Enjoy the remote rivers of the scenic Copper River Basin – home of the famous Copper River Red salmon and great Arctic Grayling.
Take a full or half-day sport fishing trip the way it was meant to be: with a relaxing visit to an unpopulated fishing hole. Depending on the season, you can try for Kings, Sockeye, Trout or Arctic Grayling with guides who know the ins and outs of fishing these cold, glacial drainages. Ask about other fishing opportunities—windows are short for some trout species, but you might time it right.
You’ll need to get your fishing license ahead of time: Alaska River Wrangellers take care of just about everything except for your license and lunch. As they say, “You don’t want your guide making your sandwich at 3 a.m.!”
Full-day trips cover around 14 miles of river. You’ll meet up around 4:30 am, put- in, and begin your float fairly quickly, with all the tools you need to catch fish. Your guides will fillet your fish on the river and help you arrange to get it commercially vacuum-packed and shipped back home. If the fish aren’t biting that day, you’re guaranteed to come back with a great story of a day on the river in wild, scenic Alaska.
Half-day trips give you 4–5 hours on the water and cover about 5 miles of river. These are perfect if you are on the road to other destinations; you can still experience fishing the Copper River Basin without spending a full day/night in the area. Here are the options:
A “National Wild and Scenic River,” the Gulkana offers excellent fly-fishing opportunities for beginners and enthusiasts. Sockeyes, Kings, Rainbows and Grayling populate these waters. (Half-day and full-day options).
One of the best King and Red fisheries in the Copper River Basin, due to the remoteness and lack of fishing pressure. This 14-mile run offers the chance to catch a large King. (Half-day and full-day options).
Whitewater rapids deter a lot of anglers, but with the experienced Alaska River Wrangellers, you can enjoy this remote and low-pressure fishing experience. This fast, glacial fed drainage boasts Kings, Reds and Silvers on a 23-mile run. Add even more adventure with an extended, 2-day version of this trip, allowing for more fishing and chances to see wildlife. (Full-day or 2-day only).
About Alaska River Wrangellers
Based in Copper Center, on the boundary of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska River Wrangellers is a sportfishing and river-rafting company that’s affiliated with NOVA River Runners—the oldest river guiding company in the state. Whether you’re looking to cast a line on a world-class salmon and trout-fishing trip, or looking for a rafting excursion with any level of whitewater, Alaska River Wrangellers is the place to find the unique Alaskan adventure you’ll always remember.