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Phantom Tri-River Charters

165 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
  • Approximate Cost:
    Half Day: $200 to $299 Per Person
    Full Day: $200 to $299 Per Person
  • Type: Charters & Guides
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing

Phantom Tri-River Charters sits nearly in the middle between Anchorage and Denali National Park and Preserve. They are part of the Talkeetna community and offer a variety of fishing trips that target Salmon and Rainbow Trout.

Getting to the Phantom Charters is not difficult. You can take the train from Anchorage and spend about three-hours watching the beautiful country-side. The train stops on the outskirts of Talkeetna. You can also drive from Anchorage to Talkeetna, which takes about two hours and ventures along Alaska Highway 1 and the Alaska Highway 3.

Fishing with Phantom Charters

Expect a professional charter that takes the time to construct a fishing trip that fits your needs. They take both reservation and walk-ins and offer both fly fishing and spin-casting fishing.

Tri-rivers refers to the Susitna River, the Talkeetna River, and the Chulitna River. There are all around the general area of Talkeetna. Guest of the charter have access to Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, and Arctic Grayling.

The boats offer plenty of fishing deck space, a heated area for fishing on cooler days, and shelter if it should rain. They provide the fishing gear, but they also recommend that you bring your own rain gear, dress in layers, and be sure to bring quality polarized sunglasses. The glare on the water can be harsh and the polarized sunglasses help you spot fish, which is critical if you floss for Sockeye Salmon.

Expect professional guides who know each of the rivers very well, the local fishing status, and are adapted to fishing the fishers of all levels. These are locals who will be able to adjust your trip so that you are always where the fishing is best. That is one reason they fish all three of these rivers - You always get the best fishing area.

Overall, expect access to plenty of Salmon, including King Salmon, Sockeye, Silver, and Pinks. Also, these rivers support nice populations of Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, and Arctic Grayling. Because you are fishing north of Anchorage, be sure to check with the charter about when the best time to fish is for specific types of Salmon. The Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, and Arctic Grayling are available most of the year.


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Excellent charter
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 27, 2023
  • We've fished a lot as a family ??all different settings all over the world. And this was a REALLY FUN day. Our guide was outstanding ??very knowledgable and proactive about getting us in beautiful...
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Alaskan Trip with Teen
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 25, 2023
  • Great trip even with the rain. My teen and I had no experience-all equipment provided including waders. We caught several fish - super exciting! Guide was fantastic. Highly recommend this trip- from...
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Great Guide Service!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 16, 2023
  • My partner, and I had an amazing time out on the river with phantom. Our guide, Calvin, made sure to go over all of the safety components of the boat before we took off. While fishing, Calvin was...
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