DLOA LLC was formed in 1998 to insure that there is continued access to the Lower Susitna Drainage. The drainage includes the Susitna River, Deshka River, Yentna River, and the Alexander Creek and all their tributaries. We provide year-round access to the river system via a boat launch ramp. We encompass approximately 41 acres, of which about 20 acres is use for the main parking lot to include parking, storage, a small store, indoor restrooms, and fuel.
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More rain this morning, should bring the water up a bit more this afternoon, Then its supposed to clear off and get cool in the evenings this weekend, Sounds like perfect weather to get the moose moving!
Members- the Deshka Drift should be in your E-mail Boxes, and is posted on the members section of the web page, Please email me if you have not received your copy or would just like to know how to pull it up on the web page
Water level has came up about 8 inches from this weekend to about 4 on the water gauge or about 2 inches covering the bottom of the culverts.
Lets see some pictures of this years Moose/bear if you have them.. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get them up on website and facebook page
Water levels are still about zero as of this morning, The expected system is supposed to bring a decent amount of rain in the coming days so it may bounce up a bit. I have seen a few racks coming off the river. but latest silver reports are slow. The foggy and rainy mornings are making for pour viability, so watch out for the sand bars and other boats, and double or triple check before you pull the trigger on that moose to be sure its legal.
Water level on the Susitna River and the launch are down and at about zero on our water gauge and at the bottom of the culverts, lowest we have seen for much of this year. Fair reports of Silvers still being caught on the Deshka and smaller streams. Just have to work for them while the run is finishing up for the year.Lots of fog in the morning with visibility low and down to less then 50 feet at times. For you moose hunters, make sure you can see the brow tines before you pull the trigger!!!
Cooler days and nights have led to some better fishing for Silvers especially on the lower Deshka. According to the reports we have received many are either getting their limit or pretty close. With the expected rain in the forecast, now is the best time to catch them before the water level comes up and they are gone until next year. Water level is stable in the launch. Check out our weather camera for up to the minute water levels and activity at the launch.
Catching is picking up as the fish are getting a bit more excited to see bait in the Deshka. Water levels have rising slightly to about 9" on our guage about half way up the culverts. Still waiting on the big pushes of silvers to come through but i am thinking any day now!
Wow it's a beautiful day out there today! Water levels are down to about 2" on the gauge so just covering the lips of the culverts. Silvers are still pretty slow, but at this point last year there were only 140 of them and we are over 1800 through the weir now. I guess early ie- 5am early you can pull them up though!
Its not a pretty day out there today, cool and very wet. driving rain at times. Water has held the same as yesterday for now but as it starts traveling down the rivers from the mountains it will be surely be rising. Dont forget a good day fishing in the rain is still a better day then stuck at work!
Silver Fishing is picking up big time. many people limiting at the mouth in a few hours... water levels here at 6" or about 1/3 up the culverts...Looking that the forecast this weekend will be a great fishing weekend come out and fill the cooler!
To correct the last post a bit, There are a lot of Pinks at the mouth of the Deshka with some Coho mixed in. we are down to about 8" on the water gauge, about 2/3 of the culverts covered. Come out and have some fun with Hummpies!
The water has gone down a bit, Sitting just under 1' and the tops of the culverts are now show, about a foot drop since Monday. There are a lot--- a lot of silvers and probably pinks mixed in at the mouth of the Deshka right now, not to mention some seals to watch and scare the fish away from you hooks. Might be a bit we this weekend that drop in pressure usually gets the silvers biting so Come out and fill the cooler with some COHO, a lot less congested the the Kenai right now!
Its a wet one out there today and looking like this weekend. More silvers being reported being caught and going through the weir on the Deshka, along with some pinks. If you need something to do on this rainy day check out the re-designed web site, you can see a time lapse video of the launch for yesterday, updated every day at midnight and a photo taken with in the last 5 mins http://www.deshkalanding.com
Happy 4th of July every one! A Great weekend to be spending on the River.. Get out enjoy your freedom out of the Deshka Landing!
New boat tie down on the spit I'll get a couple more of these up in the next few weeks
Water sitting at 2', on the new water gauge, over top of the culverts. Fishing is doing okay on the Deshka, reports of a silver being caught.. maybe an early run? no lay over between kings and silvers would be fun! beautiful weekend ahead of us to come out grab that last king for the freezer and just enjoy the 4th weekend!
Two more feet of water in the launch from yesterday !
New easier to read water gauge set up! At about 1'6" now which would be 3'6" on the original gauge I set up this spring! The culverts are just covered and at the parks hwy bridge the su is at about 21 feet
New t-shirts, long sleeve t's, and hoodies are in!
Lots of rain today and looks to continue thru Thursday. Susitna River is rising with a flood watch by the National Weather Service so keep a eye out for debris floating down. The forecast for the weekend is rain tapering off followed by a warming trend into early next week. Fishing reports have been mostly positive with many kings in the 20-30 pound class.
Busy weekend ahead of us, We have lanes marked and cones and paint on the launch to help keep every one straight and 3 lanes wide. We have good water in the launch right now looking like about 3 feet on the water gauge or 3/4 the way up the culverts. We just received a fresh shipment of Bait- from Nitro Bait, all King Eggs fresh out of the Nush.
To provide year-round excellent access to the Lower-Susitna drainage, while offering responsible customer service, habitat/environmental protection, and financial stability for its members.
Early and Late season boat launch
Access to groomed snowmachine trail systems
- Access to Fishing, Hunting, ATVing, Camping, Bird watching, Hiking
- Ample parking for year-round outdoor activities
- Indoor heated restrooms
- Gas available on site 24/7 (Visa/MC needed outside of Office Hours)
- Electronic gate access 24/7 (Cash or Visa/MC)
The automated gate is accessible 24/7. You will pay when you exit using cash, Visa, or MasterCard.
Important! You cannot walk to the Deshka River From the Deshka landing.
Our hours may change on short notice.
Monday: 9am - 8pm
Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 8pm
Sunday: 9am - 8pm
Phone: (907) 495-3374