Best Mat-Su Valley Fishing Spots

Have you visited Mat-Su Valley’s fishing spots? There are 90 lakes filled with fish like Chinook Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Grayling, Landlocked Coho, and Arctic Char. But what are the best Mat-Su Valley fishing spots? Where do you go to catch lunkers?

Here are a few ideas that may help you find the best fishing in the area.

Mat-Su Valley Fishing Spots

Little Susitna River

The Little Su is a small stream flowing out of the Talkeetna Mountains. There are two boat routes; one is more challenging than the other. One is the Class IV+ Route for skilled boaters, which is in the uppermost section of the river. 

Another is Class I and II, which runs from Wasilla to Cook Inlet. The route is more accessible and more suitable for family fishing trips.

Moreover, motorboats can access the river on the second and fourth weekends of the month. There are no restrictions on a weekday.

Eklutna Tailrace

This spot is ideal for lazy fishing because of the water that flows from a power plant to the Knik River. The water is murky with a blue-gray color and is home to silvers and kings. You can also find dollies, pinks, and chums here. The best time to fish in Eklutna Tailrace would be night or dawn. Either fishing baits or Alaskan fishing lures can help with catching fish.

Montana Creek Combat Fishing

This creek is famous among combat anglers who fish for Silver Salmon. To reach this area, drive from Glenn Parks Highway to George Parks Highway, then head north to milepost 96.6. The entrance to the creek is on the left.

If you’re not familiar with “combat fishing,” click here.

Aside from Mat-Su Valley fishing spots, there are 36 camping sites and 38 picnic sites in Montana Creek. 

Willow Creek State Recreation Area

This fishing spot is in South Central Alaska, 60 miles north of Anchorage. You can find rainbow trout as big as 30 inches, dollies, and an Arctic grayling here. Crowds tend to flock during peak fishing season, so make sure to go early in the season. There are also ample restrooms and parking spaces in the area.

River Access

This lake has access to Caribou Creek Bridge with class III and IV water currents. Aside from fishing, it’s a great area to unwind and hike.

Lake Fishing and Secluded Camping

There are several lakes to fish in between Hwy 3 and the river. Access is pretty easy, and the fishing is good. Additionally, there are plenty of migratory birds here and trouts and graylings. It’s also a popular spot for a weekend off, so expect more people fishing here. 

Click this link for a long list of available camping areas.

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