Zhupanova River | Russia

     The Zhupanova River is a most uniguely beautiful river! Ouzel made it famous for it's extra large Rainbow Trout. We love this river. Join us for a trip of a lifetime on the Zhupanova this summer! 2015 is our 25th season in Kamchatka.

     Our staff of 6 per float trip does the work while you fish and relax. You don't have to set up camp. Ouzel's commitment to quality service remains the same after 24 years, a First Class Operation. Our camps are extremely comfortable from our large 4 man sleeping tents for 2 people to our SOTAR rafts (which stands for State of the Art Rafts). We present three hot delicious Russian meals each day. The soups and main courses are hearty and heart healthy. After breakfast you wade off down river. Shortly camp is packed and your raft is back with you.

     Two guests per raft fish with a seasoned helpful fly fishing guide who rows and works hard to make your trip a wonderful experience. We wade fish all day. Boats float from hole to hole. At days end the rafts go ahead and set up camp. You can either ride along or wade fish into camp. We carry a satellite phone for emergency communications.

     The Zhupanova's fishing is excellent fishing for huge Rainbow Trout. We've caught them up to 33 1/2 inches! There are 6 species of Pacific Salmon. Arctic Char are present all summer. Kundzha (east Siberian Char) are great fighters! Salmon arrival times vary from stream to stream but generally arrive the same time in Kamchatka as Alaska. We fish for King Salmon from mid June through early July. Silvers arrive mid August and run through October. Chum run all season long. Sockeye Salmon arrive in July and August. Pinks run early August through September, but only strong on even numbered years.