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Alaska Fishing Information

Articles from our remote Alaska fishing trips and tips from the Alaska fishing experts.

The F/V Double Down by Brix – For Big Dan’s

Doubling Down in Homer and Beyond: The F/V Double Down by Brix – For Big Dan’s Story by Troy A Buzalsky Photos by Brix Marine “When your ideas on paper become a Read More...

The F/V Double Down by Brix – For Big Dan’s2022-07-01T08:29:40-08:00

Towing A Boat

By Troy Buzalsky When watching television, I never eagerly anticipate the commercials, unless of course, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. In fact, I have literally worn out my remote control when those annoying paid Read More...

Towing A Boat2022-05-02T12:50:14-08:00

Kodiak Fishing: Blockbuster Bottom Fishing

Article by Melissa Norris / Photos by Brian Woobank & Melissa Norris Variety is the spice of life, they say, and I have enjoyed that concept over the years visiting many cool Read More...

Kodiak Fishing: Blockbuster Bottom Fishing2022-02-04T18:31:17-09:00

Talarik Creek Lodge: Hunting for Trophy Rainbow Trout

Article and Photos by Erik Salitan of Talarik Creek Lodge "Fish On!” I yelled out. My 11-year-old son, Lucas, immediately shouted back from across the hole, “Is it a rainbow?”   I answered Read More...

Talarik Creek Lodge: Hunting for Trophy Rainbow Trout2022-01-12T12:06:42-09:00

Pike Fishing on the Holitna River

written and photos by Dan Paull Pike fishing on the Holitna River is some of the best that Alaska has to offer. Or at least I have been told many times by guests. Read More...

Pike Fishing on the Holitna River2022-01-06T11:01:53-09:00

What are Flies for?

written by Joe Jackson photos by Joe Jackson and Emmie Jackson  I’m staring at my fly box—one of several, I should say—at the end of yet another season that I’m still perplexed is Read More...

What are Flies for?2022-01-06T10:48:12-09:00

Derek Fergus: The Future of Fly Tying

Written by Joe Jackson photos courtesy of Derek Fergus It’s July 7th, 2003, and the night sky around Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida is suddenly whelmed in fire. The National Air Read More...

Derek Fergus: The Future of Fly Tying2022-01-12T12:04:47-09:00

Mark Hieronymus is Behind the Vice

Mark Hieronymus is a self-proclaimed “fish translator,” and his mentality for fly creation is refreshingly simple: The fish will tell you whether something works or not. It follows, then, that his resume of Read More...

Mark Hieronymus is Behind the Vice2021-11-10T12:32:24-09:00

Life of a Sockeye

Written by Bjorn Dihle Photos by Jonny Armstrong and Bjorn Dihle   On July 22nd, 2021, news broke that Bristol Bay was having its biggest sockeye salmon return since recordkeeping began in 1893. Read More...

Life of a Sockeye2021-11-10T12:31:27-09:00

Jonathan Farmer: Behind the Vice

by Joe Jackson Photos by Jonathan Farmer Jonathan Farmer with a lovely steelhead from one of his favorite Alaskan rivers.   There’s a vexed sigh from the other end of the Read More...

Jonathan Farmer: Behind the Vice2021-09-22T08:40:21-08:00

Sitka DIY: Doing Time in the Sitka Silver Mine

Editor George Krumm enjoyed his June 2020 do-it-yourself Sitka trip for kings and halibut through Fish Baranof so much, he just had to go back later in the summer to try a DIY trip for silvers with his sister, Delores and cousin, Tom. The result was heavy fish boxes full of coho and bottomfish for the trip home. If you’re interested in a DIY trip to a location smack dab in the middle of the west coast’s salmon superhighway, plus bountiful halibut and other bottomfish, read this article.

Sitka DIY: Doing Time in the Sitka Silver Mine2021-06-16T10:23:54-08:00

Fish Baranof: Sitka DIY

If you have some big-water boating experience and dream of a DIY trip to a premier Alaskan saltwater port, Fish Baranof is for you. Located on one of the most productive saltwater ports in Alaska, I know of no better location for the DIY angler to target salmon, halibut and other bottomfish than Fish Baranof.

Fish Baranof: Sitka DIY2021-06-16T10:25:32-08:00

How to Fillet Halibut

Quality fish care makes a huge difference. We were so impressed on our trip to Kodiak Legends Lodge that we wanted to give you a step-by-step guide to perfecting your halibut filleting techniques.

How to Fillet Halibut2021-01-11T09:45:23-09:00

Kings Rule in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Maggie is an accomplished spin fisherman and connected with a king on her first cast with a custom-painted Notangle spinner made by Dardevle that the author gave her to field test. © Read More...

Kings Rule in the Land of the Midnight Sun2021-01-07T14:54:11-09:00

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