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Lake, River Fishing Trip in Talkeetna

Talkeetna Area Day Fishing Trip

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Lake, River Fishing Trip in Talkeetna

Alaskan Wilderness Flyout

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River Fishing Trip in King Salmon

Naknek River All-Inclusive

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Nearshore Fishing Charter in Ketchikan

Ketchikan Multi-Day Fishing

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Lake, River Fishing Trip in Talkeetna

Rafting 1/2 Day, Cabin Night, Full Day Fishing, Cabin Night

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River Fishing Trip in King Salmon

Naknek River Camp Deluxe Package

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Most Popular Types of Trips in Alaska

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More Fishing Guides In Alaska

This is the perfect trip for anglers looking to experience the true, remote, and rugged Alaskan Wilderness in its pristine beauty. Your trip includes an experienced guide, all fishing gear (but feel free to bring your own), wade boots, and round-trip 45 minute fly-outs. Just make sure to bring your chest waders, snacks/lunch, and a fishing license. You'll be fishing a number of rivers throughout the wilderness within Denali National Park depending on conditions and where the fish are biting. Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Houston

Denali National Park Fishing Trip

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1 - 6 People $$

This is the perfect trip for anglers looking to experience the true, remote, and rugged Alaskan Wilderness in its pristine beauty! Fly out to a beautiful lake or stream for this fabulous 8-hour trip where you'll be targeting some Pike, with opportunities to catch Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling and Lake Trout. These lakes are located high in the Talkeetna Mountains, providing wonderful views and abundant wildlife. Dave will take you out to the best spot depending on water conditions and where the fish are biting! This is a fully guided adventure. Your trip includes an experienced guide, all fishing gear (but feel free to bring your own), wade boots, and round-trip 45 minute fly-outs. Just make sure to bring your chest waders, snacks/lunch, and a fishing license. If you're looking to make a multi-day trip, cabin rentals are available upon request. Tight Lines! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Talkeetna

Pike In The Alaska Wilderness

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1 - 4 People $$$

For those seeking the ultimate Alaska wilderness fishing adventure, we have the float trips. For these, we fly into the remote headwaters of some of the most productive salmon and trout rivers on the planet, in southwest Alaska (see Where We Fish link), hundreds of miles from real civilization, for exciting multiday float/fish/camp safaris down crystal-blue rivers filled with fish. Using SOTAR (State of the Art Raft) inflatable drift boats, we float silently through lonely alpine valleys, canyons, rolling tundra, and forested lowlands−sanctuaries of solitude, where man’s world is but a dream. Amazingly productive sight fishing for salmon, rainbow trout, charr and grayling is yours to enjoy at a leisurely pace as you serenely drift along, taking time to stop and fish secret holes, or stretch legs with a short hike to take pictures, view wildlife, pick berries or just admire the magnificent surroundings. The trips are done with small groups (4-6 average, 8 people max), led by the best river guides in the business (guide to client ratio of 1:2 usually on these trips), who will assist you any way they can to ensure your safety, comfort and enjoyment. You will make camp along the river each evening at a great fishing spot, allowing for maximum time to enjoy your sport (unlike at the fishing lodges where your day ends at the dinner call.) Meals on these trips are hearty and wholesome and include superb, grilled fish lunches and dinners, fresh from Alaska’s cold, clean waters. Floating silently in rafts through the heart of these wild rivers allows for a much more intimate experience of Alaska’s fabled backcountry than is possible staying in a lodge or permanent tent camp. Wildlife encounters−bears, moose, caribou, wolves and countless waterfowl− along these remote rivers are extraordinary, so be sure to bring a good camera and moderate telephoto lens. As you will be getting in and out of the rafts and wading and casting in moderate to swift flowing waters, you should be in good physical condition. The season for these float fishing expeditions runs from mid-June to mid-September. What We Provide: All necessary camping and rafting equipment (except your personal gear and fishing equipment), meals, guides, transportation from and back to point of departure in southwest Alaska (Aniak, Bethel or Dillingham). Accommodations: Deluxe tent camps along the river Not Included: 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. Tour Length & Price: 7 days/6 nights, $4200/person, all-inclusive from POD. Sample Float Trip Itinerary: Arrive in Anchorage late afternoon or early evening the day before start of expedition; check into hotel, then meet with guides that evening to go over gear and any last minute instructions. Day 1: Depart Anchorage for Southwest Alaska early AM. Weather permitting, fly out to headwaters in late morning or early afternoon. Depending on time, either set up camp and spend leisurely late afternoon-evening fishing around camp or launch rafts and begin float fishing adventure. Day 1-6: Float, fish and camp, making your way down river, setting up final camp on evening of the 6th day. Day 7: Spend morning fishing around camp, while guides break down gear and prepare for pickup. Pick up and return to point of departure in early afternoon. Catch early evening flight back to Anchorage, then red-eye back home or spend night in Anchorage hotel with return to home the following morning. Read More

River Fishing Trip in Healy

Alaska Float Fishing

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Ketchikan, Alaska is a prime destination for Halibut fishing. Located on the southern coast of the state, the waters around Ketchikan are home to some of the largest Halibut in the world, and Captain William and his 28' Crozier Craft fishing vessel are ready to take you to find one! As you board the boat, Captain William will give you a quick briefing and then it's time to hit the water. He knows all the best spots in the area and will take you to the most productive fishing grounds. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, Captain William will provide everything you need for a successful day of fishing, including top-of-the-line fishing equipment and bait. Halibut are bottom-dwelling fish, so you'll be using heavy tackle and bait to target them. Captain William will show you the proper techniques for catching these bottomfeeders and will provide expert guidance throughout the trip. The thrill of reeling in a massive Halibut is unmatched, and you'll have the chance to catch fish weighing up to two hundred pounds! As you fish, you'll be surrounded by stunning scenery. Ketchikan is located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States, and the area is teeming with wildlife. Keep an eye out for bald eagles, seals, and even whales as you fish! At the end of the day, Captain William will clean and fillet your catch, so you can take it home to enjoy a delicious meal. A charter fishing trip with Captain William is the ultimate outdoor adventure and a great way to experience the beauty and bounty of Ketchikan, Alaska. In addition, Captain William is able to vacuum-pack and freeze your fish if you want to ship it home. Just ask! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Ketchikan

Halibut Trip - 32' Crozier Craft

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32 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Ketchikan, Alaska is a prime destination for Halibut fishing. Located on the southern coast of the state, the waters around Ketchikan are home to some of the largest Halibut in the world, and Captain William and his 28' Hewes Craft fishing vessel are ready to take you to find one! As you board the boat, Captain William will give you a quick briefing and then it's time to hit the water. He knows all the best spots in the area and will take you to the most productive fishing grounds. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, Captain William will provide everything you need for a successful day of fishing, including top-of-the-line fishing equipment and bait. Halibut are bottom-dwelling fish, so you'll be using heavy tackle and bait to target them. Captain William will show you the proper techniques for catching these bottomfeeders and will provide expert guidance throughout the trip. The thrill of reeling in a massive Halibut is unmatched, and you'll have the chance to catch fish weighing up to two hundred pounds! As you fish, you'll be surrounded by stunning scenery. Ketchikan is located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States, and the area is teeming with wildlife. Keep an eye out for bald eagles, seals, and even whales as you fish! At the end of the day, Captain William will clean and fillet your catch, so you can take it home to enjoy a delicious meal. A charter fishing trip with Captain William is the ultimate outdoor adventure and a great way to experience the beauty and bounty of Ketchikan, Alaska. In addition, Captain William is able to vacuum-pack and freeze your fish if you want to ship it home. Just ask! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Ketchikan

Halibut Trip - 28' Hewes Craft

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28 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Ketchikan, Alaska is a picturesque fishing town located on the southern coast of the state. It is known for its abundant Salmon population and offers some of the best Salmon fishing in the world. Captain William and his 32' Crozier Craft fishing vessel are ready to take you on an unforgettable fishing adventure. As you board the boat, Captain William will give you a quick briefing—then it's time to hit the water. He knows all the best spots in the area and will take you to the most productive fishing grounds. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, Captain William will provide everything you need for a successful day of fishing, including top-of-the-line fishing equipment, lures, and bait. As you cast your line, you'll be surrounded by stunning scenery of southeastern Alaska. Ketchikan is located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States, and the area is teeming with wildlife. Keep an eye out for bald eagles, seals, and even whales as you fish for Salmon! Captain William will provide expert guidance and instruction throughout the trip, teaching you the best techniques for catching salmon. You'll have the opportunity to catch a variety of salmon species, including King (Chinook), Silver (Coho), and Pink Salmon. All of these species are delicious pan fried, grilled, or even fresh as sushi! Captain William and his expert guides Kevin and Landon go above and beyond to make sure everything is taken care of on the day of your trip. Beyond providing all the expert experience and guidance, they will also supply: all fishing gear, tackle and bait, Bottled Water & Sodas, Rain ponchos & rain gear, all Required USCG approved safety gear, and delivery of your catch the fishing processor! Their boats come fully loaded with fuel, an enclosed cabin with heater, and full standing bathroom as well. Captain William and his team can also arrange the shipping for your catch after it has been processed. They use overnight shipping via FedEx, cost is typically around 2.50$/lb of filet plus boxing and shipping. The fish are waiting—get out there and set some hooks! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Ketchikan

Salmon Trip - 32' Crozier Craft

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32 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Alaska

What are the best fishing trips in Alaska?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 23 trips in Alaska, and the most popular trips in the area are Talkeetna Area Day Fishing Trip guided by Dave, Alaskan Wilderness Flyout guided by Dave, and Naknek River All-Inclusive guided by James.

Our guides in Alaska are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2524 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

The most popular cities to book a charter in Alaska are Ketchikan, King Salmon and Talkeetna.

Looking for kid friendly guides / fishing lessons in Alaska? Check out our beginner and family friendly guides in Alaska.

What types of fishing trips are common in Alaska?

River fishing is the most popular in Alaska as well as inshore fishing, lake fishing, and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Alaska are: 1. chinook salmon, 2. coho salmon, 3. pink salmon, and 4. steelhead.

The most common fishing techniques in Alaska are fly fishing, trolling, and heavy tackle fishing but light tackle fishing and artificial lure fishing are popular as well.

How much does an Alaska fishing trip cost?

in Alaska prices can range anywhere from an affordable $450 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Alaska is $1,358. The average price for a full day trip in Alaska is $9,184.

What month is best for fishing in Alaska?

The most popular season for fishing in Alaska is summer, and most anglers book their trips 66 days in advance.

Do I need a Alaska fishing license and what are the bag limits in Alaska?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Alaska, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Alaska. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Alaska.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    I had a great day on a remote Alaskan stream with Shaun who is an excellent guide. The best fish of the day managed to get away but we netted a few others and had a fun day and with was cool to share the stream with a few bears. I enjoy fishing with these guys, this was my third trip with them so that is probably best recommendation I can give, and highly recommend them if you are in the Talkeetna area.

    Simon S. with Dave F. of Talkeetna, Alaska

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great day on Montana Creek. I brought along a novice fly fisherman and we were still able to find lots of rainbows, some close to 20", even though it was early in the season and river was still high. Everyone was very friendly, the guide Sean was knowledgeable and patient with new fisherman and Heather in the office was always very helpful. Will definitely use them again.

    Simon S. with Dave F. of Talkeetna, Alaska

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