Located roughly 300 miles southwest of Anchorage, the Bristol Bay region is home to the 4.09 million acre Katmai National Park and Preserve, the 1.2 million acre Becharof Wildlife Refuge, and the 1.6 million acre Wood-Tikchik State Park. To honor the region, and the interconnectedness of it all, we refer to the entire watershed as “Bristol Bay”. We acknowledge, with respect, the Yup’ik people on whose traditional lands and waterways where we live, learn and play.
The area hosts Alaska’s most legendary trout and salmon streams including the largest run of sockeye salmon left in the world. The number of lakes and rivers seem endless and the fishing opportunities are similarly impressive. From giant ocean fresh king salmon to acrobatic silver salmon and some of the largest rainbow trout in the country, the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska is one of the most prolific and consistent sport fisheries on the planet. 58* North offers the best fly fishing or light tackle fishing for all five species of Pacific salmon as well as rainbow trout, Arctic char, Dolly Varden, Arctic grayling, lake trout, and Northern pike.
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