copper river salmon fishing

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King Salmon Fishing

Alaska Fishing Charters

AK Fish Charters fishes the Copper River Basin which is known to produce some of the biggest King Salmon in the world!

Sockeye Salmon Fishing

Alaska Fishing Charters

When the timing is right we will fish for both King Salmon and Sockeye Salmon in the same trip.

Welcome to AK Fish Charters.

Alaska Fishing Charters in Copper Center, Alaska

Our goal is to pass on our passion for catching giant Copper River King (Chinook) and Red (Sockeye) salmon. Our Alaska fishing charters are guided Copper River fishing trips on the Klutina River, the Gulkana River and the Tonsina River. Come join us for the best salmon fishing in Alaska while we explore miles of beautiful wilderness, chasing Alaska’s wild and most famous Copper River Salmon. We fish in the Copper Center area of Alaska, located only 3 hours from Anchorage on the Glenn Highwy, 4 hours from Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway, and 1.5 hours from Valdez on the Richardson, just over Thompson pass. It is important to note that the Copper River salmon fishery is the closest open sports fish salmon fishery to Fairbanks, Alaska for Fairbanks fishing, and also the closest open King Salmon fishery to Anchorage, Alaska for Anchorage fishing charters.

Meet Your Guide…

Here at AK Fish Charters we offer a unique personal experience.  We are not a large company with the main goal of filling as many seats possible, or flooding the river with as many fisherman as we can. Your guide Aaron is focused on safe, responsible, quality fishing trips on remote rivers in the Copper river basin of Alaska. This is not your regular combat fishing experience!

Aaron grew up in a small town in Upstate New York chasing world class trout, salmon, and steelhead in Lake Ontario and its tributaries.  As a young boy, Alaska has always been a final destination as he grew up reading articles about Alaskas great fishing adventures in various sporting magazines.  Working on Charter boats and guiding the tributaries of New York throughout his teens and 20s for trout and salmon was rewarding but he needed bigger adventure. He Joined the Army and was active for 8 years as a combat medic with various duty stations and deployments over seas. In 2012 he was stationed at Ft. Wainright Alaska in Fairbanks! It wasn’t a hard decision to stay and make it a permanent home. Aaron Has been fishing the Gulkana and Klutina river for king and red salmon since 2012 and knows every inch of those rivers intimately! Aaron is very passionate about the Copper River basin, its tributaries, his Alaska fishing charters and the fish that swim up it.
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Ak Fish Charters is offering 8 hour day trips on the beautiful Gulkana and Klutina Rivers. We will be targeting king salmon and sockeye salmon on both rivers.

AK Fish Charters

On all of our trips we provide the guide, life jackets, fishing gear, hip waders, and snacks/drinks. All you need to bring is a fishing license with king stamp, rain gear, and a smile!

Your guide will process your fish at the end of the trip and direct you to where you can take them to have them shipped home if you like.

Fishing Dates

Let’s go fishing


Aaron and his fellow guide Jake were incredible. We were on Jake’s boat, and he was awesome. Kept us very safe on the water, and busted his butt to put us on some salmon! Very informative, and a great coach. Hooking a king is one thing, but Jake’s ability to coach me through landing the fish was unparalleled! It truly made the difference in whether or not we landed the fish. We will definitely be back!

Nick Cavanaugh

Had a blast with our trip. We had a slower day on our raft but my son landed his first king and the rafting and scenery was amazing and our guide was very Knowledgeable and friendly. Great experience and. Would book again 10/10 !!

Ian Smith

Went fishing with Aaron this past year. It was myself, my wife, my 8 year old son, and a friend who has never caught a fish. Aaron put us on the fish immediately and we all were catching them. Great guy to talk to and very down to earth. I would fish with him again any day.

Charles Willoughby Jr.

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We Are NowBooking The 2024 Season - Prime Dates Still Available

Please call as soon as possible to book your trips for the 2024 season.  Our calendar fills up quickly so the sooner you call and get on the calendar the better.  We are expecting another fantastic season!

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