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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

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Fishing Clothing blog by Linda Leary Photos provided by Fishewear There is no bad weather; only bad fishing clothing. How true this is…I learned a fishing apparel lesson in a good way many years ago. One October we were rafting with friends and I fell out of the boat into the raging, cold waters of […]

How to Catch Halibut blog by Tim Bouchard Everyone wants to know how to catch halibut. There have been whole books written on this topic and years of trial and error by anglers. There is no one way, o

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Russian River, Quartz Creek, Deep Creek, Kasilof River, Anchor River, and of course the Kenai River are all world-class fisheries that host thousands of anglers who come annually for the sole purpose of fishing one or several of these systems. The Sterling Highway deserves a stoke award for the heavy hitters that it runs along […]

Going Down – Descenders for Rockfish Rockfish Descenders blog by George Krumm Rockfish descenders (aka descending devices) are becoming required for some groups of fishermen and anyone fishing f

How to cook salmon perfectly is a bit of an art form. You toured Alaska this summer and caught yourself a couple dozen pounds of succulent salmon fillets, but now what? We got together with one of our

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How to process fresh salmon Processing your fresh salmon at the end of the day can be a daunting task, especially if you have a lot of other things to do. However, it is probably the single, most-important thing you can do to ensure quality. A few things need to happen on the river and […]

What it’s like to take a bear defense course I’ve been interested in bear protection and a bear defense course for a while, mostly because just the mere thought of surprising a bear to the poi

Halibut is the largest and the most sought-after sportfish in Alaska. Charters, rental boats, and private boats venture out daily during the summer season all across Alaska from Ketchikan to Adak targ

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Pebble Mine: A Pebble Whose Ripples Will Never Go Away by George Krumm originally appeared in the May 2019 issue of Fish Alaska. A few years ago, the Pebble Mine Project appeared to be dead. However, it’s been resurrected, quickly and fairly quietly, in an attempt to rush the permitting process through before the public […]

Troubleshooting your boat trailer lights Trailer lights giving you trouble? May is a wonderful time in Alaska. Spring chases winter up to the mountain peaks, rivers begin to rise as the long days melt

For as many Septembers as I can think back, I’ve gone fall rainbow fishing with Alaska Drift Away Fishing on the Kenai River in search of Walter, their nickname for an elusive, giant, 30-plus-inch K

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Razor Clam Digging in West Cook Inlet The days of abundance for razor clams at Kenai Peninsula drive-to locations are, at least for now, behind us, but there are great opportunities to charter a boat or take a DIY trip for west side Cook Inlet clam digging. We met Captain Ernie Kirby and his son […]
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