These are the approximate times we expect salmon to show up in the Deshka River, tributaries of the Big Susitna River and the Little Susitna River, which are the primary locations that we fish. These estimates are based on patterns that these fish have shown in recent years are NOT exact. We provide them as a guide for our guests to assist them in planning their Alaska fishing adventure.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game provides helpful weir count data for King (Chinook) salmon and Silver (Coho) salmon returns on many Alaska rivers including the Little Susitna River and the Deshka River. We have provided a link below so you can view the data for yourself.
NOTE: For planning purposes, remember that the charts you will see relfect weir count data collected at points many miles upriver from the places we may fish. What that means to you is that the fish may be available in large numbers in the lower portion of a river days and weeks before they move up and cross the weir where they are counted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists.