Trip Overview 

Based out of Wrangell, Alaska, Chrome Chasers offers guests a unique opportunity that has been carved from over a decade of exploring the various rivers and streams in the region of Southeast Alaska. The sole purpose of that exploring being to target wild steelhead, saltwater species and show guests all that Southeast Alaska has to offer. Utilizing a 33 foot boat called Chrome Chaser, anglers will visit multiple rivers throughout the week in areas only accessible by boat or aircraft. This provides anglers with access to virtually untouched fisheries vacant of any crowds and home to large, healthy and very wild steelhead. Chrome Chasers is virtually the ultimate Southeast, Alaska experience. During fishing days, anglers will hike through the famous Tongass National Forest then on their way back to Wrangell, have the opportunity to pull and throw their own shrimp and crab pods. It truly is the full experience where nature still controls all aspects of life. Anglers can also expect to see vibrant numbers of whales, sea lions, seals, otters, dolphins and several species of birds.

Destination Quick Facts 

Location: Southeast Alaska (based out of Wrangell, Alaska)

Season: Early April to mid-May

Capacity: 4 guests per week

Closest Regional Air Hub: Wrangell Airport (WRG)

Target Species: Steelhead, King Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout and various saltwater species

Documents Required: Photo identification for airlines and Alaskan fishing license

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations
With an ocean front view and just a short drive from the boat harbor, Chrome Chasers’ lodge has every amenity needed to stay comfortable, relaxed and well rested. It’s home away from home and there’s nothing better than being able to sit on a sofa after a long day of hiking and catching wild steelhead. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom and shower, a comfy bed, a TV and coffee maker. With a maximum capacity of only 4 anglers per week, Chrome Chasers has the ability to accommodate almost any angler and offer a truly unique and intimate experience.

Food and Beverages
The dining experience at Chrome Chasers is similar to that of a 5-star restaurant. Fresh seafood including crab, shrimp, clams, halibut and sushi are all regular on the lodge menu. What really makes their meals so unique is anglers will have the opportunity to catch what they eat, meaning they can pull their own crab and shrimp pods, troll for kings and become an integral part of what’s on the plate come dinner time. The kitchen duties are shared among the staff including the guides. Capt. Rick Matney claims the title of head guide and chef and rightfully so. One thing is for certain, anglers will not go hungry and will be well fueled for the long days of hiking and reeling in fresh steelhead. Beverages are included in the trip package excluding any beer or liquor, which can be purchased in the town of Wrangell upon arrival.

Typical Length of Stay
Standard trips start on Sunday and end the following Saturday. Trips include six (6) nights at the Chrome Chasers Lodge in Wrangell, Alaska.

Non-Angling Activities and Options
While Chrome Chasers’ primary focus is on catching wild steelhead, there are opportunities to sightsee and enjoy the beautiful Tongass National Forest. Nature and wildlife abound in this pristine paradise. From orca whales to Alaska brown bears, there are few places on earth that have the abundance of wildlife found in the Southeastern Alaska wilderness.

Internet/Communications
Chrome Chasers does have WiFi available while at the lodge. Cell phones will work in Wrangell depending on the service provider.

FISHING

General Information
Southeast Alaska is home to an endless plethora of rivers, streams, and islands and Chrome Chasers has the ability to access all of it. Each day anglers will board the “Chrome Chaser”, a 33 foot outboard boat, and will drive to their designated fishery for the day. Anglers will access the shoreline using a small inflatable raft equipped with an 8 horse engine then hike through the Tongass National Forest to the first fishable run on the river. This is a very active program where anglers can expect to wade fish on foot each day in small coastal streams loaded with fresh, wild steelhead straight from the saltwater. 

Boats and Equipment
For your safety, the Chrome Chaseris equipped with fire extinguishers, life jackets, satellite phone, stove and a radio in the event of an emergency. Anglers access the shoreline and miles of rivers using a small inflatable Zodiac raft with an 8 horse outboard motor. If needed, guests have access to rods, reels, and flies which are included in the package price. It is recommended that guests bring their own waders, boots, rain gear, rods and reels.

TRAVEL DETAILS

How To Get There
Anglers will fly into Wrangell, Alaska arriving on Sundays. Most anglers will connect with Alaska Airlines in Seattle, WA then board a flight which stops in Ketchikan then on to Wrangell. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport in Wrangell by a Chrome Chasers staff member and transferred to the lodge. Depending on your itinerary, you will have the opportunity to gear up and go fishing for a half day.The following Saturday after breakfast, anglers will be transffered back to the Wrangell Airport for departing flights home or continuing on in Alaska.

Documents Required
Photo identification is required by airlines and to purchase your Alaska Fishing License. Licenses can be purchased on the first day of your trip in Wrangell, or online prior to your trip, by visiting this website: Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Licenses must be paid for in cash ONLY in Wrangell, Alaska.

Travel Arrangements\
Yellow Dog offers a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or travel [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.

RATES

Package Rates
Remember that Yellow Dog's services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. Please call Yellow Dog for details and package pricing. Chrome Chasers can take a maximum of four (4) anglers per week.

2016-2017 Weekly Rate: $4,495.00 per person (double occupancy)

What’s Included
- Six (6) nights lodging in Wrangell, Alaska
- Five (5) days of fully guided fishing (two anglers per guide)
- Possible arrival and departure days fishing based on itinerary
- All meals including lunches, appetizers and snacks
- Water, coffee, tea and soft drinks
- Use of fishing equipment, flies, and terminal tackle
- All airport transfers
- Sightseeing, cruising, crabbing and shrimping
- All fish processing including commercial vacuum sealing, freezing, boxing and delivery to airport

What’s Not Included
- Flights to Wrangell, Alaska
- Alaska fishing license ($55) and salmon tag ($30)
- Alcoholic beverages (purchase in Wrangell for whole trip)
- Gratuities for staff and guides