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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-02-2016, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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I've been trying to gather as much knowledge, suggestions, do's/don't, references and other fishing traveling tips as I can. I'm looking for off the beaten path suggested guides, reasonable travel destinations and other great pointers as I plan our first Alaskan fishing trip. Any and All please reply.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-02-2016, 05:07 PM
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Do a search

We just had another post similar to yours, maybe a month ago. Lots of info bout Alaska on SP. Beware, nothing in Alaska is $$$ reasonable. Much of what is offered by guides/lodges is geared towards the total neophyte.

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OP did not say which part of Alaska to visit - my trip was to Anchorage.
I did a self guided trip to Alaska for a first time visit to AK.

Flew into Anchorage, rented a car, travelled north to Willow and tried some lake fishing but got skunked.
Then we changed directions and headed to the Kenai peninsula.

We had been chatting with a local guide on Facebook prior to our arrival and when he heard we were having a tough time on the mainland, he suggested we check out Cooper Landing and Russian river.

Cooper Landing was great - drift boat fishing for dolly varden & trout.
Then he took us to the Russian River for a lot of sockeye salmon fishing - combat style.

Flossing for fish was not much fly fishing but since they ban bait and spin rods - fly rods are the way to go....

Took home a 25 pound fish box of sockeye, trout, and char and enjoyed them for the year....
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Take a look at Yakutat. Kings and sockeye are starting to show right now, Steelhead arrive in early May and silvers show in September. This is an easy river to DIY. There is a lot of walk in opportunity especially for silvers, boats are available for rent but the rowing can be tricky. There are lots of places to stay or you can camp on the river your call. If you want any specifics PM me and I can give you some places to check out.
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I haven't been out on Spey Pages for a while, but your question is one answered many times. You need to narrow down your paramenters of dates, $ you want to spend, and fishing interest to get any intelligent response from us locals. Do a search, there is a lot of general information out there in prior posts.

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You may need to set your search to go back a couple of years, but there have been some very detailed posts on this topic.
I haven't been on Speypages in some time, but "Hardyreels" should still be on here and he runs an outfit that would take you away from the normal Kenai crowds.
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Bring the 100% deet jungle juice. The no see ums are fun too! I suggest starting sw of anchorage, good ocean fishing and plenty of creeks and Bristol to the north and bring plenty o $$.


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