Aniak River Lodge
Alaska Spin or Fly Fishing Trip
The Aniak is one of Alaska's best rivers due to its variety - rainbows, dollies, grayling, salmon, sheefish, and northern pike - and the sheer number of fish you'll catch. The Aniak is one of the best trips in the world for novice fly anglers because each day, they’ll get so many opportunities to hook and land large quantities of fish. The Aniak is now a catch-and-release fishery - although, at times, there will still be some guide-prepared shore lunches.
2020 Hosted Weeks
Targeting: Rainbows and silvers
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing $6,495.00
• August 14-22, 2020:
• August 21-29, 2020:
2021 Hosted Weeks
Targeting: Rainbows and silvers
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
• August 13-21, 2021:
Guy Schoenborn hosts
• August 20-28, 2021:
Guy Schoenborn hosts
Book AnytimeYou're not restricted to our hosted weeks. Provided there are openings, we can book Aniak River Lodge for a time that works best for you.
About Aniak River Lodge
Aniak Rainbow Fishing
Aniak's rainbow fishing may be some of Alaska’s best. Rainbows average 21" in length, with up to 30" bows landed.
Aniak River Lodge offers some of the best trout mousing in Alaska. During every week of the fishing season, you can catch giant leopard rainbows on mouse patterns.
The months of June and July are particularly productive with this unique topwater method. plus peak char, grayling, and northern pike.
See Aniak River Mousing video.
View Aniak Trailer IF4 (2019) 1:48 Vimeo
Aniak Silver Salmon
The Kuskokwim boasts Alaska’s largest run of silver salmon and the Aniak is the best producing tributary of the Kuskokwim River.
From early August through early September, it’s not uncommon to land thirty-plus silvers a day here.
Aniak's unique locations offer many of the same options as expensive lodges without the need for fly-outs, allowing more time to fish.
Photo: Kurt Rathjen with nice Aniak silver.
Aniak Fishing Facts:
2020 Season: June 20 thru September 26.
Boats: The Lodge has seven, 18’ G3 Jet Boats with Yamaha four-stroke 40 to 90-HP motors. Two anglers per boat and Coast Guard licensed guide.
Methods: Spin or Fly Fishing. You’ll fish from the boat and bank, depending on the river conditions and species.
Fishing Days: You’re guided each day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fishing Equipment: No equipment is provided, but the guides provide flies. A complete tackle and gear list is provided in our confirmation packet.
Fishing License and king salmon stamp (if you fish before July 15th) are not included in the package.
Drying Room: Both the Lodge and Camp have an unheated drying room for your gear.
Fly Tying: The Lodge has a fly tying vice and materials available. If you want to tie some before your trip, we can send sample flies.
Guy Schoenborn with dolly varden
Dollies are very colored up from August 10th on.
26-inch Aniak Lodge Rainbow
Brian with Aniak Northern Pike
Carl Quertermus with large Aniak sheefish
Our hosted weeks are a great time to target beautiful leopard rainbow, silver salmon, grayling, char, and a few sheefish.
Aniak River Grayling
Aniak's - Two Riverside Locations
Aniak River Lodge offers a unique lodging experience with a Mid-River Lodge, and the upper river deluxe tent camp known as Trout Camp. Each location taps into diverse fishing. Aniak hosts 14 guests per week, except for the last two weeks of the 2020 season when they'll host only eight anglers. Aniak River Lodge has the only fixed camps on the river.
Aniak's New Mid-River Lodge
The new Mid-River Lodge is 25 miles upriver from the town of Aniak. The Lodge has a gourmet kitchen and dining room, and seven, spacious cabins.
Meals: The Lodge has an executive chef. Delicious meals in a remote setting.
Alcohol: The Lodge cannot provide alcohol, but you are welcome to bring your own. Aniak is a moist village, which means it is illegal for the Lodge to serve or sell alcohol.
Communications: There is no cell phone reception. For emergencies, the Lodge uses radio communications from the Camp to the Lodge and village. They also have a GCI phone at the Lodge. Free Wi-Fi at the Lodge, although slow.
Seven New Guest Cabins
You'll stay at Aniak's Mid-River Lodge in one of their new guest cabins. Two anglers per cabin. Each cabin has a private bathroom with hot running water, a shower, vanity, and flushable toilet.
Trout Camp - Aniak's deluxe tent camp
If you would like, you can spend a night or two at Trout Camp, their deluxe tent camp about 15 miles upriver from the Mid-River Lodge. Here, you'll target leopard rainbow trout, silvers, dollies, and grayling. You'll also be near islands and braids that create the best rainbow fishing. High-end WeatherPort Tents. Great meals. After dinner, share fishing stories around the fire pit and watch the sunset.
Abundance of Wildlife
The region is loaded with an abundance of wildlife. It’s not uncommon to see brown and black bears as well as moose, wolves, otter, mink, beaver, wolverine, osprey, or bald and golden eagles.
We've hosted trips here since 2000.
Larry Schoenborn with nice Aniak rainbow. Larry began hosting trips at Aniak River Lodge in 2000. The Aniak was Larry’s favorite Alaska freshwater trip.