The Karluk River is a world class Alaskan Fly Fishing destination and is legendary for Chinook and Steelhead, The Karluk also supports other salmon species (Sockeye, Coho, Chum and Pink) as well as Dolly Varden, Arctic char and Rainbow trout. The Kodiak Brown Bear Center offers our clients the chance to experience everything that the Karluk has to offer, with first class accommodations and expert guide staff.
Though traditionally the Karluk River is famous for the Chinook Fishing, it has quickly become a targeted destination for the elite fly fishermen who are targeting Steelhead. Most of the river is comprised of shallow ripples and few deep holes. The Karluk offers a unique experience for anglers to sight cast to Chinook and Steelhead in water that can range from knee to waist deep.
The Karluk Lake offers over 30 miles of shoreline with countless tributaries creating some of the highest salmon concentrations on Kodiak. Our clients will experience a variety of conditions that allow our guests to use different weight rods, leaders, tippets, and flies.
Our fishing program offers our guests the opportunity to experience all that the Karluk has to offer. We offer a 7 day 6 night package which provides 4 days of fishing the lake upper Karluk River, and 3 fly out days which will include rafting the upper and lower halves of the river. The way you choose to fish is your choice; your guide will help instruct you on the most successful techniques for fishing the lake or river.
Breakfast is served between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. After breakfast your guides will be awaiting you on the dock with the proper tackle requirement having been briefed on the days targeted location, all you have to do is catch the fish!
Transportation on Karluk Lake will be by boat, with a licensed USGG vessel operator, to your fishing destination. All fly out trips will be by Beaver float planes, for a short 15 minute flight to the Karluk Portage. Lunch will be served riverside by our guides, and the approximate return time to the lodge is 5:00 p.m.