Contact Rene to book a once-in-a-lifetime trip going after some Siberian Taimen!...Read More
These trips are led by the first tour operators to establish joint venture sports fishing programs for the legendary Siberian Taimen. Their initial efforts took them all over Siberia in search of this elusive predator, but they eventually focused attention on the fabulously productive rivers along the Far East mainland, in the Primorye and Khabarovsk regions, where Goo Vogt’s program during the 1990s yielded quite a few IGFA World Records, including the largest taimen ever taken by sporting methods. These impressive catches drew quite a bit of attention from the world angling community, with a subsequent dramatic increase in fishing pressure on these rivers in ensuing years, with predictable results on the fishing.
Since then, this team has explored other regions, some quite remote, in hopes of finding rivers that might yield the mythical 150-pounder. Most promising have been the immense drainages of north-central Siberia, an area historically known for producing the largest verified specimens of this interesting exotic. They are currently offering custom taimen fly fishing expeditions on these and other rivers of north central and far east Russia. The program varies with location and time of year, but usually consists of headwater float fishing and tent camping combined with a day or two (or more) of jet boat accessed mainstem fishing out of permanent camps. This allows them to sample a great variety of water to maximize your chances of encountering these solitary predators, particularly trophy specimens (60 lbs. or more)!
Using much the same high tech gear as they have on our Kamchatka and Alaska programs, along with native Russian guides, this team is able to provide safe, comfortable and very enjoyable river conveyance and tent camps. Along with IGFA World Record opportunities for Siberian taimen, these trips offer the chance to encounter other unique species like lenok (Brachymystax lenok), Amur pike (Esox reichertii), and other exotics!
Trip length varies from 7-14 days. Prices are all inclusive from Russian departure points (Khabarovsk, Yakuts, etc.). The season runs from the end of May into October.
There are literally dozens and dozens of companies worldwide offering sportfishing tours in Alaska and Russia nowadays. The majority of these are reputable organizations capable of providing a satisfactory angling vacation. But very few can match us for the kind of fishing experience we offer and the number of years we have been in business. We have been doing tours for 35 years and in the process have developed an unmatched expertise in delivering the very finest wild fishing and intimate wilderness experiences possible. No fishing lodge or semi-permanent camp working the same tired stretches of water day in and day out with noisy jet boats can possibly offer you the same kind of experience we can floating remote wild rivers and sampling untouched water each day! It’s that simple. And since we don’t wholesale our trips, we can offer prices that are among the most competitive in the business, bar none. You can certainly pay a whole lot more for your fishing vacation, but you won’t get a better trip! Trust us on that! Contact us for a list of references, talk to some of our former clients or ask other folks in the fly fishing business, and you’ll find that our reputation is untouchable. We are the best because, more than anything, we love to do this, have the highest personal standards and have been in business longer than most everyone else!...Read More
We are an Alaska-based enterprise, in business since 1983. We have always strived to provide the highest quality wilderness sports fishing adventures, here and abroad, at the most competitive prices. In addition to developing an outstanding Alaska program, we were among the first American tour operators to pioneer joint ventures in Russia during the late 1980s, concentrating our efforts in the Far East provinces most accessible by direct flights from Alaska.
Goo Vogt’s Siberian taimen program based out of Khabarovsk in the 1990s was very successful, garnering five IGFA World Records, including the largest fish ever taken on rod and reel. The Kamchatka program, begun in the early 1990s, featured float trips on the finest rivers in the southern and central province, along with volcano treks, visits to hot springs and trips to rural villages for cultural interaction. With our considerable involvement and passion, we have tirelessly promoted tourism and business and cultural exchanges between our two neighboring countries.
If you’re looking to really experience Alaska or Kamchatka without all the BS just hardcore access to the best rivers best guides and great guests this is the outfitter. Book a trip down a Wild Alaska River with Renee and you’ll have memories for a lifetime. The best
It was an absolutely epic trip. You will probably never quite understand how much we (Hunter and I) enjoyed it, , but I can say that just about every day he hands me a cup of water and says… “hey, go start the fire with this, but use the dry ...Read More water”… and then we have a bit of a laugh… haha… Rene, you are an absolute icon in my mind and I sincerely appreciate the time and attention you afforded me and my son.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
You will need your own tackle.
Wader rentals are not available.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
All necessary camping and rafting equipment (except your personal gear and fishing equipment), deluxe tent camps along the river, meals, guides, transportation from and back to point of departure in southwest Alaska (Aniak, Bethel or Dillingham).
At an Additional Rate
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Contact us for details.
You must bring your own personal gear and fishing equipment (we will send you a detailed list of our gear recommendations upon booking). You are responsible for flight arrangements from Anchorage to and from southwest Alaska (we will tell you the specific point of departure to book your flight to). Also not included are hotel and meal costs incurred by extended layovers due to weather or other factors beyond our control, fishing licenses, alcoholic beverages, and gratuities.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 60 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind out more about licenses here.