2023 Hosted Fly Fishing Adventures
If you're considering joining us for a fly fishing adventure, please get in touch now to reserve your spot. Call us at 716-479-2327, or e-mail us. SINGLE ANGLERS WELCOME!! (at double occ. rates)
We hope you can make it--these trips are a blast--great fishing, food and camaraderie, and some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere. Remember, booking your guided trip with us doesn't cost any more than booking directly with the lodges. Plus, you'll receive the added advantage of having a trip host on your adventure, who is there to make sure that your trip is enjoyable and hassle-free.
Steelhead & Bass Camps Fall 2022 Dates TBD
Acklins Island, Bahamas January 14-21 (4 spots)
January 21-28 (4 spots)
Crooked Island, Bahamas February 11-18
February 25-March 4 (full)
Christmas Island March 14-21 & 21-28
Alaska-Kanektok river Summer dates TBD
Your trip host will be available to help with any tackle questions or problems that arise. We will have extra gear in the event of equipment failure or breakage. Extra leaders, tippet and flies will be available too. If you need help booking your flight and making travel arrangements, we can help. Our hosted trips are fully guided by local native, knowledgeable guides & there is no additional cost added to the trip for our assistance. Our goal is for all guests to have the adventure of a lifetime!
On Crooked Island, we have found what we believe to be one of the best deals in the Bahamas. The bonefishing/flats fishing is excellent, and the shallow water reef program adds another dimension to the great flats fishing already offered. The guides are great, and they work hard, often staying on the water for 10 hours. Their boats are top-notch, and better than we have seen anywhere we have visited in the Bahamas. The lodging is also modern, clean and very comfortable, and you can watch the sun setting over the ocean every evening, not to mention you can catch jacks, snapper, grouper and barracuda right from shore. And there are very few bugs here, for reasons unknown to me. The food is also superb, and as fresh as you can get it. Lobster, wahoo, mutton snapper, grouper & conch are just some of the tasty dinners we'll enjoy.
The cost is $3250.00 per person for seven nights, six full days of guided fishing. (based on double occupancy) *Cost includes guides, lodging, all meals & non-alcoholic drinks on Crooked Island, and airport transfers from Crooked island airport to the Lodge. *You pay for airfare to Crooked Island, one night’s lodging, taxi & dinner in Nassau, tips, and alcohol, if desired.
Acklins Island Bonefishing Adventure at Ivels Bonefishing Lodge!
Join us for a week on this wonderful bonefishing paradise, which includes 6 days of guided fishing.
Located in Central Acklins, Ivels Bonefishing Lodge is the perfect place for hardcore anglers who want to experience the great wading for bones that Acklins offers. Acklins Island is one of the most remote, beautiful and pristine areas left in the Bahamas. There are miles of creeks and flats which offer some of the best bonefishing in the Islands. Bonefish on Acklins love knee to ankle-deep water and tail readily on the flats and in the vast creek systems which offer incredible wade fishing opportunities. The beautiful lodge sits on the water, overlooking the bight of Acklins.
We will enjoy spectacular sunsets each evening, and good fishing can be found out front and along the shoreline to the north and south. All rooms have comfortable beds, AC, satellite TV, wireless internet and a full bathroom. Cell phone networks are also available on the island. The lodge has gazebo on the water to enjoy evening cocktails or morning coffee. The dinner menu is made up of fresh locally caught seafood such as conch, fish and lobster, as well as chicken, with traditional Bahamian fixings. Lunch is packed to take on the water, and includes a sandwich, fruit, chips and snacks. Traditional american breakfasts are served.
Cost: $3250.00 pp, based on double occupancy. Includes lodging at Ivels, all meals & non alcoholic drinks, 6 guided fishing days (2 anglers per boat), all taxes and transfers on Acklins.
Overnight stay in Nassau on the way down required. Nassau expenses and flights are not included.
Steelhead & Bass Camps
Learn to use a spey or switch rod for steelhead & smallmouth bass (bass are springtime only) on Cattaraugus Creek.
Come fish the Catt & other area tribuatries with CCO for spring steelhead, and some early running smallmouth bass as a bonus! Single hand & two handed enthusiasts welcome!
We have made some changes to the format of our camp. The guide ratio will be 1 guide for every 2 anglers, unlike the old ratio of 1 guide for 3 anglers. Also, the camps will include dinners on the two days of guided fishing, as well as all breakfasts and lunches on the guided days.
The camp includes 3 nights lodging, 2 days of guided fishing, 2 dinners and lunches on the guided days. Use of rods/reels, & flies, leaders and tippet also included. Cost of the camp is $995 pp.*
*the camp is contingent upon having 2 or 4 anglers; bring your own breakfast supplies, or eat out.
To reserve a spot requires a deposit of $200 per person. You can make checks payable to Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters. The balance is due at the end of your trip.
If you are interested in going to Alaska on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, please let us know. The trip is hosted by me, and the lodge is run by friends of ours from Upstate NY.
This week is the start of the Silver salmon run, & also has chum & sockeye salmon, plus great mousing for rainbows & dolly varden, as well as grayling. The silver salmon (coho) on this river are chrome bright, take dry flies, love to jump and are great fighters.
This river is a fish factory! It's fly in only and this lodge is one of only 3 lodges on the river.
The Spectacular Kanektok Fishery
The Kanektok (aka the Chosen River) is a fly fisherman’s dream. The river is the perfect size and provides outstanding spawning grounds for all five species of Alaskan Pacific salmon. Located in southwestern Alaska near the village of Quinhagak, our camp is perfectly situated within the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. Encompassing over 4 million acres, it is home to some of the most prolific salmon runs in the world and hosts a wide variety of fish, bird and mammal species. From rolling tundra to the highest mountain peaks, and from the rugged coastlines to crystal clear rivers, the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge is a haven for all things wild. A magical place by any account, its ability to support wildlife and sustain natural populations of WILD fish truly set it apart. In the clear waters of the Kanektok, anglers will find king, coho, sockeye, chum and pink salmon, as well as trophy-sized native rainbow trout, arctic char, grayling, and dolly varden. The Kanektok and its tributaries and braids give anglers access to some of the best sport fishing in the world. We are extremely lucky to be here on this river and are excited to share this very special area with you.
The Kanektok river fishing season is dictated by the king and silver salmon fishery and has excellent trout fishing. The kings run June 15th – July 25th while the silver salmon run July 23rd until Sept 10th. The king salmon escapement goal is 3,500 - 8,000 per season. The silver salmon escapement goal is 50,000 per season. During the month of July the Kanektok receives a run of 50,000 – 200,000 chum salmon and on even years receives a run of over 100,000 pink salmon. The river also has a run of 50,000 - 200,000 sockeye salmon in mid July. The rivers’ rainbow trout are most prevalent in the braided section of the river. There are trophy rainbows available with some close to 30 inches. The dolly vardens are sea run with over 20,000 - 35,000 passing the fish weir last year. The river also has a good grayling population.
2022 rates: $5700.00
Your trip includes all accommodations, guides, meals, rods, reels, flies, terminal tackle, and a DVD of pictures or video from your trip.
A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking to hold your week
Terms and Conditions
A deposit of 50% is required within 15 days of booking to confirm a reservation. The balance is due 90 days prior to arrival. Deposit is refundable, less a $100 per person processing fee, if written cancellation is received at least 90 days prior to the trip. A 50% refund will be made to client if written cancellation is received 31-89 days prior to the trip, and no refund will be made if written cancellation is received 30 days or less prior to the trip, unless a substitute angler is found, in which case a full refund will be made less a $200/person processing fee. In rare instances with cancellations inside of 90 days, we are able to issue credit to be used for a future trip to the same lodge. In this instance, there is a $200 per person processing fee. Credits are issued at the sole discretion of Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters/CCO Flyfishing. Receipt of deposit is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the cancellation/refund and responsibility clauses.
Because many deposits and final payments for trip packages may be non-refundable (see above,) it is highly recommended that you purchase trip insurance in the event that you have to cancel, postpone or reschedule your trip for any reason. This is the only way that we can assist you with compensation for a canceled trip. For more information or for assistance in purchasing trip insurance, please contact CCO Fly Fishing/Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters
Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters acts only as agents for contractors or owners and outfitters, airlines, charter air, and ground transportation carriers or other services. Payment of funds for fishing and other Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters trips shall be deemed acceptance and consent of the following conditions. Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters or any of its affiliates or associated companies shall not be held liable for any loss or damages howsoever caused or arising from services provided by hotels or lodges, outfitters, guides, means of transportation or other services. Baggage and personal effects are the sole responsibility of the traveling client at all times.