Little Su 8-13 & 8-14

I fished my Last two trips on the Little Su this year with two couples from Texas.  We had a great time despite the spitting rain and low water.  The first day we got on the fish and caught our limit.  The second day however we landed four silvers and a chum and lost a few other fish.  The water is very low, I hit bottom up river on a drop off trip and I can go very shallow.  All in all it was a great year of fishing, I will blog about our moose hunts, fall pike trips and winter trips to the cabin.



Little Su 8-04 to 8-10

I fished the Little Su for the last week for Silver Salmon.  We fished two trips on most days and I neglected to have Lori post my fishing reports.  We caught our limit of Silver Salmon on every trip except for one.  We had the fish on and had lots of bites during that trip but just  did not get them all in.  The fishing has slowed with over 2000 silvers taken through the booth since the opening to bait.  
I was able to take the family fishing and watched my 3 year old fight a fish, with lots of help and coaching.  She then got mad when I refused to put eggs on her Barbie pole, I did not want her to loose it.  She said, "I want those" and pointed to the bait.  I think she will be one heck of a fisherman in a few years.
I will be fishing three more trips this week and be happy to report how they go.



Little Su 8-03

I fished with a group of four today.  We finished fishing at 11:00 after a great day. The water was very dirty today due to boat traffic.  There was more today than yesterday.


Little Su 8-02

I fished the river today with two groups.

The first group was three fly fisherman that were catching and releasing salmon.  We Kept three silvers but landed lots of fish.  We saw a black bear on the river today.
The afternoon group was a family from Texas, we managed to catch at least one fish per person but it was tough fishing.  The water was dirty from all of the boat traffic.



Little Su 7-31

I fished the river yesterday with a great group of boys.  One was from Missouri and the other two were from Palmer.  They were 15, 13 and 11 years old.  We caught 8 silvers and one Chum salmon between the four of us.  The fishing was very good, I was the second guide back at the landing and was done at 10:00 am.  Three other guides were limited out before their trip was over at 12:00.
I also had a drop off fisherman up river and he caught 4 fish, one of which was a silver.

I have a few openings left this week, drop us a line or give us a call to book your trip.



Little Su 7-28

I fished today with two groups, an AM and PM.  I fished two anglers in each group. 
We caught 5 silver salmon and one chum salmon in the morning.  We could see fish swimming past us in some of the holes but did not get many bites.  I think these may have been chum and pink salmon.  The water was very low and it did not take long to become cloudy from the boat traffic.  
We caught two silver and 5 chum salmon in the afternoon.  The fishing was slower than the morning and the water down river had less than a foot of visibility.  holes that we fished in the morning were not fishable in the afternoon.
I will not be fishing tomorrow, I am replacing a lower unit bearing seal and hope to be on the river Thursday.

Tight lines,



Little Su 7-27

I fished the Little Su today with four clients.  The water remains very low, we bumped the bottom on one corner and were just seconds away from a tight passage with another boat.  If you are on the river use caution and watch out for the big inboards, they are going all out on the weekends.
We caught 13 fish today, 2 chums, 2 pinks and 9 silvers.  It was a great day of fishing with light rain.  We saw a moose, beaver, cranes and lots of ducks today.  
Give us a call to book your fishing adventure.



Little Su 7-25

I fished with four clients today. We landed over a dozen fish, unfortunately none of them were silver salmon.  We had one large silver on and by the boat but it got off before we could net it. 


Little Su 7-24

I fished today with two gentleman from out of state.  We departed the landing at 7:30 am and caught three silvers and 8 chum salmon and one Pink Salmon.  The water is low and clear and I expect that it will be murky with traffic this weekend.


Little Su 7-23

I fished the Little Su today in the morning and the afternoon.  We landed three silvers in the morning and two in the afternoon.  We also landed a enough chums to fill everyones bag limit had the desired to do so.  The silvers are sparse at this time but I expect to see more coming every day.



Little Su 7-21

I fished yesterday with three clients in the afternoon.  The water has dropped slightly and was very dirty due to boat traffic.  We caught two silvers, 5 chums and 2 pink salmon.  We had several other fish on but just did not get them to the boat.  The fishing has been consistent and the silvers are still trickling in.  I am fishing July 23rd and hope to report more silvers in the boat.

We have a few openings available the next two weeks give us a call to book your trip.



Little Su 7-20

I fished the Little Su today with two clients.  I started the day by seeing a Bull and Cow Moose just before the River and A cow and a calf in the Parking lot of the river. The water has cleared some and i could see some Chums holding in holes near the landing.  We had a great trip, we hooked several fish bringing home two silvers and three bright Chum salmon.  We fought and released several other Chums.  I would expect to start seeing more fish moving in on the high tides this week.
We have a few openings left give us a call to book your fishing trip today.



Little Su 7-18

I fished the Little Su today with 3 clients.  The water was low but cloudy, the USGS web site show the water rising slightly.  We caught 4 silver Salmon, 4 chum Salmon and a Pink Salmon.  We lost 5 other salmon during the trip.  All of the fish were very bright and distinguishing the Chums from the silvers was difficult until we got them out of the water. We fished several holes and had the majority of the bites in one hole.  It would appear that the fishing is still spotty for the early season but the run is building.  



July Pike

I have spent the last two weeks Pike fishing at the lake.  Lori, Kaylee and I have spent 9 days at the lake fishing, swimming and working.  We built a shed and completed it to move the tools out of the cabin so we can focus on relaxing there.  I have added lights (gas and electric) to the cabin and will be adding a fridge, flooring and finish work this winter.  Lori would like to spend a few weeks out there next summer.  

Kaylee caught her first fish, a 16 inch pike.  She cast the lure, was reeling and said, " It wiggled Dad", and dropped her rod.  Mom coached her to pick it up and reel it in, she liked it and fished for two more hours non stop.  That kid has her priorities straight.  She also went for her first tube ride behind the boat and her first Alaskan lake swim.  She loved both.  The down side is she threw a fit when we were packing up to leave, she did not want to go.

I will start Silver fishing this week and will report on fishing daily.



Little Su 6-25

I fished with a group of four guests today and we caught three small kings between 8 and 14 pounds.  We also caught three Jacks in the lower holes on the river.  Fishing has been sporadic but we are still catching fish, give us a call at (907) 745-1712 to book your king salmon or Silver Salmon fishing trip. 


Little Su 6-24

I fished with four guests today on an eight hour trip.  We caught three king salmon and lost a fourth after the tide went out.  The fish were between 14 and 24 pounds and all were very fresh.  It appears that a few fresh fish are still coming in on the tides.  The water remains low but has come up slightly with the rain.  It was very cold this morning, 34 at the landing.


Little Su 6-23

I fished with a group of 3 in the afternoon today and we caught 2 king salmon weiging 17 and 19 pounds.  The water remains low and clear.


Little Su 6-21

I fished the morning with two groups of two.  We fished the lower river as the tide was coming in.  We caught one King Salmon in mid 20's range during the first drift and two Jacks about one hour later as the tide began to run out.  We fished several holes coming back up the river and caught one more King in the upper 20 pound range.  Both of the larger fish had sea lice but one was blush and the other was chrome/ grey.  The fishing has been steady with groups of four getting between 4 and 8 bites during the morning trips. 




Greg fished with two groups of two. They had five bites, fought five fish and boated three. The fish weighed fourteen, eighteen, and twenty-one pounds. The river has come up slightly and became a little bit muddy, but is still fishable. Today they saw several beavers, many eagles, ducks and a cow moose with twin calves walking along the edge of the river. Greg's clients also saw a black bear along the bank. 

Book your salmon fishing charter with us today. 
Call Lori at (907)745-1712.


On the way down river, Greg and his clients saw a black bear about a mile below the landing. Greg had four clients. It was a cool morning - overcast. They had five bites, fought three fish and boated one that was twenty one pounds. Water conditions remain low and clear despite recent rainfall in the Little Susitna drainage. 


Greg fished with two clients in the morning. They had three bites and boated two fish. The fish were seventeen and nineteen pounds. He was done fishing early. 

Greg fished with four clients in the afternoon. They missed several bites, but boated two jacks and two small kings weighing about fifteen pounds. They saw a cow moose and her calf wading the river. All in all it was a good day of fishing. 



Little Su 6-17

I fished the Little Su today with 5 clients, the fishing has been and continued to be good.  We had 8 bites, hooked 5 and boated three fish.  They weighed 21, 25 & 26 pounds.  The clients had enough fish and when the rain began we called it a day.  I think that I could have got a 4th fish in the boat in the last hour of fishing.  
We have been seeing Moose, Ducks & Chicks, Eagles, Cranes and an Otter today.  Bring your camera with you on the river.  

Give us a call to book your  Salmon fishing trip today,



Little Su Afternoon 6-16-09

Greg said his five fishermen had nine bites today and they landed five Kings. They had a terrific day on the Little Su. We still have room available for trips in the next couple of days. (907)745-1712


Little Su 6-12 to 6-16

I talked with Greg this morning. He has taken several clients fishing in the last week. They are averaging about 50% catch rate in both the morning and afternoon. He had one client this morning and caught by 7:00 am. Give us a call to book your trip. We have some openings this week. Our number is (907)745-1712. 


Little Su 6-11

I fished with two clients today, we had three bites and landed two fish for a 100% catch rate.  We boated our first fish at 6:15 am, a nice 34 lb male that was very fresh.  The client was a returning customer and commented that in two trips he has spent less than 45 minutes fishing for kings. We had a good bite, great hookset but did not get a fish at 8:30.  I refished the hole and hooked a fish and boated it at 8:45.  A nice female that weighed 22 pounds, but was longer than the 34 pound male we caught.  

Give us a call to book your King Salmon Fishing trip.

(907) 745-1712


Little Su 6-10

I spent the morning fishing with 4 other guides, we have an annual derby and rowing contest.  The fishing was slow with a 18" Jack and 34 lb king landed just after 10:00 am.  We had a great time and it was nice to sit in a seat while being rowed.

My afternoon trip was with two clients, we had 6 bites, hooked four and landed two fish.  The fish we landed were small but king salmon.  The two that got away were better fish, one looked to be about 25 lbs and was ocean bright in the sun as it jumped.  The other looked to be over 30 lbs and had a hint of red on the side.  I had a good look at it as it came to the boat before the second run.

Give us a call to book your Alaska Salmon Fishing adventure.
(907) 745-1712



Little Su 6-8

We fished the Little Su today and the river was busy.  We had four bites hooked and landed three of the fish.  We caught a 26 lb fish, 24 lb fish and a 16" jack.  The water remains high but fairly clear.  The fishing remains slow on the river there were 14 fish through the booth when i left at 1:45 pm today and I know that 11 of those were caught by myself and other guides.

If you are looking for a salmon trip we have both mornings and afternoons available, give us a call at (907) 745-1712.



Little Su 6-6

I went out for an afternoon trip with a family of four.  Th weather was great and the water was excellent.  We had four bites on the trip but did not boat a fish.  The morning trips of other guides had similar results with even fewer bites.  I attribute it to the large number of boats on the river.  It seems the boat traffic spooks the fish and we are not able to fish as many prime holes.


Little Su 6-5

We had a morning trip today with four clients.  The water conditions are still pretty good.  We had 5 bites on this trip hooking three of the fish and landing two.  They were 34 and 32 pounds, one was very bright the other was blush.  I expect the fishing to get better every day.  Give us a call or send and email to book your trip today.  

(907) 745-1712


Little Su 6-3

I took my wife and two friends fishing today.  The water was low and dropped throughout the day.  We hooked two kings and landed a nice 28 lb male.  This made my wife and 2 year old very excited.  The river was very busy and the fish count at the booth was 8 when we went through.  There were several guides fishing and lots of boats I did not recognize.  I would guess they were Deshka fisherman.  I expect to see more fish coming in through this week if the run follows the past trends.



May King Fishing

Late May King Salmon fishing was what we expected.  There were a few fish in the river but hooking and landing them was difficult.  We fought three fish and landed one on our three may trips.  We did however see several Moose, eagles, beaver, ducks and a river otter.  After visiting with other guides it appears that the fishing has picked up as more salmon are moving into the river.  Give us a call at 745-1712 to book your king salmon trip today.



First King Of the Year.

We had our first king salmon trip of the year on the Little Su and brought home a 28.5 pound female.  The fish had some color and no sea lice.  We had another bite but did not get the hook set, for an early may trip we met our goal of a fish in the box. I would expect the fishing to improve over the next week as the run matures.  The water conditions were excellent but with the warm weather I expect to see more color this week.  


Winter Pike Fishing

We have spent several days at the cabin this winter preparing for the summer of 2009. Pike fishing was great this winter and we pulled several fish through the ice that were between 30" and 40". We are building a shed this spring and working on some wiring. I also have plans to make some additions to the cabin in the summer. We expect to have some great fishing adventures this summer.