Alaska Fishing Tips

How-to plan fishing trips in Alaska of all kinds as well as how-to catch more fish, the gear needed to do it, Alaska seafood recipes and much more


Sniper earned his nickname honestly. He and Mac were on the stalk of a nice spike-fork blacktail deer and needed to close from 500 to about 200 yards before attempting the shot. Problem was the deer was sitting on the hillside looking down at the pair as they side-sloped their way towards the wary buck. They agreed that Mac would shoot first at this deer, but both hunters knew that if the deer were to start moving away, that either man should fire... [Read Full Post....]
As many of Alaska's king salmon runs remain weak and anglers and guides continue to whine and cry about Chinook fishing in the Great Land "not being what it once was," it's refreshing to hear that some people are choosing to do something about it. Although not likely to turn the king runs on an immediate 180° course, that's not the point. Conservation is as much about a philosophy or a statement as it is anything else... [Read Full Post....]
For anglers living near or flying into Anchorage, Juneau and the Tongass National Forest of southeast Alaska can be easily overlooked, but we, and the folks at Hatch Magazine, think this "land of snow-capped alpine peaks, towering sitka spruce, harbors dotted with fishing vessels, float planes and tourist ships" is worthy of your attention... [Read Full Post....]