The King Salmon area in the Bristol Bay Region is one of the most well known salmon and trout fishing areas in Alaska. The Egegik River sees all five species of Pacific salmon, with the camp opening around June 28th for sockeye and king fishing through July 10th. The camp takes a couple of weeks off during the gap between runs and reopens on July 28th for silvers and trout.There is so little fishing pressure on the river, with only two small camps in the area, that the “fishing” opportunities really should be called “catching” opportunities. Whether you are a spin caster, bait caster or a fly fisherman, you will experience fishing at its absolute finest with Dave Mandich and his staff at Becharof Rapids Camp.They also offer trout trips to small, remote streams in August and September where you can fish for Arctic char, rainbows and grayling to your heart’s content. Fly fishermen can literally find the action “non-stop” with both sub-surface and dry fly patterns. These trips are an add-on to your 6-day, 5-night package, but well worth the floatplane ticket, believe me! Also, the area hosts a big population of ptarmigan, so make sure you bring along your shotgun for one of the best cast and blast opportunities that you will ever encountered. These beautiful birds seem to be everywhere, evident by the very liberal 20 bird limit and with little hunting pressure, you just have to give it a try. Yes, Becharof Rapids Camp is a great destination and by the number of return clients they have every year, you better give them a call today to book your next Alaskan fishing adventure.
to read an article on Becharof Rapids Camp in Sportsman’s News.
Becharof Rapids Camp sits on the bank of the Egegik River on the outlet of Becharof lake 300 miles south west from Anchorage, in the Bristol Bay region. Becharof Lake is the second largest Lake in Alaska. Uninhabited, untouched and pristine, the Lake is a veritable salmon factory. Our camp borders the largest Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.
The Egegik River is an Alaska fishing paradise. We are a full service camp and provide all the fishing gear including guide, rods, reels, all terminal tackle and bait. Fly fisherman will have to bring their own rods, gear and flies. Your guide will always have some flies available. If you loved to fly fish, this is the place to be.
Generous meals are also included in our packages. After breakfast is served you will then be taken to a good fishing spot on the river in a jet sled. At noon, we head back to the camp for a hearty lunch. We resume fishing until 6:00 p.m. and then it’s time for dinner. If you still want to fish after dinner you are always welcome. Catch and release is the preferred method after dinner. The limit is five salmon per day. You may catch and release as much as you like prior to keeping your limit. Your fish will then be vacuum packed for you with our commercial vacuum sealer and then frozen and boxed for your return trip.
Becharof Rapids Camp is located in one of the hottest fishing spots in the Bristol bay region so there is no wasted fishing time. At Becharof Rapids Camp you’ll never lose any of your fishing time! Every day is a full day of fishing. Starting August 10th, ptarmigan hunting opens around the camp, so you might just want to consider a cast & blast as well! – written by Kent Danjanovich