Jake’s Alaska Gear List

Book your salmon fishing trip to Alaska and sign up for serious fun fishing action. Rods, reels, and tackle are furnished, bring your appetite for adventure.

Full Service Guided King Salmon Fishing Camp

Duffle Bag for Main Bag
Sleeping bag with a 20 degree rating
(We can furnish a bag upon request for $100.00. It will be yours to take home or we will donate it to the local school sport program for fund raising events. All sporting events are long distance and require aircraft travel.)

In your carry-on
Rain Gear (tops and bottoms of good quality)
Camera and Film (or extra digital chips)
Personal Medications
Fishing license and King stamp

In your Main bag or Ice chest
Hip Boots or Waders are not necessary if you have good rain bottoms and rubber boots. (They may be beneficial for Shore fishing during a high tide)
Long Underwear (1 or 2 Sets)
Socks (Plan a pair per day of your trip)
2 Changes of Clothes
Sunglasses (Polarized)
Bug Spray (ULTRATHON from 3M)
Sun Screen
Camp Shoes (Rubber bottom)
Jacket (Fleece or Down, expect low 40’s at night and 60’s during the day)
Personal Hygiene Items (towel, wash cloth, tooth brush, etc.)
Casual Clothes for your Anchorage stay and Airplane Flights
48 – 60 Quart Ice chest (Bring in your favorite drinks) (Take out your fish)
Alcoholic beverages (Bring in your Ice chest)
Travel coffee cup (insulated)

Fishing license. To order online http://www.admin.adfg.state.ak.us/license/prices.html

Fishing Rods and Reels are furnished at camp as well as Bait casting lures and tackle. If you want to bring your own gear please do so but it is not necessary.

For ideas on fly-tying patterns, or to purchase flies for your trip, visit www.BRISTOLBAYFLIES.com


Please remember you will be flying in small aircraft. It is not necessary to bring the entire list but use good judgment and bring the items you feel are best for you and your comfort. Use soft sided luggage such as a Duffle Bag or Dry Bag. The most important items are any personal medicines, rain gear and your camera. Please remember that weather and fishing conditions often change rapidly. Be prepared. Most years we do not have a lot of rain but Alaska weather can change at any moment and getting wet can make you uncomfortable pretty fast.

The weather during your visit will most likely be in the 40’s at night and 60’s during the day but can sometimes be either colder or warmer. You will have around 19 hours of sunlight a day so come rested as you will probably wear yourself out fishing most of those hours.

Please bring an Ice Chest. Most folks use it to bring their favorite beverage into camp and take their fish home. We have fish boxes but if for any reason it gets separated from your luggage an Ice Chest will preserve your fish frozen for a longer period of time. They are pretty good in Alaska about caring for your catch but if you have connecting flights anywhere the safety of an Ice chest can be a benefit.

We provide all fishing equipment but if you would like to bring your favorite rod and reel please feel free to do so. We do not provide fly fishing rods so if you want to utilize those techniques please bring your favorite. We can send you a list of suggested fishing supplies from tackle to fly patterns if you would like to bring some of your own gear.

WIFI and most cellular service is not available at camp.

Please keep your gear weight to a minimum. A 50 pound weight limit is suggested for your inbound luggage (Personal gear) to allow for plenty of fish on your return to home. The 50 pound limit does not include ice chest.