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  • I will be in Anchorage next week and have wed the 25th to fish. Would it be worth driving to Seward and wade fishing the resurection or salmon rivers for silvers at that time. Any other suggestions. Will be fly fishing but can spin cast also. Will be renting a car so could go in any direction. Much appreciated.


  • Hi Charlie,

    You could drive to Seward and cast to Silvers from the beach, but that may pretty slow this time of year. Your best option would be the Upper Kenai or Russian River for Silvers this time of year. You are looking at an appx 2 hr drive south of Anchorage. Pink, purple and black flies will be your best options. Egg Sucking Leeches and bunny flies will do the trick in those colors.



    Mike Brown - Owner of Mossy's Fly Shop in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Congrats on your upcoming trip to Alaska. The fall here is truly amazing! You are coming at the tail end of the Silver Salmon run however there would be some fish in Seward as well as the Kenai Peninsula area. If you are coming from Anchorage that is about a 3 hour-ish drive. Your other option would be to head north towards the Willow area. It's only about an hour and 15-ish minutes north. Just like south though the Silvers are at the end but there is still amazing fall trout fishing if you would be interested in that. Please feel free to reach out to my company and we would be happy to get you dialed in.

    Cheers - Adam

    Adam 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.
  • Hey Charlie!

    Welcome to Alaska in advance! There are lots of options when it comes to wade fishing for silvers. Some rivers in are area haven't had all that great of returns, but there are still some being caught in Seward and also Whittier, though it is slowing down a bit as the 2nd run of fish is hitting the rivers.

    Since you're mobile, there are lots of options and I would definitely consider all that are within driving distance for sure!


    Dave Lisi - Owner/Guide for Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC located in the small mountain town of Cooper Landing, Alaska where he is a year-round resident, guide, carpenter and trout bum. On any given day, you will most likely find Dave on the banks of the Kenai swinging for trout with his best friend and future wife, Jackie. Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC was built in early 2017 with the goal of sharing the love and passion Dave and Jackie have for the Kenai Peninsula and the fish that live there.
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