Alaska Fly Fishing Charters

Alaska Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Alaska

Alaska: 36 fishing charters available

Peninsula Sportfishing – Kasilof River

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Soldotna
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trips from $200

Reel Alaska Fishing Charters – 33'

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Ketchikan
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trips from $1,035

Reel Alaska Fishing Charters – 31

Ketchikan
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trips from $1,035

Reel Alaska Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(20 reviews)
Ketchikan
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trips from $1,035

Fly Fishing in Alaska

When you think of the best fishing spots for Salmon and Trout, a few places come to mind. Add fly fishing to your requirements, and your list is suddenly much smaller. And at the top of that list? Alaska, of course! Whatever your experience level, an Alaska fly fishing trip is exactly what you need this summer. The out of this world fly fishing opportunities on offer here will spoil you when it comes to fishing anywhere else.

Experience true escapism in Alaska by opting to stay in one of the many fishing lodges located along the water. Most of these can’t even be accessed by boat or car, and will see you flying in directly to beautiful, remote locations. Most lodges will fly you to different rivers each day, too. Now that’s the way to do a fishing-vacation!

Where to Fish

Alaska is huge, with legendary fishing on offer. When deciding where to fish, there’s no right or wrong answer here. There are countless rivers to wet a line in, all of varying prominence and popularity. Generally, if there’s road access to the river, it’s going to be busy and full of other anglers. If you’re looking for solitude when fishing, you’ll need to head to more remote spots.

Some of the most renowned places include the Kenai River, Bristol Bay, Copper River, and so many more. Fly fishing is at the front of all anglers’ minds here, and you’ll discover that some rivers are fly fishing only.

What to Expect

Each species has its own season, as well as recommended techniques and fishing gear that’ll give you the highest chance of reeling them in.

June is the beginning of Salmon season, with King and Sockeye starting to show up. July continues with Chum Salmon, and August is all about Pink Salmon. Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden, and Lake Trout can all be caught from June to October. 

How to Prepare

Make sure you  match your flies to their hatch seasons. An experienced captain can help you with this. 

Most fishing charters will have fishing gear, flies, waders, and food for you on their trips. If you’re bringing your own equipment, keep an eye on the total weight, especially if you’re flying in. 

The rod size varies depending on which species you’re targeting, and when. A 6 wt rod is great for Rainbow Trout, but King Salmon will need a 10 wt rod.

Non-residents over 18 will need to buy a freshwater fishing license before they cast off. If you’re targeting King Salmon, remember to get the additional stamp needed to keep them. Keep an eye on local changing regulations for each body of water, as these can differ annually

You’ll need to bring sunscreen, polarized amber sunglasses, mosquito repellant, and wading shoes (no felt soles). If you have space, pack your windproof fingerless fishing gloves, too.

Alaska is the place to get off the beaten track and enjoy the ultimate wilderness adventure, with a comfy bed to fall into at the end of a long day of fishing.

Whether you have years of fishing experience or want to try fly fishing for the first time, everyone is welcome and will appreciate the natural beauty here. Head out this summer for an Alaska fly fishing adventure you’ll never forget!

Alaska
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Alaska

Don't look at the weather forecast. The weater called for rain all three days we were in Seward and we got gorgeous weather with calm waters!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't look at the weather forecast. The weater called for rain all three days we were in Seward and we got gorgeous weather with calm waters!!!!
Michelle  B.
Michelle B. United States
I was successful on my first time. Halibut are easier to catch than salmon. I met a few fishermen in Seward that were unsuccessful so I am glad I drove to Homer. For the nonfisher people in your party consider booking in advance a flight from Homer to Katnai to see the bears catch salmon. My wife was disappointed that all flights to Katnai were full.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I was successful on my first time. Halibut are easier to catch than salmon. I met a few fishermen in Seward that were unsuccessful so I am glad I drove to Homer. For the nonfisher people in your party consider booking in advance a flight from Homer to Katnai to see the bears catch salmon. My wife was disappointed that all flights to Katnai were full.
John  S.
John S. Snohomish, WA
Maybe. Check the tides. Call in advance and ask your guide what days have the best fishing tides and plan your trip around that
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Maybe. Check the tides. Call in advance and ask your guide what days have the best fishing tides and plan your trip around that
Corey  L.
Corey L. United States
Capt Luke and Gavin were a lot of fun. This was a great trip eventhough we did not catch any king salmon. Highly recommend.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Capt Luke and Gavin were a lot of fun. This was a great trip eventhough we did not catch any king salmon. Highly recommend.
Jill  M.
Jill M. United States
I would recommend them get hooked up with Captain Cory so they can have the fishing experience they will love.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend them get hooked up with Captain Cory so they can have the fishing experience they will love.
Renee  H.
Renee H. United States
I went fishing for halibut and silver salmon, I caught one halibut and two salmons. I had great time.
Good
2.3 / 5
I went fishing for halibut and silver salmon, I caught one halibut and two salmons. I had great time.
Roberto  V.
Roberto V. Anchorage, AK
Bring binoculars so you can see all the fish jumping at a distance because there are a lot of them, and bring your muscles because you're going to need them, they put up a pretty good fight.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring binoculars so you can see all the fish jumping at a distance because there are a lot of them, and bring your muscles because you're going to need them, they put up a pretty good fight.
Mark  A.
Mark A. Omaha, NE
Book with this company. Well stocked boat,clean restroom, comfortable seats and not one bit smelly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with this company. Well stocked boat,clean restroom, comfortable seats and not one bit smelly.
Lorraine  V.
Lorraine V. Sumter, SC
If you are fishing in homer for the first time be prepared to fish in the rain. Even if you tell your kids pack for colder weather and rain, make sure they packed rain gear
Excellent
4.3 / 5
If you are fishing in homer for the first time be prepared to fish in the rain. Even if you tell your kids pack for colder weather and rain, make sure they packed rain gear
Joseph  E.
Joseph E. United States
Buy your license at Fred Meyer...very easy. If you catch a king salmon you will not be able to fish for the rest of the trip, but you can enjoy the boat ride.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Buy your license at Fred Meyer...very easy. If you catch a king salmon you will not be able to fish for the rest of the trip, but you can enjoy the boat ride.
Dennis  R.
Dennis R. Vancouver, WA
Work on strengthening your biceps..Cause these salmon give you a run for your money....
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Work on strengthening your biceps..Cause these salmon give you a run for your money....
Tammy  H.
Tammy H. Centralia, WA
Do it and have fun... be flexible... we caught a 40 inch Halibut, had to release it as sport fishing guidelines the halibut has to be 38 inches or less. Salmon wasn't running, so went for Rockfish. Which were more plentiful and good for tacos. We did not have fish sent back, kept it and grilled some and froze the rest. Stayed at private residence in Juneau so could do that.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do it and have fun... be flexible... we caught a 40 inch Halibut, had to release it as sport fishing guidelines the halibut has to be 38 inches or less. Salmon wasn't running, so went for Rockfish. Which were more plentiful and good for tacos. We did not have fish sent back, kept it and grilled some and froze the rest. Stayed at private residence in Juneau so could do that.
Marjorie  F.
Marjorie F. Juneau, AK
If you really want to catch fish. You need at least a few days. with 1 day ,do not complain about no fish result (target is King salmon.)
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you really want to catch fish. You need at least a few days. with 1 day ,do not complain about no fish result (target is King salmon.)
Yoshi  S.
Yoshi S. Fort Payne, AL
Stick to halibut and other deep water fish if Captain knows salmon are slow
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Stick to halibut and other deep water fish if Captain knows salmon are slow
Jim  G.
Jim G. Saint Paul, MN
Good charters fill up early, but weather is unpredictable. Gear up for it. I'm a Scout so like to be prepared. Rain gear, waterproof boots, layers, sunscreen, gloves, Dramamine, barf bag. Plan for 10-15 degrees cooler on the water than the shore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good charters fill up early, but weather is unpredictable. Gear up for it. I'm a Scout so like to be prepared. Rain gear, waterproof boots, layers, sunscreen, gloves, Dramamine, barf bag. Plan for 10-15 degrees cooler on the water than the shore.
Sam  A.
Sam A. Parker, CO
Get there early so you are not rushed. You can get breakfast before you go out. Bring a camera for all the sites,Whittier and Prince William Sound is beautiful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get there early so you are not rushed. You can get breakfast before you go out. Bring a camera for all the sites,Whittier and Prince William Sound is beautiful.
James  S.
James S. Gig Harbor, WA
Fishing in June is great because we got there before the big tourist season and didn’t have to fight the croweds.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in June is great because we got there before the big tourist season and didn’t have to fight the croweds.
Travis  B.
Travis B. Homer, AK
I recommend Corey with Alaskan Adventure Guides. He did his best to insure we got our limits of fish. He and his mate were great and the boat was very nice. Even with the 6 hour halibut trip, you may get a lot of movement. Be prepared, if you get seasick easy. Dramamine worked good for my wife. Expect the Spit area to be crowded, but there are a good number of places to eat. Expect to pay Homer taxes on your trip. Expect processing and shipping of fish to be about $7.50 a pound.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I recommend Corey with Alaskan Adventure Guides. He did his best to insure we got our limits of fish. He and his mate were great and the boat was very nice. Even with the 6 hour halibut trip, you may get a lot of movement. Be prepared, if you get seasick easy. Dramamine worked good for my wife. Expect the Spit area to be crowded, but there are a good number of places to eat. Expect to pay Homer taxes on your trip. Expect processing and shipping of fish to be about $7.50 a pound.
John  P.
John P. Boise, ID
Check the weather have good rain gear if the weather is nasty. If you get sick on the water be sure to stop and get stuff to help so you have a enjoyable time on the water fishing catching slob halibut. Also get lots of sleep cause Bobbie will have you catching fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather have good rain gear if the weather is nasty. If you get sick on the water be sure to stop and get stuff to help so you have a enjoyable time on the water fishing catching slob halibut. Also get lots of sleep cause Bobbie will have you catching fish.
Mike  G.
Mike G. United States
book your fishing a bit earlier in the year than we did but don't be afraid of whenever you go. I would probably book more than one day if I were to do this again down the road. Be nice to go after some King Salmon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
book your fishing a bit earlier in the year than we did but don't be afraid of whenever you go. I would probably book more than one day if I were to do this again down the road. Be nice to go after some King Salmon.
Kenneth  J.
Kenneth J. WILIAMSBG Township, ME

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