October 2019 Alaska Fishing Reports

October is a month where we catch up on paperwork, pay bills, work on boats and fishing equipment,  prepare for the next open water fishing season, and sometimes do a bit of vacation fishing ourselves.  There are  lake and stream fishing opportunities available in the Mat-Su Valley for rainbow trout, arctic grayling, and northern pike. … Read more

September 2019 Alaska Fishing Reports

We usually fish for Alaska silver salmon within a 90 minute drive from Anchorage during September.  Earlier on Augus 21,t 2019 both Little Susitna River and Deshka River were closed to silver salmon fishing by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.    In addition, the McKinley Fire near the Parks Highway caused an evacuation … Read more

August 2019 Alaska FIshing Reports

August is peak month for silver salmon catching on Little Susitna River, Deshka River, and other Mat-Su Valley streams.  Our guests harvest more ocean-run silver (coho) salmon during August than every other month of the year combined.   Chrome silver or coho salmon are inriver and available every day during the entire month of August, … Read more

July 2019 Alaska FIshing Reports

July, August, and early September 2019 will be our main opportunities to harvest ocean-run salmon.    King salmon fishing is now open through July 13 on Little Susitna River — although fishing for king salmon  could best be described as slow.   We will also be  targeting chum salmon and silver (coho) salmon in early … Read more

June 2019 Alaska FIshing Reports

Alaska Fishing Reports for Fishtale River Guides operating on Mat-Su Valley rivers, lakes, and streams  a 90 minute drive north of Anchorage.  June is  our best king salmon fishing month — and in 2019 we will be providing king salmon fishing trips to the Eklutna Tailrace / Knik River fishery.   As mentioned on our … Read more

May 2019 Alaska Fishing Reports

May 2019 Alaska Fishing Reports — I will be guiding rainbow trout, arctic grayling, and northern pike fishing trips.   Our King salmon fishing trip option during May  is the Eklutna Tailrace / Knik River fishery.  Scroll down to read our latest May reports — you may want to bookmark this page for easy future reference. May 1, … Read more