Conveniently located on the banks of the world famous Ship Creek in downtown Anchorage, The Bait Shack is the only bait and tackle shop with a full line of fly rods, spinning rods and casting rods available for rent at Ship Creek. You can just show up because they also have waders, bait, and tackle and you can buy your fishing license and king salmon stamp there too.
Ship Creek sees a solid run of hatchery kings that feed lots of locals and thrill those visiting Anchorage. The Bait Shack owner Dustin Slinker is a well known fishing persona in Alaska. He has a wealth of knowledge he enjoys sharing with those fishing at the Creek. You can hire them to guide you on the Creek or pick up your gear and some technique advice from them.
The Bait Shack caters to guests who often have only one day in Anchorage. They can help even the most novice fishermen catch a king salmon. They also love catering to the local fishermen and the loyal Bait Shack following who have been fishing Ship Creek for decades.
The Shack is an iconic part of Alaska culture exemplified in their cool new Bait Shack Gear. Shop their website and also enter to win one of two prize packs donated by our good buddy at The Shack. Be sure to check out the Ship Creek king plunking tutorial by Dustin himself in our show seminars.