What you need

What to Pack

If you’ve been wondering what to pack for your Alaska salmon and halibut fishing trip, we’ve compiled a list of the most useful things that previous travelers wished they’d brought. We want you to fully enjoy your Alaska salmon and halibut fishing trip no matter what the temperatures and conditions are like!

Clothing & Gear

We suggest you bring clothing that can be layered. Alaska’s weather is ever changing and generally, the mornings are cool, requiring the most clothes. All of the items that we suggest will keep you comfortable on those not so perfect days during your Alaska salmon and halibut fishing trip. Remember, you are fishing in Alaska and the weather will vary. Also, there is no set rule for insects (no see ums and mosquito’s). They are always present but generally more prevalent during the wet times and evenings.

  • Light Jacket or polar fleece top and in May, June & after August 20, pack light gloves & ear muffs for the early morning trips.
  • Ball cap
  • Flannel shirts or sweat shirt
  • Rain Suit – good is OK, Better is best!
  • Polarized sunglasses!
  • Insect repellent (cutters)Personal items – (Salmon Catcher Lodge provides soap, shampoo, conditioner & a hair dryer)
  • Fishing shoe or boot
  • Small flashlight
  • Medications – think about Dramamine if salt water fishing
  • Camera and/or video camera and film (batteries)
  • Fishing License – purchase on line @www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=license.main, don’t forget a king salmon stamp if you will be fishing king salmon.
  • Small backpack or shoulder bag for fishing gear, equipment, lunch and drinks
  • Small Hot Drink Thermos or a to go coffee mug to take on the morning trips
  • Fishing tackle – if you are packing your own equipment and plan on some do it yourself fishing, bring what you would generally carry while fishing – i.e., hook removers, weights and lures
  • Rods and Reels – Salmon Catcher does have a limited quantity of quality Spinning outfits for use by our guests – first come first served

Salmon Catcher Lodge stocks Lodge clothing & hats for purchase. Conveniently located to Soldotna or Kenai – Sportsmen’s Warehouse, Trusty Hardware, Fred Myers, Wal-Mart, and others are easily accessible to shop for snacks, beverage’s or the personal items you elected not to pack for your Alaska salmon and halibut fishing trip.

If you have any questions about our lodging on the Kenai River, or anything else, we invite you to contact us today!