Fishing

Just imagine yourself…floating in a raft at about thirteen miles per hour on a Class III or IV glacial river. Then you pull into a good fishing hole to wrangle a mighty Chinook Salmon weighing in between 30 and 55 pounds. Or maybe you just pour yourself a cup of coffee from a thermos and take a few moments to enjoy the extraordinary beauty that surrounds you. The sun is back up from its two hour nap. Mist is rising off the river. Bald eagles fly from tree to tree along the banks of the river looking for their fish as well, and in the distance, a mountainous snow-capped landscape that you’ve only seen in the movies. That’s a morning on the the Klutina River.

 

 

 

Welcome to Gakona Lodge fishing! We offer guided fishing charters on the Gulkana, and Klutina Rivers of South Central Alaska fishing predominantly for Kings, Sockeye, Rainbows, and Grayling. We can also help you setup a Halibut Charter in Valdez. We are located adjacent to Wrangell St. Elias National Park and in the heart of the Copper River Valley at the confluence of the Gakona and Copper Rivers. We are not necessarily a destination spot, but we offer an opportunity for travelers in Alaska to stop by and catch fish while staying at a very historic lodge and exploring the extraordinary beauty and sites offered in south central Alaska.

 

 

For those interested in fishing, this is true Alaska fishing. You will not be competing for a spot on the river! We leave combat to our nation’s military. Instead, you’re more likely to compete with the many bald eagles that you’ll see on your trip who are also interested in the delicious fish in our rivers. Take in the gorgeous sites and the serenity of the area and enjoy some fantastic fishing! Our guides can’t guarantee that you’ll catch the biggest fish that you’ve ever caught, but they can certainly ensure that you have a good time. Did we mention that they do all the rowing and work on these trips?

We fish, when you want and how you want…this is your adventure!

We challenge you to find a better value and better fishing in Alaska.
 

How It Works

We provide the necessary equipment, tackle, and guided expertise to make you successful in sport fishing some of Alaska’s most pristine waters. We transport you to various fishing holes by raft.

After a fun day of fishing, we’ll bring you back to Gakona Lodge and Trading Post where we’ll clean and vacuum seal your daily catch. If you’d like, we’ll even cook up some of your fish at the Carriage House Restaurant so you’ll know exactly what you have to look forward to when you get back home with the rest of your catch.

Reserve a Trip

Fishing Rates

  • 359

    Full Day Fishing on the Klutina River for Sockeye or King Salmon
    per person
  • 349

    Full Day Fishing on the Gulkana River for Salmon, Trout or Grayling
    per person
    Includes a sack lunch and all necessary equipment. Does not include fishing license or king stamp.
  • 229

    Half Day Fishing on the Gulkana River for Salmon, Trout or Grayling
    per person
    Includes a snack and all necessary equipment. Does not include fishing license or king stamp.

Fishing Season

  • Jun 01 to Jul 19 Jul 01 to Aug 10
    Gulkana River : Jun 01 to Jul 19
    Klutina River : Jul 01 to Aug 10
  • Jun 01 to Sep 05 Jun 10 to Aug 01
    Gulkana River : Jun 01 to Sep 05
    Klutina River : Jun 10 to Aug 01
  • Jun 10 to Sep 15

    Jun 10 to Sep 15
  • Jul 01 to Sep 15

    Jul 01 to Sep 15