Camping and Fishing for King Salmon on the Little Susitna River + Video

Alaska king salmon are a prized catch among anglers and the Little Susitna River in the Mat-Su Valley is our destination to try to catch one.  We are taking a fishing charter that conveniently starts from the Little Susitna Public Use Area [also known as Burma Landing] where there is a boat launch with a nice little campground for our motorhome.

Unfortunately, king salmon numbers are not as strong as they once were, making the prize even greater.  I have always wanted to return to the Little Susitna River, back in 2007 I guided anglers there to catching their own king salmon.  Did you know that I have never reeled in a king salmon myself?  It may sound ironic, especially since I was an Alaska fishing guide for years.  Surprisingly, there are many captains and guides that never get to go fishing on their own.

One of my fishing clients and his king salmon.
One of my fishing clients and his king salmon.

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A Wildfire Changed Our RV Plans + Video

As we headed north on the Parks Highway, a distant hue of smoke on the horizon turned into a smokey fog on the other side of Wasilla.  The plan was to take our RV to Nancy Lake State Recreation Area for some workamping (working + camping), fishing, and kayaking.  Well that was the plan, but there was a wildfire burning 25 minutes up the road closing the highway and our campground was only 10 minutes from the frontlines.

We decided to see how far we could get up the highway before it was closed.  Not far.
We took an evening drive to see how far we could get up the highway before it was closed. Not far.

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