Aniak River Hosted Fishing Trips

2023 and 2024 Hosted Weeks

Aniak River Lodge was Larry’s favorite Alaska freshwater trip.

Our Aniak River Hosted Week history

Aniak River rainbows

Larry Schoenborn with Aniak rainbow.
Larry started hosting trips on the Aniak in 2006, and we’ve since hosted up to eight weeks a year here. There are few places in Alaska where you can catch numbers of rainbows, silvers, dollies, and grayling along with an occasional sheefish and northern pike. Our clients have landed over 50 rainbows in the 20” to 30” range a day. The Aniak is one of Alaska’s best rivers because of its variety of species and the sheer number of fish you’ll catch.
It helps that this river is comparatively undiscovered. You’ll see very few anglers.
Clients have landed over 100 silvers in one day. Silvers are best here from August 10th through September 1st. This is also a great time for beautiful leopard rainbow, grayling, char, and a few sheefish. Aniak rainbow fishing may be Alaska’s best.

Aniak Accommodations

Aniak River Boats

You’re guided here with two anglers per jet boat and guide.
Aniak River Lodge is now an Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge. The Lodge is the only fixed camp operation on the Aniak. At Aniak's deluxe tent camp, you'll be close to the action for salmon, rainbow, dollies, grayling, and... You’ll be near islands and braids that create the best rainbow fishing. 15 x 30 WeatherPort tents with single beds and nice bedding, a heater, a toilet, a shower, and a sink with hot running water. A generator is in camp for charging camera batteries. Two anglers per tent, guide, and boat.

Read Guy's 2019 Trip Report

Aniak River Trip Report

Aniak River Hosted Weeks Include:

Aniak River silver salmon fishing

Package Includes:  Ground transfers from Aniak airport to Aniak's Base River Lodge, boat transfers from Aniak to the Mid-River Camp, lodging, meals, non-alcoholic beverages, guided fishing from a jet boat and wading, and all flies.
Packages Do Not Include:  Airfare to Anchorage and Aniak, hotel and meals in Anchorage, alcohol, fishing license $45.00, fishing equipment, tackle, gratuities, Global Rescue, travel insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions. Prices are subject to change.

2023 Hosted Weeks

Friday to Friday
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$7,765.00 per person
Rainbow Mousing Week:
July 13-21, 2023:   SOLD-OUT
Rainbows and Silvers Weeks:
August 10-18, 2023:  Guy hosts - SOLD-OUTw August 17-25, 2023:  Guy hosts - SOLD-OUT

2024 Hosted Weeks

Friday to Friday
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
Rainbow Mousing Week:
July 11-19, 2024:  Phil Lighty hosts
Rainbows and Silvers Weeks:
August 1-9, 2024:  Guy Schoenborn hosts
August 8-16, 2024:  Guy Schoenborn hosts

Tyler and Gary Mintz - 2021 Hosted Week

Gary and Tyler Mintz with Aniak Rainbows

Eric Schoenborn with Silver Salmon

Aniak River Silver

Landing thirty or more silvers a day is common practice from August 5th through September 5th.

Guy Schoenborn with Aniak Rainbow

Guy Schoenborn with Aniak River Rainbow

Barb Ross and Taylor the guide with Sheefish - 2022 Hosted Week

Aniak River Sheefish

Aniak rainbows

Aniak River Rainbows

Guide and Barry Rodeffer's Rainbow - Hosted week

Barry Rodeffer's rainbow

John Enloe with Aniak rainbow - 2021 Hosted Week

Joe Baldi with Aniak Rainbow

Paul Brown and guide with 28.5" rainbow - hosted week

Paul Brown