Catch a Fish

The Valley is home to more than 120 lakes and rivers, including the Little Susitna River. With freshwater, saltwater, river and lake options, anglers in Mat-Su can search for trout, char, halibut and all five types of salmon. Year-round charter groups guide visitors to the nearby watering holes and hidden gems that produce coveted salmon and trout runs.

Whether you’re looking for a quick day trip or weekend getaway at remote fishing lodges, there are charter options for beginners and master anglers alike. For a chance to meet the locals and support a good cause, join in one of the many community fishing derbies throughout the year. To experience’s Alaska’s backcountry wilderness without the hassle, reserve a floatplane or riverboat fishing excursion that takes you deep into the Valley for some of the best fishing opportunities in Southcentral Alaska.

See More Attractions

Visit the Alaska State Fair – Experience Alaska’s unique Valley culture with concerts, exhibits, rides, record-setting vegetables and more.


Explore Hatcher Pass – Hike through scenic trails and abandoned Alaska Gold Rush mines.


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