Re: Alaska/Anchorage August 8-24, 2008 -where and what to fish
This is really a tough question to answer. Alaska fishing is different as there are no rivers with a road running along them. You will be at a great disadvantage with no boat or airplane. Your best bet is to have Rust Flying Service fly you out for a day or two of fishing. They have cabins and boats spotted at various locations. Usually for Salmon they will fly you over to Alexander Creek for a day. There are rivers you can float but you need to fly to the location and be connected with a lodge. If you have a car you can drive up the Parks Highway and fish the Willow river. It will have Grayling most of the time and Salmon at certain times of the year. You can drive down to the Kenai Peninsula and locate small lakes but you will need a boat or at least a float tube. Some of the flying services will have spots on the Kenai.
The Alaska Fish and Game has cabins at various locations and you can reserve one for a week. All that I know about are fly in only. There is the Russian River on the Kenai Peninsula. Most people fish it for Red Salmon when they are in the river for a couple of weeks. I don't think you will hit that. If you hike up the Russian you might get some trout. There is a falls and a lake above the falls. There are Rainbow in the lake. It is a long hike and if you wanted to fish the lake it would be better to fly in. There is a Fish and Game cabin on the lake. If you mange to get to the lake then fish the lower end at the out let.
There is also the Little Susitna that has Salmon certain times of the year. There is a road going out to the river along the power line but it takes 4WD unless things have changed. In town they plant trout in Sand Lake and out the highway there is Mirror Lake. Mirror Lake has Grayling but again it is better fished with a canoe. On Fort Richardson there are several lakes with Grayling. You need an in with the Military.
Unless you have a fishing friend that lives in the area or you hire someone to help you, it is not going to be easy.