per person, double occupancy
5 days/4 nights
3 days fishing
Legendary Frontier Fishing
Boasting phenomenal runs of all five species of Pacific salmon, plus rainbows, grayling and char, the Bristol Bay region is the benchmark against which all other wilderness fishing is measured. Rapids Camp Lodge is a top-notch full-service lodge, offering daily flyouts. Each day, Rapids Camp Lodge guides will help you experience fantastic fishing on the Naknek River or remote fly-out streams. During peak chinook weeks, you can opt to fish on the Nushagak River. A highlight for many is a visit to the famous Katmai Wildlife Preserve, home to the world’s largest concentration of brown bears.
Rapids Camp Lodge
Alaska, United States
Some of the finest fishing in Alaska is available right outside the lodge's back door in the famous Naknek River rapids. You can take a four-minute boat ride to the rapids or visit one hot spot after another; or you can head just 15 minutes down river right into the thick of king salmon action. If you prefer even more solitude - just you, your companion, the majesty of the wilderness and the occasional bear, explore the remote streams and rivers within Bristol Bay watershed with a short hop by plane. You'll find plenty of fish in every direction.
The rainbow trout fishing around Rapids Camp Lodge and the Bristol Bay watershed is truly legendary. The rainbow trout are pure bred, native and wild. They have never been introduced, stocked or fed. They have thrived in this area for centuries and grow to immense proportions. Along with these giants, you'll find char, grayling, pike and lake trout. And we see the yearly migration of king, sockeye, chum, pink and silver salmon.
After a hearty breakfast, you'll head out in a Beaver Dehavilland float plane for a flyout to a remote fishing location selected by your guide. Anglers typically fish two to a boat with their guide, or wade a remote stream. Guides are qualified and seasoned experts who want to see that you have the fishing trip of a lifetime. They specialize in river and lake fishing and are armed for your protection. You can fly-fish, spin-fish, or both. The lodge provides well-maintained fishing equipment that's ready when you are. Of course, if you prefer your own rod, reel, waders and hip boots, by all means bring them with you.
Note: Catch-and-release fishing is encouraged at Rapids Camp Lodge.
5 days/4 nights
3 days fishing
(2016 SEASON RATES)
5 days/4 nights/3 days fishing with 3 flyouts
$6695 per person (double occupancy)
8 days/7 nights/6 days fishing with 6 flyouts
$8695 per person (double occupancy)
50% of trip cost. May be paid with check, credit card, certified check or money order. Final payments are typically due 90 days prior to departure.
We suggest you reserve early for the best fares to Anchorage. Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements. Note: airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.
- Transfers between Anchorage, King Salmon and the lodge on the lodge's private plane
- 3 nights lodge accommodations (double occupancy)
- All meals and snacks prepared Alaskan Style
- Wine, beer and soft drinks
Extensive cigar selection
- Simms neoprene and Gortex breathable waders
- Scott, Sage, Winston and Thomas rods
- Abel, Ross and Bauer reels, rods, and line
- Flies including flies tying table
- 2 1/2 days fishing with expert guides
- Two days of fly-outs in Beaver Dehavilland float planes
Airfare, fishing license, King Salmon stamp, liquor, tips, gifts or items of a personal nature.
From mid-June through early July, Rapids Camp Lodge also operates an outpost camp targeting the tremendous king salmon run on the famous Nushagak River. Lodging is in spacious 12' x 12' wall tents, equipped with carpeted floors and comfortable cots. For your added comfort, a cook tent and a heated shower are provided.
June through early October. The Bristol Bay region of Alaska yields all five species of Pacific salmon, as well as rainbow trout, char and grayling. Because the spawning runs of each species occur at different times, one must select a time period coinciding with the spawning run of the species you'd like to target. June offers excellent fishing for Chinook (king) salmon, with this system boasting the largest run of kings in the world. June is also superb for large rainbow trout, char and grayling. July finds kings still running strong, along with a tremendous influx of sockeye (red) salmon. An estimated 100,000 sockeye per day migrate into the streams during their spawning runs. You can also target chum (dog) salmon, rainbows, char and grayling. August is the start of the coho (silver) salmon run. It is also a time when the king salmon lay their eggs and attract a tremendous number of rainbow trout, char and grayling. During September and October, anglers are treated to some of the largest rainbow trout, arctic char and dolly varden they will ever encounter. Fish average eight pounds and are plentiful.
Now accepting reservations for 2011 season. Please call us to confirm space availability or to request specific dates
You'll fly via Anchorage to King Salmon, where you'll be met and transferred to Rapids Camp Lodge. (Many guests overnight in Anchorage before or after their trip to the lodge. We can reserve your hotel in Anchorage).
18 anglers per week
Rapids Camp Lodge is homey and friendly, comfortable and private. You'll be hooked before the fish are. The lodge is situated on 10 acres of serene riverfront property, and can accommodate up to 16 guests per week in eight spacious, double occupancy rooms. Each with a private bathroom.
Cold beer and fine wines in the Dry Fly Bar. A cozy fireplace in the main room. Even an outdoor hot tub. After a day's fishing, relax with an extraordinary view of the river and mountains. There's a also a tackle room and a fly tying table.
The lodge's dining room offers a varied menu of sumptuous Alaskan-style dishes. From fresh salmon to succulent steaks, the lodge's gourmet dinners include all the fixin's. You can even request special meals when you make your reservation. Breakfasts, lunches and snacks are also prepared fresh daily.
Nearby Katmai National Park is 4.2 million acres of virtually untouched wilderness where you can find moose, caribou, wolves, eagles and, of course, the Alaskan brown bear. At world famous Brooks Falls, you're likely to see a bear grab a leaping salmon right out of the air. Here also, volcanoes and glaciers coexist. From the Valley of 10,000 Smokes to the deep turquoise of the Ice Age glaciers, you'll see scenery that rivals the wildlife.
SAMPLE OUTLINE ITINERARY
(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)
Day 1: (Friday) arrive in King Salmon. (Most guests overnight in Anchorage the Thursday before). Airport reception and transfer to Rapids Camp Lodge. Orientation. Overnight.
Days 2-3 (and extra days): Full fishing days on the Naknek River and remote flyout locations (weather conditions permitting).
Day 4: 1/2 day fishing. Transfer to King Salmon Airport for your flight to Anchorage.
If coming in on Tuesday, 1/2 day fishing will be on the day you arrive.
* There is no fishing on Friday (change over day)
Sunscreen and mosquito repellent are recommended. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.
Daytime temperatures typically range from 40 to 80 degrees.
We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Assure may be obtained by calling our office.
A recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.
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