Susitna River Drainage Fishing Spots

The Susitna River Drainage is the primary river system that flows into upper Cook Inlet. It's a long, winding river system comprised of a myriad of tributaries that flow from deep within interior Alaska. Most of the waterways offer excellent fishing. The smaller rivers, which flow into the Susitna River, provide fishing opportunities both upstream and at their confluences. There are also numerous lakes which are stocked by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Available Species: King Salmon, Silver Salmon, Pink Salmon, Chum Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic Grayling

Hot Spots: Willow Creek Confluence, Montana Creek Confluence, Sheep Creek Slough

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Fishing Spots

This con­flu­ence is one of the most pop­u­lar fish­eries in South Cen­tral Alas­ka. Locat­ed about 60 miles north of Anchor­age on the Parks High­way, it offers excel­lent fish­ing for four of the major salmon species: kings, sil­vers, chums and pinks. It also fea­tures big rain­bows (up to 30 inch­es) and Dol­ly Var­den, as well as Arc­tic Grayling. You’ll also find, in small num­bers, bur­bot and whitefish.

When sil­ver salmon are run­ning up Mon­tana Creek by the thou­sands, fish­er­men are run­ning up the Parks High­way by the hun­dreds to go com­bat fish­ing.” They stand elbow to elbow along the creek, cast­ing their lines and catch­ing every­thing from fish to coat sleeves. Up and down the creek, you can hear peo­ple holler Fish on!”