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Fishtale River Guides

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Fishtale River Guides
  • 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

The Fishtale River Guides serves the Anchorage and Wasilla, Alaska area and offers guided Salmon, Trout, and Char fishing on the Little Susitna River and Deshka River. The Fishtale River Guides is open year round, and during the colder winter months, they are your best bet for Ice Fishing in Alaska.

Fishing with the Fishtale River Guides

Fishers who book with the Fishtale River Guides have access to all five species of Pacific Salmon and plenty of other trophy fish such as Rainbow Trout.

King Salmon Fishing: The best time to visit for King Salmon is the last week of May through the first week of July. Though Kings are usually available during all of May the hottest month to fish them is June.

Sockeye Fishing: The best time to fish for Sockeye is the last week of July and the first two weeks of August. Sockeye are available from the last week in May through the end of August.

Silver Salmon Fishing: The hot time for Silvers is the last week of July through the middle of September. Silvers start to appear as early as the first week of July, and they are typically around through the end of September.

Chum Salmon Fishing: The best time to fish for Chum Salmon is from July through the first week of August. Chum are feisty fish like Silvers, and they can get big - in the 20-30 pound range.

Amid all of the Salmon are big Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden. These are outstanding fish to target both in summer and for winter ice fishing. There is also an option to target Winter King Salmon in the Mat-Su Valley Lakes. If you want to fish year round, then this is the guiding service to help you do just that. You can also fish the Little Susitna River too.


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Class operation with excellent results
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 22, 2020
  • Great communication before the trip on all things recommended. Andy was waiting and fully ready at the time we agreed upon. His boat and equipment were excellent. We were fortunate to be out at a...
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Disappointing experience
2.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 1, 2020
  • We were excited to try our luck salmon fishing. I was joined by my daughter, wife and two granddaughters, My daughter and oldest granddaughter were fishing with me and my wife and other granddaughter...
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Beginner excitement
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on July 22, 2020
  • My 18 year old daughter and I have visited AK several times but never fished. We are happy we chose Andy. Being beginner "fisherwomen" we needed some training and Andy did just that. He worked hard...
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