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Chugach Backcountry

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Chugach Backcountry
  • Approximate Cost:
    Half Day: $100 to $199 Per Person
    Full Day: $200 to $299 Per Person
  • Type: Charters & Guides
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing

Chugach backcountry is filled with secret fishing spots, hidden lakes, and some of the most outstanding fishing around. It's a great option for those who love the adventure of fishing wild and trophy fish. You've got 3 options when you fish with Chugach Backcountry Drift Boat, Power Boat or for the more adventurous type they offer hike-in fishing trips to smaller streams & lakes. Guests of Chugach Backcountry have access to much of the Kenai Peninsula. This includes fishing the Kenai and Russian Rivers or heading inland to catch monster Rainbow Trout in one of the many lakes. 

Getting here is an easy drive. They are located in Moose Pass which is just off the Sterling Highway - Alaska Highway 1. From Anchorage, this is about 2-hours drive south from Anchorage. 

Fishing with Chugach Backcountry

The local area has many fish species to target. These include four species of Pacific Salmon - Kings, Silvers, Sockeye, and Coho - and Big, Fat Trout - Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, Dolly Varden, and in special spots, Arctic Grayling. They offer a few types of fishing, all are amazing. Their hike in package takes you to special spots where you can enjoy some of the best wild fishing around. Their drift boat trip floats you down the local rivers or creeks and allows you to stop and fish the flats and wade the sandbars for big Kings, Silver, Sockeye, and Chum Salmon or to target Fat Rainbow Trout. Their power boat trip takes up the rivers to any of the many lakes in the area where you can fish for Fat Lunker Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, and in some lakes, White Fish. 

Chugach Backcountry also offers winter ice fishing and a derby. Winter in Alaska is an awesome time to fish.

The Fishing Trips 

The fishing here is easy, it's Alaska. Chugach Backcountry specializes in customized fishing trips that fit your schedule. Maybe you're here for a business meeting but have an extra day to fish. Not a problem. Corey will put you on the fish quickly so that you can fish as long as your schedule allows. They offer 8-hour fishing and 4-hour half day trips. 

He has most of the gear you will need but check with him about what you need to bring. Expect quality guides, good equipment that is well-maintained, and plenty of opportunity to target the types of fish you want. Keep in mind that the Salmon runs are not predictable, but there is plenty of options for fish to target. Reach out to Corey to find out more about the fishing options with Chugach Backcountry.

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Kenai?s best fishing guid
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on March 22, 2021
  • I fish with Corey or his guides every year. We book the following years trip as they are Cleaning our Fish!!?. Service is top of the line. Gear is top shelf, and the knowledge of the river is...
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CBF!!! Awesome!!!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on March 18, 2021
  • Cory Hetrick is a Fishing Machine and Die Hard Alaskan! He is knowledgeable of the species of fish you'd like to target and also a good boat captain. His side kick, Jared, is a wealth of knowledge as...
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AK's #1 Fishing Experience!!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on March 18, 2021
  • I have been fishing with Chugach Backcountry for more than ten years, and you will not find a more professional, knowledgeable and successful guiding service on the water. From the rivers to the...
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