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Fishing blind: I hate it. There is a bit of mystery in the depths of lakes. The flat, wide expanse of water gives few clues as to what lies beneath or to where the trout might be.
George Krumm Fishing blind: I hate it. There is a bit of mystery in the depths of lakes. The flat, wide expanse of water gives few clues as to what lies beneath or to where the… http://www.fishalaskamagazine.com/blog/gear/sonar-solutions/

Ten Products That Have Withstood The Test of Time.

Here at Fish Alaska, our editors and field-testers spend a lot of time out on the water, so naturally they handle lots of different gear over the course of a year. And over the past ten years, that’s become quite a pile of equipment.
Here at Fish Alaska, our editors and field-testers spend a lot of time out on the water, so naturally they handle lots of different gear over the course of a year. And over the… http://www.fishalaskamagazine.com/blog/gear/ten-products-have-withstood-test-time/

3 Day-Trip Winter Getaways for Locals

It's no secret that the long, dark and cold winter months in Alaska can be a serious downer, particularly for all of us who just love to be out there on the open water, casting flies, our favorite spinners or spoons, or dropping jigs for the many species …
  It's no secret that the long, dark and cold winter months in Alaska can be a serious downer, particularly for all of us who just love to be out there on the open water,… http://www.fishalaskamagazine.com/blog/destinations/3-day-trip-winter-getaways-locals/

5 Ways Our Staff Wants to Spend Their PFD

This year’s Permanent Fund Dividend is a whopping $1,884, only a couple hundred dollars short of the all-time record. For those from Outside perhaps unaware of the payout, basically, each Alaskan who has lived in the state and has been present in Alaska f…
  This year's Permanent Fund Dividend is a whopping $1,884, only a couple hundred dollars short of the all-time record. For those from Outside perhaps unaware of the payout,… http://www.fishalaskamagazine.com/blog/gear/5-ways-our-staff-wants-spend-their-pfd/

Waders For Kids

Waders are great for kids in Alaska and suit variety of purposes—fishing, hunting, camping and riding ATVs, clamming or just playing outside in the rain.
As a fishing family—not to mention the fact I’m more than nine months pregnant for the first time—it is time for us to really think about waders for kids. Waders are great for… http://www.fishalaskamagazine.com/blog/gear/waders-kids/

Tips for Rigging your Boat

Spring is here! Time to wake your boat from its winter hibernation, or for some, time to shop around for a new boat. Either way now is a great occasion to think about putting together a pure, fish-catching machine...
Nicholas Ohlrich Spring is here! Time to wake your boat from its winter hibernation, or for some, time to shop around for a new boat. Either way now is a great occasion to think… http://www.fishalaskamagazine.com/blog/tactics/tips-rigging-your-boat/

The Gear We Love This Month: Spring Fishing

Each year at Fish Alaska magazine, we make our way through piles of gear, testing, re-testing and winnowing down the competition until we can tell you with confidence the products that are going to keep you stylish, safe and catching fish. All that resear…
Blog post by Marcus Weiner Each year at Fish Alaska magazine, we make our way through piles of gear, testing, re-testing and winnowing down the competition until we can tell… http://www.fishalaskamagazine.com/blog/gear/gear-we-love-month-spring-fishing/

Adventures of Mac Lightfoot: How to Lose a Drybag

Mac was coming down from a monster adrenaline rush that he gained while maneuvering within, and ultimately lining the boat over, the Class IV waterfall. He and Eagle Eye, along with companions in two other rafts, had spent the better part of the afternoon…
Mac was coming down from a monster adrenaline rush that he gained while maneuvering within, and ultimately lining the boat over, the Class IV waterfall. He and Eagle Eye, along… http://www.fishalaskamagazine.com/blog/adventures-mac-lightfoot/adventures-mac-lightfoot-how-lose-drybag/

Getting Ready

I know a hunter/fisherman who always kept his hunting and fishing equipment neatly placed in his garage, everything with a clear order, all pristine and ready for use. I was impressed by this and was amazed that he was able to keep things that neat. It ne…
I know a hunter/fisherman who always kept his hunting and fishing equipment neatly placed in his garage, everything with a clear order, all pristine and ready for use. I was… http://www.fishalaskamagazine.com/blog/gear/getting-ready/

Solitude of the Arolik

The planning was fierce, nine days and nine nights floating Alaska's Arolik River, in pursuit of Arctic grayling, leopard rainbows, Dolly Varden, and potentially all five salmon species. Getting there was the easy part, thanks to Papa Bear Adventures, who…
Troy Buzalsky The planning was fierce, nine days and nine nights floating Alaska's Arolik River, in pursuit of Arctic grayling, leopard rainbows, Dolly Varden, and potentially all… http://www.fishalaskamagazine.com/blog/fly-fishing/solitude-arolik/

Ice-Fishing Shelters

Arguably, ice fishing in Alaska has a few reasons why it is nowhere near as popular when compared to the open water season. Two of which are cold freezing temperatures and bitter arctic wind. When most of the population hears "ice fishing", they conjure u…
Dennis Musgraves Arguably, ice fishing in Alaska has a few reasons why it is nowhere near as popular when compared to the open water season. Two of which are cold freezing… http://www.fishalaskamagazine.com/blog/ice-fishing/ice-fishing-shelters/

The Gear We Love This Month: Essentials for 2014

Each year at Fish Alaska magazine, we make our way through piles of gear, testing, re-testing and winnowing down the competition until we can tell you with confidence the products that are going to keep you stylish, safe and catching fish. All that resea…
Marcus Weiner Each year at Fish Alaska magazine, we make our way through piles of gear, testing, re-testing and winnowing down the competition until we can tell you with… http://www.fishalaskamagazine.com/blog/gear/gear-we-love-month-essentials-2014/

All About Augers

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. A…
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… http://www.fishalaskamagazine.com/blog/ice-fishing/all-about-augers/

How to Properly Store your Boat

It is a sad day. The ocean is rough, the rivers are dropping fast, the banks are iced over and the snow is falling. For all but the insanely hardcore Alaska angler, it is time to store your boat and curl up by the fire. As a professional fishing guide, I…
Greg Brush It is a sad day. The ocean is rough, the rivers are dropping fast, the banks are iced over and the snow is falling. For all but the insanely hardcore Alaska angler, it… http://www.fishalaskamagazine.com/blog/gear/how-properly-store-your-boat/

What To Look For In Late Fall Trout Flies

For Alaska’s rainbow trout anglers, who enjoy the luxury of fishing for a species that’s actually interested in eating, the task is to figure out what the prevalent food source is for the area and time of year and then to imitate that food as closely as p…
For Alaska’s rainbow trout anglers, who enjoy the luxury of fishing for a species that’s actually interested in eating, the task is to figure out what the prevalent food source is… http://www.fishalaskamagazine.com/blog/fly-fishing/what-look-late-fall-trout-flies/