This year I am very excited to be offering hosted raft trips to Alaska. I will be focusing on two different bodies of water. The famous Moraine Creek & American Creek. Both of these watersheds are located within the beautiful Katmai National Park. This area is home to the best sport fishing & bear viewing in the Bristol Bay region. Access requires the use of bush planes to deliver us and our ever essential gear into this pristine wilderness. A week spent on either one of these systems will be a trip that you'll never forget. The exposure, wildlife, fishing & extreme beauty will leave a lasting impression. I am teamed up with https://hookedonalaska.net/ Check out their web page for more photos and information.
July 29th- August 4th - 4 Spots
August 5th-9th - 4 Spots
August 21st - 26th - 4 Spots
August 27th - September 1st - 4 Spots
Why choose a float trip?
There are many advantages when floating and camping on the river. The first of course is access. We set camp in or near the best stretches of river. Therefore you do not spend a large portion of your day working to get to the best spots. During the summer months Alaska experiences nearly 24 hours of daylight. This leaves a lot of time to fish. If you so desire you could literally be landing a fish at midnight. Since we are on the river for the duration of the trip this means we get the river essentially to ourselves. The weather in Alaska is an uncontrolled factor. Sometimes this works to our advantage. There are days that do not allow flights in or out of the river due to visibility, but hey we are already there. This is a real Alaskan experience with wildlife viewing at its best. This region is home to the highest density population of Brown Bears in the world. However we need not worry, they are present due to the abundance of food. There are more Salmon than any one bear could handle. Other wildlife sightings include wolves, caribou, moose, wolverines, and many other small critters.
Legendary American Creek is an all time must do trip in Alaska. This is a 40 plus mile float where we break camp daily, stopping to fish for Char and Rainbows. The only access to American Creek is by means of float plane which will take us from the town of Iliamna to the start of the river at Hammersly Lake. We Start at an elevation of 1600' and drop 1500' over the course of our float. This is what makes American Creek more challenging and adventurous. With some class 3 rapids it will keep you holding on. The river originates in an alpine tundra setting and quickly descends through a beautiful canyon filled with birch forrests, changing again to old growth cottonwoods and finally ending in low grass lands at Coville Lake. Groups can hike in and fish the top section or there are a limited number of lodges that hold permits for the lower section. This means everything in between is left to the rafters. It is rare to run across more than a few groups throughout the whole week. Early season fishing ( June & July) offers up amazing opportunities to target large trout with traditional tactics such as dry fly, streamer or nymph fishing. Once the eggs drop it pulls big rainbows from the lower stretches of this river and the fishing is some of the best that I have witnessed anywhere in Alaska. American Creek is one of southwestern Alaska's most wild sport fisheries. Don't hesitate to experience the raw beauty and wild setting of this world class river, located entirely within Katmai National Park.
Moraine Creek is a bucket list trip for many fisherman worldwide. This trip is about a 15 mile float accessed by bush plane. This being a shorter float by Alaskan standards gives us that much more time to explore. Between the bear viewing and large numbers of fat rainbow trout it is a must do. I have personally guided over 200 days on this river and know every nook and cranny. Being able to spend a couple nights in one camp allows us to explore side channels and tributaries targeting large trout in the skinniest of water. The upper stretches of this river receives visitors often as it is some of the best Brown Bear viewing in Katmai National Park. Moraine creek will fill you up with amazing views, wildlife sightings and some of the best sport fishing Alaska has to offer. Check out the photos, if this is something you are interested in please reach out to discuss more details. I can cater trips to each individual groups. Duration is flexible ranging from 3 nights 4 days to 6 nights 7 days.
Standard Package $5,800 Per Person
6 Nights 7 Days Guided
Pick up and drop off from Illiamna, AK
All fishing & camping gear.
Whats Not Included
Flights to Anchorage & Illiamna
Alaska Fishing License
Waders, boots & sleeping bags can be provided however these are personal items we recommend bringing yourself.