World Famous Deshka River Fishing with AOA!

**PLEASE NOTE; If there is a day or time that works for you that we do not have available, PLEASE REACH OUT as we can accommodate any time and can add a special departure to fit your specific needs!**

Running trips out of Willow and Talkeetna, Alaska; Alaska Outdoors Addiction invites you to check out the local fishery in style. Leave the crowds behind and enjoy a river of solitude!!

Capt. Brian and Captain Brett aim to tailor every trip to your specific needs, so let them know what you’re after! You’re looking at 4 hour trips, where you’ll go after different species of salmon, trout, and other species depending on the weather and time of year.  Feel free to bring your kids, highly encouraged! The crew has experience in guiding children as young as 2 years old and even having newborns on board!! In early August the main target will be coho salmon although pink and chum salmon in addition to rainbow trout are caught as well! In late August you’ll have the opportunity to catch up to 8 species including all 5 pacific salmon, grayling, rainbow trout and dolly varden! Depending on the trip, CURRENT REGULATIONS and species, you’ll be using techniques like trolling, fly fishing, drift fishing, jigging, popping, and spinning.

Your adventure begins on board a 21’ Wooldridge boat that can fit a maximum of 5 anglers. All the necessary fishing gear is included in the price of your trip. All that’s up to you is to use it as best you can. Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time. You can keep anything you catch, as long as it’s legal to do so.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Alaska Outdoors Addiction!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Susitna Fishing Extravaganza! 10AM.
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 25 - Aug 17
    US $400
    Join us on the lower Susitna River to target silver salmon! We will meet at Deshka Landing in Willow and head either up or down river in order to get you on the best fishing possible! Each guest is allowed 3 salmon per day (depending on regulation some areas only allow 2 silvers) and these super acrobatic fish can be caught with about any technique you can think of!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Dolly Varden
    Dolly Varden
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
    Salmon (Chum)
    Chum Salmon
    Grayling
    Grayling
  • Shared trip
    Susitna Fishing Extravaganza! 5AM
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 25 - Aug 17
    US $400
    Join us on the lower Susitna River to target silver salmon! We will meet at Deshka Landing in Willow and head either up or down river in order to get you on the best fishing possible! Each guest is allowed 6 salmon per day (depending on regulation some areas only allow 2-3 silvers) and these super acrobatic fish can be caught with about any technique you can think of!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Dolly Varden
    Dolly Varden
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
    Salmon (Chum)
    Chum Salmon
    Grayling
    Grayling
  • Shared trip
    Susitna Salmon Extravaganza! 3PM
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 25 - Aug 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $400
    Join us on the lower Susitna River to target silver salmon! We will meet at Deshka Landing in Willow and head either up or down river in order to get you on the best fishing possible! Each guest is allowed 3 salmon per day (depending on regulation some areas only allow 2 silvers) and these super acrobatic fish can be caught with about any technique you can think of!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Dolly Varden
    Dolly Varden
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Sockeye)
    Sockeye Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
    Salmon (Chum)
    Chum Salmon
    Grayling
    Grayling
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FAQs about World Famous Deshka River Fishing with AOA!

World Famous Deshka River Fishing with AOA! offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $200 per person - Susitna Fishing Extravaganza! 10AM. (4 hours)
  • US $200 per person - Susitna Fishing Extravaganza! 5AM (4 hours)
  • US $200 per person - Susitna Salmon Extravaganza! 3PM (4 hours)

When you book a trip with World Famous Deshka River Fishing with AOA!, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with World Famous Deshka River Fishing with AOA! include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Filleting and portioning of the days catch is always included with any of our trips. At the end of the trip we will filet and portion the days catch to your liking! We have contractor bags for transporting the catch but small fish boxes work even better!)
  • Snacks (chips and miscellaneous bars)
  • Drinks (Water, miscellaneous sodas, flavored water)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

World Famous Deshka River Fishing with AOA! offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Depending on the time of season you’ll be fishing the lower Susitna River drainage including the Deshka and Yentna rivers. Later in August we transition to the upper Susitna system and Talkeetna Rivers.)

World Famous Deshka River Fishing with AOA! offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with World Famous Deshka River Fishing with AOA! include:
  • Dolly Varden
  • Grayling
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chum)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)

Meet the Charter Operator

Alaska Outdoors Addiction
Willow, Alaska, United States
ID & license verified
56 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2022
Born, raised, and year-round residents of Anchorage, Alaska, we grew up on the water fishing with our dad. As soon as I started running the boat at age 4, I knew I wanted to share the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness with folks from around the world.
Our Team
Brian M.
Captain
Brett V.
Captain
McKinley S.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolly Varden Dolly Varden
Grayling Grayling
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chum) Chum Salmon

Boat specs

Wooldridge (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2023. Powered by a 150HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Depending on the time of season you’ll be fishing the lower Susitna River drainage including the Deshka and Yentna rivers. Later in August we transition to the upper Susitna system and Talkeetna Rivers.

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Filleting and portioning of the days catch is always included with any of our trips. At the end of the trip we will filet and portion the days catch to your liking! We have contractor bags for transporting the catch but small fish boxes work even better!
Snacks
chips and miscellaneous bars
Drinks
Water, miscellaneous sodas, flavored water
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
All ages welcome and encouraged! The perfect trip for kids, this trip is safe, fun, and can provide a lot of action to keep their attention!
You Keep Catch
You will be able to keep up to 3 per person depend
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Trout, dolly varden, and grayling are C&R by regs
Disabled Accessible
Wheelchair guests will be lifted into the vessel

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.