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Have you ever thought of a delicious fish dinner while ice fishing under the Northern Lights on a beautiful lake in Fairbanks, Alaska?
Our exciting day time “Fish & Cook”-Ice fishing options at Chena Lake in North Pole, Alaska, combine ice fishing with the potential of cooking of your own catch into a delicious fish meal at the end of the tour!
We are enthusiastic that you will love and find any of our tour options a very unique ice fishing experience while here in Fairbanks. We have two options, our “Quick & Easy” is a 3h hour ice fishing tour, or our “Full Day” 6h ice fishing tour for the more passionate angler that wants to get more involved, learn, and increase chances to catch fish.
On both ice fishing tour options our guides will cut fishing holes through the ice (watch or assist if you like), induct you on traditional ice fishing techniques, process the catch, and cook it inside our cabin into a delicious light fish meal over our wood fired stove.
This ice fishing tour will offer plenty of fishing through up to 4 feet of ice, pristine wilderness, and plenty of fun for any age, and skill levels from beginner to expert! You will be staying toasty warm (75F-80F; +20-25ºC) inside our handmade wooden cabins -solar powered and underwater camera equipped.
Aurora Viewing Tip: Chena Lake is one of the prime Aurora viewing locations. If you would like to combine Aurora viewing with your ice fishing tour. We recommend for you to book our “Aurora Ice” –Ice Fishing & Dinner Tour. We also offer a 6pm-9pm Quick & Easy ice fishing tour that sometimes during November-January dark winter months can also have an early chance to see displays of the Northern Lights. Nonetheless, the “Aurora Ice” tour is scheduled during the prime Aurora viewing hours, hence it will be giving you the greatest chances to see the “Lights”.
Optional Hotel Pick-up –you can book a hotel pick up/round trip transport for an additional fee; For “SELF-DRIVE” option we will be sending you a google map link and driving directions in a confirmation email automatically after you book.
BUY your FISHING LICENSE ONLINE here: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/Store/
OR you can also buy physical licenses at these stores (make sure to check for opening/holiday hours): Big Ray’s, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Frontier Outfitters, Walmart.
Online Purchase Instructions: Buying a fishing license online is a simple process: Each participating Angler 16 years or older in age, is required to carry a valid Alaskan fishing license with them while fishing (no exceptions). You will only need a 1 day (24h) sport fishing license. You do NOT need a king salmon stamp. Day licenses are $15. After buying your license online you receive an email from Alaska Fish and Game (ADFG) with the electronic (pdf) copy of your license. You can also still print out the license or you can simply save them on your phone. You will need to save the license in order to sign the license, but also to be able to still pull it up when you do not have cell/data reception in remote ice fishing locations. To save, either take a screenshot or save a copy to your “files” app on your phone. Bring a picture ID and the fishing license with you on the tour.
Licenses still need to be signed: To sign on your phone use the edit – pencil/draw function and sign using your fingertip. Only signed licenses with the accurate date & time (24h from start time of tour) are accepted.
Be aware: It is your responsibility to acquire and provide a valid Alaskan fishing license when asked by a guide, wild life trooper (game warden), park ranger, or any other legal authority. Failing to provide the fishing license can result in being denied participation in a tour, being fined, or denied the future ability to acquire a valid fishing license in Alaska.