I am planning a 2010 fishing trip, and am very seriously considering one of the so called do it yourself trips where the outfitter supplies the camping equipment and boat, drops you off and picks you up at the end - no guides along the way
I have seen a couple of outfitters working out of Bethel advertising trips on various rivers in the southwest, as well as trips advertised for the Copper river area (Gulkana and Klutina).
I am looking for the following on this trip:
Any knowledge about the best rivers/areas of the state for such a trip would be appreciated, along with any personal experience on this kind of a trip would be appreciated.
- Solitude from the crowds that are present along the road system during the salmon season
- Moderately priced trip (ie 1500 - 2000) - cannot justify $5000 for one of the lodges
- Combination of good salmon and rainbow fishing