I have been told by many here that the better fishing spots require a bit of a drive from Fort Wainwright/Fairbanks. I went to Minto Flats with some friends and a boat on 26 June and while we didn't catch what we had hoped for it was still enjoyable. We only caught four Pike and only one was good size (from what I'm told). I am up for making a few hours drive to get to some of the better spots, but during the week and on some weekends it's not always possible.
I would like to know if anyone has any recommendations for spots within about 30 minutes of Fort Wainwright/Fairbanks. I enjoy going for Pike but would also be interested in anything else that is a good size. My previous experiences down at Chena Lake (catching 6"-8" Rainbows) just doesn't cut it for me. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.