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Tag: Mat-Su Valley

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Fishing in Anchorage Lakes by Dustin Slinker Open Water Fishing in Anchorage Lakes (April-October) Many of the lakes in the Anchorage bowl are easily accessed, with ample shoreline to fish along and public docks to fish from. The lakes receive plenty of local fishing pressure, but even with that pressure there are still plenty of […]

by Troy Letherman Meaning “river of plenty” in the Dena’ina language, the area near the present site of Talkeetna offered an abundant harvest for the Athabasca Indians who originally inhabited t

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Mat-Su: Peak Expectations in the Valley Story by Troy Letherman The Matanuska-Susitna Valley—Mat-Su, for short, or just “the valley” if you’re a local—manages the feat of providing spectacular opportunity to the outdoor enthusiast while remaining rather under the radar, being somewhat overshadowed by its big-name, big-fishery neighbors. For anglers, the Mat-Su Valley offers both roadside and […]

Fish Upper & Lower Lake Creek Floating Lake Creek By Dave Doucet Fishing Lower Lake Creek By Alan Powers Draining some 60-plus miles from its headwaters at Chelatna Lake near the base of the Alask

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Salmon Refugees: The Susitna Valley’s Weekend Warriors By Matt Hage Pulling into the dusty campground along Montana Creek, we idle through a shantytown of super-sized motor homes and blue tarps. The acrid smell of a campfire runs thick through the cottonwood forest. Folks lounging deep in rickety lawn chairs give us a lazy wave as […]

Wild Fish & Whitewater By Les Gara Some Alaska rivers are known for their fishing, for their whitewater, or just for their scenery and remoteness. There are few, like one whitewater stream that fl

Alaska’s Talkeetna River By Jerry M. Wylie A cold wind spilled off Sovereign Mountain that day. Chilled by the mountain’s mighty glaciers, the wind followed the valleys of Iron Creek and Sheep

Visit Mat-Su, Alaska; the Mat-Su Valley offers both roadside and remote access to all five of Alaska’s Pacific salmon species, as well as resident rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, grayling, northern pi

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