You will fish for some of the largest pike in the world along the Yukon River. Our clients have a 100% success rate for Pike over 40" and almost the same rate for fish from 45-50". You will depart from Fairbanks by air to a Yukon River village where North Country’s guides will meet you for a boat trip on the mighty Yukon to the home of what may be the best fishing for trophy Northern Pike on the planet.
The trip on the Yukon is spectacular with
wilderness vistas around every corner. Bears and moose are seen on most
trips and are frequently viewed while fishing this fabulous wilderness
drainage. On the trip on the Yukon, we may even pass the spectacular
Palisades, a fascinating section of high bluffs on the river. These
cliffs are constantly eroding and exposing large numbers of Mastodon
bones. Thousands of years ago, many Mastodons gathered at this spot
and died, leaving an archeological treasure of bones and tusks. We pass
slowly through the Palisades to see if we can glimpse a special part
of history. Locals say that on a still day, you can smell the ancient
animals along these bluffs. Very exciting!
Norm Pendell - Oregon
|"Dear Bill &
Donnie and I would like to thank
you for the trip of a life time. After having been in the outdoor
travel industry for over 16 years, owning and operating a 5-star wingshooting
resort in Mexico, handling over 1300 clients annually – you
need to know your operation. North Country River Charters from top
to bottom is as close to perfect as you can get it.
Upon arrival at the Base camp, fishermen will enjoy first class accommodations with everything ready and waiting for them. Everything except personal gear (sleeping bag, clothing, meds) and fly fishing equipment is provided by NCRC. Meals are expertly prepared and will satisfy every hungry adventurer. Coffee, snacks and sodas are always available. We enjoy real home-style meals such as Steak, chops, and chicken along with Alaskan specialties like fresh grilled Salmon and Halibut. Lunches of deep fried fresh Northern Pike are typical as well as “Alaskan Lobster”, the wonderful Burbot. Clients sleep in large comfortable Alaskan Guide tents on cots with sleeping pads. These quality tents guarantee a comfortable, dry camp and are very popular with our guests. Separate cooking and dining areas are provided for a great place to enjoy meals and camaraderie after the day’s adventure. Fishing on this remote River is beyond fabulous!
Pike and Sheefish here are huge and always eager to take your fly
or bait. Northerns bigger than 45 inches are common.
These are true giants with fish 25 to 30 pounds available in good
numbers. This area will likely produce the new Alaska record in the
next few years. Sheefish travel in large numbers and when feeding,
will attack lures like no other fish. They are typically called “Tarpon
of the North” and fight like true champions. North Country’s
expert guides will show our guests all the tricks of the trade learned
from many years of specializing in trophy Northern Pike fishing. We
understand these fish intimately and have the experience to consistently
put folks on the big ones. “HUGE”,
“WOW”, and “CAN
YOU BELIEVE THIS?” are commonly heard on our boats.
Fish till you drop if you like or just pull up a lawn chair on the shore and enjoy watching the peaceful river flow by. Clients are welcome to enjoy the adventure at their own pace and North Country’s crew will do all that is necessary to make it happen. We are here to ensure your Alaskan dream becomes a reality!
"Dear Pat & Bill,
Just a short note to let you know what a great time I had fishing at your camp. The fishing for Pike met all my high expectations, and the tent accomodations were so very comfortable. I enjoyed the delicious meals as well as the camaraderie around the table. I especially appreciated your warmth and friendliness throughout the stay. I would repeat the trip without hesitation!"