Alaska Fishing Guide

Guided Salmon Fishing Trips Only 90 Minutes Drive North of Anchorage

Go with the experienced salmon fishing guide, iFishAlaska Guide Service, we offer fully guided salmon fishing charters with half day and full day charter options. Depending on the salmon run timing, our guests may catch 4 out of 5 species of the North Pacific wild salmon that run in our streams. Fish with us on some of South Central Alaska’s best salmon streams and take ride in our jet powered river boats where you’ll be “off road” in Alaska’s beautiful and scenic back country.

Alaska Fishing Charters near Anchorage Alaska

6 Hour Salmon Charter

6 hours dock to dock or until limits are reached. Half day charters depart twice daily.

• Morning Trip Departs at 5am
• Afternoon Trip Departs at 11:30am
• Starting at $120pp

Guided Salmon Fishing Trips on the Deshka River

8 Hour Salmon Charter

8 hours dock to dock or until limits are reached. More time to catch fish and enjoy Alaska’s beauty.

• Full Day Trips Departs at 5am.
• 4 Person Minimum
• Starting at $180pp


Family Friendly Guided Fishing Trips

Hundreds of people fish with us every summer and many are families with children, so it’s important to us that our professional Alaska fishing guides are family friendly folk that talk and behave in a way that we would want someone to act in front of our own kids.

Experience Alaska Adventure!

Your invited to ride with us in our jet powered custom built river boat into wild Alaska places which can only be accessed by boat or airplane.

Great Salmon Fishing!

The Deshka River, Little Susitna River, and tributaries of the Big Susitna River are some of the most productive salmon fishing streams in Alaska and all are accessed within a short drive from Anchorage.

Affordable Day Trips From Anchorage!

Check and you’ll see that our rates are very affordable compared to other Alaska fishing guides and charters. Since our charters happen just a short drive north of Anchorage, it’s also much more affordable east to get there than a fly out trip or destination lodge located much further away.

Our Fishing Seasons

King Salmon Season May 14 – July 13

King salmon are the largest and most sough after species that run in our streams. In the areas we fish, kings begin to arrive in early May and the season continues until July 13th. We begin our season each year with a week of what we call our “early season king special” at discounted rates. The run builds into late May and we consider mid June our peak season for kings.

Silver Salmon Season July 14 – Aug 25th

Silver salmon, chum salmon, and pink salmon all begin to arrive in our streams around the middle of July. This makes for some really fun fishing and provides our guests the chance to catch multiple salmon species on the same trip. While all of them are fun to catch, silvers are the target fish for our charters. The silver run builds into late July and we consider the last week of July and first week of August to be the peak.

Guided Fishing Trips Close To Anchorage

If you’re looking for fun things to do near Anchorage, then you’re in luck because our salmon fishing trips are the closest guided salmon fishing charters to Anchorage.

You can fly into Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, rent a car, and literally be at the boat launch ready to board our boat in just 90 minutes! The meeting location is located right along the Parks Highway corridor not far from some of our most famous attractions such as:

Driving Directions to Deshka Landing Boat Launch

Deshka River Guided Salmon Trips

Alaska Fishing Adventures!


Silver Salmon Fishing Trips Close To Anchorage, AK

Alaska Salmon Fishing at it’s Best!

We take pride in providing safe, family friendly, Alaska salmon fishing adventures in one of the worlds most beautiful places.

Enjoy a convenient and affordable guided fishing trips found anywhere in Alaska. The jet boat ride on calm rivers as we travel upriver through shallow riffles is exhilarating and fun it and will take you where cars and foot traffic can’t go.

Morning and afternoon charter options are available to make it easy to fit your travel schedule. Mornings tend to be more productive but we do still catch good numbers of fish all day long. Our experienced fishing guides specialize in salmon fishing local rivers systems such as the Deshka and Little Susitna. Their patient instruction and extensive knowledge work together to provide you with a fishing trip of a lifetime.

If you’ll be near Anchorage Alaska and you dream about catching an Alaskan salmon, then we hope you will call iFishAlaska Guide Service 1 (907) 357-0131 or book online to schedule your next Alaska fishing trips with us.

Driving Directions to Deshka Landing Boat Launch

Now Offering Hooligan Charters

hooligan fishing charters

Drop off Hooligan Fishing $100 per person

iFish Alaska Guide Service now offers hooligan fishing charters on the Big Susitna River in mid to late May. When these little fish run in the Big Su you can fill up coolers full of them in just minutes! Typically we see hooligan start to show up in the last week or two of May and the run usually lasts for about a week. Call us to get on the list and when we see the run starting to show up we will call you to schedule a time for you to get on the boat.

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Experience You Can Trust

iFishAlaska Guide Service offers fully guided Alaska salmon fishing trips close to Anchorage.

If you have friends or family visiting this summer or if you are planning Alaska fishing trips for your Alaska vacation, we’d love to take you on one of our salmon fishing trips.

Our Alaska fishing trips mainly target two species of Alaska Salmon: king and silver salmon. We offer 3 different Alaska fishing tours for your convenience.

USCG Licensed & Insured Fishing Guides

USCG-licensed guidesOur fishing guides are licensed and carry credentials with both the Untied States Coast Guard and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

We’re insured, first aid certified, drug tested and experienced on the rivers we fish.

When you go Alaska salmon fishing with us, you can rest assured that we will do our best to keep you safe. All of our Alaska fishing trips are conducted with a USCG licensed guide.

What Our Customers Are Saying

iFishAlaska Guide Service
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4.8 out of 5 stars

Lisa Fox
Lisa Fox

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 years ago

Pat was an amazing fishing guide. His knowledge of Alaska was a plus! We had a group of family and friends on this trip. Pat knew just the right fishing spots. We limited out and got to bring some amazing salmon back to New Orleans. Thanks, Pat, for making our trip the best!

Bill Pagaran
Bill Pagaran

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 years ago

There is no better fishing guide in Alaska than Pat Donelson of iFishAlaska. My son and I have made it a yearly event to fish with Pat. Pat knows the rivers, knows the best techniques for fishing them and is an amazing teacher. We have never gotten skunked on a fishing trip with with iFishAlaska, and we have always had a good time. We learn more about Alaska, see more of its beauty and we always learn a few new addition to catching fish. The laughter always seems to be my son's favorite part of the trip (that and the snacks we bring). Whenever I have friends or family coming to Alaska I always recommend iFishAlaska. Without hesitation, I give Pat and his team at iFishAlaska the highest recommendation.

Ellen Engle
Ellen Engle

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 years ago

Pat is an INCREDIBLE guide and fisherman! My family and I took a summer trip to Alaska and all 10 of us caught salmon. Some even caught their limit multiple days in a row. It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or if you are experienced. If you go with iFish Alaska you are bound to catch fish!

Craig Pearcy
Craig Pearcy

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 years ago

We had such a wonderful time fishing with our guide Pat, truly a memorable time for our entire group!!! Thank you iFish Alaska for taking such good care of of us!!!!!

8/18/2016 Five stars for this guide service!!! Second time to fish with fish Alaska. By far the finest guided trip I have been on to date!! My daughter and I we totally taken care of while on the trip of a life time. The fishing guide Pat knew exactly where to take us. Even with a slow run of silvers we came home with fish when others on the river did not. Thank you again Pat and ifish Akaska.

Jonathan Engle
Jonathan Engle

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 years ago

Last summer I went Salmon fishing with iFish Alaska and it was an incredible experience. Pat knows what he is doing and there wasn't a day I didn't catch Salmon. We had so much fun with him out on the boat... He is an experienced and very professional guide and fisherman! He was so helpful. If you are wanting to catch Salmon in Alaska, iFish Alaska is the way to go. You won't be disappointed!

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