Fly Fishing in Juneau, Alaska

Fly Fishing in Juneau, Alaska
Juneau, Alaska, is the capital of the state and is situated in southeast Alaska, otherwise known as the panhandle. Juneau is surrounded by the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the country. The Tongass has many streams and rivers for fly fishing. The saltwater estuaries and tidal flats of the city offer many opportunities for fly fishing for the many species of salmon. If a fly-fishing trip to Juneau is in the future, there are options for guided or self-guided fly fishing in the region.

Bear Creek Outfitters

Bear Creek Outfitters guides fly-fishing clients on float-plane accessed river and creek fishing in the greater Juneau area. Juneau is the largest capital city in the nation (in terms of land size), and there are many areas to fly into that are still within the city limits. Bear Creek Outfitters provides gear and tackle, use of foul-weather gear, snacks, guides, air services and non-alcoholic beverages. Guides have local knowledge of the salmon runs, what they are hitting on and expert fly-tying. Brown bear are frequently seen on fly-fishing trips. Clients are encouraged to bring cameras to take advantage of the wildlife sightings. Guides are permitted to sell out-of-state anglers Alaska fishing licenses.

Bear Creek Outfitters
2551 Vista Dr.
Juneau, AK 99801


Alaska Fly-N-Fish Charters

Alaska Fly-N-Fish Charters offers fly-in guided fishing trips. Alaska Fly-N-Fish is privately owned and your pilot is also your fly-fishing guide. Fly-in trips to lakes and rivers in the Juneau area can be arranged in the city. All fishing gear, snacks and beverages can be provided. Dolly varden, trout, arctic grayling and salmon are the primary sport fish Alaska Fly-N-Fish specializes in landing. Frequent bear sightings take place on tours. Be prepared for foul weather and lots of rain. There is a two-person minimum required for fly-in fishing trips.

Alaska Fly-N-Fish Charters
9604 Kelly Court
Juneau, AK 99801-8718


Renting a car and driving "out the road" to the many saltwater tidal flats, rivers and creeks affords many opportunities to fly fish for chum, sockeye, king, silver and pink salmon during their seasonal runs. Dolly varden and cutthroat trout can be caught in streams and creeks such as the Eagle Glacier creek. T-Harbor and Yankee Cove have areas for fishing. Bring a tide table and know how to read it as tidal changes in the Juneau area can be up to 17 feet. Be "bear aware" and have bear spray with you (and be trained on its proper usage). Juneau Flyfishing Goods has maps, tackle and is a good source for getting up-to-date information on what is running and what the fish are hitting on.

Juneau Flyfishing Goods
175 South Franklin St.
Juneau, AK 99801


Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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