Four of us are trying to begin planning for a fishing trip. Need to get some helpful starting suggestions as none of us have visited there.
1) Want to fish smaller out-of-the-way waters. We trout fish both spin and fly. We like to walk in and get away from the crowds. We all do this on trips to the western US, and here at home.
2) Would like to rent cabin, rooms, or lodge as our jumping off place, and drive or hike to streams from there. We don't mind driving an hour or two to a different fishing location, or walking for that matter.
3) We don't care if the trout are big or small. Just want to feel the pull and have a good time in Alaska before we are too old to visit. We will not be bringing fish home to NC. We will plan a summer or early fall visit.
4) We know so little about the state that we haven't chosen an area. We are open on this but would rather be fishing than traveling to a distant location from the airport upon arrival.
5) We are budget minded and would rather fish a stream or lake fish, on our own.
Is this feasible? Where should we start doing our homework?
Any suggestions of reading material or travel planning will be greatly appreciated.