There really is nothing like a day on the water. Boating, fishing, swimming, itâ€™s all good to me. So when we got the chance to spend a day kayaking first on a lake, then on a river, and throw in some fly fishing for trout, I was more than excited. Our host for the day was Denali Southside River Guides, owned by Craig & Shelis Jorgensen. We would spend the day on Byers Lake, located inside the Denali State Forest, about an hourâ€™s drive north on the Parks Highway from where we were staying in Talkeetna, Alaska. From there weâ€™d head down the river flowing through the lake.
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Weâ€™ve really enjoyed ourselves in Alaska, and all feel very fortunate for all that weâ€™ve been able to see, experience, and the people weâ€™ve been able to meet, so it was nice that we got to give back a little this week, as well. This week has been another great week in the northern most state. It began with a great lake and river kayaking trip/fly fishing trip with Denali Southside River Guides. We got the opportunity to go out with Craig Jorgensen and two of his crew members on Byers Lake to thoroughly enjoy a day on the water. â€œI wouldnâ€™t give this day of kayaking and fishing up for anything,â€ said the fisherman of the crew, Craig Johnson.