Leopard Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic Char, Grayling, and Salmon on the Aniak River System.
  • Pack a Day Lunch, or pack a Shore Lunch, with your Guide for that day (if preferred).
  • After dinner, guests can rest and relax enjoying the sunset while they exchange stories of their day out fishing and meet with Guides.
  • Dinner and Guide orientation, or Fly Tying, can be enjoyed while making preparations for the next day’s fishing.
  • Evening preparations for the following day’s move to the Trout Camp upriver, after fishing.
  • You will be spending the following 2 days at the Tent (Trout) Camp upriver to specifically target Leopard Rainbow Trout.
  • While packing for this next adventure, it is good to leave any surplus luggage/clothing/gear you do not need for the Trout Camp inside your cabin at the New Lodge while gone. Pack only a minimal amount of clothing that is necessary for this trip.

Wednesday –  4th Full Day

  • Guests will fish and spend (2) nights upriver at the Aniak River Tent (Trout) Lodge specifically targeting Leopard Rainbow Trout. Upscale, very comfortable, Weather Port Tents are available throughout your stay. Plan your day of fishing with Guides who will take Anglers out for Trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic Char, Grayling, and Salmon on the Aniak River System.
  • Breakfast served at 7:00 a.m. Meet your Guide and prepare to go out fishing by 8:00 a.m. in G3 Jet boats, (1) Guide per (2) Anglers.  Guests will return by 5:00 p.m.
  • Pack a Day Lunch, or a Shore Lunch, with your Guide for that day (if preferred).
  • After dinner, guests can watch the sunset around the fire pit while exchanging stories of their day’s fishing and meet with Guides.
  • Guide orientation, or Fly Tying, can be enjoyed while making preparations for the next day’s fishing.

Thursday – 5th Full Day Fishing

  • Breakfast served at 7:00 a.m. Meet your Guide and prep to go out fishing by 8:00 a.m. in G3 Jet boats, (1) Guide per (2) Anglers.  Guests will return by 5:00 p.m.
  • Guests will fish and spend this last night upriver at the Tent (Trout) Lodge. Upscale, very comfortable, Weather Port Tents are available throughout your stay.  Plan your day of fishing with Guides who will take Anglers out for Leopard Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic Char, Grayling, and Salmon on the Aniak River System.
  • Pack a Day Lunch, or a Shore Lunch, with your Guide for that day (if preferred).
  • After dinner, guests can watch the sunset around the fire pit while exchanging stories of their day’s fishing and meet with Guides.
  • Dinner and Guide orientation, or Fly Tying, can be enjoyed while making preparations for the next day’s fishing.
  • Evening preparations for the following day’s move back down to the New Lodge after fishing.

FRIDAY – 6th Full Day Fishing

  • Breakfast served at 7:00 a.m. meet your Guide and prep to go out fishing by 8:00 a.m. in G3 Jet Boats, (1) Guide per (2) Anglers.
  • Guests will return to the New Lodge by 5:00 p.m. for a hot shower, drinks and dinner.
  • Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. After dinner, relax and enjoy some wonderful camaraderie and “Big Fish Tales”.
  • Prepare luggage for following early a.m. departure downriver and departure home bound.

SATURDAY – Day of Departure

  • Guest checkout is at 6:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast is served at 7:00 a.m.
  • Guides and Aniak River Staff will transport you, and your luggage, from the New Lodge back down to our “Welcoming Facility” in Aniak. Guests will change out of their waders and prepare for their departure to the Aniak Airport.
  • Your Shuttle Transport will depart Aniak River Lodge’s “Welcoming Facility” at 10:45 a.m. to deliver guests back to the Aniak Airport by 11:00 a.m. for their flight back to Anchorage. Flight schedules can change due to the weather conditions in Alaska, therefore, please leave enough time for your connecting flight from Anchorage back down to the lower 48 States or your other place of residence. (We recommend a minimum of 3 hours connection time Anchorage to your home city to be safe due to unforeseen weather conditions.)

Recommended Hotels in Anchorage

Price schedule is shown per our fishing weeks

Most all hotels in Anchorage (where you will overnight in preparation for your early morning flight into Aniak) will have free shuttle service to and from the airport during your trip. Upon booking your hotel, inform them of your flight details. Once landed in Anchorage, please call your hotel asap so they can be on their way while you retrieve your luggage. Depending on hour of your connecting flight returning from Aniak to Anchorage, you may have the need for an additional night’s hotel in Anchorage.

Alex Hotel and Suites

4615 Spenard Rd
Anchorage, AK 99517
(907) 243-3131
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Lakeshore Inn and Suites

3009 Lakeshore Dr
Anchorage, AK 99517
(907) 248-3485
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Courtyard by Marriott

4901 Spenard Rd
Anchorage, AK 99517

(907) 245-0322
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The Lakefront Anchorage

4800 Spenard Rd
Anchorage, AK 99517
(907) 243-2300
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Recommended Tipping Policy

Our Guides, Management, Wait Staff, and Chefs work very hard to make your trip an exciting, happy, and successful one! They take much pride in sharing their expertise and knowledge with you and enjoy creating unforgettable memories and “amazing fish tales” to carry back home to your friends and families. We are in the business of “repeat business” which lets us all know that we are doing our jobs correctly.

The recommended cash gratuity for Aniak River Guides and Staff is 13% of our regular trip price and are pooled together at the end of the trip. Cash is preferred and is normally handed to the Manager on Friday evening. However, if you wish to present a little something extra to a particular Guide, Manager, or Customer Service Staff member, you can always feel free to do so in a private, person-to-person gift. We thank you in advance for your generosity towards our Staff, as it is an honor for them to serve during your “Fishing Trip of a Lifetime”.

Rods & Reels

First, you are going to need an 8, 9 or 10 weight Fly rod, one that has a fast action. If you have to make a choice, I would go with the 9 wt. Also, fast rods are a must. You are throwing large streamers all day, and a fast weight rod will work much better and save your arm from casting all day!  Large arbor reels are also great; they pick up the line faster and again save your arms from getting overworked.

Flies

Streamers: Puglisi Peacock, Pike fly, Puglisi Back Country Imitations, Puglisi Big Imitations and Puglisi Peanut Butter flies.
CF Bait Fish,
Tandon CF B
Poppers;
Taco Pescadors
Polo Dancers
Big Boy Travealle

Hooks

All flies should be on 2/0 to 4/0 hooks.
Colors:
Most popular in the Amazon is the color FireTiger. After that, Chartreuse/White, Red/Yellow, Black/Red, Perch, Orange/Yellows and most bait fish imitations are preferred.

Lines

Jim Teeny’s Saltwater Series TS 350 and his Saltwater Floating Lines. Scientific Anglers SA Sharkskin Magnum Tropic, in floating, and clear, slow sink tip. Rio’s Tropical Outbound short, in floating, and clear, slow sink tip.

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