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Deadstick ice fishing excursions are unique as much as an educational experience for clients.  These guided ice fishing trips combine expertise, experience, local knowledge, fisheries biology/ecology, and customized products made locally to target big local sport fish species in Wasilla, Palmer, Talkeetna, Willow, Sutton, and Glacier View

Ice fishing can be a difficult challenge in Alaska battling the cold, thick ice conditions, overflow, finding structure, and most importantly finding the fish (to name just a few challenges)!  Deadstick has worked relentlessly on local waters for years figuring all that out for their clients.  The lead guide and owner have years of working for ADF&G, USF&W, USGS, and local fishing shops and experimenting with hundreds of tackle rigs.  With 2 degrees and 6 years of education studying local fisheries, this company has a wealth of knowledge to share with eager and determined clients itching to target big fish.

DeadStick provides top-quality gear and a cozy warm shelter with a heater, all tackle, auger, and custom-built fishing rods.  "Run and gun" tournament techniques are offered as well to cover more structure while fishing for larger more elusive species such as Arctic char and lake trout; this requires exposure to the elements by a snowmachine to be effective/successful.

Clients should prepare for very cold temperatures and use boots with socks as appropriately as possible that are rated for cold temperatures.  Wool is far superior to cotton and please use a base layer, then a loose medium layer, and a thick layer with a shell if possible.  There will be a shelter with a heater but transport back and forth to parking may be cold.

Deadstick is a family-oriented guiding company at its core and welcomes everyone!  We are a veteran-owned company, and place military, veterans, and first responders, and getting children involved in the outdoors as our uppermost honor and opportunity with discounts for these individuals.  

*DeadStick proudly runs the Still Cold Open Ice Fishing Classic in Big Lake, AK

* Lead guide is first aid certified, Master Captain licensed with USCG, and passed background checks with AST

*We ask clients to please provide their food and drinks.  Call to address proper attire for cold weather conditions or packing list.




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