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Category: Destination Blog

Alaska Fishing Destinations Blog

Finding the perfect Alaska fishing destinations is easy with Fish Alaska guiding you! Find some great day trips, lodge stays, and more below.

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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 […]

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

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

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What to do in Seward, Alaska Late last September we planned a fun-packed, family weekend in Seward. We made reservations at the Harbor 360º Hotel overlooking the harbor, which has the only hotel swimming pool in Seward. We also booked our dates for a 6-hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise with Major Marine Tours. Our group […]
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Story & Photos by Nick Olrich Early-season fishing on the Kenai Penninsula offers a variety of options for anglers that are itching to get the open-water season underway. The top three options that come to mind are trolling for spring kings on Cook Inlet, first-run kings on the Kasilof and trout on the Kenai. I’m […]

Asleep, Captain Carrie McCann dreamed away when the alarm went off at 5 a.m., rolled over, hit the snooze, the alarm again called at 5:10 a.m., then again at 5:20. The Captain darted out of bed, wi

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Now I’m sure of just two things. I’m on a boat bound for Valhalla Lodge, and there are no angelic ambitions—the trout grabbed the bead, the hook stuck. This is the reason I’m here.   We come from the land of ice and snow, From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow. Hammer of the […]
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Cast-and-blast is the generic term for fishing and hunting in the same trip. This blog will highlight several such opportunities across the state. Elfin Cove: Extreme Cast and Blast Salmon shark, or Lamna ditropis, is an apex predator in Alaska waters and a thrill to catch on rod and reel. Elfin Cove Resort offers a cast-and-blast […]

Alaska Fall Fishing Trips Fish Alaska magazine Editor Troy Letherman describes seven world-class trips to take this September. As autumn matures, days get shorter and termination dust settles atop mos

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