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EXPLORE THE TALACHULITNA RIVER
Rainbow Trout in Alaska are one of the most sought after fish species in the state, and the Talachulitna River was named one of Alaska’s first catch-and-release rainbow trout fisheries.
Ever since the early 70’s, fishermen have been catching these “leopard-spotted” beauties and then saying a long tearful goodbye when released.
But not only does “The Tal” feature rainbow, it’s the spawning ground for five species of salmon. Just a ten minute boat ride up river and you’ll have the opportunity to catch kings, silvers, sockeyes, pinks and humpeys, not to mention a plethora of grayling and char.
And like our heli-fishing, you rarely see another angler. Midway on the Tal is unaccessible by float plane and besides Talaheim, there aren’t any lodges operating in the area.
Plus, exploring our local waters by boat is a fantastic way to catch wildlife sightings. It’s one thing to see a bear running from 100 meters in the air, but it’s a totally different experience to sneak up on a bear or moose in a boat as it crosses from one sandbar to the next. Make sure to have your camera ready on this day, because the Tal River does not disappoint.
CAUGHT ON THE TALACHULITNA RIVER
TALACHULITNA RIVER FUN FACTS
We’ll have you know, regardless of which story is true, we’ve come a long way from our historical lineage. The only blood shed now is from fish, or the occasional bear, and although we don’t have many neighbors the ones we do have are life long friends.