Izavieknik River

Izavieknik RIverYour trip starts with a bush flight to Upper Togiak and continues 12 miles to the take out.  You will be picked up at Togiak Lake by floatplane and flown back to Bethel.  This is a minimum float of 3 days but most floaters prefer 4-5 days to float.

The Izavieknik River is a very remote float and one of the most scenic of all the Southwest Alaska float trip options. This is a short float by comparison and is ideal for the group that is interested in doing a shorter float or for those who would rather spend more time camping and hiking in lieu of the longer float trip options.  Besides a Sockeye run that reaches Upper Togiak Lake by late July the Izavieknik offers great Char fishing along with Grayling and Lake Trout.

The fishing begins each year in early July and runs thru mid-September. The Izavieknik offers great Arctic Char, Grayling and Lake Trout fishing. It is a lesser known River and as such receives little fishing pressure.

Transportation Costs Include:

  • Bush Flight to Upper Togiak Lake
  • Float plane pick up from Togiak lake back to Bethel
  • All shuttles to and from Bethel Airport

PRICE: $1,850.00 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

Izavieknik 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  
Pink (Humpy) Late July August Even Year Return
Coho (Silver) Early August Mid August- September  

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