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Fishing in Talkeetna

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Talkeetna

Talkeetna Area Day Fishing Trip

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1 - 4 People From $470
Fishing in Talkeetna

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Talkeetna

Alaskan Wilderness Flyout

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1 - 4 People From $995
Fishing in King Salmon

River Fishing Trip in King Salmon

Naknek River All-Inclusive

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Fishing in Ketchikan

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Ketchikan

Ketchikan Multi-Day Fishing

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Fishing in Houston

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Houston

Denali National Park Fishing Trip

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Fishing in Talkeetna

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Talkeetna

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

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1 - 2 People From $1,190

Most Popular Types of Chinook Salmon Trips in Alaska

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Fishing in Kasilof
Fishing in Kasilof
Fishing in Kasilof
trip description for Soldotna Day Trip in Kasilof

Join Reubin for a memorable, action-packed fly fishing experience on Alaska’s beautiful Kenai Peninsula! Enjoy the peace and quiet while drifting down the river and casting lines. Reubin's trips take place in Soldotna, Alaska, the home of the famous Kenai River and world record King Salmon. The Kenai Peninsula and surrounding areas offer freshwater and saltwater sport fishing opportunities for both the novice fisherman and the lifetime angler! On this full-day trip, Reubin will drift you up and down the Kenai River as you enjoy the scenery and fly fish for Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Pink Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, and Steelhead. Whether it's your first time holding a fly rod or you have all the casting techniques down, Reubin will give you plenty of expert tips to help get one on the line! You'll be fishing aboard a 20' Willie Predator drift boat that can take up to 4 guests. Its 50 HP Yamaha motor will have no problem maneuvering you to where the fish are biting! This lightweight vessel comes equipped with GPS, Fishfinder and a Live Bait Well. Reubin will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is an Alaska fishing license, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and any food or drinks you might want out on the water. Reubin loves Alaska and hopes to help you enjoy this special place. You’ll find his professional, down-home hospitality and his warm reception hard to surpass.Book your trip today and get ready to catch some serious Salmon! Read More

River Fishing Trip in Kasilof

Soldotna Day Trip

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20 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,950
Fishing in King Salmon
Fishing in King Salmon
Fishing in King Salmon
trip description for Naknek River Camp Deluxe Package in King Salmon

A deluxe 7-day trip to the best trophy rainbow river in Alaska is now available for under $7000 per person! Come experience the smolt migrations in June, the huge runs of salmon in July, the acrobatic silvers in August and the incredible trophy rainbow fishing in September. No longer will a trip to Alaska have to be ‘once in a lifetime’, because, according to Jim, a onetime shot of Alaska just isn’t going to get it done. No, for the true big fish junkie, once in a lifetime just isn’t enough. That is why the crew at Naknek River Camp has gone the extra mile to make Alaska affordable. If you're wondering why Jim gets away with listing this trip for half of most Alaska lodging/fishing trips, ret assured there is no catch; Jim keeps costs down by maintaining a family-run camp. His wife is head of housekeeping, the chef and a full time licensed guide. His older son, an avid fisherman and 4 time Michigan State Casting Champion, is Jim's right hand man around camp. His daughter has also been the Michigan State Casting Champion. She is the official camp photographer and the desert chef. And his youngest son is just starting his career as a fishing guide. His specialty is netting big salmon. Here are the several exciting species of fish you can expect to target depending on the time of year: **Early Season Fishing – June & July:** Smolting Rainbows on the Naknek: The best rainbow fishing is close to camp. The rainbows concentrate on salmon smolt and leeches migrating downstream to the ocean. The best offerings include large rabbit strip and marabou leeches in black, olive and dark brown. NOT egg sucking leeches. Minnow imitations are also deadly in small to medium sizes. Rainbows at Brooks: Brooks is flies only. In June, July and early August, rainbows will eagerly take mice, dead drifted small dries, sculpins and leeches. Recommended Tackle: an 8 ½ to 10 foot fly rod for a 5-6 weight line. The WF floater is the most popular choice, although sink-tips (130 grain to 200 grain) will work as well. 3x to 5x tippets. Grayling at Idavain: This fishing starts out with a 1 mile hike to the better fishing grounds. Grayling are best fished with light tackle. I would use a 4 or 5 weight fly rod with a floating line. #12 and #14 adams, caddis and stoneflies (dry), small beadhead nymphs, leeches, woolybuggers and deer hair mice will all work here. Kings: These begin showing up mid-June, building throughout the month. Most of the fishing is down in the lower Naknek, where tide is important and the water is deep. Treble hooks are legal. By late July, they will begin moving into the rapids to prepare for spawning. Single Hook Only. Recommended Tackle: We have a lot of heavy rods and reels – spinning, revolving spool and fly – that guests can use. If you want to bring some, I would recommend a 7 foot spinning rod with 30 pound braid for casting, a 9 foot spinning or casting rod with 30 pound braid for back-trolling and a 9’ for a 10 or 11 weight for flyfishing. The fly reel should employ a 400 – 600 grain sink tip line. Sockeye: Chrome sockeye begin their trip from the ocean around June 20th. This migration continues until late July (timing varies, of course, depending on weather). Until the spawn in mid- August, sockeye will hold in slow pools and side channels. They are usually turning red by early August. Recommended Tackle: A 6-8 weight fly rod in 9’ to 11’ lengths with a Climax Zip Line is by far the best choice. A floating line with either a strike indicator or a few split shot will also work well. **Late Season Fishing – August & September:** Rainbows on the Naknek: The best rainbow fishing is close to camp and in the rapids. The rainbows will still take salmon smolt and leeches migrating downstream to the ocean, but by far the biggest food source is salmon eggs. Sockeye eggs are 6mm, silvers and pinks are 8mm and kings are 10mm. Sometimes, oversize imitations work better. I like trout beads mottled beads in orange, dark roe and pinks in sizes 6mm – 12mm. Don’t forget #8 and #10 short shank hooks and toothpicks (or the clear plastic pegs). For leeches, I like articulated and bunny strip versions without eggs in front in black, olive, purple and flesh colors. Wool head sculpin also work well. Late in the season, flesh flies might be needed. Rainbows at Brooks: Brooks is flies only. In early August, rainbows will eagerly take mice, dead drifted small dries, sculpins and leeches. By mid to late August, the sockeye spawning kicks in and 6mm – 8mm plastic beads are king. Margot Creek: This is some of the best arctic char/ dolly varden fishing around, along with a decent population of rainbows. The stream is full of sockeye spawning by mid August, so beads are at great bet here, with or without a fly following behind. All the same patterns listed for Brooks work well here as well. If the water is discolored, 10 and 12mm beads are deadly. The rest of the time, 6mm and 8mm work best. Silvers: By early August, silvers should be running into the Naknek on each high tide. Bright marabou streamers in purples and pinks and other bright colors, spinners in sizes 3-5 in pink, orange, chartreuse, and silver all work very well at times, as do wiggle warts in the same colors. Lots of local guides prefer jigs in 1/8 and 1/16 ounce in pink and purple, fished with or without an indicator. When they get spooky, however, nothing compares to a shooting line, a very small split shot or 2 and a small marabou streamer (like a woolybugger or PM Wiggler) in black, purple, pink, olive and cream, fished on 2x-3x fluoro. The best rods are 9 ½-10 ½ for a 7wt or 8wt. Line. I would want to have a shooting line, a floater and, possibly, a 200 to 300 grain sinking tip. For spinning, a 7 ½ med light rod, a reel with a smooth drag and 8 – 12 pound test line is best. Pinks: Every even year is a pink year on the Naknek, which means that 2012 will likely bring another strong run starting in July and continuing into mid-August. They are extremely aggressive, hitting all of the flies and lures listed for silvers, and then some. Small silver spoons and spinners work very well also. They are in the 3 to 6 pound range, and so can be a lot of fun on a little lighter tackle. Light spinning rods with 8 pound line or fly rods in the 5-7 weight range are perfect. Same lines as silvers. Kings: Early in August, the kings begin moving to their spawning areas, either up the feeder streams or in the rapids of the main stream. King season closes at the end of July, but many will be hooked throughout most of August. They must be immediately released, of course. Most of the spawning area is single hook only. Large streamers, small marabou streamers and large eggs all work well. Sockeye: Reds are thick in August and most of September. They are either spawning, or holding in slower seams waiting to spawn. The river and creek mouths around Naknek Lake will also be full of them. **Lodging:** The lodging for this trip includes hard sided cabins, real mattresses, a porch to enjoy the sunset and a hot shower at the end of the day. Also equipped with a nice kitchen to cook in, a dining room to enjoy great meals in, and a toilet in every cabin. Naknek River Camp also has a few conveniences that neither one of us expected to have in the Alaskan bush, including phone service for both us and our guests. There is road access to the towns of King Salmon and Naknek, offering medical services, a general store, groceries and even fishing and hunting supplies. **What's Included:** A private riverfront cabin, all food and meals in your own comfortable dining room, and transportation to and from the King Salmon Airport. The cabins include towels, pillows and linens. Just bring your PJ’s, your toothbrush, your fishing gear and your sense of adventure. Jim will supply everything else. **What to Bring:** Jim has a lot of heavy rods and reels – spinning and fly – that guests can use. If you want to bring some, he would recommend: June & July: a 7 foot spinning rod with 30 pound braid for casting, a 9 foot spinning or casting rod with 30 pound braid for back-trolling and a 9’ for a 10 or 11 weight for flyfishing. The fly reel should employ a 400 – 600 grain sink tip line. August & September: a 7-9 foot spinning rod with 30 pound braid for casting and a 9 ½ for a 9 or 10 weight for flyfishing. The fly reel should employ either a 400 – 600 grain sink tip line, a floating line with a strike indicator, or a Climax Zip line (or other suitable shooting line). Other equipment needed or recommended: Split shot in sizes b, bb and 3/0. Cone sinkers in 1/64th, 1/32nd, 1/16th, tapered leaders in 0x and 3x, fluorocarbon tippet in 2x – 5x, strike indicators in both 1 inch foam and yarn style, #12 black barrel swivels, forceps, nippers, floatant, brown or amber polarized sunglasses with strap, hat with brim, rain jacket, chest waders, wading belt, some like a wading staff, fleece pants, fleece sweater(s), wool socks, windproof fleece fingerless gloves, headnet, insect repellant, sun screen. REMINDER- felt soles are illegal in all of Alaska! Please make sure you have rubber soled wading boots. Read More

River Fishing Trip in King Salmon

Naknek River Camp Deluxe Package

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Fishing in Larsen Bay
Fishing in Larsen Bay
Fishing in Larsen Bay
trip description for 6-Day Wilderness Lodge Trip in Larsen Bay

Kodiak, Alaska is a prime destination for both Salmon and Halibut fishing. Located right in the Gulf of Alaska, the waters around this mountainous island are home to tons of sportfish, and Captain Nick and his 32' sportfishing vessel are ready to take you to find some trophies! As you board the boat, Captain Nick 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 Nick will provide everything you need for a successful day of fishing, including top-of-the-line fishing equipment and bait. To catch trophy Salmon, you'll troll a variety of lures at a slow speed. You can also cast out to attract fish to the top of the water column! Salmon are a great fighters and are an absolute blast to fight once hooked. Halibut are bottom-dwelling fish, so you'll be using heavy tackle and bait to target them. Captain Nick 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. Kodiak is home to a huge National Wildlife Refuge, 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 Nick will clean and fillet your catch, so you can take it home to enjoy a delicious meal. A charter fishing trip with Captain Nick is the ultimate outdoor adventure and a great way to experience the beauty and bounty of Kodiak, Alaska. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Larsen Bay

6-Day Wilderness Lodge Trip

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32 ft 1 - 4 People From $3,475
Fishing in Kodiak
Fishing in Kodiak
Fishing in Kodiak
trip description for Raspberry Island Fishing Lodge in Kodiak

Looking for the ultimate Family fun remote fishing gettaway? Look no further than Eric and his lodge located on a remote island off the coast of Kodiak, Alaska. With two custom Armstrong catamarans fully outfitted with the latest gear, you'll have everything you need to reel in the catch of a lifetime. This trip is all-inclusive and completely "Turn-Key" after you arrive at Kodiak airport. From baggage claim, their door-to-door transportation service will pick you up and take you straight to the dock for a 1.5-hour ride to the island. You'll have 9 hours of fishing per day, with hot breakfast and a packed lunch provided on the water. After a long day of fishing, return to the lodge by 5-6pm for dinner while our staff preps your fresh catch. The minimum group size for these trips is 2 but the lodge can accommodate groups up to 12. Eric and his experienced guides will ensure that whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, you'll have the best fishing experience on the Pacific Coast. With a 2 person minimum and a typical stay of 4 days and 3 nights, you can enjoy the best fishing Kodiak Island has to offer. You'll have the opportunity to catch halibut, king salmon, ling cod, rockfish, black rockfish, and silver salmon. With limits for all species being the best on the Pacific Coast, you're guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience. Book now and take advantage of our reduced rates for trips booked on Tuesdays. Come and join us for the ultimate fishing adventure. Our typical stay is 4 nights, we offer a reduced rate for trips booked in advance. We can accommodate groups of up to 12 people and can even accommodate up to 18 people to book the whole lodge. There is a two-person in minimum, and we can't catch Halibut on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, so we typically plan trips around that. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to fish in one of the best locations in Alaska. Book your adventure now and get ready for the unforgettable experience Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Kodiak

Raspberry Island Fishing Lodge

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27 ft 1 - 6 People From $4,000
Fishing in Ketchikan
Fishing in Ketchikan
Fishing in Ketchikan
trip description for Salmon Trip - 28' Hewes Craft in Ketchikan

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 28' Hewes 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 - 28' Hewes Craft

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28 ft 1 - 6 People From $900
Fishing in Cohoe
Fishing in Cohoe
Fishing in Cohoe
trip description for Kasilof River King Salmon Fishing Trip in Cohoe

Our King Salmon Season kicks off with our early run on May 15th and will last all the way until the end of July. We fish from both Drift Boats and Power Boats and tailor our Fully Guided King Salmon Fishing Trips to the run timing and size. One day we could be fishing on the Kasilof River, and the next you’ll find us chasing them on the Kenai River. Our trips remain flexible so that we are able to provide our clients with the highest chance of success. Our team of guides are very proficient in both Fly Fishing and Conventional Fishing techniques. We offer Fly Fishing trips with a technique known as “Spey Fishing” using a two handed rod. When fishing with conventional gear for Kings, we use a variety of techniques based on the river levels and run timing, but a vast majority of that type of fishing will be done completely from the boat. We offer both half day (4 hours) and full day (8 hours) Guided Trips for King Salmon and all trips are “all-inclusive”, meaning we provide everything you need to fish with except for your licenses and stamps. After your trip, if you plan to keep fish, we will filet and prepare your catch for transport to the processor so that it can be packed and prepared to ship back home. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Cohoe

Kasilof River King Salmon Fishing Trip

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20 ft 1 - 4 People From $450
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Everything to Know About Booking a fishing trip in Alaska

What are the best chinook salmon fishing trips in Alaska?

Why should I book a chinook salmon fishing trip in Alaska with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 18 chinook salmon 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 2880 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.

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What types of chinook salmon fishing trips are common in Alaska?

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

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

How much does an Alaska chinook salmon fishing trip cost?

for chinook salmon in Alaska prices can range anywhere from about $900 to $19,996, but the average price for a half day trip for chinook salmon in Alaska is $1,098. The average price for a full day trip for chinook salmon in Alaska is $8,027.

What month is best for chinook salmon fishing in Alaska?

The most popular season for chinook salmon fishing in Alaska is summer, and most anglers book their trips 61 days in advance.

Do I need a Alaska fishing license for chinook salmon and what are the bag limits for chinook salmon 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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