Kwethluk River

Kwethluk River

Kwethluk River Rainbows Kings and Silvers on Fly Fishing Friendly Water

Your adventure begins with a float plane trip to Boundary Lake.  From there you float approximately 100 miles where you will be picked up by boat and brought back to Bethel.  This trip takes a minimum of 7 days, but most prefer taking 7-10 days.

The float begins with a short portage (approximately 150 yards) from Boundary Lake over to the Kwethluk River. From there the River flows west and splits the Great Ridge and Green Stone Ridge. The upper portion of the river provides spectacular scenery and is the habitat for Dolly Varden and Grayling. The best fishing starts about 25 miles into the float at the confluence of the Kwethluk River and Crooked Creek. Fish remains good all the way to the pickup point. The river is small and very fly-fishing friendly, offering extensive camping and fishing opportunities.

The fishing begins each year in late June with the King Salmon run and culminates each year in mid-September with the Rainbow fishing reaching its peak and the end of the Silver Salmon run. In addition to Rainbow and Salmon fishing, the Kwethluk Adventure also offers great Dolly Varden and Grayling fishing.


Transportation Costs For the Kwethluk Include:

  • Bush flight and boat pick-up to Bethel
  • All shuttles to and from Bethel Airport

PRICE: $1,325.00 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.
Optional items
First night’s lodging in Bethel: $100.00
Showers on return to Bethel: $15.00


Kwethluk 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  

Kwethluk River Photos