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Alaska weather is unpredictable, so please prepare layers. The following items are not included in packages: fishing license, king salmon tag, lures, or flies. We will contact you for more details after reservation.
As the weather in outdoor Alaska is very unpredictable, you should bring extra layers, and water/windproof or water-resistant clothes. Recommended base layers when going on the water include wool and fleece.
We are now taking 2022 and 2023 bookings. We recommend you book as early as you can to secure your reservation for your desired time frame.
Please make sure to order your license online from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=license.main. Alternatively, you may also purchase fishing licenses from local convenience stores and supermarkets upon arrival in Alaska.
The Tal is teeming with five species of salmon (Alaskan King, Sockeye, Chum, Pink, and Coho), as well as Rainbow Trout and Arctic Grayling. Because the Tal is located in a remote region accessible only by helicopter, facing limited competition from other fishermen, the fish in the Tal are not overfished and are plentiful.
Please check the Alaska Department of Fish and Games for the most recent update: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/regulations/fishregulations/PDFs/southcentral/2022sc_sfregs_susitna_river.pdf
Talachulitna River drainage—including all waters within a ¾-mile radius of its confluence with the Skwentna River:
• May 15–July 13: Fishing is only allowed between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. each day.
• Only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure, or fly is allowed year-round.
• King salmon: After you retain a king salmon 20 inches or longer, you must stop fishing for king salmon within a one-mile radius of the mouth of the Talachulitna for the remainder of the day.
• Rainbow/steelhead trout: No retention year-round.
Your personal fishing guide will clean, filet, vacuum-seal, and pack your fish. Insulated boxes and ice packs are available for purchase at the lodge. The following shipping services are available: FedEx, USPS.
Verizon is the cellular network service carrier here and the lodge offers free Wi-Fi service. Note that, as the Tal is in a remote area, service may be intermittent from time to time.
Our two deluxe "wet" cabins each provide a private shower and a flushing toilet.
Our two standard "dry" cabins do not come with running water, shower, or toilets. Guests are welcome to use the public bathhouse which includes showers, toilets, and a sauna area.
Heli-Rafting and Guided-Rafting are both guided. Heli-Rafting includes 3 days' helicopter drop-off. You will float to the lodge the same day with our guide; guided-rafting includes a helicopter drop-off at your choice of drop-off spot, floating back to the lodge with our guide and very likely with a few nights' camp-out.