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Borough Map 2

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Video and Photo Tour

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Alaska Fishing

Fishing in the Mat-Su Valley

Fishing Licenses

Purchase your Alaska fishing license online. More Info

Cast a line in the Mat-Su Valley for an Alaska fishing trip experience of a lifetime. Anglers are lured to the Mat-Su's remote river valleys, secluded mountain lakes, bountiful natural lakes and freshwater streams containing a cornucopia of wild Alaska king salmon, silver salmon, Alaska lake trout, champion rainbow trout, dolly varden, Arctic grayling, Arctic char, northern pike and more. Fish on your own, stay at an Alaska fishing lodge, or use an Alaska fishing charter to catch your dream fish.

Experienced Alaska fishing guides, custom fly in fishing charters and world-class Alaska fishing lodges provide expert guide service to avid fly fishing enthusiasts, causal bank-side anglers and first timers alike. Type "fishing" into the Member Business Search for Alaska fishing charters, guides, fishing lodges, lakeside inns or B&Bs.

For visitors in pursuit of their own Alaska fishing bliss, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is an invaluable resource.


Types of Fishing in Alaska

Alaska Fly Fishing

Salmon Recipes

Prepare scrumptious meals with fresh-caught Alaska seafood using recipes from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. More Info

Fly fishing in Alaska for salmon and trout is exactly how you've dreamt it is, especially in the peaceful, pristine Mat-Su Valley. Travel in comfort by jet boat or small airplane to a remote destination for wade-in fishing. Experienced fly fishing guides cater to both beginner and skilled fly fisherman.

Alaska Fishing Charters

Alaska fishing guides know the best spots to fish in Mat-Su Valley lakes and streams. They have a thorough knowledge of local regulations and will help you have a successful and productive Alaska and fishing trip. They also provide gear, tackle and bait.

Stillwater capital of Alaska

The Mat-Su Valley is known as the "Stillwater Fishing Capital of Alaska" because the abundance of road-accessible lakes. Catch landlocked salmon, arctic char and rainbow trout in one of the many lakes. Don't forget about those big northern pike out there too!

Alaska Ice Fishing

Fishing in Alaska is not limited by season. Winter guides are available to scout winter ice fishing hot spots for landlocked salmon, rainbow trout, Arctic grayling and Arctic char. Read more


Alaska Fishing Hot Spots

Local Mat-Su Guides' Fishing Reports
3 Rivers Fly & Tackle
Deshka Landing Charters
Fisherman's Choice Charters
Fishtale River Guides
iFish Alaska Guides


Alaska sport fishing rivers in the Mat-Su Valley include the Deshka River, Willow Creek, Susitna River Tributaries, Little Susitna River, Montana Creek, Talkeenta River, Yentna River and more. View Alaska salmon run chart provided by ADF&G (pdf)

The ADF&G also produces an Alaska Fishing Lake Map with fishing information and regulations for more than 80 Mat-Su Valley lakes in the areas of Talkeetna, Willow and Nancy Lake, Big Lake, Point Mackenzie, Palmer-Wasilla, the Glenn Highway. View map (pdf)

Alaska Fly in fishing lodges and resorts located near remote wilderness streams teeming wild Alaska salmon and trout are easily accessible from the Mat-Su Valley.

Fish road-accessible fishing hot spots along Parks Highway streams including Willow Creek, Little Willow Creek, Montana Creek and Little Susitna River.

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AK's Best/Fisherman's Choice Charters

AK's Best/Fisherman's Choice Charters

"Voted Mat-Su Valley's Best Fishing Charter 12 Times Since 2000!" As Featured on ESPN2! Fishing all 5 species of Alaska Salmon and Rainbow Trout north of Anchorage. and has been awarded the #1 Fishing Charter for Trophy Alaska Salmon Fishing Charters and Trophy  more

AK's Best/Fisherman's Choice Charters

AK's Best/Fisherman's Choice Charters

"Voted Mat-Su Valley's Best Fishing Charter 12 Times Since 2000!" As Featured on ESPN2! Fishing all 5 species of Alaska Salmon and Rainbow Trout north of Anchorage. and has been awarded the #1 Fishing Charter for Trophy Alaska Salmon Fishing Charters and Trophy  more

Alaska Coastal Explorer

Alaska Coastal Explorer

Alaska Salmon Fishing/Fishtale River Guides

Alaska Salmon Fishing/Fishtale River Guides

Guided fishing charters jetboat to Mat-Su Valley's best silver and king salmon fishing. Winter ice fishing excursions. Techniques instruction, tackle, roomy boats, lodges. Website pictures, fishing reports, attractions, lodging accommodations.  more

Deshka Landing Outdoor Association LLC

Deshka Landing Outdoor Association LLC

We provide year-round access to the Susitna River Drainage via our boat launch in the summer and snowmachine trails in the winter.  more

Drifter's Lodge

Drifter's Lodge

Fishing on the Kenai Peninsula is world class for a reason: Variety, Abundance and Size. !/2 and Full Day Guided Salmon and Trophy Trout Demo Fishing Equiptment G Loomis, Ross, Shimanno. The Lodge is privileged to have assembled a remarkable group of  more

Phantom Salmon Charters

Phantom Salmon Charters

Windbreak Cafe, Bar & Hotel

Windbreak Cafe, Bar & Hotel

Trouts Place (Windbreak Cafe) in the middle of the best stillwater fishing in Alaska. Over 90 lakes accessible by a road system most within an hour drive. Float tubers welcomed!  more

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Video Photo Tour

Video Photo Tour

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Social Media

Social Media

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Helpful resources

Helpful resources

So you're planning a trip to Alaska and need some help getting started. You've come to the right place! More Info

Maps and more

Maps and more

Find Alaska Highway maps and mileage chart for distances between destination points within the Mat-Su… More Info

Great outdoors

Great outdoors

Discover more about boating, rafting, fishing, flightseeing and how to get into the backcountry of… More Info

Denali Flightseeing

Denali Flightseeing

Alaska's majestic scenery appears magnified from a Cessna window and the vantage point makes for good… More Info

glaciers

glaciers

You can see a glacier just about anywhere in Alaska. But in the Mat-Su Valley, you can actually get out… More Info

Alaska Rafting

Alaska Rafting

Uncover hidden jewels only accessible by boat. Hover in rapids through canyons, see glaciers calve fall… More Info

Dining in Mat-Su

Dining in Mat-Su

Fine dining to cafes and everything in between. Don't be surprised if your portions are Alaska-sized.… More Info

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Yahoo Mat-Su! Where Alaska comes to play

The Mat-Su Valley is your place for adventure. From flightseeing Mount McKinley to rafting the Matanuska River, excitement is right around every corner. Spectacular views abound, from mountains to glaciers to wildlife. Conveniently located 35 miles north of Anchorage, your Alaska experience begins when you get to the Mat-Su Valley. Spend a day exploring Hatcher Pass, test your luck fishing or take advantage of the bountiful hiking. The Mat-Su Valley - where Alaska comes to play!



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