This popular fly-in fishing adventure starts at Anchorage's busy Lake Hood Seaplane Base. Aboard a floatplane, passengers listen in on the pilot's spirited narration through two-way headsets as the aircraft takes off from the lake and heads northwest. The flight lasts about half an hour before touching down near the confluence of the silty-grey Yentna River and clear Lake Creek.
Productive waterway is only accessible by boat or plane.
Although there are other fishermen on the river, this productive waterway is only accessible by boat or plane. Guests are taken out on a river boat to their guide's favorite holes and protected eddies. It's a thrill to see how dozens of salmon stack up in these quiet spots to rest on their long journey upstream. It's only more exciting with the first cast and the telltale knock of the line as the hook finds its fish.
After enjoying lunch and refreshments, the charter continues to new spots along the creek. The guide patiently instructs, gives tips on technique, fixes snags, and reties broken lines. This is Alaskan river fishing at its best. The backcountry trip ends with a return flight to Anchorage.
The Guided Fly-In Fishing charter takes anglers via floatplane to Lake Creek. All fishing equipment is provided. There is a two-person minimum for fly fishing. The operator works with a local fish processor who can process and ship caught fish.
What to Bring
Guest should dress in warm layers and wear comfortable shoes or hiking boots. Bring an extra pair of wool socks along with a rain jacket, hat, sunglasses, and bug spray. Don't forget a camera and binoculars. Because the trip goes to an isolated location, bring essential medications as well.
A State of Alaska fishing license and king salmon tags are not included in the charter price. Guests are highly encouraged to purchase licenses in advance of their excursion. Depending on fish returns, regulations may change throughout the season. Accurate passenger weight is required for aircraft weight and balance.
Transfers & Meeting Points
The tour departs from the Lake Hood Seaplane Base. The tour operator provides complimentary transportation to and from most major Anchorage hotels. Limited parking is available at Lake Hood. Passengers who park there are asked to leave their keys with the tour operator front desk. Check in 30 minutes prior to tour departure.
Rates & Dates
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Child rates apply to children under the age of 13.