Yakutat Flyout Fishing Destinations

Welcome to Yakutat, a small Alaskan fishing village and the premier sport fishing capital of the world! Located on the scenic Gulf Coast of Alaska, and surrounded by the world-famous Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and the Tongass National Forest. Fish enthusiasts from around the world are never disappointed at the abundance and quality of Yakutat’s Salmon, Steelhead, and Cutthroat fishing.

Some of the popular fishing Destinations for some of the best fishing in the world are:

  • Akwe River
  • East Alsek River
  • Esker Stream
  • Italio River
  • Mamby Stream
  • Yana River
  • Tsiu River

We Offer Unguided Day Long Flyout Fishing Trips.  We Fly a DeHavilland Otter and a  Robinson R-66 Helicopter.

The Helicopter opens up a world of new options.  If you have wondered about fishing a remote river, but thought it impossible, give us a call. We would be happy to talk with you about the opportunity for a new Adventure.

All of our Flyout Trips to Rivers have a 4 fish per person limit. If you are not sure which River you are interested in, that is okay, we can decide that day. Hans knows where the fishing is best.

Just book a Seat on Either the 10 Passenger Otter or the or the 4 Seat R66.   We have a minimum of 8 Fisherman per Flight. IF you have a small group, we will combine you with others to make a day of it.

These are “do-it-yourself adventures” and YCA provides air transportation only. If you would like a guided trip, we can put you in touch with the right fishing guide or you can look to our links for more information.

Check out just a few of Yakutat’s most exciting fishing destinations below and let us know what you think!

Other Destinations in the area we fly to:

  • Dry Bay – River Raft Transport
  • Latuya Bay – Coastal Adventure Support
  • Tann Fjord – Kayak Support
  • Icy Bay – Kayak Support
  • Russell Fjord – Kayak

Whether guided or unguided, this will be an adventure you will never forget!

Shedule your charter flight to the TSiu River by calling Yakutat Coastal Airlines at (907) 784-3831 or by clicking here

Akwe River

The Akwe River is a glacier-fed river system that parallels the coast before joining with the New Italio River and entering the Gulf of Alaska. The lower 8 miles of the Akwe River are shallow and wide and provide excellent tidal fishing opportunities for the serious expert angler. The Akwe provides great fishing from June until October. Big feisty Kings (Chinooks) and finicky Sockeye (Reds) are available in the late spring, early summer and aggressive Silvers in the late summer. For the expert adventurer there is a small run of Steelhead and Cutthroat if you know where to look. The Akwe River is a great place to explore!

Italio River

The Old Italio River and the Middle Italio Rivers provide inexpensive and excellent Silver Salmon (Coho) fishing. These aggressive fish are best from the 1st of September until around the middle of October. There are other salmon options available at the New Italio River from June thru August. You might have to hike a bit, but if you are up to it, the fishing can be excellent for Kings and Sockeye.

Tsiu River

The Tsiu River has the Best Silver Salmon Fly Fishing in the World. This river is teeming with huge Silver Salmon (Cohos) starting in mid-August until late October. We can take your group out and drop you off on the Tsiu River for the best fishing experience of your life. These all day trips are not cheap, but it is worth it as this is an experience of a lifetime.

If you want a guided Tsiu River adventure, we can help you make arrangements with the premier lodge on the Tsiu, Diericks Tsiu River Lodge. Here you will enjoy the best fishing, guiding and food in Alaska. For more info on Diericks Tsiu River Lodge, check their website, www.tsiuriverlodge.com