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    Default Places to fish with out a guide

    I will be flying in Anchorage in mid July. What would anyone recommend for camping and fishing for a week ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewolfe View Post
    I will be flying in Anchorage in mid July. What would anyone recommend for camping and fishing for a week ?

    You should be more specific. Will you have transportation? What species do you want to target? Do you want to car camp or have a wilderness experience? Ect...
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    Lots of places to camp, fish and get about along the Parks Hwy. Send me a PM, if you have more details or questions.
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    Pick up the book Highway angler. This will give you an idea where to go...As posted before need more info what are you looking for to fish ETC...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    Pick up the book Highway angler. This will give you an idea where to go...As posted before need more info what are you looking for to fish ETC...
    I would add the Milepost to your library. That book will definatly show you where to camp, this year is the 60th anniversery and it gets updated every year!

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    Default I guide part time, so I do have a bias.

    Guides are expensive, relative to not using a guide, but they can be well worth the price. Relative to the price of your trip, and catching a few or no fish vs a lot of fish, a guide can be a terrific investment. Used early in your trip, there is a lot of information a good guide can provide that will set up the rest of your trip and make it easier for you to catch fish. I couldn't guide conscientiously if I didn't think it was worthwhile to the people that I guide. Consider hiring a guide for a day, as an investment for your trip.

    All that said, there is great fishing to be had along the highway system, and it can fit all experience and ability levels. Decide what you are going to target, narrow down the dates, then go from there.

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    Default Plan it fully...

    you are in high season
    expect crowds
    reserve ahead
    do your homework
    it's great out there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by willphish4food View Post
    Guides are expensive, relative to not using a guide, but they can be well worth the price. Relative to the price of your trip, and catching a few or no fish vs a lot of fish, a guide can be a terrific investment. Used early in your trip, there is a lot of information a good guide can provide that will set up the rest of your trip and make it easier for you to catch fish. I couldn't guide conscientiously if I didn't think it was worthwhile to the people that I guide. Consider hiring a guide for a day, as an investment for your trip.

    All that said, there is great fishing to be had along the highway system, and it can fit all experience and ability levels. Decide what you are going to target, narrow down the dates, then go from there.
    Definately, get a guide for a day!!!! I'm a guide in the North West Territories and the first thing I did when I vacationed in Cooper Landing in 2003 was hire a guide. If nothing more than getting the low down on tackle setup, presentation and fish locations, it will be worth every penny.

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    Get a car, drive up to the Matsu valley and go fish Willow Creek, The Little Su, Sheep Creek and Montana creek if you feel inclined to go that far. I see no need for a guide, go talk to some of the people who are fishing and they will get you off right. Don't fish in Anchorage. Crowds are monstrous and its not as fun as down on the Kenai or up in the valley. good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by pike_palace View Post
    Get a car, drive up to the Matsu valley and go fish Willow Creek, The Little Su, Sheep Creek and Montana creek if you feel inclined to go that far. I see no need for a guide, go talk to some of the people who are fishing and they will get you off right. Don't fish in Anchorage. Crowds are monstrous and its not as fun as down on the Kenai or up in the valley. good luck
    And stop by Three Rivers Tackle in Wasilla. They are nice folks that will tell you exactly where to go (and I don't mean hell for goodness sake). The Valley doesn't really get crowded for bank fisherman, with exception to Willow, Montana, and Sheep Creek, and a few others when the fish are really thick. It worth the drive to the Valley just to go to those. There are countless others as well for salmon and trout chasers.

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    Default While IN Anchorage

    There's Ship Creek with the start of silvers (kings are done). If you have combat fished before, Ship is close and fun.

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    sockeye should be in full swing on the kenai
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