Species We Fish
On this page you will find a description and times of the many fish we catch here in our northern wonderland.
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Mat-Su: May 15 – July 13
Gulkana: June 1 – July 19
Averaging 15-25 lbs. with many in the 40lb. range taken. These river Kings fight hard and provide our customers with an unforgettable wilderness experience.
July 14 – September 15
Average 5-10 lbs. These fish provide excellent table fare. Silvers are aggressive, hard fighting, abundant and joy to fish for. Also available to fish for during this time are Chum and Pink Salmon. Average 10-15 lbs. Chum salmon are aggressive, large, hard fighting and plentiful, providing our customers with lots of action. A spectacular fly-fishing species to target. Average 2-6 lbs. Pink salmon are extremely plentiful and very aggressive on flies and small lures. These fish provide lots of action. Right out of the ocean, pinks are excellent eating when smoked and canned.
May 1 – September 15
Averaging 14-20”. With many in the 20-25” range taken. The Susitna Valley hosts a healthy population of native Rainbow trout that are joy to fish for on light spin rods and fly rods. Arctic Grayling are also available to fish for on these trips and is one of the most beautiful freshwater fishes of Alaska. Its most striking physical features are the large, sail-like dorsal (back) fin and colorful body markings.
May 15 – September 15
Enjoy the Alaskan wilderness and not fight the crowds. A short airplane flight out of Willow, Alaska, gets you to a genuinely amazing wilderness setting and epic fishing. The aggressive nature of Northern Pike, accompanied by their high abundance, provides the opportunity for a world class day of fishing. Expect high numbers of 20-25” Northern Pike, with 40” class fish available.
May 1 – May 31st
Available for Alaska Residents only per regulation. Averaging 7-10”, hundreds of thousands of these oily fish migrate up the sides of the Susitna River in May and are easily harvested with dipnets. An extremely tender and oily flesh for eating.
December 15 – March 15
ADF&G’s Division of Sport Fish stocks a variety of fish species into lakes and streams throughout the state. Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, and landlocked Coho and Chinook salmon, raised in the state’s two fish hatcheries, are stocked in many southcentral and interior lakes.
Miller’s Riverboat Service is dialed into fly-fishing the Matsu Valley like no one else’s business. Ben has developed flies and techniques specific for this region that are extremely effective for all the species we target. The opportunity to catch large numbers and size of fish in the Matsu Valley with Miller’s Riverboat Service is competitive with some of the most expensive fly outs in the State of Alaska.
Miller’s Riverboat Service also use traditional spinning and bait cast rods, which are highly effective for all species we target. We use a variety of techniques including casting lures, back trolling, drift fishing, and bobbers and bait, when open.