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One Day Fly in Fishing

2013 Rates
$495/person (guided)
$545/person (guided flyfishing)

* Effective immediately, a 3% transportation tax will be collected on all flights.


Experience some of the world's best salmon and trout fishing in Alaska's back country, only minutes away from Anchorage by seaplane. Rust’s Flying Service will fly you to the scenic, productive clear water of Lake Creek for fishing with a knowledgeable and capable guide.  The entire day is a not to be missed fishing and wilderness adventure. Our fishing trips cater to both the experienced and novice fisherman. You can not only enjoy the great fishing at Lake Creek, a 20 minute flight from Anchorage, but relax in a beautiful wilderness area. While salmon runs change throughout the summer, you can depend on our advice concerning what fish species are available to meet your trip schedule.  If catching a king salmon is on your list, please plan to fly with us before July 13, the end of the king salmon fishing season. Silver salmon (some anglers think that they are the most exciting salmon because they attack flies and lures readily and run and jump) run late into the summer. Trout fishing is available summer and fall.

We'll outfit you to go on your own or with an experienced Alaskan guide. If you are uncertain as to where you should go for fishing, our experienced staff will advise you for the best fishing for the different Alaska fish species. Call Rust's or email us today for the best times for your fly in fishing trip from Anchorage.


Trip price includes:

  • Spectacular seaplane flight tour.
  • Fishing gear and boat as required.
  • Lunch with refreshments.
  • Courtesy shuttle from the Anchorage airport and many Anchorage hotels

Other information that you might need:

  • You will need a fishing license and might need king salmon tags. You may purchase them at Rust’s or at the lodge.
  • You will need to dress in layers and plan for inclement weather. Even Alaskans plan for cool windy weather on the water in the summertime bring hats, gloves, and wear multiple layers of jackets, wind gear sweaters, Tee shirts… well, you get the idea.
  • If you only have time for a half-day trip, we can arrange that but the price is the same as for the whole day trip.
  • If you want to keep your fish, your guide will clean it. If you want to bring it back to Anchorage, it can come back on the plane with you.  For further processing and shipping, the lodge can assist you. Rust’s has free freezer space.
  • We rarely cancel for weather since it is a short easy flight over to the fishing areas. If we need to cancel for weather, we will try to reschedule.  If your schedule can not accommodate a new date, please

Guided Day Fishing FAQ’s


What should I wear/bring? Be prepared to spend the day outside, we would recommend layers.  You should have good walking shoes or light hiking boots, sunglasses, film/batteries, long pants, t-shirt, sweatshirt, light coat, raingear, and mosquito repellent.  The lodge will provide all the fishing equipment you will need for the day.

Is it okay to bring my own equipment? Yes, just let us know how much you will be taking.

Can I fly fish?  Yes, however there is a two-person minimum for fly-fishing trips.

How many people will be in the boat with me?  There are usually 3 or 4 people per boat/ per guide.

How long is the flight?  Approximately 35 minutes.

How many people will I see on the river?  There will be quite a few other people, depending on the time of the year, but not like you would see on the Kenai and other rivers connected to the road system.

How big is Lake Creek? You will be fishing the lower 3 miles, which varies between 50-100 yards wide.

Will I be wading? Spin fishing is typically done from the boat, while fly-fishing is almost exclusively wading.  The lodge does provide hip boots if they are needed.

What is for lunch? Lunch is a substantial box lunch; menu varies daily.

What do I do with my fish at the end of the day? The lodge works with a fish processor, Alaska Sausage and Seafood, who can process your fish and then ship it home for you.

What if I don’t want to fish?  If you don’t want to fish you are more than welcome to hang out in the lodge all day.  There are no trails to hike around the area.  The cost is the same, even if you chose not to fish.

Your Anchorage Flight in fishing Tour includes:

  • The best seat in the house!  All passengers get a window seat and 2-way headset
  • Wildlife watching: Dall sheep, bear, moose, whales and more (depends on the route)
  • Rich knowledge (and personality) of an Alaska bush pilot
  • Rust’s meticulous attention to comfort and safety
  • Transfers from Anchorage airport and hotels

Not All Anchorage Fishing/Flightseeing Tours Are Created Equal

  • We are family-owned and operated since 1963
  • Rusts has an unsurpassed safety record
  • Photo stop landings at select destinations are available
  • A solid reputation in Alaska
  • Locally-voted "Best Alaska Flightseeing Service"  and “Best Alaska Air Taxi”
  • Simply put, there is no comparable way to experience the grandeur of Alaska.  


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