FAQ – Alaskan Fishing

Q: Where are you located?

A: We are 110 miles NW of Anchorage on the Upper Kichatna River. It’s about a 60 minute floatplane flight out of Anchorage. There isn’t a road for 100 miles. Helps cutback on the crowds you experience down south!

Q: What do your packages include?

A: Our all inclusive packages include fully guided fishing, rods, reels and tackle, lodging, meals and we’ll also fillet, freeze and package your catch.

Q: What is not included in your packages?

A: The only thing not included in our packages is the floatplane flight, fishing license and gratuities.

Q: How many fish can we harvest on the Kichatna River drainage?

A: During King season you are allowed to keep 1 a day, for a total of 5 a year. During Sockeye, Silver, Chums & Pink season you are allowed to be in possession of 3 fish a day.

Q: How much fish can I take home with me?

A: Most of our clients will take home 50+lbs. of fish. Most airlines allow two 50lb pieces of luggage. We recommend you bring one 50lb bag full of clothing etc. Then you purchase an “airline approved fish box” and fill that with 50lb of fish. This becomes your 2nd piece of luggage. This way you don’t have to pay anything additional to bring your fish back with you.

Q: How much does the floatplane cost?

A: Approximately $310 roundtrip per person, and we will schedule this flight for you!!!!

Q: How much is a fishing license?

A: Approx 70.00

Q: What kind of fish do you get?

A: We get all 5 species of Pacific Salmon (Kings, Sockeye, Silver, Chum, Pinks), Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling, Dolly Varden and Northern Pike.

Q: Do you get Steelhead?

A: No, not in our area

Q: When is the best time to go to the Kichatna River?

A: Well, it depends on what you want to fish for. We start booking for Kings mid June up until mid July. Then about July 20th, we start booking for Sockeye, Silvers, Chums, and Pinks. We get Rainbow Trout all summer long, but Sept is the prime time for large Rainbows.

Q: Do you have a problem with the bears?

A: Not usually. We do have bears in our area, but it’s nothing like fishing on the Russian or Kenai. Usually if you see a bear, it’s going to be running from you.