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I'm come up to Wasilla the 15th of June to visit my daughter and her family. Was wanting to get a day of fishing in, but have no idea where to go. It will be bank fishing/walking. I've never fished in Alaska but always wanted to. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Congrats on your upcoming trip to Alaska!
There is a ton of easily accessible water a little north of Wasilla on the Parks Highway. Little Susitna, Willow, Montana, and many others! There is lot's of access off the highway as well as several state parks that have river access. How we fish up here is definitely a bit different than the lower 48 and hiring a local guide for the day can get you up to speed on how we fish up here and is a good way to maximize your time on the water. Also, stopping by a good local fishing shop such as 3 Rivers Fly & Tackle in Wasilla can be helpful as well. Good luck on your time here in Alaska!
Cheers - AdamAdam Cuthriell - Part owner of FishHound Expeditions. His wife Kathryn Cuthriell and business partner Dave "Reps" Repta make up the rest of the company as well as their dogs Hatch, Rado, and Pike. They fish, live, and guide in Alaska year-round. When not guiding on the rivers they guide ice fishing on Alaska's numerous lakes. Originally from Colorado, he began guiding at the age of 19 while receiving a degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership. Adam is also a current state of Alaska EMT.
Basing out of Wasilla, you will have quick access North, to Willow, Little Willow, Sheep, Goose and Montana Creeks. All great Trout and Arctic Grayling streams. They are nice walk in wade freestone streams. Mid-June, dries, nymphs, streamers and mouse patterns will provide you some fun action. You can look at that area on Google Earth to see all the different accessible areas to the stream. That time of the year you should be able to find fish both above and below the highway bridges.
- MikeMike Brown - Owner of Mossy's Fly Shop in Anchorage, Alaska
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