- Ages: All Ages
- Duration: 4 hours
- Departs: Ninilchik, AK
- Location: Deep Creek
- Exertion: Easy to Moderate
- Price: $199 per person
Ask us about custom dates for individuals, couples, families, and groups.
TRIP DETAILS & ITINERARY
If the thought of hooking into a monster King Salmon or early fall chrome Steelhead gets your blood pumping than this is the trip for you! Deep Creek is one of the crown jewel streams of the lower Kenai Peninsula and home to King, Silver, and Pink Salmon, as well as Dolly Varden and Steelhead. The tea colored streams & rivers carve through steep bluffs and low-lying forested areas. Wildlife abounds around the river and you are likely to see moose, ducks, sea otter and maybe even a bear or two. Bald eagles soar in the brilliant sky searching the waters for unsuspecting fish. Alaska fishing at its best!
The Deep Creek Fishing Trip is a “Hike-In” trip. You will meet your guide near the mouth of Deep Creek and from there you will head to the first fishing spot of the day. You will be hiking up and down the river along sight fishing for salmon, steelhead, or char. There are some excellent fishing areas on the Deep Creek if you know where to go and how to fish them. This is where our Professional Guide Service really shines.
Don’t worry if you’ve never fished before, we’ll teach you how and show you the ropes. We guide for complete beginners to seasoned pros, and we’ll provide as much help and instruction as you like.
- The King salmon run is the most popular fishery. The run begins in late May and peaks in the second week in June.
- Dolly Varden begins running early in July and continues throughout the summer.
- Pink salmon runs begin in mid-July and extend into August. Larger runs of Pink salmon occur on even numbered years.
- Silver salmon begin running at the end of July and persist until the beginning of September.
- Steelhead runs begin in late August and continue into October. This aggressive and prized fish is pursued by the hardiest of anglers with fly-fishing being the most popular and successful method.
*Run times are approximate and for reference. Fish and run timing may not apply to a particular river, or to a particular area on a river. Sport fishing regulations in Alaska are subject to change, and just because a species may be running, it does not always mean they can be fished.
- Season: May – October
- Begins/Ends: Ninilchik, AK
- Duration: 4 Hours
- Distance: Varies ~1-3+ Miles
- Difficulty: Easy to Strenuous
- Terrain and Gear: Trips may involve challenging terrain on and off-trails. *Rain gear is required. Please dress for current weather conditions. It’s best to layer clothing. Trip may vary due to trail and weather conditions.
- Meeting Time and Place: Specific details will be provided upon booking your trip. Most trips begin at 7am or 8am in Ninilchik. We offer pickup/drop-off at accommodations within Ninilchik with advance notice, subject to availability.
- Professional Guide Service
- All rods, reels are included (fly-fishing equipment is NOT provided)
- Instruction available
- Interpretive guided hiking
- Travel to and from Ninilchik, AK
- Parking fees at state recreation areas or other fee parking areas
- Personal gear (clothing, rain gear, backpack, etc.)
- Fishing license
- Fly fishing gear (fly rod, reel, line, tackle, etc)
- Waders and boots
- Guide gratuities