Fishing and Flow Reports
Trout fishing in flowing waters has been world class! Trophy Rainbow Trout are being landed on a daily basis.
Still water trout fishing is picking up and Northern Pike fishing has been steady. Dialed in and ready to go! Lots of availability in September.
Trout fishing in flowing waters has been consistent and should only get better in the upcoming weeks. Despite a lower than anticipated Coho return, we did really well Coho fishing throughout the last month. Stay tuned for updates on trout fishing on both lakes and rivers.
Trout fishing has been excellent and should continue to be good. 10-20 Rainbow trout to the boat with the occasional grayling have been the norm on our charters. King Salmon are starting to show on the Little Susitna River, and fishing will be good this weekend and next week. Given the current and projected water conditions we are anticipating 5-10 fish days on our King salmon charters this weekend and next week. Historically the Little Susitna River has produced some real nice Kings(Including several 40 pounders for our customers). Pike fishing is really starting to turn on with the warmer temps, and our fly out trips will produce lights out fishing over the next few weeks.
Hooligan are in the lower Susitna River. Seeing mostly males. Dipnetting has been good for Alaska Residents.
Rainbow Trout fishing has been good in legal flowing waters and local Wasilla Lakes. Several 20″+ fish were landed on last weeks charters.
We are anticipating open water on some Mat-Su Lakes mid May and are expecting great trout fishing!
Additionally mid May, we are planning on getting our boats on the Susitna River and getting our customers into some phenomenal Hooligan fishing.
We will update this page as conditions change. 2023 is going to be full of great fishing opportunities.
We’ve concluded our ice fishing season this year and we had some great fishing! Right now, if you are looking for a new fishing rod for this summer, give us a call at
907-892-6872! Ben can hook you up with an awesome custom fishing rod, specific to what you like to fish for. We also have classes available to build your own rod. Please check our Facebook for upcoming classes and sales.
Local lakes in the Palmer, Wasilla and Anchorage area, currently are providing lots of great action on our guided ice fishing trips! Lots of happy people- both locals and visitors. We are catching lots of landlocked Chinook salmon, Rainbow Trout and the occasional Arctic Char. The fish have not been too selective hitting cured salmon eggs, cured shrimp as well as artificial tube jigs and spoons. Our custom Alaska fishing rods built by Susitna Rods on Batson blanks are perfect for these.
River Flow Reports
(All information is taken from waterdata.usgs.gov)
Little Susitna River
Alaska fish counts provided by the ADF&G (Alaska Department of Fish and Game) is a tremendous resource; kudos to ADF&G for making this data available to the public.
Keep in mind we do a lot of fishing below and upstream of the weirs and low fish counts frequently do not indicate poor fishing. Salmon are a migratory species and will stage in certain areas depending on conditions, often in the fishery below the weirs. We are in tune with the habits and behaviors of these salmon and know all the places they will be, given the conditions. Generally low water is associated with reduced salmon migration and high water with intense salmon migration.
**Please note weirs are expensive to operate and are not operated in all the waters we guide on in the Matsu Valley.
Little Susitna River
*Note that the Deshka River was pulled in early to Mid August in 2020, 2021 and 2022 due to funding limitations