Our Fairbanks wilderness float fishing trip offers both beginners and experts a fantastic all-day spin or fly fishing trip on the clear waters surrounding Fairbanks!
TROPHY NORTHERN PIKE FISHING
- Person Ages 10 +
- Child Ages 3-9
The Thrill of Watching a Pike Violently Blindside a Top-Water Lure or Fly is An Absolute Adrenaline Rush.
The season for Interior northern pike starts in June and ends in September as water temperatures fluctuate prior to freeze up. The average size distribution of Minto Flats pike is 26 to 30 inches with outside possibilities of catching the elusive 40-inch 20-plus pounder. Fish in the low to middle 30-inch range is frequently common. Whether your interest is conventional (spinning) or fly fishing, our team of expert northern pike guides will keep you within casting range all summer as we routinely stay on top of their summer foraging movements. The thrill of watching a pike violently blindside a top-water lure or fly is an absolute adrenaline rush. An occasional jump and short line-blistering power runs are another element of their fighting ability.
Species & location:
Northern pike Esox luscious are ecologically considered to be one of the most dominant freshwater predators that inhabit various lake and river systems throughout Alaska. Out of all the trophy northern pike fishing opportunities in Interior Alaska, the Minto Flats Wildlife Refuge is characterized as a trophy northern pike factory. The Minto Flats Wildlife Refuge encompasses over a half million acres of marshy wetlands fueled from four different river systems that contain dense vegetation, lily pads, bull rushes, and underwater structure. All summer long, northern pike patrol these shallow areas for whitefish, ciscoes, longnose suckers, and in some scenarios ducklings and four-legged fluffballs.
- Transportation: Hotel pick-up and drop-off included (260 mile round trip)!
- Fishing gear
- Light lunch (salami/cheese snack/chips/bottled water)
- Safety equipment (life vest,…)
- Alaska sport fishing license (see below info where to buy)
- Guide gratuities
- Alaska Sport Fishing License (Buy online at: https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/Store/)
- Raincoat/pants, hat, sunglasses, socks, waterproof shoes/boots
- Extra snacks
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.