Fishing on the Karluk River for Steelhead or Salmon Will be an Unforgettable Experience - Kodiak Fishing at its finest...
The world famous Karluk River is Kodiak’s largest and most productive river system. Located just 10-minutes away by float plane, the 22-mile Karluk is well-known for its world-class Salmon and Steelhead runs, and ranks amongst the top Alaskan fishing rivers. The shallow waters of the Karluk make it easy to sight-cast a fly to Salmon and Steelhead in knee-deep, crystal clear water.
Few rivers have the diversity and productivity of the Karluk, which has monster runs of Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye Salmon, as well as the second largest Steelhead run in all of Alaska, with runs averaging between 4,000 and 8,000 fish. Add resident Dolly Varden and Rainbow Trout, and it’s easy to see how the Karluk is a fly fisherman’s dream.
In addition to the Karluk, we fish many virgin rivers such as the Spiridon, Zachar, and Brown’s. These rivers are easy to navigate and present incredible opportunities to catch big fish. Near heart-stopping surface strikes from 15-plus pound Silvers are common on these unspoiled waters. Kodiak's silvers are some of the largest in Alaska - each year we catch many that surpass 20 pounds.
Kodiak’s remote streams provide anglers with the rare opportunity for a Salmon Grand Slam, meaning all five species of Pacific salmon on a fly rod the same day.
We fully stock top-of-the-line equipment to outfit our guests (at no additional cost), including all reels, rods, terminal tackle and waders. We proudly carry Orvis Helios rods which are almost universally considered the best rods made - they are the lightest fly rods on the market. The Helios rod technology is a game-changer in the fly fishing industry and we believe we are on the only lodge in Alaska carrying this level of equipment.
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