What to Pack

What to Pack for an Alaskan Fishing Trip

When you’re planning an Alaskan fishing trip, you’ve got to remember that you’ll be far from the nearest grocery store, but you’ll also be provided with comfortable accommodations. To make sure you have the most enjoyable trip possible, we’ve provided this packing list for you so you have a better idea of what to pack for your Alaskan fishing trip:

  • Breathable waders
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Mosquito repellent (we recommend Deet)
  • Sunblock
  • Camera, memory cards and/or film
  • Weather conditions vary so bring clothes for both warm and cool weather (including raingear, fleece clothing, hooded sweatshirt, light-weight long underwear, wool & cotton socks, shorts, t-shirts, etc.)
  • Baseball cap
  • Flip-flop sandals or slippers for inside the lodge
  • Personal toiletries/medicines
  • Alcohol/tobacco
  • Desired snacks
  • Cash (gratuities)
  • Fishing licence (can be purchased at Rust’s Flying Service)
  • Fish box (see below for more info.)
  • Headlamp or lightweight flashlight (when traveling in Aug. or Sept. because daylight is limited)
  • Long-distance phone card

Remember to Travel Lightly

When traveling by float plane, baggage space is limited so avoid hard suitcases and bring only duffel bags for your trip to the lodge.

Be sure to strap on your cameras and wear sturdy shoes. You’ll want to have your camera ready on the flight from Anchorage to McDougall Lodge, as you never know what kind of wildlife you’ll see along the way.

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Whether you’re planning your first trip to Alaska or you’re a seasoned veteran to Alaskan fishing, McDougall Lodge will provide an experience you’ll cherish forever. You'll experience world-class fishing for all five species of Pacific Salmon, native Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden and Northern Pike. Plus, your private fishing guide will put you in a position to land the trophy fish of a lifetime. One thing we can promise is that you will thoroughly enjoy the time spent fishing Lake Creek, one of Alaska's top fisheries.

Thank you for choosing McDougall Lodge for your Alaskan Fishing Adventure.


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