Alaska Fly Fishing Trip Itinerary

Arrival day in Anchorage

Most guests arrive the day before on Saturday and spend the night in Anchorage.  It is good to get a hotel with an airport shuttle.  There may be some flights into Anchorage on the same day in time to meet the Iliamna Air Taxi flight on Sunday afternoon.  Please give yourself a couple hours to transfer from a commercial flight to your Iliamna Air Taxi flight.  

You will depart on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. from Anchorage with Iliamna Air Taxi. 

Please  note:  Iliamna Air Taxi is NOT at the main airport. The address is: 
                              6231 S. Airpark Place
                              Anchorage, AK 99502
                             (907 )334-9845

Your hotel shuttle will most likely know the location. There is a combined 70lb  baggage limit per person. 

Upon arrival in Iliamna, you will be met by the floatplane pilot at the Iliamna Air Taxi terminal and transferred by van to the to the floatplane lake.  You will then be flown to the Copper River Lodge in a De Havilland Beaver (this is about a 15 minute flight).

Arrival to the Lodge

The guides will meet you at the plane with our boats and transfer you to the lodge.  This is a 5 minute boat ride so keep your jacket out if it is a rainy day.  You will arrive at the lodge in time for dinner. 

Monday through Friday

Fish, fish, and fish some more.  Usually, breakfast is at 7 a.m. and departure is at 8 a.m.  You will fish until 6 p.m.  Please note that this schedule can change depending on fishing conditions.

Departure Day

On Saturday, you can get some fishing in if you still need to catch a few fish.  You can usually fish for 6  hours on Saturday.  You will then depart around 3:30 on the floatplane. This gets you to Iliamna in time for the 4:30 p.m. flight to Anchorage.  You will arrive in Anchorage at 5:30 p.m.  Please give yourself 2 hours between your arrival and departure from Anchorage.