Book a flight to Anchorage from your nearest airport.

Accessible only by float plane, Moose Lip is located approx. 80 miles northwest of Anchorage. Experience the thrill of taking off and landing in a bush plane with floats. Purchase your Airfare, fishing license and stamps at Trail Ridge Air.


3961 Floatplane Drive
Anchorage, AK 99502
Phone: 907.248.0838

Trail Ridge Air, which operates off Lake Hood, is just 10 minutes from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, and they offer shuttle service from the airport (based upon availability), for your convenience.

Be sure to mention Moose Lip Fish Camp when making reservations so you can receive the special rates.



    •    Your own Fishing rods/reels/tackle
    •    Quality Rain Gear
    •    Personal Items
    •    Wool Socks
    •    Other Socks
    •    Thermal Underwear
    •    Long Sleeve Shirts
    •    T-shirts
    •    Med-heavy shirt
    •    Long Pants
    •    Summer shorts
    •    Hat with visor
    •    Tennis shoes
    •    Finger-less light gloves
    •    Sunscreen
    •    Flashlight
    •    Chap stick
    •    Insect Repellent
    •    Camera/Film
    •    Neoprene chest waders and/or hip boots
    •    Polarized sunglasses



Spin or Casting Rods and Reels ~ If spin or bait casting outfits are your forte' a medium weight outfit such as that used for steelhead is appropriate. An example of what could be an all around outfit is a medium action rod that can handle 10 to 15 pound line and lure weights from 3/8 to 3/4 ounce with Blue Fox pixies, we are partial to the chrome and red or pink variety,  Mepps spinners and T Spoons being favorites and available from Cabela's, Bass pro or similar shops. For kings however you will need to up size a bit using a heavy action rod that can handle at least 20 pound line. Some anglers prefer 30 pound line for these tackle busters. An ultra light combo that can handle small spinners is also a great idea to have along for grayling, dollies and smaller char and rainbows. We do strongly discourage any use of treble hooks, and request  that you replace these with barbless single hooks one or two sizes larger. This is not only for the well being of the fish, but is required on some of the waters we float. This practice also assures more solid hookups and more fish safely landed. We recommend that you bring at least two rods and reels along with extra spools and line, if something should happen you will have spares.

Fly Fishing Rods ~ For King Salmon, a 9 to 12 wt rod can be used, however the rod you choose should have plenty of backbone to aid in the landing of these 20 to 60 pound fish. The preferred rod among our guests is a 9 to 9 ½ foot 10 wt rod that is capable of casting heavy wind resistant flies. We have several fly rod and reel combos available for guests use should you not have the heavier tackle necessary for these heavyweight fighters. Sink tip lines such as a Tenny T-400, SA wet tip V or fast sinking shooting heads are excellent for getting your flies down fast to the bottom of the rivers where most king catching is done. You should also include an appropriate floating line as well for shallow water situations. A well constructed, dependable reel with a smooth drag system is a must. The reel should hold at least 200 yards of 30 pound backing. For Chums, Coho, sockeye salmon and big rainbows a 7 to 9 wt rod 9 ½ ft long with the most popular choice being an 9 foot 8 weight rod. Reels should hold at least 150 yards of 20 pound backing with floating and sinking tip lines to match the rod you choose. For Pink salmon, arctic char, grayling and other rainbow the popular choice is a five weight rod 8 to 9 foot with 100 yards of backing but a four or 6 weight will work well also

Flies ~ You can make your selection of flies for your Alaska trip as simple or complex as you like. There are hundreds of fly patterns to choose from some of which actually resemble something a trout might actually eat. Many however are gaudy creations that fish in Alaska will take at some time or another. This in no way means that your favorite box of flies will not work in Alaska.

Moose Lip has a limited supply of fishing gear/tackle and waders for emergency USE SUCH AS lost baggage OR broken gear in transit.