Affordable Alaska Salmon Fishing Trips
Affordable Salmon Fishing Charters with Alaska Chinook Charters
In South Central Alaska, some of the best King and Silver Salmon runs are on the Deshka River. Alaska Chinook Charters is a fishing Guide that operates daily fishing charters on The Deshka River close to Anchorage Alaska and surrounding area. Below are our rates and policies.
Rates and Policies For Alaska Chinook Charters
Half Day Charters
| 6 hours | $150 per person | 2 people minimum | May 21 – August 25 | 5:00am or 11:30am |This guided trip is 6 hours dock to dock |Usually clients have plenty of time to catch their salmon during the peak fishing times | Fishing is over when the last person keeps their catch | At the end of this trip, your guide will fillet your catch of the day.
Full Day Charters
| 8 hours | $200 per person | 4 people minimum | May 21 – August 25 | 5:00am | This guided trip is 8 hours dock to dock giving the clients a little more time to catch and release fish before keeping their fish to take home |This trip takes a minimum of 4 people to book | Though we mention catch and release, it is not recommended for King (Chinook) Salmon fishing | Fishing is over when the last person bags their catch | At the end of this trip, your guide will fillet your catch of the day.
6 hours/ $150.00 per person/ 2 people minimum/4 people max/ May 4 - July 11/ starting at 8:30am. This guided trip is 6 hours dock to dock. The tour gives our guests a chance to fish the Mat-Su Valley lakes focusing on rainbow trout, arctic char, arctic grayling, lake trout and northern pike.
What is included
Professional licensed guide | 24’ custom welded jet boat | Life jackets for all ages | Fishing rods and all tackle to include bait | Fish filleting at end of trip
What is not included
$10.00 parking fee at Deshka Landing | Alaska fishing license (see ADFG link on contact page) | King Salmon Stamp for days targeting king salmon (May – July 13) | Rain gear, layered clothing for cold mornings and rainy days, rubber boots | Lunch and drinks | gratuities | Camera for photos
Buy your Fishing License Online
Here is a link to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Be sure to read the fishing regulations and purchase your fishing license before your Charter. ADF&G
King Salmon (Chinook)
King salmon average around 15 to 30 pounds; with larger fish up to 50 pounds. It all starts with the female king salmon returning to the original river in which she came from. She will spend 1 to 7 years out in the ocean feeding once she leaves the fresh water stream. Then she will return to the original stream. This is when she starts to die. She is there for one reason and that is drop the thousands of eggs in which she is carrying back to the stream. The male of the species will fertilize these eggs and it will start all over again. King salmon usually start to show up in the Deshka River as early as May 15th. We at Alaska Chinook Charters start to fish this river around the 21st of May. As the days pass by, more and more kings show up in the river. This is why timing of booking your trip is important to you. The season closes on the 13th of July. At this time the run is starting to slow down and the quality of the meat of the kings is not as good as the peak of the season. You may still catch your king but may have to sort thru a few fish to get a bright king that has quality meat. So most people will book these spots early.
Don’t miss out and book early!
Silver Salmon (Coho)
Silver salmon usually average 8 to 12 pounds; with larger fish up to 15 pounds. It all starts with the female fry spending 1 to 3 winters in fresh water then leaving for the ocean. Some of these fish will only spend 6 months out there, and then return. Most of them will spend 18 months out in the ocean then return to the original river or stream in which they came from. The silvers start to show up in the rivers in the Matsu-Valley area around the 21st of July. They will usually run until the end of August and sometimes into September. Though the Silver salmon is not the usually targeted fish in Alaska they can be a fun and exciting fish to catch so book early and get in on the fun!!