Fishing & Activities

Check out these recommended fish and fishing links, as well as any of the visitor information under ‘More Information,’ in the left-navigation bar.

10th and M Seafoods | 907-272-3474 or toll free 800-770-2722
10th and M is located in Anchorage and will cut, vacuum pack, freeze, smoke, can and/or ship your salmon. They also sell Alaskan seafood.

3 Rivers Fly and Tackle | 907-373-5434
Stop in their Wasilla tackle shop or give 3 Rivers Fly & Tackle a call for all your Alaska fishing tackle needs.

Acord Guide Service | 907-376-0692
Greg Acord guides Little Susitna River salmon fishing trips similar to our own. When we get an extra large group or can’t accommodate people who want to fish the Little Susitna our first referral is to Greg. Greg Acord knows how to catch fish and provides a fun trip with good service. He also guides Alaska big game hunts.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game website features lots of information on fishing and hunting in Alaska including fishing seasons and regulations, hunting seasons and regulations, fishing reports, biological information, online license sales, and much more.

Alaska Fishing with Mark Glassmaker
https://www. | 800-622-1177
Mark Glassmaker runs a first class operation with well-maintained quality fishing gear and custom boats, gives accurate reports on his fishing, and treats his guests with respect. If you are interested in fishing the Kenai River, Cook Inlet, or the westside stream of Cook Inlet you should visit this website or call.

Fenton Brothers Guided Sportfishing Alaska | 907-262-2502
Captains Mike and Murray Fenton primarily guide Alaska salmon and trout fishing trips on the Keani River, but also have halibut and salmon fishing trips on Cook Inlet saltwater. Mike and Murray have donated a lot of their time for Kenai River conservation efforts and have volunteered many times in efforts to make the Kenai River a better fishing destination. They are long-time Kenai River guides interested in the sustainability of the wonderful fishing opportunities provided by this productive watershed. Visit the Fenton Brothers’ website to learn more about Kenai Peninsula fishing trips and fishing/lodging packages.

Bob’s Piscatorial Pursuits | 866-347-4232
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska salmon, halibut, and trout fishing vacations. Also offering steelhead and salmon fishing on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula from October through April.

Chinook Shows | 907-376-6474
Chinook Shows presents the annual Wasilla Outdoorsman Show in late March or early April at the Wasilla Sports Complex in conjunction with the Mat-Su Home Show. Owner Tony Russ, has put together a quality show for outdoor products and businesses from around the state of Alaska. After presenting a seminar on How to Catch a prize winning Mat-Su King Salmon Derby Fish at the 2006 show, Fishtale River Guides has purchased a booth at the 2007 show and owner, Andy Couch, wlll present a seminar titled, How to Cure Salmon Eggs and Catch Salmon with Them. We hope to see you at the Show which runs April 13, 14, and 15. Call 907-376-6474 for show details.

Everlasting Slip Bobbers | 989-422-3264
Manufacturer and distributor of custom made floats or slip bobbers, ideal for salmon fishing.

FishEX Alaskan Seafoods | 907-770-1660 or toll free 888-926-3474
FishEXs sells and processes fresh Alaskan seafood and are located in Anchorage.

iFishAlaska Guide Service | 907-357-0131 or toll free 866-376-0131
Pat Donelson guides Deshka River king and silver salmon fishing trips, but also works additional waters, including Little Susitna River. Pat has shown a willingness to customize trips to closely match the interests of his guests, provides quality fishing gear, and is considerate to work with. He is my first recommendation for fishermen looking for a Deshka fishing guide service similar to Fishtale, and we plan on using his guide service to help guide some of our larger groups this year.

Miller’s Riverboat Service | 907-892-6872
Miller’s Riverboat Service specializes in guided salmon fishing trips to the Deshka River from Deshka Landing. In addition, Ben Allen and His wife, Amber, also sometimes guide fishing trips to Talkeetna River, Little Willow Creek, Willow Creek, and Little Susitna River. Both Ben and Amber are very personable people who share a wealth of local knowledge and are very easy to talk with. In addition, Ben puts some of his energy back into fisheries management through his volunteer work as a member of the Matanuska Valley Fish and Game Advisory Committee and as a member of the Matanuska -Susitna Borough Fish and Wildlife Commission. Ben Allen and Miller’s Riverboat Service are one of our top recommendations whenever people are looking for a slightly different fishing opportunity or when we our guided trips are already booked up for specific dates. Give them a call or visit them online to learn more.

Pautzke Bait Company | 509-925-6154
Pautzke’s Balls O’ Fire salmon eggs simply produce the most bites of any commercial single salmon eggs I’ve ever fished. I’ve been fishing small jars of Pautzke Bait for rainbow trout and Dolly Varden char for over 35 years. I escpecially like using Balls O’ Fire eggs when ice fishing, as the single eggs in a jar can be kept warm in a jacket pocket, and are much less messy than tryig to bait hooks with roe in colder weather — and even more important, they catch fish! In 2006 I started using Pautzke’s new Fire Cure for curing the salmon roe bait that we fish on on our guided salmon fishing charters with excellent results. Fire Cure comes in 4 colors and cures salmon roe eggs quickly and consistently. Learn more about these and other Pautzke fishing bait and scent products by visiting their website. If you like fishing the best bait and scents available, ask for Pautzke’s products at your local tackle shop or store, or you may also order products directly from the Pautzke Bait Company website.

Smoked Alaska Seafoods | 907-376-3983
Located at mile 45.5 Parks Highway on the North side of Wasilla, Smoked Alaska Seafoods provides custom processing for our guests’ sport caught salmon, including vacuum packaging, freezing, smoking, canning, and shipping. Smoked Alaska Seafoods also sells wild commercial caught salmon and halibut products. Visit their website, stop into their processing location, or give owner, Al Bean a call.

Tri River Charters| 907-733-2400
Phantom Tri River Charters guides Talkeetna River salmon, trout, and grayling fishing trips. Owners Rhett and Margo Nealis start guiding trips in early May about the 5th of the month for trout, char, and grayling. In addition to fully guided and outfitted trips Phantom Tri River also does riverboat drop off trips, where guests are dropped at good spots along the river, either to fish off the bank or by wading, or to float and fish all the way back to the town of Talkeetna with either a raft or drift boat. While salmon show up a bit later in the Talkeetna River system, Phantom Tri RIver Charters also has the ability to guide salmon fishing trips later in September than we normally fish. After most of the salmon are done run, Phantom Tri River Charters continue to guide trout fishing trips and drop off trip through the end or October (weather and river conditions permitting). For up-to-date information about drop off and guiding fishing on the Talkeetna and Upper Susitna River drainages give Margo and Rhett Nealis at Phantom Tri RIver Charters a call at 907-733-2400 or visit their website for free information online.

United States Geological Survey |
The USGS Alaska water resources page lists current stream flows for a large number of rivers in the state. This page provides an easy way to check current stream conditions without driving to the river.