Donna Dewhurst


The dream of landing a trophy fish lures people from around the globe to Anchorage, where some of Alaska's best fishing is a rod's length away. Urban angling is just a stone’s throw from downtown and remote fly in fishing in the Alaska wilderness is an easy day trip.

Easy access to rivers, lakes, and saltwater has earned Anchorage a spot on Field & Stream magazine’s list of America’s Best Fishing Cities. Here, anglers can pursue salmon, rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, arctic grayling, and more right in the city. Monster halibut, trophy trout, and all five species of Pacific salmon are within a day’s drive or fly-out fishing trip.

Hook up with one of the experienced guides below and get out on the water during your visit.

Bird Creek

Flowing into Turnagain Arm approximately 20 miles south of Anchorage, Bird Creek offers a bevy of recreational opportunities. Fishermen flock to the...