Eek River

Eek RiverYour trip starts with a bush flight to Eek Lake and continues 75 miles to the take out.  You will be picked up along a straight stretch in the lower portion of the river by floatplane and flown back to Bethel.  This river needs a minimum of 6 days, however most floaters prefer 7-10 days.

The Eek River lies between the Kwethluk and Kanektok rivers. The Eek River is without a doubt the least known river in Western Alaska. This float flows through approximately 75 miles of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Wildlife Refuge. The river is clear with and abundance of Salmon, Grayling, some Dolly Varden, and Sheefish, however there are no Rainbow Trout found in the Eek River. For the fisherman looking for an easy scenic float, clear water and few if any other people, the Eek River is the one to float.

The fishing begins each year in early July with the King Salmon run and culminates each year in mid-September with the Silver Salmon run. In addition to Salmon fishing, the Eek offers great Grayling fishing, fair Dolly Varden and even the opportunity to catch a Sheefish. The Eek is a lesser known River and as such receives little fishing pressure.

Transportation Costs Include:

  • Bush flight to Eek Lake
  • Flight from river back to Bethel
  • Shuttles to and from Bethel Airport

PRICE: $1,150.00 p/p

PLEASE NOTE: total price of the trip is transportation plus equipment rental pricing.  Equipment Rental pricing varies based on gear selection, number of days and group size.
First night’s lodging in Bethel: $100.00
Showers on return to Bethel: $15.00

River Salmon Timing

Salmon Species Lower River Mid-Upper River Comments
King (Chinook) Late June July  
Dog (Chum) Early July Mid to Late July  
Red (Sockeye) Early July Mid to Late July Limited Opportunity
Pink (Humpy) Late July August Even Year Return
Coho (Silver) Early August Mid August- September