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

 

Alaska is unique in that often we travel great distances and encounter extreme conditions in pursuit of the trophies our great state has to offer. It’s for these reasons that we have to trust and hold extraordinary confidence in the gear we travel with. And for this time of year, the most critical piece of equipment for any Alaska angler is an ice auger. In the following paragraphs, we will offer an overview of ice augers that includes models, new technologies, fuel, blade size, maintenance, repairs and tips and tricks to keeping your auger performing winter after winter... [Read Full Post....]
Red salmon, aka sockeye, are among the most delicious gamefish in Alaska. The red, firm flesh can be prepared countless ways, and any and all end with a delectable meal. Fresh from the grill, hot or cold-smoked, ground into burger or eaten raw dipped in wasabi and soy sauce, many salmon-lovers dream of the long days of June and July when they can enjoy fresh sockeye. I personally had a ritual in my early days of angling Alaska where I’d make a run to the Russian or Kenai after work, land some sockeye and then race back home to catch a few hours sleep before the next work day. Later that evening, after lathering the salmon in a spice-and-citrus combo and quickly searing the fillets on a hot grill, I’d pack up the fish and eat it on the ride back down to the river. A little manic you might say, but those were good days... [Read Full Post....]
The hardwater fishing season is finally upon us in Alaska. Mother Nature was somewhat reluctant this year to bring in the cold, wintery weather and prevented an early start for vertical jigging, which usually occurs mid-October for us living in the Interior. However, ice anglers did not have to wait long as temperatures dipped down quickly the second half of the month and stayed below freezing long enough for a couple inches of the hard stuff to form on the smaller lakes... [Read Full Post....]