The greatest way to experience all of Bristol Bay and Katmai National Park is by float plane. If I had my way, I would get in a DeHaviland Beaver on floats every morning and go fish somewhere different every day. It truly brings you to the “real” Alaska bush. I have been fortunate enough to guide in just about every fly out destination in Katmai and the Alaska Peninsula. You are cheating yourself by not doing at least one fly out during your week!
Leopard rainbows like the one pictured below are common in many of the fly out destinations. This particular one came from Little Ku. The sea run Dolly Varden in the lower pic came from Contact Creek.
In addition to the fishing opportunities, bear viewing can be nothing less than stellar in some of the more remote locations of Katmai National Park and the Alaska Peninsula. You wanna get close to bears, fly out can make that happen.
The scenic beauty of remote locations in Bristol Bay is incomparable to anything!
Daily fly out rates start at $300-$500 per person depending on the flight time and distance. From King Salmon, we can fly to the following destinations for fishing and bear viewing- Little Ku Creek, Moraine, Funnel Creek, Kulik River, Big Ku, Nonvianuk, Alagnak (Branch) River, Idavain Creek, Margot Creek, Brooks River, Contact Creek, Gertrude Creek, Featherly Creek and for a little extra $$$, Ugashik Narrows for Dinosaur Arctic Char.
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Photo of the entire Branch River Air fleet on the beach at Brooks. Photo by Aine Roberts.