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.