Fish Alaska's recommended Businesses in the Mat-Su Valley
Mat-Su Fishing Guides
Alaska Lakes Guide Service LLC
Alaska Lakes Guide Service provides the Matanuska-Susitna Valley with Alaska’s only year-round lake-specific fishing guide service. There are more than 120 named lakes in the Mat-Su Valley, both stocked and wild, and anglers can customize trips to target pan-size fish or trophy rainbow trout, Arctic char, northern pike, burbot or lake trout. This is a great option for inexpensive and family-friendly guided fishing. Average trips include 4- to 6 hours of fishing, all gear, a fish-catch guarantee and a flat rate that includes up to four people.
Fishing all over the Mat-Su Valley and beyond, Adam Cuthriell’s FishHound Expeditions offers both day-trips and multi-day adventures. Primary day-trip rivers include the tributaries of the Big Su: Willow, Little Willow, Goose, Montana and Sheep creeks and the Kashwitna River. Mat-Su fly-in trips to Lake Creek and the Talachulitna River are available, and expeditions operate out of Bethel, where the Kwethluk, Kisaralik and Arolik rivers are the prime destinations. FishHound also offers multi-day float trips in Kamchatka, Russia.
Dave Fish Alaska
Specializing in wilderness fishing and rafting tours for both avid fishermen and families alike, owner Dave Fish and the guides at Dave Fish Alaska offer trips throughout the Mat-Su Valley, including day-trips, fly-outs and extended float trips on remote valley rivers. They fish all over southcentral Alaska but primarily visit the clearwater tributaries of the Talkeetna and Susitna river drainages, whether by floatplane, helicopter or raft. Anglers fishing with Dave Fish Alaska can expect a quality guide service with excellent customer care from a small family-owned and operated business. All trips are 100% customized.
Alaska Experience Lakeside Lodge
Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet, the serene lakeside views and the incredible Alaska milieu before retiring to your private and comfortable room– recharge and then head back out for another day’s adventure. Offering three private lakeside rooms with quality furnishings, TV, hot breakfast and access to canoes, kayaks and a paddle boat, the Alaska Experience Lakeside Lodge is exactly the place you’re looking to return to after a long day enjoying the rugged beauty of the Mat-Su Valley.
Mat-Su Fly-out and Snowmachine Lodges
The Cottonwood Lodge
Cottonwood Lodge is located 65 air miles from Anchorage. In the remote Mat-Su Valley, accessible only by snowmachine in the winter or by jet boat in the summer–or a 35-minute floatplane ride. The Lodge is located on Lake Creek, which flows into the Yentna River, one of the finest fishing areas in the state, offering all five species of Pacific salmon as well as rainbow trout, Arctic grayling and northern pike. The Lodge features deluxe cabins with bath and shower, outstanding meals and great fishing.
Lake Creek Lodge
Lake Creek Lodge is situated directly at the delta of Lake Creek, which flows into the Yentna River, and because of this location the lodge offers a beautiful view of the two most important rivers in the area. The cabins offer accommodations for up to four people, and there are three full meals daily offered from the lodge’s kitchen, with snacks available throughout the day, the lodge also offers the only full liquor bar in the area, open day and night and a great place to celebrate your freshly-caught salmon. Along with Cottonwood Lodge, Lake Creek Lodge is equipped with a complete fleet of boats and each guest has the choice to fish at will or to have an experienced guide take the helm.
Mat-Su Additional Activities
Extreme Fun Center
The Extreme Fun Center is the place to be for fun and excitement, offering extreme gaming, delicious food, refreshing beverages and a state-of-the-art event facility. Featuring racing carts that can travel over 40 miles per hour, laser tag hosting up to 24 players at a time, a massive arcade, kids’ play zone, mini bowling, bumper cars and more, the Extreme Fun Center is truly your one-stop destination for fun!
Mahay’s Jet Boat Adventures
Hop aboard a jetboat to experience Alaska like no other. There are four trips to choose from, depending upon the length and adventure level. All the trips provide history of the local area and opportunities to view Denali from a unique and beautiful perspective. Learn how the Dena’ina and the trappers lived in the early times of Alaska and Talkeetna. Enjoy the Devil’s Canyon with white water, the Chulitna George Journey on a braided river, River, Rail & Trail that combines the boat with the Hurricane Train or the Wilderness Jetboat Adventure. Check out mahaysjetboat.com to book online.
Mat-Su Flight Services
Bear Mountain Air
Owner and pilot Joe Huston has spend most of his life flying, fishing and hunting Alaska, and he puts that experience to work with Bear Mountain Air, offering visitors a range of adventures, from hunting and fishing trips to following the Iditarod, viewing bears or flightseeing Southcentral’s most picturesque terrain. Your epic adventure awaits aboard either Bear Mountain Air’s Cessna 185 or Piper Super Cub, in which Joe has more then 11,700 hours of accident-free flying. Montague island deer hunting trips are now being offered in 2016.
Rust’s Flying Service
Rust’s Flying Service has been flying to the remote and pristine wilderness of Alaska for over 50 years and their expert pilots will fly you to view wild brown bears or for a fly-in fishing trip to the remote Mat-Su backcountry. Their stunning flightseeing tours are not to be missed: visit magnificent Prince William Sound, land on a glacier in Denali National Park just below the peak of Denali or fly to Colony Glacier for the ultimate dogsled adventure. For Mat-Su anglers, Rust’s offers a variety of destinations, with hot fishing available any time of the season.
An air taxi and flightseeing company, Regal Air boasts more than 33 years of continuous, year-round operation in Alaska and an unsurpassed safety record. Operating a fleet of DeHavilland Beavers, Cessna 206s and a Piper Navajo Chieftain, Regal offers a wide range of services, from flightseeing excursions to Denali to any of several glacier-viewing tours. Regal Air also offers air-taxi services to get you started on your float trip to a host of quality waters, including Lake Creek and the Talachulitna River in the Mat-Su Valley. Visitors can also book guided all-day fishing tours or other Alaska adventures, such as eco-trekking, Iditarod tours, photo safaris and bear-viewing trips.
Trail Ridge Air
Trail Ridge Air is perfectly situated to provide easy access to bush Alaska and the fantastic fishing that can be found there. Offering customizable trips for more then 20 years, Trail Ridge Air offers an eight-hour fully-guided day of king salmon fishing on Lake Creek, as well as being able to arrange multi-day guided trips with a number of lodges in the southcentral Alaska area. Customers looking for day-trip options can choose any of several flightseeing offerings, including trips to see glaciers or some up-close bear viewing.
Mat-Su Outdoor Gear and Fishing Tackle
3 Rivers Fly & Tackle
If you plan to be fishing in the valley, make sure to stop by and have their fishing tackle and fly shop pro staff help you find the right stuff to carry out any task you have planned. 3 Rivers carries one of Alaska’s most complete lines of fly-fishing rods, fly-fishing reels, fly-tying materials and fishing accessories, as well as bait casting and spinning rods and reels. And if it’s fishing information you need, you can be sure the folks behind the counter are up-to-date on all the hottest valley fisheries every day of the year.
Known nationwide as the outdoor recreation retailer for all your apparel, footwear, equipment and accessory needs, whether purchasing for adults or kids, Sportsman’s Warehouse offers a conveniently located Wasilla store, which is the ideal starting point for those taking off on another Mat-Su adventure. Regardless of your passion–fishing, hunting, camping, – they have what you need.
Three Bears Alaska
Offering all your fuel and grocery needs in the valley, Three Bears Alaska also provides a full line of hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor equipment at their statewide outpost locations in Chugiak, Kenai, Meadow Lakes, Palmer 4 Corners, Tok and Wasilla KGB. There’s an Alaskan owned and operated Three Bears right on your way, regardless of the Mat-Su adventure that awaits. Stop in today for food, drink and gear.
Six Robblees is your one-stop source for truck, trailer and tire shop supplies. Having grown from a small family business with three employees to a small family business with 22 branches in eight states, their product offering has likewise expanded to include car, truck and trailer wheels as well as small trailers components, light truck accessories, tire shop supplies, equipment and heavy duty parts.
The Grape Tap
The Grape Tap is at the forefront of the Mat-Su Valley restaurant scene. Uniquely situated in a 1930s pioneer home, you can dine in the special banquet room, host a wedding in their yard or just drop in for one of their rotating wine flights. The Grape Tap serves a seasonally rotating menu that highlights the best of local Alaskan cuisine in a creative and delicious manner.
Noisy Goose Café
An Alaska landmark, the Noisy Goose Café in Palmer offers a large variety of traditional home-style meals that are always available any time of the day. To add to the tasty fare, this classic café offers a ton of authentic Alaska charm in comfortable, relaxed environment.
Alaskan family owned and operated Mocha Moose, a Mat-Su Valley staple since 1993, roasts their own beans daily at their roastery on the Parks Highway, offering a home-sweet-home feeling when you’re drinking your coffee. If you’re on the go, Mocha Moose has you covered as well, with their drive-thru located at 240 North Boundry Street in Wasilla, which is the only drive-thru that’s open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and the Mocha Moose Mini at 469 W. Parks Highway. Besides an abundance off delicious burritos, salads, sandwiches and more…quality coffee, the best friendliest staff we’ve encountered and their drink guarantee, means you can’t go wrong with Mocha Moose.
Mat-Su Services for Locals
Alaska Frontier Fabricators
Providing full service and custom modification for all aluminum and fiberglass boats, Alaska Frontier Fabricators is also the number-one recommended repair facility for props and impellers, as well as being the dealer for Phantom Jet Boats, North River Boats and Almar Aluminum Boats. Stop by their Wasilla facility and you can be sure you’ll be well cared for.
Algone Interventional Pain Clinic
If you suffer from joint or back pain, the interventional pain specialists at the Algone Pain Clinic in Wasilla and Anchorage can provide you with a care plan to alleviate the pain, and also to heal the source of the pain in some instances. Algone’s physicians and physician assistants have extensive training in the field of pain management, and as an Alaska outdoorsman knows, a few aches and pains are just part of time spent out on the water or in the field–the key is not letting it stop you from getting there.
Greatland Welding and Machine
Greatland Welding and Machine has been a source for top-quality workmanship and reliable service since 1999 and boasts a complete, industrial machine shop, including lathes, mill and drill presses, with a full-service facility welding shop. Greatland Welding also builds custom boats, for private, recreational and commercial use, as well as being a dealer for and servicing Outboard Jets. The company also offers portable service and can bring their talents directly to your home or worksite.
Michael Lujan, Country Financial
Michael Lujan is a Country Financial representative providing insurance and financial services for the communities in and around Wasilla. Honest, trustworthy and always concerned first and foremost with helping his clients’ fulfill their goals, Michael is just the sort of professional ally one needs.
Stan Tebow Agency
After more than 31 years in the insurance industry, Stan has the tenure and experience to understand the ins-and-outs of insurance, helping him serve hundreds of families regarding their protection needs. Stop by his agency in Palmer, where they can help you protect the things that are important: your family, home, car, boat, and more.