You’ve probably heard at least once that the most vital factor to consider when traveling in Alaska is to dress in layers. Although we certainly won’t argue with that notion, there is much more to regard when planning out your travel packing list for the Alaska fishing season on the Kenai Peninsula. As odd as it sounds, spring is just around the corner, and the crew at Jimmie Jack Fishing is already planning for eager anglers hoping to get a fresh taste of the “Last Frontier.” After booking your Alaska fishing trip, we recommend using our travel packing list as a guideline for what to bring in addition to your other plans. Not only will you gain peace of mind as you enjoy the Kenai Peninsula, but it will also make you less likely to forget an essential item.
Smart Travel Tips
Before you leave, you’ll want to consider enlisting a close friend or family member to keep an eye over your house during your Kenai River fishing trip. Knowing that a trusted individual is looking out for your domain will go a long way in giving you the relaxation you deserve as you chase salmon and halibut. We also implore you to contact your financial institutions and credit card companies to inform them of your travels so that automatic protection features don’t prevent you from using your card when you need to. Lastly, please be sure to have hard copies of your travel packing list and necessary documents like fishing licenses and identification cards.
Important Items for Your Travel Packing List
The best part about booking a trip with Jimmie Jack is that most of what you need will be here for you, but you’re on your own when it comes to getting dressed in the morning! All jokes aside, layers are essential for staying comfortable and avoiding overheating or getting cold. Even during the summer months, temperatures in Alaska can vary by a wide margin. While mornings can feel frigid, mid-afternoons are much warmer. Almost anyone who has spent time on the Kenai Peninsula will tell you that you’ll need more than clothes on your travel packing list. Here are a few essential items that your Alaska fishing guide probably won’t be supplying; even if you ask nicely:
- Waterproof hiking boots
- Eye masks for sleeping under the midnight sun
- Ear plugs
- Insect repellent
- Small backpack for day trips
- Polypropylene base layers
- Rain gear
- “Lucky” fishing hat
- A warm jacket for cool mornings
- An assortment of shirts, underwear, pants, and socks
- Many guests use a motion sickness remedy like Dramamine or a scopolamine patch on saltwater fishing trips.
- House shoes to wear inside the lodge
Alaska Lodge Vacation Packages: Explore the Kenai Peninsula
There are plenty of other things to consider for your Alaskan fishing trip, but now you have a nice template. What you decide to do while you’re visiting us will play a significant role in what you include on your travel packing list. No matter your choice, Jimmie Jack Fishing is here to help make the most of your time. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit us online or call 907-262-5561.