- Ages: All Ages
- Duration: 4 hours
- Departs: Anchor Point, AK
- Location: Anchor River
- Exertion: Easy to Moderate
- Price: $199 per person
Ask us about custom dates for individuals, couples, families, and groups.
TRIP DETAILS & ITINERARY
If the thought of hooking into a monster King Salmon or early fall chrome Steelhead gets your blood pumping than this is the trip for you! The Anchor River is one of the crown jewel streams of the lower Kenai Peninsula and home to King, Silver, and Pink Salmon, as well as Dolly Varden and Steelhead. The tea colored streams & rivers carve through steep bluffs and low-lying forested areas. Wildlife abounds around the river and you are likely to see moose, ducks, sea otter and maybe even a bear or two. Bald eagles soar in the brilliant sky searching the waters for unsuspecting fish. The Anchor River is one of Alaska’s premier fishing areas. Alaska fishing at its best!
The Anchor River Fishing Trip is a “Hike-In” trip. You will meet your guide near the mouth of the Anchor River and from there you will head to the first fishing spot of the day. You will be hiking up and down the river sight fishing for trout, salmon or char. There are some excellent fishing areas on the Anchor River if you know where to go and how to fish them. This is where our Professional Guide Service really shines.
Don’t worry if you’ve never fished before, we’ll teach you how and show you the ropes. We guide for complete beginners to seasoned pros, and we’ll provide as much help and instruction as you like.
- The King salmon run is the most popular fishery. The run begins in late May and peaks in the second week in June.
- Dolly Varden begins running early in July and continues throughout the summer.
- Pink salmon runs begin in mid-July and extend into August. Larger runs of Pink salmon occur on even numbered years.
- Silver salmon begin running at the end of July and persist until the beginning of September.
- Steelhead runs begin in late August and continue into October. This aggressive and prized fish is pursued by the hardiest of anglers with fly-fishing being the most popular and successful method.
*Run times are approximate and for reference. Fish and run timing may not apply to a particular river, or to a particular area on a river. Sport fishing regulations in Alaska are subject to change, and just because a species may be running, it does not always mean they can be fished.
- Season: May – October
- Begins/Ends: Anchor Point, AK
- Duration: 4 Hours
- Distance: Varies ~1-3+ Miles
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
- Terrain and Gear: Trips may involve challenging terrain on and off-trails. *Rain gear is required. Please dress for current weather conditions. It’s best to layer clothing. Trip may vary due to trail and weather conditions.
- Meeting Time and Place: Specific details will be provided upon booking your trip. Most trips begin at 7am or 8am in Anchor Point. We offer pickup/drop-off at accommodations within Ninilchik and Anchor Point with advance notice, subject to availability.
- Professional Guide Service
- Rods and reels are included (fly-fishing equipment is NOT provided)
- Instruction available
- Interpretive guided hiking