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An Alaskan Fishing Adventure to Remember

Whether you prefer fly-fishing for northern trout or salmon in Alaska’s abundance of unspoiled freshwater or massive halibut and flounder in the deep sea, there is no shortage of amazing fishing spots throughout Alaska. From packages that include a stay in a rustic lodge before heading out for an unforgettable fishing experience to tours that incorporate an amazing look at the Alaskan wilderness with your fishing trip, it is easy to see why both experienced anglers and novice fisherman flock to Alaska for an extraordinary fishing adventure.

A Quick Look at Alaska’s Lakes

Alaska is home to more than 3 million lakes and innumerable fish filled streams, as well as 3,000 rivers. This doesn’t even include the 34,000 miles of coastline that the Pacific Ocean has to offer. As a result, it is impossible to explore them all.

Accessibility is a key concern when planning your trip. While there are great fishing lakes, such as Campbell and Sand Lake in Anchorage and Kenai Lake on the Kenai Peninsula that you can drive to, others, including Deshka Landing, are only accessible by plane or boat. Thankfully, especially if you prefer a remote location, there are a number fishing tours to choose from. In fact, for an adventure the entire family will enjoy, you can even schedule multi day cruises that include a stay on a charter vessel, as well as plenty of fishing and sightseeing through and Alaska’s Fishing Vacations and Fishing Charters, among others.

If you are interested in a certain species of fish, it is important to choose a location that is close by your best water options for catching that particular type of fish. For example, Campbell Creek is best known for rainbow trout, silver salmon, and Dolly Varden, while king salmon are often found in the Ninilckik River, Deep Creek, and Kasiloff River. Of course, there are plenty of others as well.


There are numerous fishing tours to choose from that offer 1 day excursions. If you prefer saltwater fishing, Homer Ocean Charters is a great option. If you are interested in a remote location, Rusty’s FlyIn Fishing or Kingfisher Aviation may be a better choice. On a side note, Kingfisher Aviation offers tours specifically geared toward marriage proposals and weddings.

A number of tour companies also offer amazing wildlife adventures to give you the opportunity to explore all the Alaskan wilderness has to offer. Rusty’s Fly In Fishing and Kingfisher Aviation are just two of your many options. Choosing a package that includes both fishing and sightseeing is a great choice to ensure you get a true Alaskan adventure. From fishing for halibut and salmon to watching the Kodiak bears, mountain goats, wolves, eagles, otters, beavers, and everything else this pristine wilderness has to offer, it may be a once in a lifetime experience you should definitely take advantage of.


Whether you prefer to get back to nature and stay in cabin or want to be able to spend the night in true luxury, there are plenty of lodging options in Alaska. Remote lodging, such as Anvik Lodge lets you become one with nature, while taking you fishing in the Anvik River and providing sightseeing opportunities. If you want an amazing freshwater, saltwater, and fly fishing opportunities, as well as fine dining, spa treatments, and exquisite views of the mountains and water, Talon Lodge may be more your speed.

To make amazing memories that will last a lifetime, there is no better place than Alaska.

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