February 24, 2016

Destinations

Lake Creek

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Description of Location

World famous Lake Creek, is home to some of Alaska’s wildest Rainbow trout and magnificent scenery. Along the 50 mile float, just an hour plane ride from Anchorage, you will encounter exhilarating stretches of rapids and hours of action packed angling. All 5 species of Pacific salmon make their way into the pristine clear waters of Lake Creek. Along the ride it is common to view an abundance of wildlife including moose, bear, otter, beaver, eagles and osprey.

Lake Creek is truly an incredible experience for all ages. During the late summer it is common to pull out hundreds of pounds of salmon a day per angler. Historically high runs of Sockeye salmon navigate their way through the boulder fields to Chelatna Lake, the head waters of Lake Creek starting in late June. Kings fill the lower end of Lake Creek starting in June and run well into July. Chrome Coho’s on the fly are an August tradition.

Lake Creek is a rugged, action packed experience second to none. You will need to bring an 8/9 weight for Kings, a 5 weight for rising Grayling and a 7 weight for everything in between. For the spin fisherman a 6 foot 6 inch medium action rod will be your best friend. A 7 foot heavy action rod should be enough to handle any of the 10,000 Kings that can be caught throughout the season.

Cost of Trip

$4500 per person (minimum party of two) Or $5500 for a party of one

Children up to age 19 $4000 per child (recommended minimum age of 13)

What’s Included for this price:

  • Round trip air taxi service between Anchorage and Lake Creek
  • 6 nights in the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness
  • Custom menu of meals
  • 1 guide for every 2 anglers
  • All essential camping equipment except for your sleeping bag and pillow
  • A list of items you need to pack
  • Assistance with the coordination of your vacation
  • An experience you will remember for the rest of your life

Additional nights can be added for $500 per person

$2,000 deposit per person is required at the time of booking.

Fishing Information

In order to fish you must have a valid state of Alaska fishing license and a King Stamp if necessary before the departure date. These can be obtained online.

All seasons are approximate. To best plan the perfect trip, use this information as a starting place for a one on one conversation with us through our contact information or contact us page.

Fishing Seasons Chart
Type of Fish Season Available
King Salmon June/July
Silver/Coho Salmon August/September
Sockeye/Red Salmon July/August
Chum Salmon July/August
Pink Salmon July/August
Rainbow Trout All Season
Grayling All Season

Talachulitna “the Tal” River

The Upper “Tal” and Lower “Tal”

 

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Description of Location

45 minutes from Anchorage’s Lake Hood, the “Tal” is known not only for its beauty but for exceptional Rainbow trout fishing. This is one of the few designated catch and release blue medal trout streams in all of Alaska. Besides wild trout eager to slam a shooting streamer, the waters are alive with vicious Dolly Varden and depending on the time of year all 5 species of Pacific salmon are just waiting to tighten your line.

Flowing southerly out of Judd lake, Tal Creek is a narrow clear water stream with thick forest lining the banks. The creek opens up as it turns northerly for nearly 65 miles until it meets the Skwentna River. The Tal is a diverse river that starts off narrow and then considerably widens out downstream. Many gravel bars line the river providing for great camping spots and whitewater sections make for a change of pace. A heart racing ride through a canyon is just another adventure along the way.

The Tal is every anglers dream. It is not only for the diehard angler, but for the adventure minded family. Floating the Tal is a true Alaskan experience at an affordable price. Wildlife is an added bonus along the entirety of the float. You never know what is waiting around the next bend. The Tal is one of the best late May through June floats Alaska has to offer.

Like other fisheries in Alaska, the Tal hosts a run of each of the 5 species of Pacific salmon June through August. August is the preferred month to target the considerable Coho run, the predominate run on this magnificent river.

Cost of Trip

$3500 per person (minimum party of two) Or $4500 for a party of one

Children up to age 19 $3000 per child (recommended minimum age of 13)

What’s Included for this price:

  • Round trip air taxi service between Anchorage and the “Tal” River
  • 5 nights in the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness
  • Custom menu of meals
  • 1 guide for every 2 anglers
  • All essential camping equipment, except for your sleeping bag and pillow
  • A list of items you need to pack
  • Assistance with the coordination of your vacation
  • An experience you will remember for the rest of your life

Additional nights can be added for $500 per person

$2,000 deposit per person is required at the time of booking.

Fishing Information

In order to fish you must have a valid state of Alaska fishing license and a King Stamp if necessary before the departure date. These can be obtained online.

All seasons are approximate. To best plan the perfect trip use this information as a starting place for a one on one conversation with us through our contact information or contact us page.

Fishing Seasons Chart
Type of Fish Season Available Section of the River
King Salmon June Lower Tal
King Salmon June/July Upper Tal
Silver/Coho Salmon August Lower Tal
Silver/Coho Salmon August/September Upper Tal
Red/Sockeye Salmon July/August
Chum Salmon July/August
Pink Salmon August
Rainbow Trout All Season
Dolly Varden All Season