What’s included in the price of a guided fishing trip?
All of our Guided fishing trips include SIMMS Breathable Gore-Tex Waders and Wading Boots for the day. High quality Fly and Spin tackle is also provided, as well as all flies, lures, and terminal tackle.
What do you recommend I bring on guided fishing trip?
Warm layers, sunglasses, a good rain jacket and rain pants, sun protection, camera, day dry bag or backpack, and something to eat and drink for the day.
Is lunch provided?
Lunch is not provided; however, we can point you in the direction of a local place that has boxed lunches to go.
What kind of vessels do you operate?
We operate out of custom-built Willie Drift boats and River Sleds. These boats are specifically built for the Kenai and are unmatched in there fishability on the river.
How many Anglers to one boat?
Our boats will comfortably accommodate up to 4 anglers. When you book your trip, you have the option to pay a per person rate (you will be fishing with other anglers) or purchase a private boat. This price will vary depending on the number of anglers in your party.
Can you pick me up at Princess Lodge or other location in Cooper Landing?
Absolutely! However, we will need to arrange a pickup prior to your trip.
How long is a full day?
8 hours on the water.
How long is a half day?
4 hours on the water.
I’m ready to book. What’s next?
Let’s talk! If possible, we like to have a discussion over the phone so we can make sure all your questions are answered to ensure we are giving you the best experience possible. At that time, we take a 20% deposit to secure your booking. We will email you a confirmation after taking the deposit. The remainder of your balance is due 14 days prior to your arrival.
Are there opportunities to fish in the area for non-guided anglers?
Yes! We love to talk about our fisheries and help people be successful on their own. Our Fly Shop Staff is helpful and knowledgeable about gear and local fisheries. We also rent waders, fly rods and reels in our Shop (see our Fly Shop Page for more info).
Where can I purchase an Alaska Fishing License?
You can purchase your Alaska Sport Fishing License online https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/Store/Home/Guest
What is the best way to get to Cooper Landing from the airport?
Alaska is a big state, but we are fortunate enough to be a 2 hour drive south of Anchorage. Renting a car at the airport is the best option for travel.
How do we check in late?
Let us know in advance, and we can make arrangements to get you checked in after our shop hours.
Is there anything to do in Cooper Landing besides fishing?
Absolutely! There are a ton of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking and more.
Do you provide food at the lodge?
We do not provide food at our lodge; however, there are a number of quality places in town. In our shop or via email we can provide you with a short list of food options in our quaint town. The Swan Sanctuary has a full kitchen. Other rooms come outfitted with a mini fridge, grill, and microwave.
Where and at what time do we meet our guide for fishing?
Your guide will set a meet time for you prior to your trip. We will call you and confirm your meet time the day before your trip (or sooner). All trips will meet at Alaska Troutfitters Fly Shop unless other arrangements have been made prior to trip day.
Do you offer a military discount?
Yes! We offer a 5% military discount for all our guided trips.