Alaska Fly-Out Fishing. Accessing remote Alaska fishing waters via floatplane will elevate your pursuit to an entirely different level. Since more than 90% of Alaska’s most fabled fishing waters are only accessible via floatplane, getting up in the air opens up a myriad of spectacular fishing options. Mark Glassmaker is proud to offer a number of high-quality fishing trips to the West Side of Cook Inlet and beyond.
The majority of our full day Alaska fly out fishing trips go to destinations on the West Side of Cook Inlet, with the most popular location being Big River Lake, the Kustatan River and Bachatna Creek. For those who want to experience the unmatched thrill of flying in an Alaska floatplane and everything remote Alaska fly-out fishing has to offer in 6-7 hours, these adventures are tough to beat.
With bears, salmon, rugged peaks and shimmering glaciers, The West Side of Cook Inlet is an incredible place. Flight time to Big River Lake and other popular destinations on the West Side of Cook Inlet is a mere 20 minutes, making this the most affordable single destination fly-out option we offer.
* Kings currently closed on the Chuitna River (Updated April 2018).
For those looking for the ultimate one-day Alaska fishing experience, nothing can rival chartering a float plane for the entire day and visiting more distant and/or multiple destinations. On these trips, the plane stays with you and can travel much farther distances from our base in North Kenai. This expanded range opens up a number of incredible locations, all within a 2-hour flight radius. It gives you the freedom, privacy and exclusivity to design your own fly out trip of a lifetime.
Of course, flying to and from these incredible fishing destinations is ripe with some of the most memorable scenery in the world including wildlife, mountains and glaciers. A shore lunch is also an integral element of these trips, capping what most would consider a “bucket list” experience.
Below are a few all day exclusive destinations we frequent and depending on the length of the flight, weather, etc., it is often possible to visit more than one destination in the day.
* Kings currently closed on Kodiak Island (Updated April 2018).