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.
|Drop Off:||By Float Plane from Bethel to Upper Togiak Lake|
|Length:||Approximately 12 river miles|
|Float Duration:||Minimum 3 days. Most float for 4-5 days.|
|Topo Maps:||We do not provide Maps. Maps may be purchased through the nearest U.S. Geological Survey office or by calling Toll Free (888)275-8747(From Alaska Only) or (907)786-7011.
The following Map sheets are required for the Izavieknik River Float:
Goodnews Bay C-2, D-2
|Pickup:||Floaters are picked up at Togiak Lake by floatplane and flown back to Bethel.|
|Cost:||Round trip Air Charter - $1900 per person + $75 fuel surcharge per flight
(Price includes drop-off flight from Bethel to Upper Togiak Lake and Pickup flight from Togiak Lake back to Bethel)
|Notes:||1. Rates are based on 2 Person Minimum.
2. Maximum allowable weight:
2-3 People = 1200lbs
4-6 People = 2400lbs
7-9 People = 3600lbs
(Group weight= Weight of all people, gear, supplies and food)
3. Special Rates Available for Children under 16 depending on Group Size
4. Lodging in Bethel Available.
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|