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Just back from my annual trip to AK. I lived there for 26 years and now have 2 sons and 3 granddaughters living in Wasilla. This gives me a good excuse to visit. I have been fishing the streams north of Wasilla for years. There are about 10 anadromous streams crossed by the Parks Highway between Wasilla and Denali State Park(a distance of about 150 mi). All are accessible from the road system. The fishing varies depending on water levels and salmon runs. I mostly fish for rainbow trout which are most dependent on the king and chum salmon runs. The more king or chum salmon the more trout. By far, the most effective way to fish is with beads or flesh flies. I fished about 15 days and hit most of the streams. I had particularly good success on three streams where I found spawning chums. There were about 5 days I couldn't fish due to high water. Overall, it was a good year.