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Driftaway Fishing Trip Preparations

What to Bring

  • Rent a car for transportation.

  • Fishing license
    (with King tab, if applicable)

  • Warm clothes
    (layers, cotton not recommended)

  • Rain gear

  • Lunch if shore lunch not purchased

  • Camera (optional)

  • Lightweight Waders
    (for added comfort, warmth if you have them)

  • Fish cooler for return (salmon only)

  • Any personal medications and health history


What we Provide

  • Clean and comfortable 20’ drift boat with propane heat

  • Professional teaching of fishing techniques

  • Top of the line rod and reel gear. 
    (Fly fish, spin, bait cast)

  • Water, coffee, snacks

  • Your fish pictures from trip.

  • Fish cleaning 
    (can arrange for shipping if necessary

  • Hip boots 
    (for sockeye & trout/char trips)

  • USCG  6 Pac licensed guides.

  • USCG life jacket and safety equipment.


Packing for Alaska

The weather in Alaska varies throughout the summer months.  There is a saying that holds true, “if you don’t like the weather wait ten minutes.”  We can predict unpredictability. 

In order to fully enjoy your fishing adventure, it is crucial that you pack well.  When you pack for Alaska it is essential to have many layers of of clothing.  Long underwear, long sleeve, fleece tops, poly pro and wool, and plenty of socks.    Cotton is highly discouraged, as wool and synthetics tend to keep you warmer and dryer longer.  Don’t forget your favorite pair of shorts as it can be in the 70’s as well. 

Raingear is key in Alaska to keep you enjoying your day.  Warm hats and gloves for May, September, and October.  Ball caps for the warmer days in June, July, and August.  Eye protection and sunglasses are essential when fishing in Alaska. 

Things to consider when fishing with us

  • Payment for trip  - A 50% deposit is required to confirm your reservation.  Balance due 30 days prior to trip start date.
  • Cancellations - 15% cancellation fee of the total if you cancel more than 60 days prior to trip start date.  No refund of deposit if you cancel 31-60 days prior to trip start date.  No refund of total payment if you cancel 30 or less days from trip start date.
  • Hours in a Day - ½ day fishing trip consist of 4-5 hours.  Full day fishing trip is 8 hours. If the guide and guest fish longer, it is at the guide’s discretion.
  • Equipment/Gear- The guide provides all of the fishing rods/reels, bait, tackle, boat, and safety equipment that is necessary for the trip.  If someone wants to use a personal rod, just give us some heads up.
  • Style of fishing- Alaska’s Drift Away Fishing offers fly-fishing, spin fishing, and bait casting.  However, for certain species of fishing, one style of fishing can be more effective than the other.   If someone wants to fish a certain style, we will do our best to accommodate them.  When king salmon fishing, we use bait-casting setups.  The method of choice for trout and char is fly-fishing, with the use of spin gear on occasion.  Red salmon fishing is done by the use of fly fishing gear.  Silver salmon are caught using fly, spin, and bait cast gear.
  • Leave No Trace- Alaska’s Drift Away Fishing will not tolerate littering or leaving food, beverage, or scents out in the open.  It is important for wildlife and environmental considerations that we pick up after ourselves and keep these lands pristine.  Pack out what you pack in.   We are extremely environmentally conscience.


Alaska Guided Fishing & Fly Fishing Trips - Salmon and Rainbow Trout
Contact Information

Phone: +1 907-529-8776

Email: info@guidekenairiver.com

Drift Away - Alaska Fishing & Fly Fishing Guides

Mailing Address: PO BOX 652,
Sterling, AK 99672, USA

Physical Address: 35930 Janota Circle,
Soldotna, AK 99669, USA

Trip Departures Address:
Izaac Walton State Park Boat Launch
Sterling, AK 99672, USA