For many serious fly-fishermen, Alaska is an inevitable travel destination. Choice is the burden of Alaskan fishing. While most choose to cast line from a fly rod, one needs to decide between types of fish (salmon, grayling, trout), lodging (tent, cabin, lodge) and location (river, lake, sea) and, of course, type of fly to use when one gets there. A remote trip, complete with guide and lodging, runs about three to five thousand dollars a week. Prices fall when out of peak season.
It is a good idea to contact an Alaskan trip planning service to help narrow the fishing outfits. They can work with budget and skill level, and give information about seasonal fish runs and fish charter reputations. Seasons vary by region but most are during summer months. Early summer is best for king salmon and halibut, while silver salmon are best in fall. Make sure to plan ahead early as the best spots fill up fast. Deep sea fishing charter boats can take out those inclined towards salty catches. 300 pound (136kl) halibut are known to be landed on these trips.