Since 1980 B&B Fishing Adventures has pioneered wilderness float trips on this river, using the special use permit awarded to B&B Fishing Adventures by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to offer oar-powered catch-and-release float trips during prime fishing dates. Begining at Kagati Lake, the river flows ninety miles through the Kilbuck Mountains and empties into the Bering Sea at the village of Quinhagak.
The Kanektok River is one of Alaska’s great fishing destinations. July offers the most variety of fishing with King, Chum and Sockeye salmon. The Pink salmon return on even numbered years. August and September is the prime time for Silver salmon fishing. Combine these salmon with leopard spotted rainbow trout, Arctic grayling, Arctic char/sea-run Dolly Varden and you have nine species of fish in one river. Three 16ft. Avon Professional rafts are used on the float trips. Each or the rafts carries camp gear, two anglers and a guide. These rafts have a custom anchoring system that affords the opportunity to fish any section of the river. Each day we are floating around 8:30 am and stopping to make the evening campsite at 5:00 pm.
Now that you have taken care of the fish, it is our turn to take care of you. Sit back and enjoy the comfort of safari style camping and a menu that is the pride of the wilderness. After a good night’s sleep on a comfortable cot, wake up to a hearty breakfast and another day of great fishing.
Bring all your own tackle and only soft duffle style luggage maximum 55-60 pounds for this trip. Plastic containers work well and are safer than glass bottles. All travel items you bring will be repacked in waterproof bags and accompany you.
Our Catch & Release Policy is to fish single barbless hooks and release all species. On a very rare occasion a salmon is kept for an appetizer. Absolutely no take home or trophy harvesting is allowed.You arrive in Ancorage the day before the float trip begins, then fly from Anchorage to Dillingham, AK early the next morning. You will be met at the Dillingham airport and transferred to the charter service for a scenic 45-minute flight through the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge in a vintage Grumman Goose aircraft to the Kagati Lake camp. Here we start the trip with orientation and some lake fishing, then the next morning begin the trip down the Kanektok River. The river flows ninety miles through the Kilbuck Mountains and empties into the Bering Sea at the village of Quinhagak. From Quinhagak you will be transported to Bethel, AK for your air return to Ancorage.
An Alaska fishing license is required. If fishing during the King salmon season, a king salmon stamp is necessary. Licenses are available directly through the ADF&G website at http://www.admin.adfg.state.ak.us/license/. It is advisable that you obtain your license either online, by telephone/fax/mail or while in Anchorage.
One of the real advantages of this trip is that you spend your entire time on the river. Imagine being part of a small group floating down a wild river with unlimited fishing. There is no better way to experience the fishing in Alaska than on this wilderness float trip.
Example Rates – subject to change by operator
Kanektok River Float Trip
$4,150 per person
Seven Full Days of Float and Wade fishing, Six Nights of safari style camping and a menu that is the pride of the wilderness.
Rates include: Charter flights to and from the river, Seven days/Six nights on river, All meals, Use of equipment and Guide service. Each person will be provided with Two waterproof bags, a Therma Rest sleeping pad and a camera box.
Not included: Air transportation to Dillingham and return from Bethel, Overnights/meals in Anchorage/Dillingham/Bethel, Fishing license, Gratuities, Items of a personal nature.