Bear Creek Outfitters

Guided Fly Fishing Trips

We are the fly fishing experts in Juneau!  Established in 1996, we are proud to have pioneered float plane accessed fly fishing in the region.  Join us and experience the ultimate angling adventure amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Southeast Alaska with a half day or full day fishing for salmon, char and trout near Juneau, Alaska. We’ll pick you up and transfer you to our shop where your guide will outfit you in waders and rain gear.  We provide ALL required fishing equipment from top brands like Simms, Sage, Echo, and Ross. After a safety briefing, you’ll embark on a scenic flight by floatplane. Upon landing, the gear will be assembled and guests will receive a casting/fishing demonstration.

Whether you possess a wealth of fishing expertise or are embarking on your very first angling expedition, this experience is tailor-made to captivate and enthrall individuals of all skill levels.  Our trips are catch and release.

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Half-Day Fly-Out Trips

Our most popular trip itinerary.  Perfect for folks that want to maximize their limited time in Juneau.  Great for anglers travelling to Juneau on a cruise ship looking for a shore excursion.

5 ½ hours door to door.  We require a minimum of three people to run a half day trip.

Cost: $725 per person

Full-Day Fly-Out Trips

Full-day trips provide the ultimate expedition fly fishing experience while still getting you back to town for dinner!  Full-day trips allow us to fly farther, fish longer, and explore more.  Full-day trips often involve 1-3 miles of hiking.

8 hours door to door.  We require a minimum of two people to run a full day trip.

Cost: $1280 per person

Custom/Yacht and Private Trips

Bear Creek Outfitters has extensive experience offering guided fly fishing itineraries on a custom basis throughout Northern Southeast Alaska.  The floatplanes allow us to meet you almost anywhere in the region, and take you to the fish!

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The Fish

The fly fishing opportunities surrounding Juneau are some of the best in Alaska.  We have excellent Dolly Varden (char) fishing all season long.  Some locations offer an opportunity to catch coastal cutthroat trout.  Our first Pink Salmon typically arrive in late June/early July and that run lasts most of the summer.  Silver Salmon offer a more challenging angling opportunity and typically arrive mid-to-late August.  Depending on the time of year, other species you may encounter include Chum Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Steelhead.

The Wilderness and Wildlife

All of the locations we fish are located in true wilderness. We often see eagles, bears, deer and whales while exploring their backyard. Many guests enjoy the setting as much as the fishing itself!

The Guides

With years of experience and a passion for the sport, our expert fly fishing guides possess an intimate local knowledge of our rivers, streams, and estuaries that teem with fish. They understand the nuances of casting techniques, fly selection, and optimal fishing conditions, enabling them to tailor each excursion to your skill level and preferences.  Meet Our Guides

Alaska Non-Resident Fishing License

Guests will need to purchase an Alaska Non-Resident Fishing License from the State of Alaska’s website.  The cost for the license is $15.00.  This can easily be done on a smartphone on the day of your trip.  You can purchase your licesnse HERE

BCO Proudly operates under a special use permit with the Tongass National Forest

The Fishing!

With access to a wide array of accessible streams, we are able to select the best location suited to your particular group -one that offers the best fishing opportunities available on any given day. Streams in Southeast Alaska tend to be small and relatively short but allow ample room for fly-casting. We focus our efforts in estuaries and the deeper holes and runs in the first two miles of the stream corridor. Other groups are rarely, if ever, encountered.

Southeast Alaska is blessed with abundant runs of Wild Pacific Salmon, fast-action for Dolly Varden (char), Cutthroat Trout and trophy-sized Steelhead. Fishing opportunities for these species are dictated by run timing, which tends to be fairly consistent from year to year.

Participants should be in good physical condition and able to walk over uneven ground for 1-2 miles in waders. Many of the streams we fish are remote and advanced medical support may not be possible in these locations.

As a conservation measure, all of our fishing is done on a catch-and-release basis with barb-less hooks.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Bear Creek Outfitters is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.