40 minutes out of Anchorage, one-day fishing adventures
We’ve all heard the tales before: “The river was so loaded with fish they were bumping off my legs,” or “This fish was so big it took two of us to carry it.” And we have all been justifiably skeptical. After all, most fishermen are notorious storytellers.
That is why reports of great summer-long angling within an hour’s float plane flight of Anchorage sounded too good to be true. Though Alaska is legendary for its outstanding wilderness fishing, many of the well-known lodges are far from Anchorage, require a two- or three-night stay, and can easily cost $200 to $300 a day per person plus charter air fare.
But if our two trips (one in June, one in August) are any indication, the one-day, fly-out fishing packages outlined here offer one of the quickest and easiest ways for you to get a crack at some of the great fishing the state has to offer. These air taxi services will completely outfit and drop you where they think the fishing will be best within a 40-minute flight of Anchorage. [Read more…]