ANC - Alaska
Late June to Early September
6 Guests / week
Northern Pike, Sheefish, king and silver Salmon, Rainbows…
On the back sloughs of the mighty Yukon River of Western Alaska, roughly 310 miles due West of Anchorage, Alaska.
Northern Pike, Sheefish, king and silver Salmon, Rainbows, Dolly Varden, Arctic Char, and Grayling
SEASON OF OPERATION
Late June to Early September
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
7 nights 6-day fishing or 6 nights 5-day fishing
Your trip takes place on a beautiful 67 x 16-foot houseboat called the ‘Midnight sun’. Providing a change from typical sport fishing, this boat is designed with all of the creature comforts and modern amenities. The Midnights Sun has three staterooms, each sleeping two guests. The capacity on board the Midnight Sun allows guests maximum care and service with a schedule arranged to provide personal attention to each guest.
The lounge and dining areas on board encompass the front half of the boat and provide plenty of room to stretch out, relax and exchange the day’s fishing stories. The lounge area offers a CD stereo and DVD player for your enjoyment. The bow and stern are both covered and allow you to enjoy a relaxing afternoon. The upper deck has a fully covered and screened in 45 x 16’ area, this is optimal for those wanting to enjoy a bug free, quiet drink and the breathtaking views Alaska has to offer.
Each room is set up with two twin beds, reading lamp for each bed and storage for clothing and personal items. There are two bathrooms equipped with full shower, sink and commode facilities which are shared by all guests on board.
Meals are hot, enduring and homemade. After a long day of fishing, you are met by appetizers and refreshments. Breakfast is made to order and consist of traditional American offerings. Lunches are large deli style sandwiches that are sure to hit the spot.
6 guests per week
Alaska Northern pike wait to ambush their pray while patiently waiting in the back bays and grassy sloughs they call home. Pike are the fastest accelerating fish in the world and come armed with 702 teeth. Alaska Pike weigh an average of 7 pounds and their fierce wake will strike fear in the hearts of most hardened pike fisherman. It’s best to be cautious when fishing for Pike in Alaska, as there are 40” pike lurking in the muddy waters. The Midnight Sun guests also target Sheefish. This fish has a strong bite and is fast moving. Sheefish migrate in schools up river throughout the summer months. These unique fish provide quick and ferocious action for the spin cast, or fly fishing enthusiast.
By far the majority of our guests who travel to the Midnight Sun, are there to target trophy Northern Pike. The location where the Midnight Sun Live Aboard is situated ideal for producing huge pike as the two-hundred mile long Yukon River tributary provides the perfect environment for growing huge Alaskan pike ... cool, slow-moving water; a food source of unlimited quantity; and the time for the pike to grow old and fat - ranging anywhere from 10 pounds to 25 pounds and even the occasional 40 pound monster! These big fish are up to twenty plus years old. With little competition from other anglers, these big pike are readily attainable. Being centrally located between the lower Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers, a short plane ride provides endless opportunities for Alaska’s mighty Northern Pike and Sheefish.
BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
21 aluminum john boats with a generous front and back casting deck and electric trolling motors for silent running in shallow water. The boats are powered by 60 horse HP 2 stroke Yamaha’s.
Your flight should be scheduled to arrive in Anchorage (Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, ANC) the day before the start date of the trip. You will then overnight in a hotel in Anchorage. The next day you will fly to Aniak and load a charter plane to a village nearest the house boat. You may book your flights departing from Anchorage on the same date as your departure from the House Boat. Please book these flights no earlier than 8:00pm. This will help to ensure you will not miss your flight due to weather or mechanical delays. Many clients overnight again on the return trip in order to ensure no problems with returning flights.
Slipstream is a full service travel company that can handle international and domestic airfares, car rentals and shuttles, as well as a host of other services relating to your trip. Please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703 for assistance.
INCLUDED IN PRICE
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
Canadian, British, EU and Australian citizens only need a valid passport for entry to the United States. No visa is required.
RATES FOR 2018
6 nights, 5 days guided fishing
$4,200 USD per angler, DBL