August Fishing in Alaska
What to Expect in August
Alaska fishing in August. Bears, trout, sockeye, and silvers.
In the short Alaskan summer, August is the month were everything is
happening all at once. The tundra is in bloom, red sockeye salmon are
beginning to spawn and brown bears are starting to fatten back up after
losing not eating all winter. Rainbow trout and dollie varden feast on sockeye
and chum salmon eggs. Silver salmon numbers are typically strong enough
that by mid-August, they are a daily part of our routine.
Availability for 2023
8/5 – 8/ 11 – Saturday through Friday
6 days guided fishing and 6-night accommodations
4 guest availability
A typical day starts between 6-8 AM with a delicious breakfast to order, as well as coffee, tea, and juice. Lunches are prepared daily using fresh ingredients from local produce and greens from the garden, as well as homemade bread baked daily and sliced fresh. You’ll meet your guides at the boats or at the plane between 7-9 am. Based on the unique daily adventure, you’ll be back to the lodge around 4 pm to 5 pm. Appetizers are at 6 pm, and dinner is served at 7 pm.
By early August, most small streams will have seen their first sockeye salmon spawn of the year. Trout, Arctic char, and grayling will be there to eat the thousands of eggs in the system.
- Small intimate streams with hiking options
- Fly out daily to the Kvichak River if anglers wish
- Fishing in Katmai National Park
- Exploring Becharof Wildlife Refuge and fishing via float plane
- Fishing for Silver salmon on the Naknek, Alagnak, Nushagak and a few other locations we won’t name on the internet
- Some of the best brown bear viewing as they begin to hunt for the best fishing places among the spawning salmon
Two anglers per guide. We will rotate boat partners and guides each day. Assignments will be shared each evening.
Silver and Sockeye Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Grayling, Dolly Varden, Arctic Char, Northern Pike
Bring home Salmon
The trip includes all fish processing, fileted, frozen, and vacuum sealed, placed in an airline-approved fish box. Most hotels in Anchorage have a freezer where you can keep your fish frozen if you are staying for a few extra days.
Your Alaska adventure starts when all guests meet to take a chartered plane from Anchorage to King Salmon. Once in King Salmon, one of our trusted staff will drive you to the beautiful Lodge at 58 North. You will depart King Salmon in the evening. Plan your flight home after 9 pm out of Anchorage, Alaska.