Alaska Range Fishing Trips

There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm.

-Patrick F. McManus

Lake Creek Float Trip

A Lake Creek fly fishing trip is always fun! Lake Creek was our original "home" river, and it offers a very accessible and economical wilderness Alaska river float trip; it offers terrific fishing and is comparatively close to Anchorage. Although there are other outfitters who offer fly fishing trips on Lake Creek, Frontier River Guides has been fishing this river on a regular basis for more years than any other wilderness Alaska fly fishing guide service; we know the water and fishing conditions like no one else.

Lake Creek flow southerly from Chelatna Lake, located at the base of North America's tallest peak, Denali (Mt. McKinley). After a 65 mile journey through some excellent Alaska fly fishing waters, Lake Creek joins the much larger Yentna River, which provides a long straight, wide section of water for our float plane pick up. Enjoyable, modest white water stretches on Lake Creek make for fun Alaska river rafting, and also keeps the power boats off of some 58 miles of beautiful wilderness Alaska fly fishing country. A Lake Creek float trip rewards the traveler with tail out pools, eddies, salmon spawning beds, boulder fields and other habitat that hold excellent numbers of large rainbow trout, commonly 15-22 inches (occasionally to 25+ inches) and also beautiful numerous arctic grayling.

There are strong runs of all five species of pacific salmon that enter Lake Creek through the summer, and this is a particularly great place for some Alaska king salmon fly fishing, as well as silver salmon fishing with a fly rod later in the summer. As the summer progresses, a Lake Creek Alaska float trip offers a variety of fly fishing (and spin fishing) opportunities; from early season dry flies to late season flesh patterns and streamers. The river can offer incredible views of Denali and the Alaska Range; there is a good likelihood of spotting moose, bear, fox, rapiers , beaver and other wildlife as we float Lake Creek.

7 day Lake Creek Alaska float trip $3,400/person (based on double occupancy)

5 day Lake Creek Alaska float trip $3,000/personn (based on double occupancy)

~ extended trips and luxury camp upgrades available ~


 

Talachulitna River Float Trip

Our Talachulitna River float trips offer a nice variety of fly and spin fishing scenarios. The trip starts at Judd Lake, located at the base of the Tordillo Mountains in the Alaska Range, and proceeds for a 20 mile journey down the crystal clear waters of Talachulitna Creek and then another 30 miles through the canyons and forests of the Talachulitna River itself.

Although the Talachulitna is a popular river that is not too distant from Anchorage, it offers excellent wilderness Alaska fly fishing and spin fishing opportunities for rainbow trout generally ranging from 14-21 inches and occasionally coming in at up to 25+ inches. Arctic grayling and all five species of Pacific salmon abound. The Talachulitna River's many tail out pools, eddies and gravel spawning beds give the rainbows places to congregate. Sweepers and log jams create a further variety of structure and fish habitat.

The Talachulitna River Alaska float trip sports some fun white water races and canyons, camping and wildlife viewing are good and the river benefits from south central Alaska's generally warm and mild weather conditions. The Talachulitna River, and other Susitna River tributaries, provide an accessible and affordable alternative to our western Alaska float trips.

7 day Talachulitna River Alaska float trip $3,400/person (based on double occupancy)

5 day Talachulitna River Alaska float trip $3,000/person (based on double occupancy)

~ extended trips and luxury camp upgrades available ~


 

Stuyahok River Float Trip

The Stuyahok River offers an Alaska float fishing trip of unparalleled solitude. Very few people fly fish or spin fish on this beautiful little river. The Stuyahok offers a unique Alaska fly fishing experience that it is less confined to specific holes and pools than with many rivers up here, instead consisting of some 25 miles of perfect classic trout waters that may be waded without interruption.

The Stuyahok River Alaska float trip initially travels easterly through exotic high tundra country and continues on that bearing through the boreal forests of Lake Clark National Park. The Stuyahok eventually joins the Mulchatna River on its journey to the sea. This is a small Alaska fly fishing stream of very predictable character, in a beautiful setting and it offers an Alaska river fishing trip at a relaxed pace.

The Stuyahok Alaska float fishing trip is only 35 miles in length, yet it features mile after mile of productive fish habitat. Although the rainbow trout are incredibly numerous, they are somewhat smaller than on the trophy Alaska fishing rivers, instead ranging 13-18 inches (with some larger fish up to 23 inches). There are countless beautiful large arctic grayling in the river, as well. Excellent runs of king salmon and silver salmon contribute to the quality of an Alaska fly fishing vacation spent on this river and the other tributaries to the Mulchatna.

7 day Stuyahok River Alaska float trip $4,000/person (based on double occupancy)

5 day Stuyahok River Alaska float trip $3,600/person (based on double occupancy)

~ extended trips and luxury camp upgrades available ~


 

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