Alaska Fly Fishing Trip Itinerary

Arrival day: Anchorage

Most guests arrive 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.  

Sunday depart from Anchorage with Iliamna Air Taxi at 4:30 pm.
Please  note: Iliamna Air Taxi is NOT in the main airport. It is located 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.

Upon arrival in Iliamna you will be met by the float plane pilot at the Terminal.  If you have questions just ask anyone at the desk and tell them you are with the Copper River Lodge.

After roughly 45 minutes in Iliamna you will be transferred to the float plane near the airport with Iliamna Air Taxi’s van. You will then be flown to the Copper River Lodge in De Havilland Beaver.

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 am and departure is at 8 am. You will fish until 6 pm. 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 pm flight to Anchorage. You will arrive in Anchorage at 5:30 pm. Please give yourself 2 hours between your arrival and departure from Anchorage.