Fishing

Deshka Landing does not sell fishing or hunting licenses or King stamps. They can be purchased online here.

Fish count Deshka Salmon 2014

Outdoor Equipment Fishing

Hip Boots/Waders:

Clothing: (Only bring Insulated). Hat, sweater, warm jacket, good socks, warm shirts, thermal underwear, fingerless gloves, warm trousers, and good raingear including rain pants.. The atmosphere is informal at most places. Casual, comfortable clothes will be worn around the lodge.

Luggage: Duffel bags or soft sided suitcases are recommended.

Fishing license: A State of Alaska fishing license is required and can be purchased in many convenient locations

Misc: Film, camera, insect repellent, a brand with high concentrations of DEET, personal items, and any medical prescriptions.

Fishing Gear: Knife, clippers, lure box, rod tube, hook file, split shot, fishing vest, needle nosed pliers, and polarized glasses.

Rods: Fly rods, a 4-5 weight for grayling and trout, 6-7 weight for red salmon, pike, and an 89 weight for silver or chum salmon and large rainbow or steelhead. Equip the light rod with a floating line and use a full sinking line for the heavier rods. Your heavy-duty reel should be filled with 20 pound backing. Bring a variety of leaders from 4 to 15 pound test. For spin fishing, an ultralight rod filled with spools of 4 to 10 pound test. Your medium to stiff action rods should carry 20 pound test. Spools should hold a minimum of 200 yards of line.

Flies: Wet and dry flies include cahill, spuddler, mosquitoes, black gnat, polar shrimp, silver hilton, black marabou, black and brown bivisibles, skyomish sunrise, florescent streamers, glo-bugs, and flesh flies. eggsucking leech

Lures: A good assortment of lures includes #O-#5 Mepps with fluorescent, silver, and gold blades; 1/4 to I ounce Daredevils and Pixies in red, white, green, and fluorescent colors; #1 -#5 Roster Tails in red, flame, and black; #2-#5 Vibrax in silver, green, and blue.

Current Regulations

Current Fishing Regulations


Deshka-single non baited hooks only. 2 Kings per year, one per day.

Water Levels

NOAA water level for the Susitna River at the Parks Highway Bridge.
NOAA water level for the Susitna and Su Station.
NOAA water level for the Yentna River Big Bend Area.
NOAA water level for the Yentna River at Lake Creek.

 Road Conditions

511 Alaska Road Conditions

 Boating Tips

BEFORE YOU STEP INTO A BOAT, WE ASK THAT YOU REMEMBER AND STICK BY THE THREE “R”s

1. RESPECT FOR SELF

2. RESPECT FOR OTHERS

3. RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL YOUR ACTIONS!

Always wear a life jacket! Drowning is the second leading cause of death in Alaska.

Obtain local knowledge! Local knowledge is invaluable in avoiding hazards that are not always easy to identify.

Alcohol and boating do not mix! Alcohol has negative effects on your judgment, balance and reaction time. Alcohol also increases heat loss and increases the risk of hypothermia

Always complete a Float Plan! Make sure someone knows where you plan on being, how long you will be there and who to notify when you are overdue.

Don’t Over load! Follow the recommendations of the capacity plate and owner’s manual for your vessel.

Educate Yourself! Learn how to do basic troubleshooting and field repairs. Make sure your passengers know where your safety equipment is and how to use it.

…from the Alaska Boating Safety Program…

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