Kenai River Winter Fly Fishing-

Fishing does not just happen during the summer months in Alaska, it fishes all year long!!  Chugach Backcountry guides are some of the few who brave the winter months for great fishing.  Unknown by many, fly-fishing for winter trout and steelhead can be extremely good.

To make things more enjoyable Chugach Backcountry Fishing continues to use their fleet of drift boats throughout the entire season.  It’s a treat and an unforgettable experience towing a drift boat across a frozen lake and launching off of an ice shelf as if it were a regular boat launch.  Water is low and calm throughout the winter and spring months making for very peaceful and serene fishing experience.

All fishing gear is provided by Chugach Backcountry Fishing.  Clients need to have a valid fishing license, lunch and warm winter clothing.

Winter Fishing Prices: (Full Day only)

Drift Boat                          $275 pp

Walk-Hike-XC Ski In           $175 pp


Winter Ice Fishing-

When Chugach Backcountry Guides aren’t on the rivers fly fishing during the winter they can be found high in the Chugach Mountains chasing deep snow and ice fishing the many lakes in the area.

There are few a different locations that can be easily accessed for a day of ice fishing, some of the most common being Johnson Lake, Carter Lake and Scout Lake.  These lakes are stocked by the ADF&G which makes for fast action fishing all day.  Rainbow trout are always feeding in the lakes.  Light weight gear is used to target these fish.  Shrimp and small jigs are the tackle of choice.

Come spend a day fishing in the backcountry with Chugach Backcountry Fishing and you’ll continue to come back for more!!

Ice Fishing Prices: (Full Day Only)

Johnson Lake          $250 pp

Carter Lake               $200 pp

Other Lakes             $175 pp

We are equipped to do it all, throughout the entire year.  Fishing never stops for us!