Alaska Fly-Out Fishing
and Bear Viewing Tours
Alaska Bears are incredibly common in the
areas we frequent. From our local salmon fishing streams to
the shores of many lakes, we deliver you to some outstanding
locations to observe these mighty bruins. Photographers and
spectators alike return year after year to gaze at these
giants of the wilderness.
options involve a flight across the Cook Inlet and a view of
the majestic Alaska Range including active volcanoes Mt.
Redoubt, Mt. Spur and Mt. Iliamna. Viewing bears with a
professional guide, from the safety of the comfortable
boats, allows for close up and personal bear viewing. Enjoy
a fresh grilled salmon snack especially for you and then a
grand scenic flight over a glacier on your return flight.
These world renowned locations provide the most affordable
Alaska bear viewing trips. Destinations include Wolverine
Creek and Crescent Lake.
unique fishing and bear viewing trip. The trip starts with a
30 minute flight across Cook Inlet to the entrance of Lake
Clark National Park and involves fishing at the world
renowned Wolverine Creek. The fishing area is located where
a small stream flows into a large lake (Big River Lakes).
The water is usually very clear and the fish can be seen in
large schools close to shore. Ordinarily, you will
experience an action filled day of sockeye salmon or silver
salmon fishing and up close bear viewing.
45 minutes southwest of Soldotna to Crescent Lake. This
hidden jewel lies at the base of Mount Redoubt in Lake Clark
National Park. This active volcano towers over 10,000 feet
making this trips scenery one of the most spectacular. The
pilot drops you off with a professional guide where you will
enjoy fishing for hard fighting sockeye salmon or silver
salmon. Early in the season (June), there is wonderful
dolly varden and lake trout fishing. Brown bear often
patrol the lake shore and offer fantastic photo
opportunities. The scenery on this trip is AWE inspiring!!!
Alaska Fly-out Fishing
In addition to fly-outs for bearviewing,
there are many other options that involve only fishing.
Kustatan River for
This fly-out is an easy 30 minutes across
Cook Inlet towards Mt Redoubt. You land in a small slough
off of the Kustatan river and take a power boat from there.
Fishing is from shore and is often a big hit!!! These
silvers are RIGHT out of the ocean and angry!!!
Bachatna River for
This fly-out is an easy 20 minutes across
Cook Inlet towards Mt Redoubt. You land in an extremely
small beaver pond which is directly adjacent to the Bachatna
River. This is one of the most exhilarating take offs and
landing there is!! This is clear water, small stream
fishing at its best!
Chuitna River for King
Salmon, Rainbow Trout or Silver Salmon
This is a unique, truly Alaskan experience!
Fly about 30 minutes into the remote, native village of
Tyonek. You will land in the village Lake and be greeted by
local natives. You will be driven over land to the Chuitna
River. This is a relatively small, clearwater stream which
is only accessible on foot and is therefore very quiet and
serene. The wonderfully clear water provides for excellent
site casting (flyfishing or spin casting) for whatever
species is available at the time. Access to this River is
limited by the local native Corporation. Therefore, this
River sees very little fishing pressure.
Crescent Lake for
Grayling and Rainbow Trout
This is about a 20 minute flight towards
Cooper Landing and the gorgeous Kenai Mountains. You will
land on some of the clearest water you will ever see, the
truly gin clear water of Crescent Lake. But here the
fishing is not for salmon but instead for iridescent blue
Arctic Grayling. This is an absolutely spectacular lake and
it has the fish to go with it. These are absolutely,
strikingly (pun intended) beautiful, trophy size Arctic
Grayling. There is not a lot to take home from this trip
because we preferred to catch release the Grayling Lodge for
the quality of the setting and of the fishing, this is a
trip that you will not forget!
Nushagak River for King Salmon
This is a much longer flight (2-3 hours) over
some of the least inhabited wilderness on the entire
planet. You fly up and over the Alaska Range through one of
various spectacular mountain passes. The wildlife viewing
while in the air is typically awesome as is the scenery as
well. And on top of that, you get to fish on the world
renowned Nushagak River which has one of the world's largest
run of King salmon. These 20-40 pound kings put up a heck
of a fight and taste great on top of that!
Drainage for Pike
For an exhilarating, tackle busting strike
and a prehistorically ugly face, almost nothing beats a
pike! We fly anywhere from an hour to two hours depending
upon the destination. Alaska is home to a large native
population of Pike and depending upon the location
world-class Pike can abound. For those that have done
all, this is definitely a different twist.
Other options for fishing oriented fly outs:
Bristol Bay for King salmon or world-class
trophy rainbow trout
Kenai Fjords for silver salmon (this is also
an amazing trip!)
Alaska Fly-out Bearviewing and Flightseeing
Bearviewing and flight seeing tours are
available out of both Soldotna and Nikiski.
In addition, the other popular locations for
bear viewing which are world-renowned and within daytrip
reach of Soldotna B&B Lodge are Katmai National Park and the
McNeil River. There are various destinations within or
nearby Katmai National Park. In this case, we fly out of
Homer on either wheel-based planes or float planes. Out of
Homer, there are various options for spectacular bearviewing
and flight seeing including: Hallo Bay, Kodiak, Katmai
National Park, Lake Clark National Park, Bristol Bay, Kenai
Fjords, Brooks Rivers Falls, McNeil River.