Rapids Camp Lodge is located on the Neknek river near the community of King Salmon. This river offers one of the most unique experiences one could imagine in June and early July, the famous "smolt bust". Imagine school tuna chasing bait in the salt. Large lake run rainbow trout smashing schools of smolt as they migrate towards the ocean. Anglers casting into boiling water with smolt patterns offers an intense and exciting experience and one that is unique to this system. Rapids Camp Lodge is located within site of the shallow flats that makes this event happen. Along with the home river fishing, king, chum and sockeye salmon can be targeted here along with many other fly out trout systems in and around Katmai park.
Royal Wolf Lodge is located in Katmai park near the outflow of Nonvianuk Lake, another great early season location. The smolt migration here congregates large trout at the outflow of the lake where they feed heavily. The guides here are well versed at swinging flies and targeting trout on tight lines. Along with the home river, fly outs to other fantastic trout rivers are short. Royal Wolf has some of the most knowledgeable owners and staff in Alaska and will have you fishing the best trout waters at the best time.
Big Ku Lodge is located at the outflow of Kukaklek Lake, another prime early season trout location. Once again the smolt migration plays an important role in why this area is so productive. The fishing within site of the lodge has been incredibly productive in recent times. The home river here is large, so a great place for Spey rods or some fishing out of the boats. For those that appreciate small water and hiking, the Little Ku river is just up the shoreline and easily accessed from Big Ku Lodge. This is another great early season fishery with the fry migration having many trout intercepting them as they move towards the lake for the next stage in their life.