In addition to fly-outs for bearviewing, there are many other options that involve only fishing.
KUSTATAN RIVER FOR SILVER SALMON
This fly-out is an easy 30 minutes across Cook Inlet towards Mt Redoubt. You land in a small slough off of the Kustatan river and take a power boat from there. Fishing is from shore and is often a big hit!!! These silvers are RIGHT out of the ocean and angry!!!
BACHATNA RIVER FOR SILVER SALMON
This fly-out is an easy 20 minutes across Cook Inlet towards Mt Redoubt. You land in an extremely small beaver pond which is directly adjacent to the Bachatna River. This is one of the most exhilarating take offs and landing there is!! This is clear water, small stream fishing at its best!!
CHUITNA RIVER FOR KING SALMON, RAINBOW TROUT OR SILVER SALMON
This is a unique, truly Alaskan experience! Fly about 30 minutes into the remote, native village of Tyonek. You will land in the village Lake and be greeted by local natives. You will be driven over land to the Chuitna River. This is a relatively small, clearwater stream which is only accessible on foot and is therefore very quiet and serene. The wonderfully clear water provides for excellent site casting (flyfishing or spin casting) for whatever species is available at the time. Access to this River is limited by the local native Corporation. Therefore, this River sees very little fishing pressure.
CRESCENT LAKE FOR GRAYLING AND RAINBOW TROUT
This is about a 20 minute flight towards Cooper Landing and the gorgeous Kenai Mountains. You will land on some of the clearest water you will ever see, the truly gin clear water of Crescent Lake. But here the fishing is not for salmon but instead for iridescent blue Arctic Grayling. This is an absolutely spectacular lake and it has the fish to go with it. These are absolutely, strikingly (pun intended) beautiful, trophy size Arctic Grayling. There is not a lot to take home from this trip because we preferred to catch release the Grayling Lodge for the quality of the setting and of the fishing, this is a trip that you will not forget!
NUSHAGAK RIVER FOR KING SALMON
This is a much longer flight (2-3 hours) over some of the least inhabited wilderness on the entire planet. You fly up and over the Alaska Range through one of various spectacular mountain passes. The wildlife viewing while in the air is typically awesome as is the scenery as well. And on top of that, you get to fish on the world renowned Nushagak River which has one of the world’s largest run of King salmon. These 20-40 pound kings put up a heck of a fight and taste great on top of that!
ALEXANDER LAKE/SUSITNA DRAINAGE FOR PIKE
For an exhilarating, tackle busting strike and a prehistorically ugly face, almost nothing beats a pike! We fly anywhere from an hour to two hours depending upon the destination. Alaska is home to a large native population of Pike and depending upon the location world-class Pike can abound. For those that have done at all this is definitely a different twist.
OTHER OPTIONS FOR FISHING ORIENTED FLY OUTS:
Bristol Bay for King salmon or world-class trophy rainbow trout
Kenai Fjords for silver salmon (this is also an amazing trip!)