Clear Creek, Alaska Fishing
Clear Creek, Alaska Fishing
Clear Creek is a popular fishing destination for anglers fishing the Parks Highway during salmon seasons. Jet boat taxis provide drop off fishing services out of the town of Talkeetna and this can be an enjoyable way to experience a little more remote type fishing without going so far as to do a remote float trip on one of Alaska's wild rivers.
Accomodations Rating: Day-trip or Tent Camping. Most people take a jet boat taxi up to Clear Creek to fish for the day and then return. If you wanted to take a tent and stay longer, decent camping exists on the upper side of the Clear Creek confluence with the Talkeetna River.
Access: Relatively Easy. Pay the fee for a jet boat taxi ride up to Clear Creek and well used trails lead you one-half mile up stream where the good sight fishing for kings begins.
Crowds: Light - Moderate. Do to the boat only access to Clear Creek and associated transport fees, there are never excessive crowds fishing the confluence. However, unless you are willing to do a little extra hiking beyond the first half mile or so, you more than likely will not be alone.
CLEAR CREEK, ALASKA FISH AND FISHING RATINGS:
King Salmon (Chinook) Fishing Rating: Decent to Really Good. If you fish the Parks Highway during king salmon season, and are interested in taking a jet boat taxi ride up the Talkeetna River to fish Clear Creek, you should not be dissappointed. A short one-half mile hike up Clear Creek provides excellent opportunities for sight fishing for king salmon. Fishing Techniques for king salmon in Clear Creek include traditional drift fishing, casting spinners and spoons, and fishing flies. Drift fishing flies or traditional fly fishing is the most effective technique for sight fishing.
Silver Samon (Coho) Fishing Rating: Decent to Good. During the silver salmon season, Clear Creek is a good place to fish. Fishing Techniques for silvers at Clear Creek: Spinners and spoons, flies, and fishing eggs.
Red Salmon (Sockeye) Fishing Rating: Decent. Clear Creek offers sockeye fishing in Late July/Early August. Fishing Techniques for sockeye salmon at Creek. Drifting yarn flies, or other sockeye salmon flies.
Pink Samon Fishing Rating: Decent to Good. During even numbered years ie., (2008, 2010, 2012) pinks can be fun at Clear Creek. Fishing Techniques for pink salmon at Clear Creek: Casting spinners and spoons such as pixies, blue fox, or vibrax is the most effective technique for pinks.
Chum Salmon Fishing Rating: Decent to Good. Chum salmon are present in fair numbers (during the peak of the runs) at Clear Creek. Fishing Techniques for chum at Clear Creek: Small flies and eggs are the most effective techniques. Some chum are also caught using spinners and spoons.
Rainbow Trout Fishing Rating: Good to Really Good. Rainbows are present in Clear Creek year round, but the best fishing occurs in June and July and again in September and October.
Grayling Fishing Rating: Good. Grayling are present in Clear Creek year round, but the best fishing is in June.
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